We’re back and we’re holidaying at Deepfall Water in sunny Gloucestershire. The area may be a bit rundown but you can’t argue with these prices. Buying a house here cost us less than a week in Benidorm, and it even came with a free library in the cellar! Our estate agent is a chatty sort, full of lively local folklore. He reassures that that every rural area has tales about dead cities arriving on the back of a comet. Apparently, we have neighbours, although we never see them out and about in the daytime. Must be gamers. One of them, Gla’aki, is supposed to be a prickly sort but we’re sure that meeting him with prove revelatory.
Main Topic: Gla’aki
This episode is our latest exploration into the deities of the Cthulhu Mythos. We have devoted previous episodes to Dagon, Shub-Niggurath, Yog-Sothoth, Nyarlathotep, Hastur, Azathoth, Nodens, Ubbo-Sathla and Mordiggian, Ithaqua, and Cthulhu. This time, we’re returning to Ramsey Campbell, following our earlier discussion of his creations, Daoloth and Eihort.
While Gla’aki has only appeared in a handful of Call of Cthulhu publications, he has made quite an impact, and not just on the Brichester area. He’s an interesting example of how Mythos deities can change over time. While we’ve seen other deities evolve in the hands of multiple writers, Gla’aki represents one of the largest revisions by its original author.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- “The Inhabitant of the Lake” by Ramsey Campbell
- The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants by Ramsey Campbell
- The Thing From the Lake by Eleanor Ingram
- The Revelations of Gla’aki
- The Last Revelation of Gla’aki by Ramsey Campbell
- (Currently to be found in Visions From Brichester, from PS Publishing)
- The Stone of Scone
- Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book
- “The Colour Out of Space” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Call of Cthulhu” by HP Lovecraft
- “Pickman’s Model” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Whisperer in Darkness” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Man of Stone” by Hazel Heald and HP Lovecraft
- The Book of Eibon
- Robert Bloch’s Egyptian Mythos fiction
- “The Necropolis” from Gateways to Terror
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
- Pyramid power
- The Trap Door
- “The Festival” by HP Lovecraft
- Malleus Monstrorum
- Call of Cthulhu Keeper Rulebook
- Doors to Darkness
- The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopaedia by Daniel Harms
- Ramsey Campbell’s Goatswood
- Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
- David Icke
- The Apocalypse Players
- Fear’s Sharp Little Needles
The shortlists for the 2022 ENnie Awards have been announced and a number of good friends of the podcast are in the running. Ain’t Slayed Nobody is up for Best Podcast, to no one’s surprise. Chris Lackey and Mike Mason’s Cults of Cthulhu, which we discussed recently, is listed for Best Supplement. The HP Lovecraft Historical Society’s Call of Cthulhu Classic Prop Set has a well-deserved shot at Best Aid/Accessory – Non-Digital. And TYPE40’s Call of Cthulhu 3D Digital Gamer Props – Masks of Nyarlathotep has been nominated for Best Aid/Accessory – Digital.
Please be generous with your votes!
Scott on Unknown Worlds of the Merril Collection
Oliver Brackenbury, host of the Unknown Worlds of the Merril Collection podcast, recently interviewed Scott to discuss the evolution of the Cthulhu Mythos beyond Lovecraft. The episode is scheduled for release on the 25th of July.
Dockside Dogs now in print
Paul’s Reservoir Dogs-inspired Call of Cthulhu scenario Dockside Dogs is now available in print-on-demand form from DriveThruRPG. Just tell them Mr Puce sent you.