Jan 3, 2021


This week I read:

Bringing my 2020 total to 99 books.


We began the Australia chapter of Masks of Nyarlathotep in my Call of Cthulhu campaign. I had planned to have a climactic ending to the New York chapter of the story, with a kidnapping and a daring rescue, but decided that it had been a little time since the previous session, so it was probably better to move onto the next chapter instead.

I think that was a good decision, the players are having a good time so far, and are looking forward to reaching the ancient city in the desert next session. I’m also quite looking forward to it, because I’ve not run this MoN chapter before—my previous group never made it to Australia—so it’s all new to me as well.

I think after months of playing it now, I can definitely say I prefer Pulp Cthulhu to regular Call of Cthulhu, at least for campaign-style play. Player characters are much tougher, and giving them wacky abilities (one of them had a new skill “Knowledge of the Future of the Universe” implanted into their brain by an alien) and gadgets is entirely in-keeping with the tone.


Back to work next week. This time off has been good, but all good things must come to an end. Though I’ve still got a few days to use up before April, so I’ll be having another little break soon.

I’ve spent the last couple of days watching a lot of anime, finishing off things from last season or even earlier, in preparation for the upcoming season. There’s a lot of good stuff I’m going to check out:

There’s an unusually good lineup this season, normally there’s only one or two (or no) shows I end up watching.