In the latest episode of their furtive, pheasant-eating podcast, Ken and Robin talk compensating for GM skill when playtesting, Hassan-i Sabbah, Mutant City Yellow King, and alien big cats.
Within the creaking bones of this old home, you sit in awkward silence with faces you’d rather not speak at around a lavish table. You puppeteer your words and motions with cautious care, ensuring you don’t step out of line or startle any of the other guests. You play along until the bell rings. Dinner […]
In the latest episode of their lantern-equipped podcast, Ken and Robin wrap up the axes of RPG design series and talk about the wire game, Peruvian mine goblins, and the Georgia Guidestones.
In the latest episode of their 12-sided podcast, Ken and Robin talk randomness vs choice in RPG design, the Chicago Film Festival, Tristan Zimmerman’s Shanty Hunters, and saving Franz Ferdinand.
One of the major factions in the Eyes of the Stone Thief campaign is the Cult of the Devourer, a cabal of fanatics, wizards and fanatical wizards (wizardly fanatics) who worship the Living Dungeon as a god of vengeance. As outlined in the campaign (p. 302), the cult was originally founded, many ages ago, by […]
There are places where the Membrane between our reality and the Outer Dark frays, where things slip between worlds too easily. Some call these liminal spaces the Outskirts; the Ordo Veritatis, in its clinical way, refers to them as LMSLs (Low Membrane Strength Locations). Such places are often found on the edge of towns, in […]
In the latest episode of their lemon-squeezy podcast, Ken and Robin talk Ease vs Mastery in rpg design, TE Lawrence & Robert Graves, streams of SF illustration, and a Theosophist retirement community.
(Esteemed KARTAS patreon-backer Loius Sylvester asked some questions about The Dracula Dossier, and they were marginally more my wheelhouse than Ken’s, so…) I have been reading Dracula Unredacted alongside Klinger’s New Annotated Dracula and I am about halfway through both books. I have a few questions. 1) The dates in Unredacted do not match the Annotated. In […]
In the latest episode of their spritely podcast, Ken and Robin talk handling cost in rpg design, Chicago’s Midway Gardens, the changing face of festival circuit cinema, and time machining Japan’s WWII A-bomb.