We’re back and we’re going round in circles. Driving around Milton Keynes has prepared us for such eventualities, although these are temporal loops rather than roundabouts. Then again, what is a time loop but a four-dimensional roundabout? Let’s just hope we can work out how to find an exit before we go around yet again. This is murder on our tyres. And our watches.
Main Topic: Time Travel in Call of Cthulhu part 2
As we mentioned last episode, we ran out of time to discuss time. This means we’ve gone back to the discussion, delving into psychic time travel as well as different varieties of time loops. We also spend a bit of time (it’s really hard not to make jokes here) talking about the way time travel has been presented in Mythos fiction and the Call of Cthulhu RPG.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- Quantum Leap
- “The Shadow Out of Time” by HP Lovecraft
- Trancers (1984)
- The Terminator (1984)
- “The Hounds of Tindalos” by Frank Belknap Long
- Pulp Cthulhu
- Robert E Howard
- A Cold Fire Within
- The Butterfly Effect (2004)
- Replay by Ken Grimwood
- Groundhog Day (1993)
- “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
- Triangle (2009)
- Salvage (2006)
- Happy Death Day (2017)
- Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
- Russian Doll
- “Gatsby and the Great Race”
- Doctor Who: “The Claws of Axos”
- Supernatural: “Mystery Spot”
- Agents of SHIELD
- Stargate SG-1: “Window of Opportunity”
- Prince of Darkness (1987)
- The Lake House (2006)
- Somewhere in Time (1980)
- Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
- Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
- “The Little Black Bag” By CM Kornbluth
- Fear’s Sharp Little Needles
- Into the Darkness
- Cthulhu Britannica: London
- “Through the Gates of the Silver Key” by HP Lovecraft and E Hoffman Price
- “The Silver Key” by HP Lovecraft
- “The Plutonian Drug” by Clark Ashton Smith
- Crime Traveller
- “The Dead Past” by Isaac Asimov
- Four Past Midnight by Stephen King
- The Langoliers
- “Ubbo-Sathla” by Clark Ashton Smith
The Blasphemous Tome issue 11
The next issue of The Blasphemous Tome will soon be ready to creep its way across the globe. This is the fully licenced Call of Cthulhu fanzine we produce for Patreon backers of the podcast. Issue 11 features a gorgeous full-colour cover from John Sumrow and a brand-new Call of Cthulhu scenario from our own Scott Dorward, titled “Blackshade”. Anyone backing us at the $5 level or higher will receive a print copy of the Tome, signed by our arthritic hands.
A Weekend With Good Friends
Player signups for A Weekend With Good Friends will soon open!
This is the online RPG convention organised by our lovely listeners and hosted on our Discord server. While the main source of information is said Discord server, we also have a web page with important details and links. We will update this as things progress.
Don’t worry if you missed the cut-off for GM signups. There will be pickup games running throughout the weekend.
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 Murder Shack and Blackshade on Ain’t Slayed Nobody
A few years ago, Scott ran “The Murder Shack”, his scenario from issue 5b of The Blasphemous Tome, for our good friends over at Ain’t Slayed Nobody. Cuppycup has recently edited the audio and produced it as a podcast, with music, sound effects and voice acting for a key NPC role. You can hear the end product on ASN now.
As if that weren’t enough, a recording of “Blackshade”, Scott’s scenario from issue 11, will be available on Ain’t Slayed Nobody next month. Watch your feed for more details.
Sean F Smith Interview
Following our recent episodes about Victorian Spiritualism, Scott interviewed Sean F Smith for a follow-up special. Sean is a stage magician and mentalist, with a lifelong interest in the techniques of fraudulent mediumship. The discussion goes into the psychology of trickery, along some history of how Spiritualism and stage magic evolved together in Victorian Britain.
Scott on Bud & Griff’s RPG Creepshow
Bud and Griff recently invited Scott onto their (relatively) new gaming podcast. As well as discussing horror gaming and podcasting, the duo asked Scott about his weirdest uncanny experience. This gave Scott the perfect opportunity to talk about that time he got roped into performing an exorcism.
The episode will be released on their public feed this coming weekend.