Category Archives: See Page XX

View From the Pelgrane’s Nest – August 2020

Current News: The Dying Earth RPG in the Bundle of Holding I sometimes joke that it should be actually be called The Un-Dying Earth RPG, because it’s still going strong since it became the game that spawned not just our company, but also, our company name. The celebrated fantasy novels by Jack Vance on which […]

See Page XX: Pardon Me, I Must Be Going

This post originally appeared on DyingEarth.com between 2004 and 2007, but could prove useful for the many subsequent GUMSHOE systems. A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws On a fundamental structural level, RPG sessions are their own beast, and are unlike movies, TV, and books. However, these related storytelling forms are always worth looking […]

See Page XX: Pitches and Misses

This post originally appeared on DyingEarth.com between 2004 and 2007.  A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Last summer’s Origins convention in Columbus, Ohio gave me a platform for an eye-opening experience, and not an especially pleasant one, at that. It made me want to sharpen my own game as a designer and self-promoter, […]

See Page XX: Tear Up Your Character Sheet, You’ve Been Voted Off the Island

This post originally appeared on DyingEarth.com between 2004 and 2007.  A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws I always thought that the great breakthrough of the roleplaying hobby into the pop culture mainstream would occur at a remove. As Hollywood’s obsession with brightly-colored genre properties ready for their CGI close-ups accelerates, I always figured […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest: Game Designers’ Favorite Games – May 2006

The following article originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in May 2006. Game Designers’ Favorite Games Every games designer has an inner games geek (sometimes not so inner) who spent hours playing the RPGs you know and love. We’ve all played D&D, GURPs and other big names, but what about the slightly obscure? Perhaps they are games […]

See Page XX: Table Sense

A column about Roleplaying by Robin D. Laws I did it again. As heard in a recent episode of Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff, I made up a new term. Since it is easier to cite articles than podcast episodes, and because new terms want to be propagated, I’ll revisit it here. The term: […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – December 2005

The following article for the Dying Earth RPG originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in December 2005. At last – a new Dying Earth release – All’s Fair in Azenomei! It’s available as a downloadable PDF exclusively from Pelgrane. This professionally produced scenario gives your PCs the chance to explore Azenomei in depth, enjoy all the fun of the […]

Call of Chicago: Runing Down a Dream

“Professor Webb had been engaged, forty-eight years before, in a tour of Greenland and Iceland in search of some Runic inscriptions which he failed to unearth …” — H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call of Cthulhu” Instead of “Runic inscriptions,” in 1860 Professor Webb finds Cthulhu in West Greenland, on a rocky ledge in the cold. But […]

Unique & Monstrous Curses

by Julian Kay illustration by Dagmara Matuszak We focused on demons in the first curse article—cursed and accursed demons. Here, we cover the many other 13th Age and F20 monsters that originated as curses or get much of their oomph delivering curses. Deathly (Well, Undeathly) Curses After the Diabolist, the Lich King is the icon […]

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