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Series 1: The Black Birth

  1. 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…)

  2. 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…)

  3. 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…)

  4. 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…)

  5. 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.

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  6. 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…)

  7. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 2 :: A Murder Most Mysterious

    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.

    Previously – The denizens of Big Momma’s boarding house were shaken from their sleep by a shrill scream and ghastly news. A police officer had come calling with questions about their housemate, Hannah Pickering, who had been found dead – the result of a savage attack. But the scream that woke them was that of the kindly Ma, who, while helping the officer, was struck by own tenant: Father Grandfather. The elderly bible salesman was taken into custody for his assault; yet shockingly by all accounts appears to not have been the murderer. Now, as the sun rises over Arkham, light is cast on the sinister leavings of the cruel night. These five unlikely companions find themselves faced with a mystery and a benefactor that can make it worth their while to solve it. (more…)

  8. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 1 :: Terror Comes A-Knocking

    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.

    Meet Sam; a cagey ex-Federal Agent, Deloras; the obsessive book dealer, Hank Jr.; a noble farmboy, Cyril; the smooth-talking jazz man, and Father Grandfather; a mad bible salesman. These five housemates of dubious moral fiber must band together to solve a murder most foul and risk their very sanity as their trail leads them into a realm of nightmares.

    Join cast members from Nerdy Show‘s RPG favorites Dungeons & Doritos (Cap and Ruel), Ghostbusters: Resurrection (Doug), Pokéballs of Steelix (Brandon), and Paranoia XP (Kay) for a fan-requested 1-shot that became so much more. We’ve teamed up with Game Master, Luke Stram, and the composers of Dungeons & Doritos’ score, Ryan and Mike McQuinn, to create a terrifying and hilarious RPG series like no other! (more…)

  9. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Behind-the-Scenes Prologue

    The 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.

    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.

    Join cast members from Nerdy Show‘s RPG favorites Dungeons & Doritos (Cap Blackard and Ruel Knudson), Ghostbusters: Resurrection (Doug Banks), Pokéballs of Steelix (Brandon Gerson), and Paranoia XP (Kailyn Boehm) for a fan-requested 1-shot that became so much more. We’ve teamed up with Game Master, Luke Stram, and the composers of Dungeons & Doritos’ score, Ryan and Mike McQuinn, to create a terrifying and hilarious RPG series like no other! (more…)

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