We’re back and we’re taking up a new hobby. Esoteric numismatology isn’t for everyone, however. Unfortunately, eldritch coins have steep prices, and not just financial ones. Our lives have become complicated ever since we picked up all these silver denarii. Between the unnatural fog, sinister clergymen and giant spider babies that keep popping up, these 30 coins are starting to seem like more trouble than they’re worth. Admittedly, they are worth a lot. Maybe we can trade them in for a cache of automatic weapons and some bullets dipped in holy water.
Main Topic: 30 Coins
This episode, we’re taking a look at Álex de la Iglesia‘s bizarre and wonderful TV programme, 30 Coins (originally released as 30 monedas). As well as being an all-round entertaining piece of television, 30 Coins is also rich inspiration for Call of Cthulhu, Kult, and any number of other games. We offer a quick overview of the programme, a few key highlights, and some thoughts about its gaming applications.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- Morgan silver dollars
- Acción mutante (1993)
- The Day of the Beast (1995)
- Day of the Beast
- The Last Circus (2010)
- The Bar (2017)
- Masks of Nyarlathotep
- Tatters of the King
- La Broma Macabra
- Álex de la Iglesia’s RPG Geek page
- Dagon (2001)
- The Love of Money
- The Gospel of Judas
- Dead Sea Scrolls
- The Yellow Sign
- Prince of Darkness (1987)
- Wake Wood (2009)
- The X-Files
- Twin Peaks
- Holy relics
- Horror on the Orient Express
- The Bar review on Blasphemous Tome
October Horror Movie Challenge
Scott is once again embarking upon the October Horror Movie Challenge. Throughout October, he will be posting a horror film review every day on this very blog. These will all be films he has not seen before and, largely, ones available on streaming services. If you want to check out his selection or even play along at home, you can find full details here.
The Blasphemous Tome issue 10
No sooner has issue 9 of The Blasphemous Tome gone out the door than we’ve started work on issue 10! If you have any articles of up to 500 words or artwork you think would fit, we would love to see them. Just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt is also working on a brand new Call of Cthulhu scenario, inspired by his experiences of being in a coma earlier this year. The Mythos may be the least sanity-blasting part of this adventure!
A Weekend With Good Friends
The next Weekend With Good Friends is approaching fast. This is the online RPG convention organised by our lovely listeners and hosted on our Discord server. We have a web page with important details and links, which we will update as things progress.
The important dates are:
- 30th September-13th October 2022 – GM signups
- 21st October–27th October – Player signups
- 28th October – Lottery results are announced
- 4th–6th November – A Weekend With Good Friends