October is almost done. Time for one more Mythos post!
Monday, October 31, 2022
Friday, October 28, 2022
I was recently sent a review copy of Psychopath, a card game about going camping with serial killers. (Well, okay, it’s about one player being a serial killer who is going after a group of campers, Friday the 13th style. Although I think there’s some definite potential in that first idea)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
While I have a binder of Solitaire Roll and Writes where I have a couple dozen different games (and I should go through it and either update or start a new binder) but I also have a half-side clipboard of few Roll and Write games. Quick games with minimal setup requirements so I can play them in under five minutes.
Monday, October 24, 2022
I recently watched a video by Seth Skorkowsky where he discussed Call of Cthulhu. In it, he mentioned three internet rumors that initially kept him away from Call of Cthulhu:
- There is no combat in CoC
- Every CoC session must end with everyone dead or insane
- CoC must be Lovecraftian
- Well, I see where you’re coming from…
- What does that even mean?
Saturday, October 22, 2022
I have been going through a phase of reading a bunch of Henry Kuttner’s short stories after I read his Hogben stories. And, in the process, I learned he was a part of the Lovecraft Circle. That’s the bunch of folks who not only wrote Mythos stories but corresponded with Lovecraft himself.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
A long time back, possibly when life was still crawling out of the ocean and the Elder Things still thought Shogoths were a good alternative to bulldozers, I first saw the entry in the Call of Cthulhu RPG entry for Cthonians and Shudde M’ell. Now, I finally have read The Burrowers Beneath by Brian Lumley.
Monday, October 17, 2022
During the early stages of the 2022 In Hand contest, I printed out and tried what turned out to be one of the early versions of Handy Brawl. Now I’m trying the final contest version (the one that one best game) and there is quite the difference. It’s almost a different game.
Friday, October 14, 2022
Really, the only reason I made and tried out Riot was because it was by the same guys who designed Grunts. Grunts is a solaitire game that uses Roll and Move mashed together with a 70s British WW II comic. (Go ahead and try it. Print out one sheet and add dice and pawns.)
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
It’s October! One of the twelve best months to talk about the Cthulhu Mythos!During a recent conversation about how the Cthulhu Mythos has become mainstream, I commented on how much Call of the Cthulhu (the RPG, not the short story or the telephone joke) and Sandy Peterson had to do with that. One of the other folks in that conversation proceeded to send me a link to Sandy Peterson talking about just that.
Monday, October 10, 2022
After our son played Apples to Apples, the emoji version, he has been wanting to revisit the game. Now, I’d gotten rid of my copy of Apples to Apples ages ago. So we went to the nearest thrift shop because you can always find Apples to Apples at them.
Friday, October 7, 2022
Since I have been reading the Comic Book History of Beer (a fun but clearly biased read), I decided to revisit Six Sided Stout, a solitaire Roll and Write about home brewing.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Having finished the Sandman tv series, this is my opinion as a longtime fan of the comic book: it’s okay if this is your only exposure to Sandman.
Monday, October 3, 2022
While September wasn’t a particularly game heavy month (and I honestly don’t know when next I’ll have one), I felt like I used my gaming time wisely.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
September wasn’t a super busy month for Print and Play crafting but I feel I made up for quantity with quality.