Author Archives: Cat Tobin

GMs needed for online AND in-person Gen Con!

We’re looking for GMs to run our games at Gen Con Online, and also at the in-person event in Indianapolis! If you’re interested in joining the GM crew at Gen Con, please email (click here to open with your email client) with the following info: Your name Your Gen Con registered email address Your t-shirt […]

See Page XX – February 2022

New Releases Drakkenhall: City of Monsters pre-order – A 13th Age choose-your-own-elements city sourcebook for GMs running adventurer and champion-tier campaigns. Fearful Symmetries pre-order – A William Blake-inspired magical 1930s England sandbox campaign setting for Trail of Cthulhu The Book of the New Jerusalem pre-order – Read it alone as an entertaining resource on English folklore, […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – February 2022

I hope you’ve all had a lovely holiday season, and wishing all of you – and all of us, and everyone else – a vastly improved New Year in 2022. NEW RELEASE: Drakkenhall: City of Monsters pre-order Text technical team DeFoggi, DeFoggi & Heinsoo have finished the final text of this city setting for 13th […]

February playtesting

Please email for instructions on how to take part in this playtest! Title: A Poison Tree System: Trail of Cthulhu generational campaign setting Author: Scott Dorward, Paul Fricker, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan and Matthew Sanderson. Deadline for return of feedback: Monday, 15th August 2022 Number of sessions: 1-2 sessions per each of the eight adventures Description: The […]

Words of the Serpentine: Finishing the Book

By Kevin Kulp My dining room table is covered by the Swords of the Serpentine printer’s proof, finished. Well, almost finished: we’re flagging a cropping issue on the non-color proof, there’s a handful of “we’re worried the ink won’t dry!” image saturation issues that inimitable publisher Cat Tobin will hammer out with the printer’s customer […]

See Page XX – December 2021

New website, who dis? We’re back in time for the holidays, with a new website and some cracking new products! On pre-order this month are the long-awaited Trail of Cthulhu setting Fearful Symmetries, and its companion volume The Book of the New Jerusalem. New Releases Fearful Symmetries pre-order – A William Blake-inspired magical 1930s England sandbox […]

How to Read the Rules: a quick-start guide for Swords of the Serpentine

By Kevin Kulp Swords of the Serpentine (abbreviated SotS, or #SerpentineRPG) is Pelgrane Press’s new GUMSHOE sword & sorcery game by Emily Dresner and Kevin Kulp. It features morale-based social combat, a freeform sorcery system, cinematic combat, a canal-strewn setting that echoes classic fantasy cities like Lankhmar and Ankh-Morpork, and an Allegiance system that let […]

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