Miskatonic University Podcast | Interviews, actual play, and discussion about Call of Cthulhu and other horror and Lovecraft re
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The Miskatonic University podcast is all about the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game published by Chaosium, Inc. We will cover the rules, roleplaying in the different settings the game can take place in, and GMing techniques to help bring your story to life.
||CleanMUP Campus Crier Catch-up Sept-12-16||This is just a short Crier hosted by Jon and Dan. Murf and Chad had some work commitments that prevented having a more complete crew, so we decided to keep it simple. This episode was recorded on September 12, 2016.||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 108 – Naming All the Batmans||In this episode, all four hosts are in that house to review derived characteristics, alternative ways to determine characteristics, and a few of the “Lovecraftian” occupations to choose from. If you like tangents,||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 107 – The Recap that Came From GenCon||In episode 107, Jon, Chad and Dan are joined by Brian Sammons to talk about some upcoming book projects he’s involved in, as well as Dan’s GenCon 2016 recap. This episode was recorded on August 15th, 2016. We want to hear from you!||8/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP Special Report – Call of Cthulhu 2016||This is a recording of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu panel held at GenCon 2016 on August 12. We want to hear from you! By email: email@example.com By phone: (401) 400-0MUP (0687) By Twitter: @MU_Podcast By Google+: https://plus.google.||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP Special Report – What’s happening at Chaosium 2016||This is a recording of the ‘What’s happening at Chaosium’ panel held at GenCon 2016 on August 11. We want to hear from you! By email: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: (401) 400-0MUP (0687) By Twitter: @MU_Podcast By Google+: https://plu||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Episode 106 – Do you KNOW if there’s a LUCK APP?||In this week’s episode, the whole gang is on tap to cover the last of the characteristics. LUCK be a lady? Don’t mind if I EDU! Is there and APP for that? This episode was recorded on July 25th, 2016. We want to hear from you!||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 105 – Don’t Run, You’ll Only Die Winded||In this episode, the whole crew is back to discuss why you should DEX the halls, why POW corrupts and why SIZ matters. We can’t wait to stop making puns about characteristics. This episode was recorded on July 11th, 2016.||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 104 – Hero of Golden Goblin||For Episode 104, we have guest Oscar Rios! We take this opportunity to discuss his new Kickstarter project, Heroes of Red Hook, and some things that are yet to be announced. This episode was recorded on June 27th, 2016.||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 103 – Smart Tip: Keep Hands Out of Machinery||This week, Keepers Dan, Jon and Chad INTerrogate and INTerpret our INTuitions about a certain INTeresting characteristic. Plus, like a wrecking ball through a tenement wall, we’re also continuing our look at lesser used skills and what they can bri||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMUP 102 – CONsider Swimming lessons||Episode 102 has Keepers Chad and Murf (AKA Frick and Frack) continuing our conversation about the Statistic Rolls in Call of Cthulhu Player Character generation. This time they hit on Constitution, and then they go into the not-very-often used Swim ski...||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Special Report- Heroes of Red Hook Kickstarter Launches!||Friend of the show and MUP Sponsor, Oscar Rios and Golden Goblin Press have released the companies first Kickstarter for a fiction anthology. Previously, the fiction books released were as support products to game books that the company has released.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 101 – No Accounting for that Fella’s Strength||This week, Keepers Dan, Murf and Chad test their Might on the Bend Bars/Lift Gates chart to see if they have to muscle to pull off this episode. We also begin our look at lesser used skills and what they can bring to the game,||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 100 – The Paragon of Pulp Percentiles!||Episode 100 has finally arrived! In this episode we have Call of Cthulhu Line Lead for Chaosium, Mike Mason. We talk about all the great new stuff that has been coming out, from 7th Edition reaching doorsteps around the world,||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Campus Crier Catchup – May 2016||This Campus Crier Catchup has all four hosts on it! Why is it only a Crier then? Well, episode 100 is featuring Mike Mason, Line Editor for Call of Cthulhu at Chaosium, and scheduling everyone with such large time-zone gaps has been an issue.||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 099 – Making Contacts to Help Lift the Box at Your Door||Episode 99 features Keepers Jon, Chad, and Dan this time. People all around the world are getting their 7th Edition books, and Jon opens his on the air! We also discuss contacts that Investigators can use in scenarios,||5/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 098 – Modernity is Not Safety||Episode 98 features Keepers Jon, Murf, and Dan. We talk about ideas for creating scenarios that are specifically modern in content or tone. This episode was recorded on April 18, 2016. Campus Crier The Campus Crier is brought to you by our new spons.||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Campus Crier Catchup – April 2016||We’re down two hosts tonight, so Keepers Jon and Dan are going simple with just updating our news so we don’t get as far behind as we had before. This episode was recorded on April 11, 2016. Campus Crier The 7e boats have arrived!