Tag Archives: KWAS

Hideous Creatures: Hounds of Tindalos

HIDEOUS CREATURES: HOUNDS OF TINDALOS are lean and athirst! Frank Belknap Long’s greatest creations emerge from the angles of time, slavering and frumious. Are they hell-hounds, haunts, or cold equations? Track the Tindlosi spoor through prehistory and posthumanity, from the Wild Hunt to Cerberus and the howl of Garm. These lean, ravening creatures dwell at […]

The Call of Chicago: Framing, Drilling, Carnacking

As I begin planning future Ken Writes About Stuff pieces, a number of solid GUMSHOE campaign frames occur to me. Longer than the frames in the corebooks, but not super complex, such settings make good KWAS PDFs. They might not support a whole book (although then again they might, if sales of the basic PDF […]

GUMSHOE Zoom: Martial Arts

From Muay Thai’s ruthless “eight-point” technique, to swift and deadly Aikido, or plain-old pugilism, GUMSHOE Zoom: Martial Arts features new rules and options for any GUMSHOE setting. This Zoom includes nine styles of martial arts, both armed and unarmed, rules for customization, and The Way Of The GUMSHOE. GUMSHOE Zoom: Martial Arts is intended to model […]

Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 3

Mythos monsters, occult conspiracies, alchemical mysteries and more! KWAS Vol. 3 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 hideous […]

Hideous Creatures: Deep Ones

HIDEOUS CREATURES: DEEP ONES dives deep into the myth of the batrachian denizens of Innsmouth. Are they human hybrids, or alien implants? Telepaths or psychopaths? Mermaids or monstrosities? From the legends of the Japanese kappa to the “kulullu” carved on the walls of Babylon, the spoor of the Deep Ones lingers everywhere. The amphibious humanoid […]

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