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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition - Keeper's Rulebook

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition - Keeper's Rulebook


Chaosium's Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft The Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of man. Traces of their cyclopean cities can still be found on remote islands, buried amid the shifting desert sands, and in the frozen wastes of the polar extremes. Originally they came to this world from the stars. They sleep now, some deep within the earth or beneath the sea. When...   [click here for more]
Chaosium  $27.95

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Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook 7th Edition

Call of Cthulhu Investigator Handbook 7th Edition


A CORE GAME BOOK FOR PLAYERS “We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.” —H.P. Lovecraft Will you stand against the horrors of the night? Whether learned professor, nosy journalist, or hard-hitting detective, investigators need all the help they can get. Let this book be your guide....   [click here for more]
Chaosium  $22.95

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Masks of Nyarlathotep - 7th Edition

Masks of Nyarlathotep - 7th Edition


Dark Schemes Herald the End of the World Reanimation of the classic Call of Cthulhu campaign. The new edition of Masks of Nyarlathotep is a complete revision and updating of this epic multi-part campaign set in 1925, in which steadfast investigators must unravel secrets and battle the minions of darkness in an attempt to stop world-shattering events from destroying...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 66: The Appeal of Horror

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 66: The Appeal of Horror (audio product)


Episode 66 – The Good Friends horrify themselves We’re back, and we’re mulling over a topic suggested to us by good friend of the Good Friends, Tore Nielsen: what is the appeal of horror? Our discussion veers all over the place, like a teenage camper trying to escape an axe-wielding maniac. We take in films, television, books and games in our attempt to try to work out what appeals...   [click here for more]
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Dockside Dogs (Call of Cthulhu)

Dockside Dogs (Call of Cthulhu)


Paul Fricker (author of Gatsby & The Great Race, My Little Sister and co-author of the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu rules) has produced a Call of Cthulhu scenario to help raise money for Cancer Research. Dockside Dogs is a modern-day scenario for 3-6 players and includes character sheets for Mr. Beige, Mr. Purple, Mr. Black, Mr. Red, Mr. Silver and Mr. Green. Paul said, "Our Relay for Life...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 62: Our Favourite Lovecraftian Monsters

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 62: Our Favourite Lovecraftian Monsters (audio product)


Episode 62 – Top 3 Call of Cthulhu Monsters We’re back and we’re looking at monsters, hoping against hope that they don’t look back at us! In particular, we’re talking about our favourite monsters from Lovecraft and Call of Cthulhu. There’s one entry on our list that was created especially for the game, and another that has rarely seen use at the gaming table. No...   [click here for more]
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Pulp Cthulhu (7th edition Call of Cthulhu)

Pulp Cthulhu (7th edition Call of Cthulhu)


Calling All Heroes! It’s Time To Take The Fight to Cthulhu! Pulp Cthulhu is a game of two-fisted adventure, weird science, dark deeds, and brave heroes. With this book, some roleplaying dice, and the 7th edition Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook, you have everything you need to adventure and explore games set in the pulp genre. Tired of your investigators dying in quick succession when...   [click here for more]
Chaosium  $22.50

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CTHULHU: Schnellstartregeln

CTHULHU: Schnellstartregeln


Willkommen bei CTHULHU Du interessierst dich für CTHULHU? Du bist nicht allein! CTHULHU ist ein klassisches Rollenspiel, das seit über 30 Jahren seine Spieler in den Bann zieht. Schauplatz der Geschichten ist eine von Lovecraft erschaffene Welt des Grauens. Hier werden gewöhnliche Menschen mit den schrecklichen und fremdartigen...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 57: The Shadow Out of Time, part 2

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 57: The Shadow Out of Time, part 2 (audio product)


Episode 57 – The Good Friends take a little more time We’re back from the distant past! Our minds have escaped the sinister and rugose clutches of the Great Race, and we have returned to the present to wrap up our discussion of Lovecraft’s classic story, The Shadow Out of Time. In this episode we give our own personal impressions of the story, take a look at adaptations...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 58: Call of Cthulhu in Other Eras

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 58: Call of Cthulhu in Other Eras (audio product)