||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 097 – Lord Gloop!||Episode 97 brings together Keepers Jon, Murf, Dan and special guest, Keeper Badger! We cover news and a Bestiary where we talk about the charismatic side of the squidgy goop monsters, the Shoggoth Lord! This episode was recorded on March 28, 2016.||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Campus Crier Catchup – March 2016||While we work out scheduling and technical concerns, Keeper Dan recorded a solo Campus Crier to hit some of the news that’s come out lately. I know that there are items that I didn’t get into the show. Those will be discussed in episode 97,||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 096 – Do Not Open This Door||Episode 96 brings in all four hosts for an examination of the social skills in the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Rules as Written. In this discussion, we come to a realization on an aspect of Pushing that’s written down, but we hadn’t considered before.||3/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 095 – Campus Crier-Palooza!||Episode 95 ends up being a huge chunk of Crier. There is a lot of news released since 94, as well as feedback and a really weird Card Catalog. This episode was recorded on February 7, 2016. Campus Crier Modiphius releases Elder Godlike,||2/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 094 – That’s what They want you to think!||Episode 94 finds all four hosts back together! Mostly! Chad had to go after a while, but we have him for most of the time. The boys decide to take some already out there stuff and make it even weirder by discussing how to take conspiracy theories and m...||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 093 – Elbow Deep in Chickens & the Art of PvP Persuasion||After a winter hiatus, Keepers Dan, Murph and Chad are back for Episode 93 to chat about ways to handle players using social skills against each other in Call of Cthulhu. Jon’s excuse for missing this episode: “Sorry guys, I’m elbow deep in chick||1/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 092 – Mad Skillz and Co-Keeperz||In Episode 92, Keepers Jon, Dan and Chad catch up on a couple of listener-suggested topics, including alternatives to the Call of Cthulhu character advancement and how to use multiple keepers to improve your game.||12/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 091 – Feed the Badger… lots of popcorn||In Episode 91, Keepers Murf, Jon, and Dan welcome guest Badger McInnis, mastermind of the Feed the Shoggoth card game, and attendee of the recent HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland. This episode was recorded on November 3, 2015.||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 090 – ‘Flopping Limply Along’||In Episode 90, we head back to original source material for a fresh look at one of Lovecraft’s most mysterious monsters. What if the thing described in “The Festival” isn’t really a Byakhee? We talk about other ways to interpret this unnamed c||10/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Special – Interview with Greg Stolze on Delta Green||In this special report, Keeper Jon and Keeper Chad, with an assist from Bret Kramer, check in with Delta Green designer and writer about Pagan Publishing’s Kickstarter for a new role playing game dedicated to the setting.||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 089 – Those Beginner Keeper Jitters||In Episode 89, we Shanghai a budding keeper and an old friend of the podcast to discuss some of the challenges of first-time Keeperdom. We’ve also got a few Campus Crier updates and another call for submissions for Issue 2 of Cephalaphobia,||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP Special – Interview with Oscar Rios of Golden Goblin Press||We sit down again with our friend, Oscar Rios, president of Golden Goblin Press to talk about the Tales of the Caribbean book currently being funded through Kickstarter. This discussion was recorded on September 21, 2015.||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 088 – Live, from Providence, it’s MUP!||Episode 88 begins with a brief Campus Crier to catch us up on a few topics. Then we go into the Live show recorded at NecronomiCon 2015 by Chad and Murf! The Crier was recorded on September 20, 2015. Campus Crier- Goal has been reached on Golden Goblin...||9/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 087 – NecronomiCon 2015 Remembrances||Download this episode Episode 87 is all about Chad and Murf talking about their time at NecronomiCon Providence 2015! There was much fun and debauchery to be had, apparently. And we even have a musical interlude!||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 086 – The Smoke has them Shifty Eyes…||Download this episode Episode 86 sees Keepers Jon and Dan back, talking with friend of the show Brian Sammons! He’s had a veritable deluge of new titles featuring his work lately, so we brought him in to chat about all the new goodness we can get our t.||8/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||What’s New at Chaosium Panel – GenCon 2015||Download this episode This is the What’s New at Chaosium Panel, recorded on July 30, 4:00 PM at GenCon 2015. The hosts in attendance are: Greg Stafford Sandy Petersen Rick Meints Jeff Richard Michael O’Brien Neil Robinson||8/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 085 – Post GenCon News Roundup||Download this episode Episode 85 is pretty much a catch up session for news that has cropped up over the last few weeks. We’ve got so much to cover that we figured it was time for an all-Crier episode! This episode was recorded on August 9, 2015.||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 084 – Tinker, Tailor, Cthulhu, Spy||Download this episode This episode, we’re infiltrating clandestine operations of an allied force to expose black ops of World War Cthulhu: Cold War. Agent Scott Dorward of the non-existent MI6 agency goes rogue and leaks a dossier.