Episode 13: Call of Cthulhu

Happy Halloween, Halfsies! The Halflings are back to celebrate the holiday with the granddaddy of all horror RPGS, Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu! We open the 1st edition box and look over the rules, the extras, and most importantly of all the insanities? Death, carnage, madness and flying head butts await you dear listener—in the internet’s greatest podcast brought to you by a guy from Wyoming and a couple of weirdos from Denton (the Home of Happiness!)

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Links mentioned in this show:

Call of Cthulhu from Wikipedia


Save or Die Side-Adventure #14 w/Chris Holmes


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4 Responses to “Episode 13: Call of Cthulhu”

  1. Chase Slaton says:

    Nyarlathotep can be kinda sassy at times.

  2. Chris Holmes says:

    What a fun episode. I especially loved the giant head falling from the sky; I would rather experience falling heads than to be tickled by a night gaunt. Liz made the best pun with her bulleted list joke.

    Did you know it was my Dad’s second favorite game?

  3. Robert Chisholm says:

    Mead is made with fermented honey. Presumably space mead is made with some honey equivalent produced by Byakhee.

  4. Rod Basler says:

    The “Gigantic head falling from the sky” is really a sly literary reference to The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole. Walpole, a British MP in the mid 1700s, built his manor in what would become known as “Gothic Revival,” but after it was finished, he thought it deserved a suitably creepy backstory, so he wrote a novel, The Castle of Otranto, set rather obviously in the house. The story starts with a marriage being interrupted by a gigantic helmet falling from the sky and crushing the groom-to-be. The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the world’s first “Gothic Novel,” so Sandy Petersen was giving a tip of the giant helmet to the origins of horror novels.