Whether it’s death by flowers, by aliens, or by the final stutters of the moribund sun, this issue features the dying days of the Earth in multiple guises. And yet, I am feeling rather upbeat, because this means the release of the first part of the epic Cthulhu Apolcalypse, that The Dying Earth returns and […]
In celebration of the release of The Dead White World, the first three scenarios of Cthulhu Apocalypse, author Graham Walmsley has put together a fantastic competition with the chance to win a numbered list of thirteen works of postapocalyptic fiction. All you have to do is figure out which book relates to which symbol. Subtle […]
‘THROUGH VIOLET CUSPS’ is the home of articles mostly by an ardent Dying Earth fan who wrote (primarily in an amateur capacity) for Pelgrane Press in the middle of the First Aeon. His advancement from the common rabble of roguish dabblers into the ranks of true Magicians means that he can no longer reliably expand […]
The first See Page XX of 2011 is out now. Within, Robin D Law’s explores the non-clue-based advantages of the GUMSHOE system. Following the Trail theme, we have Project Covenant setting from Michael Dauman, Mike Drew’s intriguing Rise and Fall of a Book Collector, and the exceptional Dreamlands setting from Gareth Hanrahan as well as […]
Sample pages from the Occult Guide by Paula Dempsey. This is a companion book to Bookhounds of London, a murder mystery, an essential reference for any 1930s London game and a great read in its own right.
How to run the Scaum Valley Gazetteer as a full-length campaign by Ian Thomson To run this series, you will need: A version of Dying Earth RPG rules The magnificent “Scaum Valley Gazetteer” (SVG) All numbered references next to locations in this document indicate relevant pages from the SVG. Download the 11-page PDF here.
Another missive so soon? Yes. The stately aerial progress of Pelgrane Press is now a purposeful flapping of leather wings, thanks to Beth who has been diligent in her efforts to accelerate production. Already, since September, we have released the Eternal Lies Suite, Graham’s Purist limited editions, The Dance in the Blood, and Not So […]
by Mike Drew Thomas J Wise (1859-1937) This is a look at one of the most important figures in the history of the rare book trade and the book that was published about him in 1934. At that time, he was a titan of the literary world; his word was instantly accepted – on both sides […]
by Robin D. Laws The great thing about designing tabletop roleplaying games is that people steal your ideas. You might think I’m being sarcastic, but no. I mean that as a completely straight-faced statement. In addition to the simple, straightforward goal of bringing fun to the people who play and read it, a secondary objective […]