Episode 17: A Very Lovecraft Christmas

Today’s Hook: Chris Lackey of H.P Lovecraft Literary Podcastand Rachel Watches Star Trek joins us to turn the Lovecraft poem “Yule Horror” into a festively fun Call of Cthulhu adventure!

Yule Horror (Festival)

There is snow on the ground,
And the valleys are cold,
And a midnight profound
Blackly squats o’er the wold;
But a light on the hilltops half-seen hints of feastings unhallow’d and old.

There is death in the clouds,
There is fear in the night,
For the dead in their shrouds
Hail the sun’s turning flight,
And chant wild in the woods as they dance round a Yule-altar fungous and white.

To no gale of earth’s kind
Sways the forest of oak,
Where the sick boughs entwin’d
By mad mistletoes choke,
For these pow’rs are the pow’rs of the dark, from the graves of the lost Druid-folk.

And mayst thou to such deeds
Be an abbot and priest,
Singing cannibal greeds
At each devil-wrought feast,
And to all the incredulous world shewing dimly the sign of the beast.

– Howard Phillips Lovecraft 

What manner of tale could we possibly concoct from such mad ramblings? Listen and find out!

Banter Topic:  We do a little bit of good old fashioned interviewing with Chris Lackey.  Find out how God turned him into a gamer!  


Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out who the winner is!


Here’s a bunch of notes!

Call of Cthulhu (on DriveThruRPG)
Traveller (on DriveThruRPG)
7th Sea RPG (on PHD Games)
Cortex System (on Noble Knight Games)
Cortex Prime (Kickstarter)
Thought Bubble Festival
“Cults of Cthulhu” by Chris Lackey (TBD)
5 SECRET ROOMS Found & Strangers Living in Other People’s Houses (on YouTube)
“The Events at Poroth Farm,” by T.E.D. Klein (on Amazon)

STONEHENGE!!! (on YouTube)
The King in Yellow (on Amazon FREE!!!)
Halloween III (on Amazon Prime Video)
Candle Cove (on creepypasta.com)
Candle Cove (by the SyFy channel)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea S02E13 The Monster from Outer Space (on YouTube)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea S02E14 Terror on Dinosaur Island (on YouTube)

Welcome to Night Vale Podcast
Alice Isn’t Dead Podcast
Suicide Club (on Amazon Prime Video)
The Max Headroom Incident (on YouTube)
Star Trek S01E22 Return of the Archons (on Netflix)
“The Wendigo” by Algernon Blackwook (on Amazon FREE!!!)