Episode 58 – Call of Cthulhu in Other Time Periods Our minds may have escaped the clutches of the Great Race, but their interest in other ages has clearly rubbed off on us. We have also grown new protuberances, capable of fine manipulation, from atop our heads, but that’s a topic for another time. Instead we use Chaosium’s recent publication Cthulhu Through the Ages as the...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 67: Top 3 Mythos Deities

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 67: Top 3 Mythos Deities (audio product)


Episode 67 – The Good Friends find god(s) We’re back, and we’re doing another top three countdown. This is a spiritual follow-up to episode 62’s look at our favourite Lovecraftian monsters, only this time we’ve set our sights a bit higher. We each champion our three favourite Mythos deities, giving some background on each, followed by some unusual ways to use them in...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 69: Colour Out of Space

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 69: Colour Out of Space (audio product)


Episode 69 – The Good Friends reveal their true colours This time it’s the turn of The Colour Out of Space, an unsettling tale that Lovecraft considered the closest he came to capturing the essence of cosmic horror. It revolves around an alien entity that crashes in from deep space to suck the life out of an unsuspecting community, leaving the residents as shambling, empty husks....   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 72: Props and Handouts

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 72: Props and Handouts (audio product)


Episode 72 – The Good Friends hand out some props We discuss the different functions of handouts and props, including building atmosphere, providing at-table references and hiding information in plain sight. To avoid being too abstract, we flesh these out with examples of handouts and props that have impressed us, and things we have made with our very own appendages. Matt gives us a few tips...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 77: Death in RPGs

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 77: Death in RPGs (audio product)


Episode 77 – The Good Friends dice with death This episode is our discussion of death in games. Well, specifically it’s a look at the different ways we can handle the deaths of player characters, the approaches to death taken by various RPGs, character deaths we’ve found particularly memorable and suggestions for ways you can make death meaningful and interesting. So, a real bundle...   [click here for more]
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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules


Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 45: Horror Mockumentaries

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 45: Horror Mockumentaries (audio product)


Episode 45 – The Good Friends indulge in some mockery It’s been far too long since we’ve talked about horror films, so this episode we’re looking at three horror mockumentaries. What do we mean when we say “mockumentary”, beyond indulging our almost fetishistic love of portmanteau words? Each of these films purports to be a documentary, or at least...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 46: Player Techniques

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 46: Player Techniques (audio product)


Episode 46 – The Good Friends get playful We’re back, and we’re nicking stuff again. Following on from episode 42’s discussion of neat GM techniques we’ve stolen, this time we’re thieving from players. There are plenty of discussions about how to be a good GM out there in the Internet, but much fewer about player techniques. Also, there are far...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 59: Conflicts and Secrets at the Gaming Table

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 59: Conflicts and Secrets at the Gaming Table (audio product)


Episode 59 – Secrets and Conflict at the Gaming Table We’re back, and we’re watching each other from the corners of our eyes. Paul is hiding something behind his back, Matt keeps glancing at the door, and I’m trying to look nonchalant. It’s only a matter of time until one of us tips his hand. All of this is a needlessly wordy way of saying that we’re talking about...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 60: R'lyeh Roulette II

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 60: R'lyeh Roulette II (audio product)


Episode 60 – The Good Friends return to R’lyeh Roulette We’re back, and we’re plunging once more into the abyss of despair and madness that is R’lyeh Roulette. In case you didn’t listen to our first round, back in episode 37, this is where we let the dice select random entries from Matt’s sanity-blasting spreadsheet of every spell from official Chaosium Call...   [click here for more]
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The Two-Headed Serpent

The Two-Headed Serpent


2018 ENnie Awards Nominee - BEST ADVENTURE Product Description An Epic Action-Packed and Globe-Spanning Campaign for Pulp Cthulhu The world needs heroes, now more than ever. The Two-Headed Serpent is an action-packed, globe-spanning, and high-octane campaign set in the 1930s for Pulp Cthulhu. The heroes face the sinister conspiracies of an ancient race of monsters...   [click here for more]
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CTHULHU: Grand Grimoire der Mythos-Magie

