Category Archives: Yellow King Roleplaying Game

Spiders With Human Faces and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Favorite Cocktail

In 1895 Paris, young Erik Satie has already written his most haunting pieces and plays piano for seekers of mystical awareness. The world’s most famous can-can dancer, Louise Weber, has decided to strike out on her own. Painter Odilon Redon paints spiders with weeping human faces—like the one you saw in your studio. Auguste Rodin […]

From the Bubbling Vat of Playtesting a New GUMSHOE Rule Arises

One of the great things about in-house playtesting is that an off-the-cuff improvisation can suddenly prove so apt that it goes immediately into the rules draft. Or rather, the players can suddenly all at once cry, “That’s so cool! You’ve got to make that a rule!” [Cue flashback music as image goes swirly] Why, I […]

The Yellow King Surpasses £100K and Starts Dropping Some Hints

The second week of The Yellow King Roleplaying Game Kickstarter doesn’t officially begin until 8 pm Eastern tonight. But already you, our beloved, absinthe-sipping backers, have placed us way past our expectations, cracking the £100,000 barrier in the wee small hours of the night. Also past our expectations: the number of stretch goals you’ve left […]

Unearthly Thanks to Our Yellow King RPG Backers

A big Carcosan shout out goes to our backers of the Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game. Their fast and frankly overwhelming support got us over the top in four hours. Now their ravening enthusiasm has led them to crash through what I planned as days worth of stretch goals on an equally surprising […]

The Yellow King Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Launches This Wednesday at 8 pm Eastern

The sky has turned white; the stars pulse with inky blackness. This unexpected Carcosan weather pattern has trapped company principals Cat and Simon in the wilds of Ohio. Yet the commands of the pallid mask may not be delayed! The Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, by Robin D. Laws, launches this Wednesday, June […]

Yellow King Preview: The Insurgency Ability

In The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, Kickstarting soon at a Kickstarter near you, players portray characters linked across various eras and timelines corrupted by alien supernatural influence. In the third of these linked settings, Aftermath, the investigators are all ex-partisans who fought in a successful rebellion against a tyrannical regime backed by Carcosa. Now they […]

The Yellow King RPG

The book has been written. The book has been read. Now it rewrites you. Across time it spreads, creating dread new realities. And you’re in all of them. Written and designed by GUMSHOE master Robin D. Laws, YKRPG takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines. Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ influential […]

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