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Episode 378: Killer Puppies

January 17th, 2020 | Robin

With a wave of his chainsaw hand, Patreon backer Walter Manbeck summons us to the Gaming Hut for tips on running comedy horror games.

Inspired by a recent New York Times Magazine piece, the Tradecraft Hut examines the implications of the OSS’ impact on graphic and industrial design.

Patreon backer Marc Kevin Hall asks us into the Cinema Hut for the 101 on the absurdist retro delights of Winnepeg filmmaker Guy Maddin.

Finally the gray and Nordic aliens listen intently in the Eliptony Hut as we talk about Trevor James Constable and his sky amoeba theory of UFO origins.

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Your survival depends on separating heisting criminals from undercover cops in Never Bring a Knife, the action-packed new social deduction game from our ever-sneaky friends at Atlas Games. Available from Jan 17th at your friendly local game store or online.

What’s worse—yet even more pulse-poundingly exciting—than being a burned spy on the run from an international vampire conspiracy? Going it alone, as you do in Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan’s brilliant adaptation of GUMSHOE One-2-One to the shadowy world of Night’s Black Agents: Solo Ops, from Pelgrane Press.

The treasures of Askfageln can be found at DriveThruRPG. Get all issues of FENIX since 2013 available in special English editions. Score metric oodles of Ken Hite gaming goodness, along with equally stellar pieces by Graeme Davis and Pete Nash. Warning: in English, not in Swedish. In English, not Swedish. While you’re at it, grab DICE and Freeway Warrior!

Arc Dream Publishing presents a gorgeous new edition of Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow, a deluxe hardback in delightful faux snakeskin, with a foreword by John Scott Tynes, annotations by our own Kenneth Hite, and stunning full-pate color  illustrations by Samuel Araya. Grab it while it lasts in the Arc Dream store.

3 Responses to “Episode 378: Killer Puppies”

  1. Marc Kevin Hall says:

    Thank you for giving us the 101 on Maddin. I’ve only seen a couple of his films — and started with “Gimli Hospital”, which I see now was perhaps not the best idea — but there was something about his aesthetic that spoke to me. (It is entirely possible that I should not have listened to it when it spoke, but that ship has sailed.)

    Thanks!

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  3. Ken R says:

    An interesting thing about amoebas (real ones) is that they’re very similar to immune cells in humans and other complex multicellular organisms. After all, amoebas and immune cells work basically the same way – find a threat/food, envelop it, and digest it.

    Working with that idea, the sky amoebas might be some kind of immune system for the Earth. That’s well and good until someone starts teaching them that aircraft or people are invasive material..

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