Tag Archives: KWAS

Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol 2

Mythos creatures, occult conspiracies, xeno-archaeology and more! KWAS Vol. 2 collects 13 supplements by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable writing talents and encyclopedic knowledge of game design, history, the occult and all things Mythos to bear on new topics. From […]

GUMSHOE Zoom: Goëtia

GUMSHOE Zoom: Goëtia Bifrons. Glasya-Labolas. Marchosias. Names to conjure with – literally! This GUMSHOE Zoom takes you inside the pentacle and introduces you to the hierarchy of Hell. Historical European demon-summoning magic  just got easier and more realistic. Um … yay? From the mid-13th century to the early 20th century, Western European magicians summoned, bound, […]

Call of Chicago: Three Demons But Not The Demons Three

The blurb for Goëtia, or, the Summoning of Demons, which is the upcoming issue of Ken Writes About Stuff, mentions three demons: Bifrons, Glasya-Labolas, and Marchosias. Not these guys. Three other guys. Unfortunately, as we (or rather, as Simon, and you, and Cat, and everyone but me) learned with the Voodoo kerfuffle, writing up a […]

Hideous Creatures: Rat-Things

Hideous Creatures: Rat-Things “Witnesses said it had long hair and the shape of a rat, but that its sharp-toothed, bearded face was evilly human while its paws were like tiny human hands.” Witch become rat, or thing become hyper-physicist? Familiar-ize yourself with Lovecraft’s creepiest creation. Rat-things resemble ordinary rats, and are easily mistaken for them […]

Hideous Creatures: Byakhee

Hideous Creatures: Byakhee “Apart from the curiously repellent feeling of human flesh under my hands, and furred wings, I was not able to ascertain what these creatures were like.” Servants of Hastur or misperceived shantaks? Astral psychopomps or sidereal scavengers? Climb aboard the byakhee and find out! Byakhee are interstellar hunters, flying between the stars […]

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