With Hillfolk in outside playtest and on the brink of a crowdfunding campaign, I’m now in the early stages of The Gaean Reach, Pelgrane’s game of interstellar vengeance, based on the classic cycle of SF novels by Jack Vance. While I originally thought this would be a Skulduggery variant with some GUMSHOE grafted on, it […]
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A Ripped From the History Books scenario premise for Trail of Cthulhu It is 1936. Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace, hailed for his New Deal innovations, is easily the most mystical of cabinet secretary in US history. A self-proclaimed spiritual seeker of Theosophist bent, he openly connects his occult beliefs to his liberal politics. He even […]
Rewatching Zodiac recently, I was struck by the desire to see David Fincher similarly tackle the Mothman incidents of 1966-1967. This is no swipe at Mark Pellington’s The Mothman Prophecies, which I quite like for the way it evokes the enveloping paranoia of paranormal inquiry. It does, however, impose a cinematic structure and sense of […]
I am once again looking to augment the ranks of my Thursday night playtest group—hence this open call for one new recruit. To join the group, you’ll need to be reliably free on Thursday nights and able to get to the Bloor-Bathurst area in downtown Toronto. We meet from 7 pm to 10 pm. You […]
In what might be our first Ashen Stars FAQ, I’ve been asked if Jerome Huguenin’s cool image of a kch-thk warrior means that player characters of his locust-like species get four Shooting attacks per round. As the questioner pointed out, the illo will have his players making an impassioned case for it. The reality is […]
A positive review of Mutant City Blues embedded in a quirky overview of GenCon in the 2gms1mic podcast. Nicky Helmkamp understands the central point of GUMSHOE, and loves the setting. Warning, there is invective, but the enthusiastic kind.
Dead Rock Seven, the first set of adventures for Ashen Stars is available for pre-order; PDF now, print version in August shipping with Ashen Stars. If you are a pre-orderer, you should have received an email for us with an offer, and an update to your existing Ashen Stars order. The Out of Time print […]
There is a review of Rough Magicks on Gaming Brouhaha. Rough Magicks is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in expanding the role of magic plays in their game…I would thoroughly recommend Rough Magicks and look forward to reading more of the recent supplements Pelgrane has released for the game.
Bill White, Big Hoodoo writer has recorded a session he ran at the PAX East game convention. He says: If you’ve read “The Big Hoodoo” and want to run it, but are wondering about all its moving parts, there’s an audio recording of me running the game at PAX East for the nice folks at […]
Dead Rock Seven is a set of adventures for Ashen Stars, outlined by Robin Laws and written by Gareth Hanrahan. It was my intention to give Ashen Stars the best possible start, so I decided to release Dead Rock Seven simultaneously with the core book if possible. We brought Pascal Quidault aboard to do the […]