We’re back and we’re visiting the dark side of the moon. Not the most popular tourist attraction, but it does have its charms. The leprous-looking coast and fields of white fungi are particular highlights. We just wish that this guest house had windows. Still, it’s giving us an authentic insight into moon-beast culture. Plus, the solid stone walls are helping drown out the loathsome sound of those disgusting flutes. Don’t they ever clean the spit valves out?
Main Topic: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath part 2
This is the second part of our multi-episode exploration of Lovecraft’s first novel, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath. In our first episode, we looked at the book’s origins and development, as well as the start of the story itself. Now, we’re deep into the narrative and and things are getting strange
With Randolph Carter now sailing the dark side of the moon, we’re moving into some of the more fantastical parts of the novel. As ever, we mine all this moon rock for gaming inspiration, as well as discussing how the story has shaped so much of Call of Cthulhu.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- Star-nosed mole
- Naked mole-rat
- Cats from Saturn
- Cats in Call of Cthulhu and Lovecraft
- Into the Darkness
- “Silent Clowder” by Jon Hook
- The Curse of Nineveh
- “Catland, Sometimes Called Pussydom” on Ain’t Slayed Nobody’s Patreon
- Louis Wain
- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2022)
- Deep ones
- Pumice stone
- H P Lovecraft’s Dreamlands boxed set
- Count Duckula
- At the Mountains of Madness by H P Lovecraft
- North By Northwest (1959)
- Harvey (1950)
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Dholes (wild dogs)
- “Through the Gates of the Silver Key” by H P Lovecraft and E Hoffmann Price
- “Pickman’s Model” by H P Lovecraft
- Lucid dreaming
- “The Shadow Out of Time” by H P Lovecraft
- “Celephaïs” by H P Lovecraft
- “The Gable Window” by August Derleth
- The Walking Dead
- The Hollow Earth
- “The Outsider” by H P Lovecraft
A Weekend With Good Friends
The next Weekend With Good Friends is approaching fast. This is the online convention organised by the wonderful listeners of the podcast. The con is scheduled to run from the 18th to the 20th of February 2022.
While the focus is on Call of Cthulhu, we’ve already had game offerings covering a wide range of systems. Last time, we had over 120 games and hundreds of players, so expect plenty of variety and excitement.
If you are interested in running a game, you have until the 27th of January to submit it. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline, however — there will be plenty of pickup games running throughout the convention.
The Blasphemous Tome issue 8
Matt’s recent bout of COVID knocked back our production schedule by a few weeks, but The Blasphemous Tome is now winging its way across the globe! Thank you for your patience in what has been a rough time.
Dockside Dogs Revised
Paul has revised “Dockside Dogs”, his modern-day gangster scenario, updating it for Call of Cthulhu 7th edition. You can find it on the Miskatonic Repository.