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Episode 481: We Love This Gnoll

January 28th, 2022 | Robin

In the Gaming Hut we consider the genre all tabletop roleplaying games bend toward. Spoiler: it has to do with the players.

Our ongoing Mythos Hut process of creating a new Lovecraftian god reaches the stage where we outline a story to introduce her. What will Qotha-Nhur’rin, the Destruction at the Heart of Creation, get herself up to?

The Narrative Hut attempts to sort out the various sub-genres of fantasy.

Finally, the Conspiracy Corner takes a break from Eurocentric crackpot historical revisionism to look at Sinocentric crackpot historical revisionism, as promulgated by the self-styled World Civilization Research Association.

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2 Responses to “Episode 481: We Love This Gnoll”

  1. Steve Dempsey says:

    Now we think that King Arthur was a composite of 5 different people ( how would you use this in a game?

  2. Doug Sundseth says:

    The good news about the WCRA is that we can now blame the Chinese for Scientology.

    One way or another. Heck, probably both ways. Or maybe even all tau ways.

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