Under the Library - A Call of Cthulhu Podcast

Under the Library - A Call of Cthulhu Podcast

Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictions) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Pappy (Chris), Jo (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Sister B (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our heads in front of a train because that’s what our character would do, and when we look under the bed even the Keeper may not know what we’ll find. We’re crafting a story, creating flawed characters, suspenseful events, and fulfilling revelations. Call of Cthulhu is a horror TTRPG; characters die horribly graphic deaths. It’s for mature audiences, but played by immature people.

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January 30, 2023 83 min

On this episode of Under the Library:

As we begin Season 4, Sister B heads to the pharmacy to follow up on the tests she ordered a few weeks earlier. Both samples are supposedly contaminated with a strange mold that the lab couldn't identify.

Home with his family, Sam has a disturbingly vivid dream from his time in the army. He relives the death of his friend Ira Newsom in the middle of battle.

Across town, Colette visits with Nor...

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This recap will bring listeners up to date on seasons 1, 2, and 3 of Under the Library.

Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Sister B (Wayne), and B...

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January 30, 2023 3 min

Under the Library, an actual-play Call of Cthulhu podcast, where cosmic horror is steeped in mystery and slathered with self-deprecating humor. Our main storyline, a sandbox created by our Keeper (Michael), is set in (a fictitious) 1942 New Mexico and follows the misadventures of Collette (Emily), Eddy (Scott), Sam (Rick), Sister B (Wayne), and Buddy (Arthur). We focus on narrative, improv, and character building. We may stick our ...

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January 23, 2023 105 min

On this episode of Under the Library:

As Tommy, Amelia, Dev, and Rufus sit down to dinner in the strange mansion, they are served plates of lightly seared tuna. Their hosts, however, are served plates of raw tuna swimming in blood. Although Tommy feels comfortable enough to reveal a taste for raw animal flesh, Rufus feels uncomfortable and flees the dinner. As he leaves, and Dev follows, they are accosted by strange creatures while ...

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January 16, 2023 90 min

On this episode of Under the Library:

The Captain notices a piece of paper floating in the Pimms bottle. It's written in his uncle's handwriting and seems to be a message to Captain Ghettof. 

Back at the mansion, Rufus experiences a disturbing vision during his bath. He then encounters a beautiful yet frightening woman in the hall and passes out. Later, Tommy finds him sleeping soundly, and when Rufus finally wakes he remembe...

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January 9, 2023 85 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Dev, Captain Ghettoff, Ameila, and Tommy stand outside the strange building on the island. The door opens and they're ushered in by a man named Sturgill (who seems to be the butler). Dev returns to shore to meet Rufus who, after awaking alone on the ship, alone, decides to swim to the island.

Sturgil leaves to find his employer, Nathaniel Miller, while the visitors explore the lavish, ornate ...

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January 2, 2023 95 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

We continue our between-seasons adventure in the Bahamas.

The ship reaches Amelia's coordinates and finds, not open sea as expected, but an island that isn't on Dev's maps. Amelia sees a woman in a white dress waving from shore, but when they disembark they see no signs of her. The party splits into pairs to explore the coastline, the Captain with Dev and Amelia with Tommy. (Rufus rem...

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December 26, 2022 80 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Having finished Season 3, this week's session of Under the Library takes us outside of Bloodstone for a short 1970's ocean adventure.

Amelia Palmer, a historian, hires "The Capt'n" to take her to a mysterious set of coordinates east of The Bahamas. The Capt'n and his first mate Dev pilot the ship Horace the Elder. Amelia drags her friend Tommy along to celebrate his 40th b...

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December 19, 2022 92 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Buddy, Eddy, and Sam find a woman in the closet, and when she sees Buddy, she has a strong negative reaction to his Military Police uniform. Eddy calms her and she's finally able to share her name (Colette) and story - they discover she has a very complicated history with the Facility. 

Pappy arrives at the house, but he's leery of "gmen" and opts to hide outside. Later, however, ...

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Sam, Buddy, and Eddy drive to Richard's house to investigate. They find the first floor in disarray and the second floor more tidy, although one closet looks like someone was sleeping there. In Richard's study, Buddy discovers the US Atlas and Richard's notes on the SD page.

