Author Archives: Becky Smith

The Yellow King RPG FAQ

If you have a question regarding The Yellow King RPG please contact support@pelgranepress.com. Q: Why is it harder to do an (other) challenge against a tough opponent than a weak opponent? A: The difficulties highlighted follow narrative conventions by rewarding players for dealing head-on with weaker opponents and finding unconventional ways to overcome stronger ones. […]

2020 holiday office closures and shipping dates

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we’re looking forward to spending quality time with family and friends. The Pelgrane office will be closed from December 23rd through January 4th. Holiday Shipping Dates for the US and Canada Orders placed by December 3rd should be received by December 24th, but this cannot be guaranteed. Because […]

Yellow King RPG Shock & Injury decks

Basic Shock Deck Apprehension, panic, terror, and collapsing causation! This optional accessory helps The Yellow King Roleplaying Game GMs select and hand out Shocks during in-person play. Its card selection focuses on the varieties of fear and emotional disequilibrium most likely to afflict investigators into any reality-altering Carcosan mystery. Perfect for on-the-fly scenarios or abrupt […]

Letters to Lovecraft

EIGHTEEN WHISPERS TO THE DARKNESS ‘The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.’ So begins H. P. Lovecraft’s essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature,” arguably the most important analysis of horror ever written. Yet while hordes of writers have created works based […]

Schemers

A cruel lover who refashions her prey. A bioengineered warrior on the run. An internet mapping service with a stalker’s eye. A carjacker with a conscience. A Victorian thespian turned super-criminal. A murderer of video game characters. All these and more meet in the poison-soaked pages of Schemers, a genre-spanning short fiction exploration of grand […]

Shotguns v. Cthulhu

Pulse-pounding action meets cosmic horror in this exciting collection from the rising stars of the New Cthulhuiana. Steel your nerves, reach into your weapons locker, and tie tight your running shoes as humanity takes up arms against the monsters and gods of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Grab your pistols, your knives, your gearpunk grenades. […]

Gods, Memes and Monsters

A 21st Century Bestiary The magic of bestiaries, or dictionaries of mythological creatures, has been captivating the human imagination since ancient times. Now, Stone Skin Press brings a fresh take on these compendiums of the fantastic with its latest anthology—Gods, Memes and Monsters. Featuring over sixty authors, this stunning international volume offers entries and short […]

The Lion and the Aardvark

These confusing times of Internet trolls, one-percenters, toxic fame, and impending singularity cry out for clarity—the clarity found in Aesop’s 2,500 year old fables. 70 writers from across the creative spectrum bring their modern sensibilities to this classic format. Zombies, dog-men and robot wasps mingle with cats, coyotes and cockroaches. Parables ranging from the punchy […]

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