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Sep 20, 2021

Topic 1: Optional Uses for Characteristics
  • APP -- Change the base chance of Charm to be Half APP (Current base Charm is 15%)
  • APP -- Grant a Bonus Die on Charm, Fast Talk, and Persuasion rolls if APP is 70+, conversely grant a Penalty Die on Charm, Fast Talk, and Persuasion rolls if APP is 30-
  • APP -- Grant a...


Aug 16, 2021

In this episode, Jon and Seth talk about Milestone Leveling and the benefits of PC Death! 

D&D characters “level up”... traditionally by XP awards, but a new concept known as “Milestone Leveling” allows characters to level up after certain milestone achievements. Can a concept like this be used in CoC? Instead...


Jul 19, 2021

Welcome to the next episode of Modern Mythos. In this episode, we interviewed James Lowder, the Executive Editor at Chaosium. Chaosium recently reanimated their fiction line, and Jim is their Dr. Herbert West! 

Jim is a super interesting guy. He's a TSR alum with a long career in writing and publishing in and around...


Jun 21, 2021

In this episode, Jon and Seth talk about game mechanics from other game systems, and how to adapt them into Call of Cthulhu. And, they provide advice on where game masters and players can divine inspiration for playing Call of Cthulhu in other eras or settings. 

Topic #1

Using game mechanics from other games: 


May 17, 2021

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Modern Mythos, with your hosts, Jon Hook and Seth Skorkowsky. 

In this initial episode, we talk about writing for Chaosium's Miskatonic Repository on DriveThruRPG, as well as writing for Wizards of the Coast's DM's Guild, and Mongoose Games' Traveler's Aid Society.