Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Podcast

Shadow Over California

Gravestone Productions’ first foray into the world of podcasting, The Shadow Over California (the SOCpod) presents a thrilling story of action, adventure, mystery, and a little comedy set against the backdrop of Arkham California, 1925. To make it more interactive, five college friends (F. Scott Graves, Nick Meyer, Jason Baldwin, Doug McAvoy, and Jenae Schneider) tell this story around a table together using Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition rules with the Pulp Cthulhu supplement.

Where’s the best place to start? 

This is a complicated question, though you would think it wouldn’t be. There are two ways to optimally start the podcast. If you want the full story from start to finish and are okay with lower quality audio, start listening with Season 3’s “Prologue 1: The Beginning of the Beginning and the Medical Doctor.” That will get you the full story of Jonah and Claudia’s adventure. However, if you are not a fan of poorer audio quality, start listening with Season 1’s “Prologue: An Introduction to the Story”. That will catch you up on everything covered in the content released in Season 3, and you can jump into our professional level audio quality content.