We’re back and we’re trying to figure out why the hell this film is called “Barbarian“. Learning that the screenwriter doesn’t know either makes us feel better, but not by much. Maybe a nice bottle of milk will settle us down.
This episode is our look at Barbarian, the recent horror film debut of writer/director Zach Cregger. As ever, we talk through the film itself, picking out highlights and lowlights. And, of course, we discuss what we could steal for gaming.
We should offer some content warnings. The plot of Barbarian involves kidnapping, rape and forced birth. While neither the film nor our analysis go into details, we do discuss these elements. Obviously, we also get heavily into spoilers.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- The Whitest Kids U’ Know
- WKUK D&D livestream
- The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
- Subterranean Spaces in Lovecraftian Horror
- Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim returned to him by police
- Censor (2021)
- Psycho (1960)
- Fight Club (1999)
A Weekend With Good Friends
We have dates for the next Weekend With Good Friends! This is the online RPG convention organised by our lovely listeners and hosted on our Discord server. While the main source of information is our Discord server, we also have a web page with important details and links. We will update this as things progress.
The important dates are:
- Friday 2nd – Thursday 15th June — GM signups
- Friday 23rd – Thursday 29th June — Player signups
- Friday 30th June — Lottery results announced
- Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July — AWWGF
The Blasphemous Tome issue 11
The next issue of The Blasphemous Tome is approaching fast. Issue 11 features a strange new Call of Cthulhu scenario called “Blackshade”, written by our own Scott Dorward. While “Blackshade” is set in the Gaslight era, it is illuminated by the latest developments in electrical lighting. We spare no expense for our readers!
Blasphemous Tome 4b Rerelease
We’re continuing our rereleases of out-of-print issues of our fanzine, The Blasphemous Tome. Issue 4b was the first of our PDF-only interim Tomes, and has not been available in print until now. All Patreon backers of the Good Friends can now download the PDF, along with many other back issues. Anyone backing us at the $3 level or above before the end of April 2023 will also receive a voucher for a heavily discounted print-on-demand copy.