S3E13: A Mouthful of Circus Peanuts

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 insulting him. Sam punches Eddy, starting an altercation that ends with Sam in custody and given into Eddy’s care.

In the ice cream shop with Betty Lou, Jo demands the truth about her past. Betty Lou touches her arm, initiating a vision of the night Jo stole the book from Hans. The events Jo sees don’t match her memories of the event, and seeing herself at fault for the tragedy sends Jo spiraling into madness.


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.

Background art on YouTube courtesy of the brilliant artist Andrii Shafetov.

https://www.artstation.com/andriishafetov & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.