Category Archives: See Page XX

The 2019 ENnie Awards

The nominations for the 2019 ENnie Awards have been released, and we’re delighted to announce that Pelgrane Press has been nominated in four categories: Best Adventure: The Persephone Extraction, by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Heather Albano, Emma Marlow, Will Plant, and Bill White Best Monster/Adversary: Hideous Creatures: A Bestiary of the Cthulhu Mythos, by Kenneth Hite, Gareth […]

The Book of Sandboxes

Talk is again turning in Pelgrane Towers to my infrequently-written 13th Age campaign, Prophet of the Pyre, and when I’ll actually get around to delivering it. The first third of the campaign is set in a self-contained valley in the mountains, and that concept of the local sandbox can be useful tool for a 13th […]

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 […]

See Page XX: Sketching Our Your Yellow King: Wars Series (Part 2)

A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws This picks up where last month’s column left off, sketching out the second half of a Wars sequence for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game. Espionage Build a change of pace episode by injecting some wartime spycraft into the proceedings. For example: Military intelligence concludes that a mole […]

Ken and Robin’s Axes of RPG Design

On the Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff podcast we recently wrapped our series on the various axes or oppositions that distinguish tabletop RPG designs. For future reference, here’s the list: A game has Elegance if all of its subsystems work in the same way, stemming from a central resolution mechanic, or is Ornamented if […]

Cult of the Terrible Snack

One of the major factions in the Eyes of the Stone Thief campaign is the Cult of the Devourer, a cabal of fanatics, wizards and fanatical wizards (wizardly fanatics) who worship the Living Dungeon as a god of vengeance. As outlined in the campaign (p. 302), the cult was originally founded, many ages ago, by […]

Unseen Icons

My usual advice for handling iconic benefits in 13th Age is to push as much of the work as possible onto the players. The GM has enough to do running the game and playing all the monsters and non-player characters without adding the burden of working a random number of iconic associations into the storyline. […]

View From the Pelgrane’s Nest – July 2021

As a company with tentacles in many countries, we’re taking comfort from the fact that the vaccines are, indeed, finally rolling out around the world. Our USAian Pelgranistas were the first to be vaccinated, followed by our some of our UKians. Us Irish Pelgranes are about to get our second shots, but the new Delta […]

See Page XX: Sketching Our Your Yellow King: Wars Sequence (Part 1)

A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Previously in See Page XX, I laid out a two part sample outline for a Yellow King RPG: Paris series. By popular demand, I’m now going to do the same for the next of the game’s four sequences, The Wars. As before, this is a starter framework […]

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