At the clinic Dr. Gardener is suspicious of Sister B and Pappy, and she clearly already knows Jo. Eventually th...

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December 5, 2022 86 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Pappy finds Sister B and they return to the ice cream shop. Sister B finds a door within the illusory wall and they enter to find Jo, alone, sitting unnaturally still with one arm on the table encircling Hans' journal. Cold seeps from Jo and except for a slow pulse she seems dead. They bring her to a local clinic to see Dr. Schilton. 

Buddy and Eddy question Sam, focusing on anything he might...

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November 28, 2022 88 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

This week on Under the Library, Pappy leaves Sister B at the pharmacy and heads straight to the ice cream shop. Although he can see Jo and Betty Lou inside, he is inexplicably unable to enter the building. 

Eddy shakes off his vision and brings Buddy out of the collapsed basement. Sam, however, falls deeper into his own vision and is briefly incapacitated. When he comes to, he hears Eddy insultin...

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November 21, 2022 97 min

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In this week's episode, Eddy recruits Sam to help him dig Buddy out from under the garage. All three of them are beset with visions from their pasts. 

Pappy spends some time deciphering the code in the book he found, and realizes Richard wrote it. The book details Richard's research and describes some strange experiments at the government facility.

Sister B discovers Jo is gone and enlists...

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November 14, 2022 97 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Eddy gets a tongue lashing from his superior as Buddy slips off to investigate. He's conscripted by an agent to move tanks out from under the gas station, and as he tries to hide one in a back room, makes an unexpected discovery.

Sam arrives home and is struck by a vision as he tries to remove the deer from his truck. He falls into bed, dirty and bloody, and wakes to his worried and angry wif...

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November 7, 2022 79 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

After Jo took refuge in the basement, Pappy and Sister B are preparing to spend the night at Richard's house. Sam comes inside and questions both of them, eventually bonding with Pappy over shared war stories. Sam leaves, and driving home sees Betty Lou in the road. He doesn't slow, and with a massive thump his truck stops. Discovering that he hit a deer, Sam throws the carcass in the tr...

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October 31, 2022 79 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Stuck in the tunnel, purple mist begins to fill the space around Buddy and Eddy. Inexplicably, Eddy hears the voice of his old partner. Buddy is able to push the door open partially, and shoots out the door. Glass shatters, and a voice cries out in pain. The two push the door fully open and enter the gas station, seeing a blood trail out the front door. 

Moving outside, Buddy fails to hotwire the...

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Sirens are blaring in Los Alamos as a voice announces "the dogs are loose - remain inside." Jo wants to go into Richard's house, and she goes to retrieve a key that Cully used to use, hidden under a stone by the driveway. As she bends down to locate the key, a feminine voice with a southern accent speaks to her, the approaching figure silhouetted in the moonlight. Jo recognizes Betty...

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October 17, 2022 73 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Buddy and Eddy descend beneath the mechanics' bay of the gas station into a cave-like space with wire mesh holding the dirt walls in place. They discover copper tubing running along the ceiling just like what Buddy found under the stage of the theater. At the end of a hallway, the sound of men screaming and Lana crying comes from behind a heavy door, and light emanates from the cracks around...

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October 10, 2022 86 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

Jo and Sam are in Jo's childhood home. As Sam returns from the basement, Jo struggles to find the strength to enter her old room. When she does, she finds a small wooden box under the dresser full of old keepsakes. It had been overlooked when the house was cleaned after the incident.

They prepare to leave the house, but Jo feels drawn to the basement. Although she sees no signs of violence, s...

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October 3, 2022 104 min

On this Episode of Under the Library:

1920's Wyoming, June. We meet John, a petite, thin paleontologist participating in a dig led by Edward Cope, Jr. After unearthing many small bones near the surface, they uncover a hole, 2 feet in circumference, leading down into the earth. 

Struggling with his claustrophobia, John agrees to explore the hole. Harnessed and attached to a long rope, armed only with a light and a pocket watch to ...

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