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February 2024 playtesting

Please email support@pelgranepress.com for instructions on how to take part in this playtest! Title: Cassilda’s Song: This is Normal Now section System: The Yellow King RPG Authors: Robin D. Laws Deadline for return of feedback: Monday, June 3rd, 2024 Number of sessions: 1-2 sessions per each of the four adventures Description: Like the YKRPG itself, Cassilda’s Song consists […]

View From the Pelgrane’s Nest – February 2024

First up, a shout-out to our Network, our estimable Patreon backers! Thanks to Peter, Bryan, Clark, Jim, Emma, Craig, Phil, Michael K, Bryant, P. Troilus, Michael M, ScottKey, Michael B, Andreas, Ranting John, Samwise, Michael H, Andy, Mark R, Daniel F and Jiří K! NEW RELEASE: Suburban Consumption of the Monstrous Now available to buy […]

The Plain People of Gaming: eight questions for adventure design

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these Page XX pieces. In the intervening months, I’ve been working on a whole host of different adventures, ranging from classic Cthulhu mythos to epic fantasy to political drama to different flavours of weirdness. As part of the process of adventure writing, there are ten questions […]

13 Quick Iconic Plots

The first time I played 13th Age, lo these many years ago, Rob used the 13th Age Convention Demo, which shows off the improv-friendly flexibility of the game by letting the players pick One Unique Things and Icon Relationships, and then putting together a quick combat encounter based on those Icons. Here are thirteen really […]

Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Marge the Druid is Feeling Rejected

In the latest episode of their fluffy but crunchy podcast, Ken and Robin talk favorite adventures, fourth dimensional architect Claude Bragdon, dramatic scene structure, and the occult secrets of the pavlova.

Paddling around with temporary pools

Some GUMSHOE scenarios give players the opportunity to pick up small temporary pools. In Trail, for example, reading the collected letters of a crazed physicist might give a 2-point temporary pool that can be spent on Occult, Physics or Astronomy. The players can use these points as they would regular points from their character sheets. […]

The Broken Camera

A Yellow King: Paris scenario hook Laurette Clemson, a wealthy American art patron of the groups’ acquaintance, asks them to meet her at her suite in the Hotel Metropol. They find her pallid, feverish and restive. With trembling hand, she produces a photographic print of a woman with roses in her hair. Laurette engaged a […]

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