||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 083 – The Colourful Blight that Came to Sentinel Hill||Download the episode In episode 83, we have more than one host! Jon and Murf are in, while Dan is out due to terminal technical issues with his podcasting gear (ask the guys about it on the forums). They are joined by graveyard aficionado and editor of...||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The ENnie Voting Booth is now open!||Download this Audio File The voting booth for the ENnies 2015 is up! Here’s the process if you haven’t voted before. Go to the site, and select the topics one at a time. Each topic has the candidates in alphabetical order. Under each option,||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 082 – Extra! Extra! Dan yammers on solo again!||Download the episode In episode 82, the Internet gods again conspire against us, so Dan flies solo once again with the Crier! He covers several Kickstarters, a piece of Chaosium history that may remerge, and some of your feedback!||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 081 – The New Era of Chaosium||Download the episode In episode 81, Dan flies solo with the news! We have our usual Campus Crier info, then he also talks a bit about the unfolding tale that is the new form of Chaosium as told by Sandy Petersen and Greg Stafford.||6/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Puttin’ the Band Back Together||Download here This is a special report regarding the unexpected changes that have come through Chaosium this past week. This episode was recorded on June 7th, 2015. Here are some links to pages that gave us most of the stuff we discussed: The Yog-Sotho...||6/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Great Old Ones have Returned!||Download here Breaking new from Chaosium! This comes via the updates on the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Kickstarter. The original President and founder of Chaosium, Inc., Greg Stafford, has returned. He once again holds the position of President and CE...||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 080 – NPC Favorites and Roll to Ramble Aimlessly||Download the episode In episode 80, we talk about some of those oddball skills you see in published scenarios. We also take a close look at some of our favorite NPCs from published scenarios and campaigns. Plus,||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 079 – They Did the Monster Mash||Download this episode In this episode, Dan, Jon and Chad dive into some Mythos mash-em-ups by picking three creatures and riffing on gameable combinations between them. It’s like jazz, but with monsters. This episode was recorded on May 17th, 2015.||5/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 078 – Leave the Mythos, Take the Cannoli||Download the Episode In episode 78, Dan, Jon and Murph load up their typewriter drums and tighten the screws on organized crime and the Mythos. Campus Crier Atomic-Age Cthulhu Fiction has been released! A print edition of Cthulhu Through the Ages is no...||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MUP 077 – Feedback Paralysis||Download the episode In Episode 77, Dan, Murph and Jon chat about breaking past Analysis Paralysis, from both player and Keeper perspectives. Then we pontificate on books we’d like to see available in the Mythos gaming sphere.||4/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MU Podcast 076 – Wrasslin’ with Bloodsucking Monkeys||Download the episode In Episode 76, Dan, Murph and Chad (Jon tried, but the digital gremlins got the best of him) take a bite out of a non-Mythos monster in the latest installment of the Bestiary. We also wrestle with some more new rules in 7th Edition...||4/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MU Podcast 075 – Dust-up on the Dunes||Download the episode Episode 75 sees Jon and Dan back from the Bestiary and trying to get sand out of their stuff (I hate sand, it gets everywhere). Then they crack open the digital goodness of the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition rules to look at how comba...||3/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MU Podcast 074 – Uncommonly Commonplace||In this episode, all four Keepers are back together to talk about a certain “unfathomable” Hyperborian wizard, postcards, Attract Fish, and the occasional Lemming. We also delve into an invaluable well of ideas from Lovecraft’s own brainstorming jou||3/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MU Podcast 073 – Gaming Through the Ages||In this episode, Keepers Dan, Jon and Chad chat about a new PDF from Chaosium, Cthulhu Through the Ages, that serves as a primer for various settings and eras of Call of Cthulhu. We also talk about Mythos-inspired board and card games.||3/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||MU Podcast 072 – Romans, and Commies, and Knights, Oh My!||In episode 72, Keepers Dan, and Murf are joined by Chad Bowser, one of the authors of the Cthulhu Invictus core books, lead on the Cthulhu: Dark Ages 2nd Edition, and Cold Harvest. Chad shares some info on what to expect from the new updated and expand...||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
This is THE podcast to listen to for all things Call of Cthulhu, from rules explanations to actual play. These guys are a great source for new and old keepers.
Podcast is awesome/
Tabletop rules made easy/
John, Dan, and Murph rock!
Keep it up guys! I'm saving every last episode forever because this is a resource that should be tapped as many times as Kim Kardashian.
As a new Keeper preparing to run my first game, this podcast is awesome. I've learned so much in just a few episodes. I'm so happy I found this podcast right at the beginning.
The live play episodes are also very helpful to listen to how a game is run.
Keep up the fantastic work, guys! Looking forward to hearing more.