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How The Yellow King Roleplaying Game Handles Gradual Recovery

In a previous post I laid out the basics of Shock and Injury cards in The Yellow King Roleplaying Game (now on Kickstarter.) Let’s now dive in a bit more detail into the way certain of the cards evoke the sense of a multi-step recovery. Like anything in GUMSHOE, they emulate the way things work […]

The Basics of Shock and Injury Cards in The Yellow King RPG

As those who’ve read the preview draft of the Yellow King Roleplaying Game (available to all backers of its Kickstarter) already know, its iteration of GUMSHOE takes a new approach to the emotional and physical wounds horror characters suffer in the course of their exploits. When something debilitating happens to your character you receive Shock […]

How Connections Between Yellow King Realities Emerge In Play

The elements of The Yellow King Roleplaying Game Game currently exciting folks who’ve read the preview version are its new, quick, player-facing combat system and the alluring status effects of its Shock and Injury cards. What players who take part in your campaign will most remember about are the interconnections their different characters experience between the […]

When You Need to Draw an Ornithopter, You Need to Build an Ornithopter

…or so concluded Melissa Gay, artist for The Wars, one of the four books conjuring the interwoven, skewed realities of The Yellow King Roleplaying Game (now on Kickstarter.) Technically I asked Melissa to draw not an ornithopter but an odanathopter, as this aircraft from the weird battle zones of Europe’s 1947 Continental War is called […]

You Toppled the Castaignes; Now it’s the 4th of July

A scenario seed for The King in Yellow Roleplaying Game As heroes of the revolution that deposed the Castaigne regime you’ve been invited to take center stage at the first 4th of July celebration in 97 years. In 1920, backed by the King in Yellow, the Imperial Castaigne dynasty took over the US. Six months […]

Master List of Funded Yellow King Stretch Goals

Time for a shout-out of royal Carcosan gratitude to the backers of The King in Yellow Roleplaying Game Kickstarter. Their support has unlocked fifteen stretch goals, and now they’re bearing down on the sixteenth. To keep the main Kickstarter page readable we’ve been noting achieved goals with a graphic that looks like this: (Pay no […]

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 […]

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