Syrinscape, the Australian company specializing in music and effects tracks to enhance your tabletop games, released the Shoggoth Soundset earlier this month. The Shoggoth Soundset is a new array of sounds met to emulate the Lovecraftian beast (or any similar beast) in any game where it might appear.
Now Syrinscape is taking its monster sounds (and others) to the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. Benjamin Loomes will serve as the grand master of an all-star Call of Cthulhu game session featuring Munchkin and Dork Tower artist John Kovalic, Pathfinder’s Jason Bulmahn and Amanda Kunz, Call of Cthulhu’s Mike Mason and host of Knightmare Live Paul Flannery. Naturally, the game will be enhanced by Syrinscape’s signature product.
“As the room is transformed, the players will clutch desperately to their sanity in an immersive game of psychic horror and Cthulhu mythos,” Syrinscape says. “Audience members are invited to not only watch the show, but to participate by offering up party twists to frustrate the players and playing flash-mob-style sound cues.”
The Shoggoth Soundset has an interesting story behind its creation….Throughout 2017, a team representing Syrinscape traveled all over the world, through the US, the UK and the rest of Europe. On every stop, they’d ask people to groan, roar or emit whatever beastly sound they could come up with. The end result is truly one of a kind….a multi-lingual horrific mono-voice merged from thousands. Syrinscape’s take on what the Shoggoth sounds like is certainly the most creative (and elaborate).
The UK Games Expo losts from June 1st through the 3rd in Birmingham, UK. Syrinscape’s special presentation will take place Saturday, June 2 at 1:15pm in the Hilton’s Pavilion Room. Tickers are available now from UKGE.
Here are some highlights from last year’s event: