In this episode, we discuss the ubiquity of Creepypasta and the easy fodder it makes for horror video games. We discuss games that successfully adapt the material into a new medium, the ones that simply copy ideas, the endless clones of successful games, and what sets them apart. To aid in our exploration of the realm most creepy and most pasta, we bring on the Review Cultist, host of Al Dente Rigamortis, to elaborate on these never-ending internet campfire stories.
HP Lovecraft is undoubtedly a driving force in the ever-changing face of horror in the modern age. While but one of a movement, his works changed the basic inspirations of horror from a universe of divine punishment doled out by monsters to a universe that couldn't be bothered to care if you lived or died. His talk of ancient powerful beings from worlds beyond the stars and the insignificance of mankind were fantastical and horrifying in ways the stories of vengeful monsters couldn't be. In the modern age, Lovecraft's work is still highly influential, but the original stories are a bit lacking in modern sensibilties. We discuss those who took inspiration from Lovecraft and made horror exceptionally weird.
Matt and Ross Payton from Role Playing Public Radio hosted this panel at Gen Con 2016. Travis was supposed to lead this panel, but due to personal issues he was not able to make it to the con.