Tag Archives: Cthulhu Confidential

See Page XX: Tone Maintenance and One-2-One

See Page XX a column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws In his influential book on the films of Howard Hawks, the late film critic Robin Wood identified one of the director’s key themes as “the Lure of Irresponsibility.” This phrase has stuck in my head over the years, connecting itself to a subject far […]

The Confidential Armitage Files

The Armitage Files is Robin D Laws’ groundbreaking adventure of improvised Mythos investigation. Cthulhu Confidential is Robin D Laws’ groundbreaking game of solo Mythos investigation. Putting two groundbreaking products together is hazardous for Gamemasters. You run the risk of collapsing the ground beneath you. However, the risk can be worth it: improvised play supports the […]

Queen Bess

Ripped from the history books, here’s a great choice the next time you’re asked to create a Trail of Cthulhu player character: Bessie Coleman, aka Queen Bess, pioneering African American aviator. An active protagonist if ever there was one, she taught herself to fly when neither women nor black people were supposed to do so. […]

See Page XX: Our Mythos Creature Problems Continue

See Page XX a column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Carrying on from last month, here are some more Problem cards to use with GUMSHOE One-2-One mythos creature encounters. For context, see the previous installment. You can download the laid out Problem Cards here. Great Race of Yith Problem from Fighting Challenge: Lightning Gun […]

Mo Mythos Creatures. Mo Mythos Problems

See Page XX a column on roleplaying by Robin D. Laws Adversaries in GUMSHOE One-2-One don’t have game statistics per se. This applies to mundane foes and Mythos creatures alike. Instead, when your investigator encounters something nasty that might want to do her harm, a Challenge block describes all the dangers and difficulties of dealing […]

See P. XX: What’s Changed In GUMSHOE One-2-One

a column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws The release date for Cthulhu Confidential, flagship product of the GUMSHOE One-2-One game, creeps up on us daily. For International Pelgrane Day, I ran its intro scenario for gamer and science TV presenter Marty Jopson, which you can check out here. This mystery features one of our […]

Happy International Pelgrane Day!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of GUMSHOE we invited fans and Pelgrane pros all over the world to play their favorite Pelgrane Press games today! Here’s a sampling of the day’s goings-on and shenanigans thus far. Games were streamed: Upcoming books were playtested: Designers shared their work: Monstrous Dramaturgy: Kostroma Adventures were had: Campaigns launched: Heroes made (and their […]

GUMSHOE One-2-One, Playtest Feedback, and Acceptable Enjoyment Parameters

I’m currently incorporating playtest feedback from GUMSHOE One-2-One into the final manuscript. We’ve never had more respondents take part in a test for any GUMSHOE project, so having this much material to work with represents a huge luxury. The higher the number of reports, the easier it becomes to identify and address the most common […]

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