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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

  1. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 3 :: The Price of Knowing

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Housed within the hallowed halls of the Miskatonic University library is one of the few known copies of The Necronomicon – a tome of the unknown – of death, and power. Seekers of arcane knowledge are drawn to it. So it should be no surprise that Estelle Thorpe’s path has led her here.

    While half of the troupe journey to the wilds of Essex, Ms. Thorpe is accompanied by gambler, Kenneth Roger, and good time girl, Cherry Featherbottom, to consult the impossibly rare book. A book which the late Charles Pell, presumed dead peddler of obscurities, had hoped to reference in his nefarious dealings. (more…)

  2. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 2 :: X Marks the Spot

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Estelle Thorpe, a wealthy seeker of occult secrets, has unearthed a mystery and assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-bound compatriots to solve it. The quandary? An auction win of unusual items including an account a of a missing boy in the town of Essex and a map pointing to the woods in the West.

    While Ms. Thorpe follows a lead to Miskatonic University, her assistant Anjana, escorts war-worn mountain man, turned celebrated author, Moses Cubbenfield and self-styled “Hobo King” Oswald Sinclair to the place where X marks the spot. (more…)

  3. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 1 :: The Dark Bidding

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe’s latest auction win is an unusual one to say the least: a collection of sordid sundries that could unlock great secrets… or a Pandora’s Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she’s uncovered, Ms. Thorpe has assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers: Moses; mountain man turned renowned novelist, Cherry; a floozie who’s more than she seems, Oswald; a hobo king, Estelle’s cunning assistant Anjana, and Kenneth; a notorious gambler.

    Will they be able to glean answers from the shadows looming over New England or will they succumb to the maddening call of the Terrible Secret of Lot X?

    Want to learn more about this production and the cast and crew? Be sure to listen to the Series II Behind-the-Scenes Prologue. (more…)

  4. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Series II Behind-the-Scenes Prologue

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. Before you dive into the insanity of improvised audio drama horror, meet the crew and learn a little bit about how the Call of Cthulhu system works.

    Our original season of The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program was meant to be a one-off, but raving lunatics that you are, you were ravenous for more! Join producer and performer, Cap Blackard for a discussion about bringing the show back, Keeper Luke Stram shares how Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition has changed the game and how we play it, and get to know this season’s Investigators: Ghostbusters: Resurrection‘s Josh LaForge and Nerdy Show‘s boR, Nicky Holland, and John Sebastian LaValle.

    Here you’ll find them all so young, naive, and full of weapons-grade jerky. These poor fools have no idea what horrendous, sanity-rending torment they’re about to endure in this all new tale… “The Terrible Secret of Lot X”. (more…)

  5. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 8 :: Behold, The Mother!

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The quest to solve one murder has become much more than our investigators could ever have imagined. In the occultist squalor of the Hetfield estate, Father Grandfather stumbled upon a plot to conjure forth The Mother of Pus – a horrifying being beyond the realm of human comprehension. There, in that rotting house, a demon spawn struck; and was dealt with by the Father’s own brand of fiery justice.

    Baffled by the inexplicable horrors they’ve born witness to, Sam, Hank, Deloras and Cyril return to Arkham tasked with no less than trying to foil the coming end times. (more…)

  6. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 7 :: The Hetfield Horror

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Our investigators stand on the precipice of answers or oblivion in this hellish mystery.

    Having learned of their murdered housemate’s double life, they’ve traveled to her home town: the rural village of Dunwich. The locals have warned that Hillary Hetfield, the mother of the deceased, is crazed – and someone, or something has been roaming the countryside desiccating pets and livestock. The party drives deeper into the rural land toward the Hetfield house; unnerved and ready for trouble. (more…)

  7. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 6 :: The Truth’s Slimy Trail

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The renters at Big Mama’s Boarding House have uncovered a dark secret. The young woman they knew as Hannah Pickering was but a mask worn by her true self: the debased and tormented Miriam Hetfield. Having read Miriam’s haunting diary, Cyril and Deloras, along with the deranged Father Grandfather, return to the boarding house to share their grim discovery with Sam and Hank Jr.

    It’s now daybreak and the morning sun finds them considering the twisted past of their deceased friend, and the answers that may wait for them in her hometown – the backwater village of Dunwich. (more…)

  8. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 5 :: The Sordid Shadow Within

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The deceased typist Hannah Pickering is not what she seems! In her housemates’ investigation of the poor girl’s murder, Cyril and Deloras find themselves in the slums where “Hannah” goes by the name Miriam and has a tawdry reputation. They hope to discover more as they venture up to her attic apartment. Meanwhile, after examining the scene of the crime, Ex-Federal agent Spade is convinced the young woman died from a bear attack – even though experienced tracker Hank Jr. can find no proof of animal or man having caused her untimely demise. The two return to the boarding house, ready to make their next move. (more…)

  9. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 4 :: Hot Leads and Dirty Deeds

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The housemates of Big Mama’s Boarding House have split up in their investigation of their murdered acquaintance, Hannah Pickering. Ex-Federal Agent Spade and Hank Jr. are canvassing the countryside surrounding the murder site: a farm house and putrid public dump. Meanwhile, smooth-talking Cyril and dapper Miss Delaney, head to an address found on a page torn from Hannah’s diary.

    The whereabouts of the crazed bible salesman Father Grandfather are unknown.

    (more…)

  10. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 3 :: Divide and Conquer

    COCFINAL 1400The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham?  And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU! This 8-part miniseries, entitled “The Black Birth”, is wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Following the mysterious murder of Hannah Pickering, her housemates have been conscripted by Arkham Police Detective Hardin to see if they can discover any leads. Ex-Federal Agent Sam Spade heads the novice task force and together they travel to the site of Miss Pickering’s murder – a rural roadside near the city dump, where, not twelve hours prior, the discovery of her desecrated body shook a young police officer to his very core. Meanwhile, the crazed Bible salesman, Father Grandfather, has run off to conduct his own investigation and prove his mad theory… that it was a demon who struck the poor girl down. (more…)

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