We’re back and we’re doubting ourselves. Well, that’s assuming we have any selves to doubt. Once you start plumbing the dark recesses of psychological horror, you soon realise that you can’t take anything for granted. Objective reality is a joke and identity is just a lie we tell ourselves. If we’re not careful, we’ll narrate ourselves out of existence.

Main Topic: Psychological Horror in Call of Cthulhu

Once again, we’re examining a subgenre of horror, trying to pick out the main tropes and work out how they might influence our games of Call of Cthulhu. In previous episodes, we’ve turned our attention to ghost stories, body horror, survival horror, cosmic horror and Gothic horror. Now it’s the turn of psychological horror to lie on the analyst’s couch and tell us its darkest secrets.

Things we mention in this episode include:

News

A Weekend With Good Friends

GM signups are now open for A Weekend With Good Friends and will remain so until the end of day on the 8th of February. There is always plenty of demand, so you should be guaranteed players if you submit any games.

A Weekend With Good Friends is the online gaming convention organised by our lovely listeners, taking place on the Good Friends Discord server between 1-3 March 2024.

Key dates are:

We hope to see you there!

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Scott on Unconventional GMs

Scott recently ran a game of Dead of Night for the Unconventional GMs YouTube channel. As well as channel regulars Guy Milner and Gaz Bowerbank, the players were Tasha from the Idearoll Channel, and Andrew Kenrick, author of Dead of Night. They played a cut-down version of Scott’s convention scenario “Grave Danger”, following the misadventures of a tribe of mild-mannered ghouls whose peaceful graveyard faces redevelopment into a retail park.

Gaz has also just released “Burning Desire”, a brand new scenario for Call of Cthulhu.

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