Episode 2 (Part 2) Call of Cthulhu RPG Micro-Grog Pod

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This is a supplement to the Second Episode of The GROGNARD RPG Files – Call of Cthulhu.

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Behind the screen I have a table of Call of Cthulhu supplements. I’m joined by Judge Blythy who rolls the 1D100 to select 5 for detailed discussion.


Ed, The Armchair Adventurer’s Chief bargain-hunter provides an e-Bay price index for the supplements under discussion.


A selection from listener comments, including a fascinating look at The Lovecraft Variant – an early Cthulhu adaptation for Tunnels and Trolls.

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Author: Dirk

Host of The GROGNARD RPG Files podcast. Talking bobbins about Runequest, Traveller, Call of Cthulhu, T&T, AD&D and others from back in the day and today.

5 thoughts on “Episode 2 (Part 2) Call of Cthulhu RPG Micro-Grog Pod”

  1. Hey! Thanks for your podcasts, I’ve just recently found them, and I’m enjoying all the personality you and information you put on them.

    I’m from Brazil and about 10 years younger than you. While most games you refer never officially made it here, we’ve been playing them for a long time. Do you have any plans of making a podcast about Pendragon (another game from Greg Stafford)? It’s probably my favorite game ever.

    Thanks, and keep the good work!

  2. Hi Victor, thanks for your feedback on the podcast, good to know that you enjoyed them. It’s just the encouragement we need to keep going!

    Interesting that you indicate that they never ‘officially’ made it to Brazil. How did you manage to get hold of them?

    We will get round to doing Pendragon as I am a massive fan of Greg Stafford, yet I am ashamed to say that I’ve never played it. He frequently says that it is his favourite creation too, which is a massive endorsement. At the time, we had limited funds available, so the number of games was restricted to what we could afford.

    Now that I have income, I’m steadily discovering the games that I didn’t explore the first time around. Our game group only meets once a month, so it’s slow progress!

    Pendragon is a game I want to learn more about as I am interested in the Arthurian legend and I’m sure I could create some great campaigns within the setting.

    Thanks again!

  3. Of the various supplements you mentioned, I have fond memories of the “Horse of the Invisible” adventure from WD as that introduced me to William Hope Hodgson. I had read one of his novels years before but hadn’t liked it–the Carnacki (The Ghost Breaker in the edition I found–I’ve heard Ghost Hunter, etc. as well) stories were more my style and influenced several Call of Cthulhu adventures.

    I had all the various modules, adventures, supplements for CoC, but Green & Pleasant Land was a special one as it was (a) an import; (b) all about a mysterious far off place. That and Chaosium’s own eventual 1890’s module for London have a special part in my heart.

    Good episode (as they all have been)

  4. Just found your pod and started listening. Got a bit nostalgic when you talked about White Dwarf articles and scenarios. Some odd 25+ years ago I did a dumb/smart thing, I decided that my stack of old copies of WD was taking to much room, so I cut out just the CoC material and put them in a binder and left the magazines in the recycling bin. Now I of course which I had saved the old issues, but I still have the binder! So I paged through it and there most of what you talked about were, The Watchers of Walberswick, Curse of the Bone, Ghost Jackal Kill and Ghosties & Ghoulies & .. Squid? Along with more like Trilogy of Terror, The Heart of the Dark, Cults of the Dark Gods and so on. One of the scenarios, Letters from a Foreign Land, even helpfully let you choose your system of preference between CoC, MERP and WFRP! A the days of long gone White Dwarf!

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