"The Brotherhood calls forth their gods and they answer. Mankind is
given the choice to join them, or perish."
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic tale of globe-trotting adventure inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, presented as a 1930s-style radio drama. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre presents the tale with our largest cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies. Click for more information about our other Lovecraft stories in the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series. They're like movies you can enjoy with your eyes closed.
Like many Lovecraft fans, we played Chaosium's celebrated role playing game Call of Cthulhu®. Now, with the permission of Chaosium, we've adapted one of their most thrilling game supplements — Keith Herber's The Fungi From Yuggoth — into a fully dramatized 3 disc super episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.
A consultation in a Boston child-murder case leads Professor Nathaniel Ward and his adventurous colleague Charlie Tower into an investigation of a group called The Brotherhood of the Beast. They follow a trail which takes them across the world as they struggle valiantly to thwart the plans of a doomsday cult insidiously plotting the demise of mankind. Can the Brotherhood be stopped, or has an ancient prophecy accurately foretold the end of days?
The Brotherhood of the Beast is an epic adventure, filling three CDs. Inspired by the game upon which it is based, this episode features four different endings! Follow the plan of your favorite character first, and then see how the others work out. All endings are included with all versions of the show. Like all Dark Adventure episodes, the CD version includes collection of props to enhance your listening experience. They include:
- an article from the Boston Globe about the child murders
- a very strange horoscope
- an urgent telegram from Budapest
- a brochure for a factory tour of a very strange facility
All of these great extras are complemented by the fantastic artwork of illustrator Darrell Tutchton in the style you've come to know and love from other episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.
Deluxe Edition - The Brotherhood of the Beast was written with prop aficionados and gamers in mind. The story feels like a Call of Cthulhu® game unfolding as you listen, and to add to the fun, our Deluxe Edition features the show plus 54 props from the story for you to pore over as the adventure unfolds. As characters in the show find clues, you'll find them too. Full eight-column newspaper pages, large-format maps, letters, pages from unspeakable tomes and much more: you'll be immersed in the action with the kind of crazed verisimilitude only the HPLHS can offer. All the props come bundled in Nate Ward's vintage Miskatonic University shoulder bag* with an internal accordion file to keep them all straight. An included Listener Guide lets you know when to pause the audio, protects you from spoilers, and dishes up a role-playing audio adventure you'll never forget. The Deluxe Edition contains the full 3 CD version of the show, plus more than six pounds of props. Please note, we now offer the Deluxe Editions with your choice of bag:
- Vintage Bag - this is a real military surplus vintage bag to hold all the props. Because the bag is actually vintage, we can only import them a few at a time. This can sometimes mean you have to wait to get one. Each one of these is unique and varies slightly in color and wear. The Vintage Bag is shown in our photo with cloth straps on the front.
- Retro Bag - we found a great modern bag with a retro look which is more readily available than our Vintage Bags. If you want to order a Deluxe Edition and get it more quickly, this is the one for you. It's also an excellent laptop computer case. The Retro Bag is shown in our photo with the leather straps on the front.
Digital Downloads - don't need a CD and all the cool props? Select a digital download and you'll get nearly three hours audio delivered immediately in digital format**. No shipping, no import duties, just great Lovecraftian audio fun! We offer it in 2 versions: our Chapters version breaks the show into the same MP3 chapters used on the CD. Our Fewer Chapters version breaks the show into one long chapter followed by a chapter for each of the possible endings and the conclusion.
The CD edition and Deluxe Edition are now shipping, and the download version is available.
Everything else you ever wanted to know about Dark Adventure Radio Theatre is right here.
* Please note, we don't recommend ordering our audio products from a phone or tablet. Rather, we suggest you do it from a computer. You'll be downloading a .zip file which not all phones and tablets can deal with, but pretty much all computers can. Once you've downloaded and unzipped that file, you can sync our shows onto your phone or tablet for mobile listening.