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What Kind of Hero Are You?

by Kevin Kulp Pelgrane Press’s upcoming fantasy GUMSHOE game, Swords of the Serpentine, has any number of ways to be a hero. Investigative abilities define the knowledge and abilities you use to gather leads and clues while adventuring. Swords of the Serpentine has shared General and Investigative abilities that are available to any Hero, but […]

Swords of the Serpentine: What’s In That Playtest?

The Swords of the Serpentine playtest is now live! SotS is the upcoming fantasy GUMSHOE game from Kevin Kulp (TimeWatch) and Emily Dresner (the Dungeonomics column at www.critical-hits.com). The full game will be available in 2019, traditionally published by Pelgrane Press with advance pre-orders, and we’ll open up those pre-orders in the months before publication. […]

13th Age Playtest: A Letter from Rob Heinsoo

Dear 13th Age playtesters, For those of you who didn’t see the first playtest draft, welcome aboard for Round Two. And a big thank you to returning playtesters who sent feedback already. I’m happy with many elements of the current draft. It’s not done, but the pieces that aren’t in the official manuscript yet are […]

Playtest Hillfolk With Me On Google Hangout

Do you have a webcam, a free evening this Thursday, and a hankering to try out Hillfolk, my upcoming game using the new DramaSystem rules set? The playtest will take place on Google Hangout from 7-10 PM Eastern this Thursday, May 3rd. To indicate your interest in taking part, leave me (Robin Laws) a private […]

DramaSystem/Hillfolk Playtest Part 4

<< Go to part 3 15 [Weise Schildkröte] Dramatic Driven by his promise to Zornige Löwin, Weise Schildkröte tries to reconcile Silberblick and Falkenauge, but the scout still insists that Silberblick’s leadership is weak and indecisive, resisting the priest’s petition (and giving him a drama token). 16 [GM] Dramatic Now armed with two Drama tokens, […]

DramaSystem/Hillfolk Playtest Part 3

<< Go to part 2 8 [Weise Schildkröte] Dramatic Weise Schildkröte calls his son into the priest’s cave (by now an often used location) warning him of Falkenauge’s ambitions and urging him to move pro-actively against his rival – though he remains ambiguous and unclear of what Silberblick should do exactly. He can’t really convince […]

DramaSystem/Hillfolk Playtest Part 2

by Ralf Schemmann Situation: The Grasseater tribe has been subjugated by the Rock-Mighty (the player’s tribe) and been forcefully integrated. In exchange for food (they were facing a famine), the Grasseaters had to collect iron ore for the Rock-Mighty from a canyon in the hills. A year has passed. For a map of the setting […]

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