CTHULHU: Grand Grimoire der Mythos-Magie


Grand Grimoire der Mythos-Magie Unzählige Zauber mit schrecklichen Konsequenzen! Die Zusammenfassung von über 30 Jahren CTHULHU-Magie! Dieser Foliant enthält etwa 600 unterschiedlichste Zauber. Einige sind neu, die meisten wurden jedoch aus den in über 30 Jahren veröffentlichten Quellenbänden und Abenteuern für CTHULHU zusammengetragen....   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 125: Yog-Sothoth

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 125: Yog-Sothoth (audio product)


Episode 125 – The Good Friends open the way to Yog-Sothoth We’re back, standing atop Sentinel Hill, chill wind whipping under our robes, shrieking until our lungs hurt. Damn, that wind’s cold! This is our discussion of Yog-Sothoth, the All-in-One, the Gate, the Key, the Lurker at the Threshold and any number of other names. You can tell Yog-Sothoth is an important deity:...   [click here for more]
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Pulp Cthulhu

Pulp Cthulhu


Mit der Maschinenpistole gegen den Mythos Dieser Aufruf geht an alle Helden! Es ist Zeit, den direkten Kampf gegen Cthulhu aufzunehmen! Pulp Cthulhu ist ein CTHULHU-Settingband um knallharte Abenteuer, seltsame Wissenschaften, dunkle Untaten, schreckliche Monstrositäten und mutige Helden. Mit diesem Buch und dem Grundregelwerk hast du alles, was du brauchst, um im Pulp-Settring...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 147: Dunwich Horror (part 1)

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 147: Dunwich Horror (part 1) (audio product)


Episode 147: The Dunwich Horror (part 1) As well as being one of the foundational works of the Cthulhu Mythos, The Dunwich Horror set the template for a thousand Call of Cthulhu scenarios. More than any other Lovecraft story, it presents the kind of actions we might expect to see investigators perform. All right, maybe The Lurking Fear is a better model for the Tommy guns and dynamite school of play,...   [click here for more]
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Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness

Achtung! Cthulhu: Assault on the Mountains of Madness


In Assault on the Mountains of Madness, Achtung! Cthulhu players will follow in the snowy footsteps of the Pabodie expedition from HP Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness and take part in an epic, full-blooded campaign at the far flung ends of the earth. There they'll discover the secret history of the final days of World War Two, when the Allies join forces with the Soviets...   [click here for more]
Modiphius  $14.99

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Call of Cthulhu Starter Set

Call of Cthulhu Starter Set


All you need to enjoy Horror Roleplaying! A World of Mystery, Horror and Adventure in a Box! This Starter Box contains everything you need to start playing Call of Cthulhu—the tabletop roleplaying game of mystery and horror. Players take on the role of investigators of mysteries, uncovering dark secrets, encountering strange monsters, and thwarting sinister...   [click here for more]
Chaosium  $9.99

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Starter do 7. Edycji Zew Cthulhu PL

Starter do 7. Edycji Zew Cthulhu PL


FABULARNA GRA GROZY W UNIWERSUM H.P. LOVECRAFTA Wielcy Przedwieczni rządzili eony przed pojawieniem się człowieka. Przybyli z kosmosu i zostali wyparci przez potężniejsze istoty. Pozostałości ich miast i zakazanej wiedzy można odnaleźć na wyspach Pacyfiku, pośród ruchomych piasków pustyń oraz na biegunach. Wielcy Przedwieczni śpią – jedni pod powierzchnią...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 42: GM Techniques

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 42: GM Techniques (audio product)


This episode is all about clever things we’ve seen other GMs do and how we’ve incorporated them into our own games. No matter how many pieces of GM advice you read in books or forums, there is rarely any substitute for learning by example. Many of these techniques may seem obvious, but they were once new to us, and some may be new to you. We’ve stuck to positive examples and not...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 44: World War Cthulhu, The Darkest Hour

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 44: World War Cthulhu, The Darkest Hour (audio product)


Episode 44 – The Good Friends take up arms (and pseudopods) We’re back, and we’re talking about Cubicle 7‘s Call of Cthulhu setting, World War Cthulhu. We’ve had a few people ask us at conventions what exactly World War Cthulhu is and what makes it different from other Cthulhuesque games, which made us think that this may be a good topic for an episode. The fact...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 52: Research and RPGs

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 52: Research and RPGs (audio product)


