TMDG3: Death by Bubbles

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 home filled with art and antiquities. Nathaniel enters, and Rufus and Dev arrive as well. Everyone partakes in fancy drinks and conversation, and Nathaniel extends an invitation to dinner and offers a night’s lodging.

Amelia and Tommy accept the dinner invitation and lodging, as does Rufus. Dev and the Captain opt to spend the night on the ship. Rufus takes a bath in an antique clawfoot tub as the session draws to a close.


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. & AzDimension Virtual Technology from their game The Last Dead End available on Steam.