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Episode 493: That New Cleaning Acid

April 22nd, 2022 | Robin

With the Gremlins franchise coming back, warnings are on the mind of beloved Patreon backer Bryan. He beckons us into the back room of the Gaming Hut to ask how to handle them at the roleplaying table.

In Tour de Lovecraft: the Destinations, Ken tells us what Arkham was like during the period of HPL’s stories. In the Mythos Hut, we wonder what it looks like today.

We meet estimable backer Charles Picard in the Culture Hut, to take in a production of artist Wassily Kandinsky’s synesthetic play The Yellow Sound and wonder what that might have to do with the malign monarch of the same color.

Then we don our flannels for a trip down paranoid memory lane in the Conspiracy Corner, as we look at investigative journalist Danny Casolaro, the Inslaw case, and the web of intelligence connections he called the Octopus.

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Human problems are out of hand, so thank goodness, and Atlas Games, for Magical Kitties Save the Day, a fresh, fun roleplaying game for players of all ages, and for GMs from age 6 and up!

Score a blood-drenched special bonus from Pelgrane Press when you order the print edition Night’s Black Agents Dracula Dossier Director’s Handbook or any of its associated bundles. A new 50-page Cuttings PDF of deleted scenes and horrors that didn’t fit is now available for a limited time with the voucher code VAMP2021.

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!

Delta Green: Black Sites collects terrifying Delta Green operations previously published only in PDF or in standalone paperback modules.  They lock bystanders and Agents alike in unlit rooms with the cosmic terrors of the unnatural. A 208 page hardback by masters of top secret mythos horror Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Shane Ivey, and Caleb Stokes.

4 Responses to “Episode 493: That New Cleaning Acid”

  1. Ben Sanders says:

    This was a particularly good episode guys. Thank you.
    Is this podcast available on Spotify? I can never find it..

  2. Bruce Baugh says:

    Sometime in the next 5-10 years, William Weir is going to complete his Ph.D and perhaps postdoctoral work at the Miskatonic University aerospace engineering program and go on to build the kinda successful experimental FTL project Event Horizon. (It may be thought of as having obtained the most adversarial “yes, but” result ever.)

    Sorry you guys missed this one; glad to help fill the gap.

  3. d47 says:

    Here is one for a future Mythos Hut.
    The Osaka Expo 2025 mascot might be the servant of some elder god or the offspring of Cookie Monster and a Gibbering Mouther.
    Furthermore, it has yet to be named in human speech.
    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220427/p2a/00m/0na/014000c

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