Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cromtober 2017, Part II: Terrifying Tales by Ambrose Bierce and Laird Barron!



Welcome, Cromrades! Quick, inside! The rising full moon brings with it things no mortal man would wish to meet alone. We'll have to wait here for morning. Until then, how about some stories to pass the time?

The moon shed a ghostly light upon us as we recorded this episode... 


First, we have a terror of a tale by Ambrose Bierce, called "The Damned Thing." An invisible beast roaming the land? Surely you jest...

Ambrose Bierce, by J.H.E. Partington

Second, a yarn recounting a hunting competition, told as only Laird Barron can tell. But the quarry is no mere stag, friends. No, the hunters bite off more than they can chew in pursuing Blackwood's Baby.

Luke's pre-show sketch.
Perhaps some whiskey will calm your nerves as these tales unfold... And perhaps a silent prayer that the sun will rise and cleanse the land of its devils, or at least provide a temporary reprieve...

And if morning never comes? Banish the thought! Focus instead on One Thing.

Jon: Phantom Encounters, a Time Life book. Get information that could save your life! Or your afterlife..?
Josh: Universal Monster movies - Perfect for this time of year!
Luke: Prime Evil, a top notch horror anthology! Read something scary!

Next time... Traversing a Dreamscape, trapped in a Nightmare... What is the scariest dream you ever had? Tell us!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Cromtober 2017, Part I: Howard's Werewolf Stories!!!

Hail there, wayfaring stranger! We travel down this darkened road on this crisp Cromtober evening! For this first horror-filled episode we're discussing a couple interrelated werewolf stories by Robert E. Howard, In the Forest of Villefere and Wolfshead. The art included in this blogpost comes from the contributions of Greg Staples to The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard.
One Things
Jon: Batman Beyond!
Luke: The Horror Hall of Fame!
Josh: Kubo and the Two Strings!
After this stint of horror content we'll begin our journey on the Road to Lankhmar!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Season 5, Episode 16: Sluggers of the Beach (The Final Round)



Welcome sport's fans to the final episode of season five! The road of champions is ending and to send it off, we meet up with Sailor Steve Costigan in "Sluggers of the Beach"! This one has treasure maps, pirates, boxing, and of course the lovable humor of Steve! We also discuss the boxing season as a whole and unveil where we are headed next!



One Things
Jon: Jack Kirby 100 by TwoMorrow's Publishing
Luke: Mr. Robot on USA
Josh: William Gibson's cyberpunk tales

Beginning next month it's the spooktacular tradition you all know and love, CROMTOBER!


After that we begin our journey to the Road to Lankhmar!

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Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: The Hand of John L. Sullivan by Flogging Molly.
All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Season 5, Episode 15: Vikings of the Gloves (Steve's in a Pickle!)



Welcome back, Cromrades! We are closing in on the last of our journeys with Sailor Steve Costigan, at least for a while. But first things first! This week, Costigan sneaks into a "Scandinavians Only" boxing tournament, only to find himself in a "durned if I do, durned if I don't" situation! Will Steve lose the match to save The Sea Girl at the risk of losing his reputation as the fightin'est sailor on the Seven Seas? Or will he will he win, and lose The Sea Girl in so doing? Find out, in "Vikings of the Gloves!"

The cover of Fight Stories, February 1932
 Check out our friend Michael McHenry's project, Gathering Storm Magazine! Short fiction, poetry, and odds and ends to "tickle the mind!" You won't be disappointed!

One Things
Jon: Hunter S. Thompson Hell's Angels book
Luke: The Very Bad Wizards podcast
Josh: Elder Sign the board game. And friendship.

Next Week: We close out the Road of Champions on the coast! It's "Sluggers on the Beach!"

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Rush - In The End. (A song by which to hold your lover.)
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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Cromcast S5E14: The Apparition in the Prize Ring



In today's episode we read the tale "Apparition in the Prize Ring" or "The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux". As boxing story this REH production is in tip top shape, but there are some issues with it that we discuss at length!

One Things
Jon: Dynamite Comics' SHAFT series!
Josh: The oldschool gaming podcast Graveyard Duck!
Luke: Metal band Mountaineer!



Next up: The Vikings of the Gloves, it's Steve Costigan somehow fighting against and for the pride of Scandinavia!

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Jackie Wilson; (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 24: (The Party Enters) the Shrine of Evil Chaos

Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades! Next stop... The END GAME!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)