Episode 52 – The Good Friends make their Library Use rolls We’re back, and we’re doing our homework. In particular we’re looking at what kinds of research can help GMs and players give their games depth, possible sources of information and how not to lose your mind during the process. OK, we may not be the best people to help with that last item. We’re joined for part...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 54: Unknown Armies

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 54: Unknown Armies (audio product)


Episode 54 – The Good Friends delve into the Unknown This episode we’re taking a look at Unknown Armies, a roleplaying game that’s not strictly horror, but is close enough that we feel little remorse for talking about it. We also have too many hardened notches to feel remorse in general. We’ve done bad things. One of these bad things is discussing many GM-only parts...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 56: The Shadow Out of Time

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 56: The Shadow Out of Time (audio product)


Episode 56 – The Good Friends take a little time We’re back — back about 250 million years in the past, to be precise! At least this gives us a chance to take an extended look at Lovecraft’s classic tale of time travel, identity theft and whistling polyps, The Shadow Out of Time. It is a lengthy tale, and we found plenty to say about it, so our discussion is appropriately...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 63: Lamentations of the Flame Princess

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 63: Lamentations of the Flame Princess (audio product)


Episode 63 – The Good Friends go old school with Lamentations of the Flame Princess We’re back, and we’re looking at the Old School Renaissance and, more specifically, Lamentations of the Flame Princess. In case you aren’t familiar with the OSR, it’s a broad movement that embraces the simplicity and immediacy of early incarnations of Dungeons & Dragons, reinventing...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 68: Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 68: Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions (audio product)


Episode 68 – The Good Friends go Barker mad We’re back, and we’re looking at the two Clive Barker feature films that aren’t Hellraiser. We have nothing against Pinhead and his cruel crew of sadomasochistic sybarites (just trying to say that is a torture that would no doubt arouse them), but Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions deserve some unwholesome...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 70: Colour Out of Space Part 2

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 70: Colour Out of Space Part 2 (audio product)


Episode 70 – The Good Friends reveal more of their true colours We’re back, and we’re wrapping up our discussion of H P Lovecraft’s eerie mix of the Gothic and the cosmic, The Colour Out of Space. This time we’re looking at various adaptations, as well as deciding what we would steal for our games (the answer is almost everything — we’re shameless)....   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 71: Horror Gaming in the Modern Day

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 71: Horror Gaming in the Modern Day (audio product)


Episode 71 – The Good Friends bemoan the modern world We’re back, and we’re chasing you young whipper-snappers off our lawns. Things just ain’t what they used to be, with all these mobile telephonic doodads skulking in people’s pockets, cheap flights to all corners of the world, and eldritch secrets only a mouse click away. How is a Keeper supposed to make players feel...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 73: What's New in Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 73: What's New in Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (audio product)


Episode 73 – What's New in Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition We’re back, and we’re taking a whistle-stop tour through what’s new in Call of Cthulhu7th edition. While we’ve done episodes on some of the new mechanics before, and Paul has recorded a series of videos summarising the 7th edition quick-start rules, we realised that we’d never actually given an overview...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 74: INLAND EMPIRE

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 74: INLAND EMPIRE (audio product)


Episode 74 – The Good Friends lose themselves in INLAND EMPIRE We’re back, and we’re taking a look at David Lynch‘s 2006 film, INLAND EMPIRE. This is a strange, strange film, even by Lynch’s standards, and unravelling it almost proved too much for the three of us. Happily we were able to draft in some extra help, in the eldritch form of Call of Cthulhu line editor...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 75: Music of Erich Zann

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 75: Music of Erich Zann (audio product)


Episode 75 – The Good Friends sing along to The Music of Erich Zann We’re back, and we’re talking about everyone’s favourite eldritch curtain-twitcher, Erich Zann. Lovecraft’s short story, The Music of Erich Zann, is a highpoint of his early career. More importantly, it is a rare example of a work that all three of us agree about. The sanity-blasting revelations...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 76: Styles of Play in Call of Cthulhu

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 76: Styles of Play in Call of Cthulhu (audio product)


Episode 76 – Styles of Play in Call of Cthulhu We’re back and we’re looking at all the different ways in which people use Call of Cthulhu at the gaming table. Conveniently enough, we have Call of Cthulhu line developer Mike Mason on hand to help us with this. Between the four of us, we probably have over 100 years of Call of Cthulhu experience, so we’ve...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 83: The Appeal of RPGs

