Paul Fricker The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 157: The Carcosa Mythos in Media and Gaming
The Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Podcast Episode 157: The Carcosa Mythos in Media and Gaming
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Episode 157: The Carcosa Mythos in Media and Gaming

We are continuing our in-depth look at The King in Yellow, the Carcosa Mythos and the horrors they have spawned. In previous episodes, we have discussed The King in Yellow and “The Yellow Sign”. This time, we’re focusing on how the Carcosa Mythos has been used by other writers, how it has been adapted for film and television, and what we can steal for our games.

In the course of our discussion, we mention a number of books, stories, TV programmes and games:
The King in Yellow Tales by Joseph Pulver
A Season in Carcosa, edited by Joseph Pulver
Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joseph Pulver
The Hastur Cycle, edited by Robert M Price
Rehearsals for Oblivion, edited by Peter Worthy
The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross
Kevin Ross’ rendition of The Yellow Sign, used in Call of Cthulhu
The Yellow King RPG has another version of the Yellow Sign on the cover
Sigh Co.’s Yellow Sign badge
True Detective
The “Yellow Sign” on the cover of the first edition of The King in Yellow — actually the monogram for the publisher, F Tennyson Neely
“River of Night’s Dreaming” — an episode of the Showtime series, The Hunger
The Yellow Sign film adaptation by Aaron Vanek, written by John Tynes
The Yellow Sign webseries on YouTube
Insylum by Dennis Detwiller
Impossible Landscapes for Delta Green (still in development)
“The Repairer of Reputations” scenario by Robin Laws. Note: this is not found in Out of Space, despite what we might have said in this episode!

As part of the discussion, we also pick a few favourite Carcosa Mythos stories.
“Broadalbin” by John Tynes, from Rehearsals for Oblivion
“Movie Night at Phil’s” by Don Webb, from A Season in Carcosa
“Beyond the Banks of the River Seine” by Simon Strantzas, from A Season in Carcosa
“River of Night’s Dreaming” by Karl Edward Wagner, from The Hastur Cycle
“More Light” by James Blish, from The Hastur Cycle
“Wishing Well” by Cody Goodfellow, from A Season in Carcosa
“Suicide Watch” by Arinn Dembo, from Delta Green: Dark Theaters

We also discuss how we might use specific elements of the Carcosa Mythos in our games, as well as brainstorming a few scenario seeds.NewsThe show may contain occasional swearing and is thus NSFW.

Runtime: 70 min

Previous episodes include discussions of 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu rules, stories by H.P.Lovecraft, Gencon, interviews with game designers and much more.

For further information and more episodes visit our website BlasphemousTomes

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