MUP 128 - Talents and Trevlix


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Post Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:08 am

MUP 128 - Talents and Trevlix

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This episode, all four hosts are back to continue the expedition into Pulp Cthulhu, with a closer look at Pulp Talents. To help shed some light on Pulp gaming in general, we’re bringing in another ringer, Tyler Hudak (a.k.a Trevlix)! This episode was recorded on, July 24, 2017.

Campus Crier

Masks of Nyarlathotep update: By agreement with Chaosium and the MoNC creators, the PDF version has now been put on sale, and the profits from those sales will directly benefit Yog-Sothoth. The Companion is available directly (and exclusively) from Chaosium's web site.

UPDATE: The Yellow King RPG from Pelgrane Press - the Kickstarter closed with a whopping 2,288 backers for a grand total of about $218,000.

Other Hasturian RPGs already exist: YELLOW DAWN - The Age of Hastur by David J Rodger

And there is a setting supplement for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess RPG

Here’s a whole forum for lovers of Carcosa as a setting >>

New Shoggoth minis for Feed the Shoggoth! are available! They come in four colors: Baleful Black, Putrid Purple, Blasphemous Bronze, and Grotesque Green! $10 each, or get all four for $30! For sale at www.feedtheshoggoth.com.

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft - an Audiobook from the HPLHS

**Currently Only Available for Pre-Order. Release Date: August 20**
For the first time ever, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has produced an audio recording of all of Lovecraft's stories.

Old Ones Rising, an Unspeakable Oath collection, releases this August
Arc Dream Publishing announced today that Old Ones Rising, a collection of issues 18–21 of Ennie Award-winning magazine The Unspeakable Oath, will hit shelves this August. This 280-page paperback (ISBN 978-1-940410-23-4) retails for $39.99 and will be available to the book trade from Ingram and Brodart, and to all major hobby distributors from Arc Dream’s partners at Studio 2 Publishing. Old Ones Rising includes full scenarios, extensively-researched feature articles, scenario seeds, campaign tools, reviews, Delta Green columns, and more.

Abandon Ship will feature large, Lovecraftian sea monsters too

In its mix of FTL and Sunless-Sea gameplay, Abandon Ship won't just have you facing off against fellow ship captains, you'll also have to ward of the tentacle'd grasp of sea monsters which look like they've been pulled right out of Lovecraft's pages.

News fresh from Darker Hue Studios!
The digital version of HARLEM UNBOUND (digital) is upon us! After very successful Kickstarter earlier this year, Chris Spivey, the CEO of Darker Hue Studios, has announced that the digital version of HARLEM UNBOUND will be available this Friday, July 28 on Amazon, The Darker Hue website (www.darkerhuestudios.com) and RPGNOW!

Don't miss out on a dive into the rich mythos laden streets of the Harlem Renaissance, and explore Lovecraft in a whole new way. HARLEM UNBOUND is written for both the sanity shattering 7th edition Call of Cthulhu or the sleuthing powered Gumshoe OGL.

Oats Studios - Amazing studio of short films by Neil Blomkamp on YouTube.

One of the Masters of Horror has left us. RIP George Romero

MUP Fundraiser! Thanks to everyone who chipped in. As of recording we are $200 away from the “release goal” the ransom. Once we reach that goal, a scenario by Keeper Jon will be released. We’ve seen a preview of the layout, and it looks amazing. Also, there are a few games on offer. Check out the fundraiser page to learn more.


Card Catalog
A smattering of cool sites from the irrepressible Keeper Murph:

Public Domain Review

Atlas Obscura

BibliOdessey


Topic
Pulp "Talents" in Pulp Cthulhu, and the meaning of “Pulp” gaming, other game systems. What is Pulp Horror-Adventure vs. Pulp Adventure?

Lapham’s Quarterly
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/

Check out this photo of Tyler's puzzle prop for his globe-spanning pulp campaign:

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Tyler also mentioned his involvement in the upcoming online convention, [url=//www.rpggeek.com/wiki/page/Virtuacon17]Virtuacon[/url], which kicks off this October 6th.
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Post Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:44 am

Re: MUP 128 - Talents and Trevlix

You guys mentioned some sample pages of Jon's scenario, but I can't seem to see the link in the show notes. Could you possibly direct me to their location?

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Post Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:13 am

Re: MUP 128 - Talents and Trevlix

As fun as an actual puzzle is, my concern with using them is that it takes the skill away from the character and puts it onto the player. For instance, your character may have an INT of 40 and yet because you as a player can solve the puzzle, they then survive. Unless it was previously explained that they were an idiot savant with a knack for puzzles, this doesn't make much sense from a role-playing perspective.
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Post Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:19 pm

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Danial79 wrote:As fun as an actual puzzle is, my concern with using them is that it takes the skill away from the character and puts it onto the player. For instance, your character may have an INT of 40 and yet because you as a player can solve the puzzle, they then survive. Unless it was previously explained that they were an idiot savant with a knack for puzzles, this doesn't make much sense from a role-playing perspective.


I agree. And thats why I wouldn't have done something like a cryptographic puzzle, which requires specialized knowledge. (Well thats not true,I would do that, but I am still working out how)

But that is also why every minute I let them make an Idea roll - on a success they got to flip over 1 block to see its position, hard success was 2 blocks, extreme success 3, and critical success 4. I also paused the timer as they looked. There was also a way for the other PCs to add a minute to the timer by finding a switch in another room (which they did).

This isn't something I do very often, but in this case it worked fabulously well.
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Post Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Re: MUP 128 - Talents and Trevlix

Danial79 wrote:You guys mentioned some sample pages of Jon's scenario, but I can't seem to see the link in the show notes. Could you possibly direct me to their location?


The preview has been posted in the show notes and on the fund raiser page now! But just to make sure you see it, here it is in the forum thread.

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Keeper of the Cthulhu Dark "Secret Everest Expedition" PbP scenario
Rip Wheeler in the Call of Cthulhu "No Man's Land" scenario
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Post Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:56 pm

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Wow...thats very impressive! Glad I contributed to the fun. C'mon everyone...its so close!!!
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