The Blasphemous Tome issue 2 goes to press

7 March, 2017

Issue 2 of the print-only fanzine The Blasphemous Tome will be sent to our Patreon backers in mid-March. Anyone who is a backer by Sunday the 12th of March will receive a copy.

This is the fanzine we produce exclusively for Patreon backers of The Good Friends of Jackson Elias podcast. We will send at least one copy to all backers.

  • 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 him 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
  • 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 been sent a selection of monsters and would like you to judge them, picking out the most nightmarish. We also have also received some artwork and articles to inspire your games, and we are sure you will be as delighted with them as we are.

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One comment on “The Blasphemous Tome issue 2 goes to press

  1. Awesome news! Really looking forward to reading this issue.

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