Category Archives: See Page XX

See Page XX: Roleplaying as Gestural Narrative

This post originally appeared on DyingEarth.com between 2004 and 2007. A column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Those of us make stuff up for a living face a wide variety of possible ways to make ourselves crazy. One of the fastest and most direct routes to self-induced insanity is to obsess over the ultimate […]

See Page XX: Make It A Gimme

This post originally appeared on DyingEarth.com between 2004 and 2007. A column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws A few columns back, I mentioned the iron rule of theatrical improv: never negate. The idea is this: when you’re working together to create a scene on the fly, you have to accept, and build on, any […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – June 2008

The following article originally appeared in an earlier iteration of See Page XX in June 2008. by Simon Rogers In this issue Robin D Laws discusses the use of genre conceits in Mutant City Blues, we have more music from James Semple, and a second interview by Luke Crane. This issue sees the return of […]

See Page XX: Sting, Sting, Sting – Ending Scenes with Music in GUMSHOE

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008.  Find James Semple’s stings for Trail of Cthulhu here, and you can also find the soundtracks James composed for Trail of Cthulhu and Night’s Black Agents. A column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Sting, Sting, Sting A GUMSHOE issue […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – December 2007

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in December 2007.  News from Pelgrane Press This month we’ve released GUMSHOE Unremitting Horror, Robin’s The Birds webcomic and The Compendium of Universal Knowledge. This is the month that we pre-released a limited edition Trail of Cthulhu and the general release version went […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – June 2006

The following article about the state of the roleplaying industry in the mid-2000s originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in June 2006. Is the RPG Industry Screwed? When you depend on live game designers for sustenance, the health of the ecosystem which allows them to thrive is of paramount importance. Whilst everyone has an opinion on this […]

September playtesting

Please email support@pelgranepress.com for instructions on how to take part in this playtest!       Title: The Paragon Blade System: Fantasy GUMSHOE One-2-One core book Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Deadline: Friday, October 30th 2020 Number of sessions: 1-2 sessions per protagonist character Description: Play a hero in a fantastical land, still scarred by the evil of […]

See Page XX: Mixing and Matching with GUMSHOE

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in October 2007.  A column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Mixing and Matching With GUMSHOE In addition to its primary goal of rethinking the way we run investigative scenarios, GUMSHOE is also an ongoing experiment in rules modularity. Along with whatever […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – October 2007

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in October 2007.  News from Pelgrane Press Since the last missive, we’ve attended GenCon, released three new books and playtested the first pass of Trail of Cthulhu. Three new manuscripts have been laid out and are queued for printing, one awaits layout […]

Mystic Moo’s Convention Guide

The following article originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in August 2007.  Mystic Moo’s Convention Guide By Paula Dempsey, alias Mystic Moo. Editor’s note: The introduction to this column is a little bit British-centric. We have included links for those not familiar with recent bovine news in the UK. I’m afraid I have no better idea than […]

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