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See Page XX Interview Series, Number 1

Did you know that Pelgrane Press once conducted audio interviews with prominent game designers? Neither did I! The following interview originally appeared in an earlier iteration of See Page XX in April 2008. Luke Crane and Vincent Baker In this first in the podcast series, Luke Crane (Burning Wheel) talks to Vincent Baker (Dogs in […]

Caught on Tape: Recording Tabletop Games

The following article originally appeared in an earlier iteration of See Page XX in April 2008. It discusses several technical details about podcasting, which the reader should bear in mind are now over 12 years old. By Paul MacLean [Editor] Paul, also known as Paul of Cthulhu is the head honcho over at Yog-Sothoth, and […]

RPG Theme Tunes, and the Esoterrorist Theme

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in April 2008.  You can find James’ soundtracks for Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, and Esoterrorists. by James Semple As a composer and roleplayer, I’ve been very interested in using music in my games. At the moment I game once a week […]

See Page XX: Give a Clue – Giving Out Clues in GUMSHOE

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in April 2008.  A column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Give a Clue The heart of the GUMSHOE system is its method of ensuring that players always gather the clues essential to the solution of a mystery and lots of other […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – April 2008

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in April 2008.  News from Pelgrane Press We’ve had a great month, although some shipping issues have reared their ugly heads, mainly with shipments from the US taking their time to reach Europe. We’ve fixed those now. Leonard Balsera’s Profane Miracles, another fastplay […]

Props as GM Tools

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008.  Distractions are Your Friend Using Props and Toys in Your Game by Jamie Maclaren Role-playing is a very specific type of group interaction, but many of its features are not unique. There are many activities that involve sitting, talking, sharing […]

Dr. Lucius Quade’s Super Powers

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008.  Ten years after the Sudden Mutation Event, 1% of the population will possess Class A mutant powers. Dr Lucius Quade of the Quade Institute in Your City will have created his seminal diagram which maps out the connections and defects […]

View from the Pelgrane’s Nest – February 2008

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in February 2008.  News from Pelgrane Press Short and sweet. The blog has more Pelgrane details and a caption competition. This month we’ve released Fields of Silver, Lynne Hardy’s Turjan-level adventure, and Ian Sturrock’s Esoterrorist adventure Albion’s Ransom. Playtesting The Mutant City Blues and Stunning […]

Yuletide Moo-sings from Mystic Moo

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in December 2007.  Paula Dempsey, alias Mystic Moo, predicts your gaming future. (To the tune of Let it Snow) The weather outside is frightful So Buttercup’s made a trifle For Hamish the Hieland Coo Let it Moo! Let it Moo! Let it Moo! […]

Steal My Freedom (Please)

The following article originally appeared on an earlier iteration of See Page XX in October 2007.  Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Started Loving Losing Control by Fred Hicks When I sit down at the table, I’m looking to feel.  I want my character’s triumphs to exhilarate me, and when he makes a bad decision, I […]

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