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Episode 182: Much Like the Person In It

March 18th, 2016 | Robin

Now that backers of our exciting and handsome Patreon campaign get priority access to pose questions for the show, we have a bunch of great questions in the hopper. So let’s get to four of them in a special celebratory all-request episode.

In the Gaming Hut Paul Stefko asks us for tips on running games set in artificial realities.

Drew Clowery takes us into the History Hut for a look at the Know Nothings.

Ask Ken and Robin features a Scott Bennett question on keeping a fresh attitude toward older projects.

And finally Steven Hammond revs up Ken’s Time Machine to ask why our sagacious time hero hid a door in King Tut’s tomb from Howard Carter.

To move your questions to the front of the line, hop on board our Patreon!

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In a move that surely violates someone’s security clearance, this episode is also brought to you by our friends at Arc Dream Publishing. The Kickstarter for Delta Green: the Roleplaying Game has come to an end, but don’t let that stop you from indulging your fever for this classic game, or that pinnacle of the Cthulhu game zine world, The Unspeakable Oath.

4 Responses to “Episode 182: Much Like the Person In It”

  1. Allen Wilkins says:

    I’m not the original questioner, but I think you may have missed the mark on the first segment. I took the main question to not involve games where the PCs are trapped in an artificial reality, but rather games where the PCs know/realize that they themselves are inherently part of an artificial reality (holodeck, Westworld, or even the original Man in the High Castle). Ken mentioned that aspect briefly at the beginning, but it wasn’t explored.

  2. Glupinickname says:

    Well, I did it. It took me some eight months, but I finally listened to all the episodes of KaRTAS! I’d just like to thank Ken & Robin for providing me with hours of funny and – dare I say it? – educational entertainment. You guys provided me with tons of great gaming material: from Mothmen to Hollow Earth!

    I’ve been running my first Trail of Cthulhu campaign inspired by the Backlot Gothic setting from Shadows Over Filmland for six months now and it’s been a blast.

    Keep on the good work! 🙂

  3. Thanks for taking my question/suggestion. It is exciting to think about what is essentially a whole new tomb being opened.

    Carnavon sounds considerably more interesting than I imagined. Is there a source for his connection to British intelligence? Perhaps he might make a good segment sometime.

  4. Steve S. says:

    Lord Carnarvon’s home was Highclere Castle, filming location for Downton Abbey, and still has artifacts on display:

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