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Episode 223: There’s No Blood in a JPEG

January 6th, 2017 | Robin

The contents of this podcast become too horrible to correlate as we slip into the Gaming Hut to answer a question from Patreon backer Laurel Halbany about handling secret mythos knowledge in an age of ever-present information.

In Ask Ken and Robin, backer Jeff Kahrs ask us to expound on the contradictions of opting out of challenging or uncomfortable subject matter at the gaming table.

Then Ken and/or Robin Talk to Someone Else, in the ever so irrepressible form of Burning Wheel and Torchbearer designer Luke Crane. Warning: adorably sweary.

Finally the Consulting Occultist, somewhat to his surprise, realizes he has yet to tell us about Eliphas Levi, and so tells us about Eliphas Levi.

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4 Responses to “Episode 223: There’s No Blood in a JPEG”

  1. Phil Masters says:

    Talking of Western occultism – Ken,what can you tell us about the decans?

  2. Jeffrey Kahrs says:

    Thank you for your considered answer of my question. It helped me place it in context.

  3. Steve Dempsey says:

    Ken’s pronounciation of Lévi is correct, and Eliphas pretty good too. But Lévi’s book was published in two volumes Dogme in 1854 and Rituel in 1856. Waite’s translation in 1896 was a single volume.

  4. John Fiala says:

    So, Luke said that he’s got a list of tabletop rpgs – anybody know where I could see that list?

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