Issue 2 of The Blasphemous Tome is nearly ready for layout. This is the fanzine we produce exclusively for Patreon backers of The Good Friends of Jackson Elias. We will send at least one copy to anyone backing us at the time of release. This should be early in the new year, so there is still time to ensure you receive it.
- Everyone pledging at the $1 level will receive one copy
- Everyone pledging at the $3 level will receive one signed copy
- Everyone pledging at the $5 level will receive two copies, one of which will be signed
The Blasphemous Tome only exists in printed form, like the fanzines of yore. Paul and Scott come from an age when ‘zines were our internet forums, connecting gamers across the world. In order to recapture the spirit of that time, Matt has worked hard to make the Tome look like an artefact from the 1980s. Issue 1 featured skewed columns, paste marks and liberal use of the Courier font. Matt regularly reminds Paul and Scott how much he hates us for making his do this.
This issue sees the return of several columns, as well as some new features. Highlights include:
- A Peek Inside the Recording Studio
- Cocktail Corner
- The Ludomancers
- Interview with a Listener
- The Popcorn Resonator
- After Lovecraft
- Vinyl Corner
- 2016: A Year of Horrors
- Episodes of Insanity
- Plush of the Month
- Cold Hand in Mine
- Die, die, die!
- Who is Jackson Elias?
- How to Sing Like the Good Friends
- Pet’s Corner
We have also collaborated on a new scenario for this issue. It involves three friends who create a blasphemous tome. Recursion holds no fear for us!
The excellent cover art comes from good friend of the Good Friends, Jonathan Wyke. You may recognise his work from Nameless Horrors and Pulp Cthulhu.
Issue 2 also features submissions from listeners. We have asked for artwork or short articles (under 500 words) about the kinds of things we discuss on the podcast. There have some excellent contributions so far.
There is still time to send us something if the creative urge seizes you! We are especially interested in monsters — the more blood-curdling, the better.
The deadline for submissions is the end of December 2016. You can use the contact form on this website to email us your tastiest nightmares.
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