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 83: The Appeal of RPGs (audio product)


Episode 83: The Good Friends ponder the appeal of RPGs We’re back, and we’re looking at the dice clutched in our hands, asking “why?” Seriously, sitting around a table with people you like while everyone pretends to be someone else sounds pretty weird. And yet, for many, roleplaying games are a passion that borders on obsession. The three of us have spent, appropriately for...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 89: Clark Ashton Smith

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 89: Clark Ashton Smith (audio product)


Episode 89 – The Good Friends explore the many worlds of Clark Ashton Smith We’re delving into the life and work of Clark Ashton Smith. Along with Robert E Howard, Smith was a core member of H P Lovecraft’s literary circle. While his work was massively popular in Weird Tales, it has been rather overshadowed by that of Smith’s peers. His stories have been reprinted...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 90: The Seven Geases by Clark Ashton Smith

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 90: The Seven Geases by Clark Ashton Smith (audio product)


Episode 90 – The Good Friends are compelled by the Seven Geases We’re following up last episode’s discussion of Clark Ashton Smith with a look at one of his stories. The Seven Geases is part of Smith’s Hyperborean cycle, the series of his that most intersects with the Cthulhu Mythos. In fact, the The Seven Geases adds more entities to the Mythos than...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 95: Cthulhu Mythos as Science Fiction

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 95: Cthulhu Mythos as Science Fiction (audio product)


Episode 95 – The Good Friends scan the Mythos for science fiction We’re back and we’re setting our long-range scanners to search the cosmos for the insidious influence of the Mythos. One of the things that set Lovecraft’s work apart from the Gothic tales that had previously dominated the genre was the way it incorporated elements of science fiction. This isn’t to...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 98: Dagon

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 98: Dagon (audio product)


Episode 98: The Good Friends swear the oaths of Dagon We’re back and we’re getting some of that old-time religion. When we say old-time, we mean pre-Christian. Or maybe we mean dating back to 1917. It can be so hard to tell sometimes. Our subject for this episode is the god Dagon, who had a long history before Lovecraft got ahold of him, so means different things to different people....   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 100: The Appeal of Lovecraft

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 100: The Appeal of Lovecraft (audio product)


Episode 100 – The Good Friends ponder the appeal of Lovecraft As Call of Cthulhuwriters, it’s no exaggeration to say that Lovecraft plays a central role in our lives. He is a larger presence than many people we actually know in person and who aren’t dead. But why is this the case? What is it about the man and his work that exerts such a hold on us? Lovecraft was...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 106: Creating NPCs

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 106: Creating NPCs (audio product)


Episode 106 – The Good Friends create some non-player characters We’re back and we’re poring over stat blocks, writing up physical descriptions and searching the internet for names. This is the first of two episodes about NPCs. Our focus this time is on how we create non-player characters that our players will remember (probably with muttered curses) for years to come. Next...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 107: Portraying NPCs

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 107: Portraying NPCs (audio product)


Episode 107 – The Good Friends play some non-player characters We’re back and we’re putting on silly voices, adopting exaggerated mannerisms and making life as miserable as possible for the player characters. In other words, we’re playing NPCs. This is the follow-up to our discussion last episode about creating memorable non-player characters. Now we’re offering...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 117: Sorcerer

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 117: Sorcerer (audio product)


Episode 117 – The Good Friends conjure up their thoughts on Sorcerer We’re back and we’re scratching pentagrams into the floor, muttering blasphemous incantations and making ill-advised pacts with demons. This episode is our discussion of Ron Edwards’ influential indie RPG, Sorcerer. Kicking off a self-publishing revolution in the late 1990s, Sorcerer was arguably a manifesto...   [click here for more]
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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 119: The Mythos as Religion (part 2)

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 119: The Mythos as Religion (part 2) (audio product)


Episode 119 – The Good Friends get more of that old-time Mythos religion We’re back and we’re starting a cult. No, worse than that — we’re starting three of them! Last episode, we looked at how real religions and their practices might inform our depiction of Mythos sects in Call of Cthulhu. Now we’re taking things one step further. Building on what we’ve learnt,...   [click here for more]
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