Tag Archives: Yellow King RPG

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 […]

Spiders With Human Faces and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Favorite Cocktail

In 1895 Paris, young Erik Satie has already written his most haunting pieces and plays piano for seekers of mystical awareness. The world’s most famous can-can dancer, Louise Weber, has decided to strike out on her own. Painter Odilon Redon paints spiders with weeping human faces—like the one you saw in your studio. Auguste Rodin […]

From the Bubbling Vat of Playtesting a New GUMSHOE Rule Arises

One of the great things about in-house playtesting is that an off-the-cuff improvisation can suddenly prove so apt that it goes immediately into the rules draft. Or rather, the players can suddenly all at once cry, “That’s so cool! You’ve got to make that a rule!” [Cue flashback music as image goes swirly] Why, I […]

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 […]

The Yellow King Roleplaying Game Kickstarter Launches This Wednesday at 8 pm Eastern

The sky has turned white; the stars pulse with inky blackness. This unexpected Carcosan weather pattern has trapped company principals Cat and Simon in the wilds of Ohio. Yet the commands of the pallid mask may not be delayed! The Kickstarter for The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, by Robin D. Laws, launches this Wednesday, June […]

Page XX: When Letting It Go Wrong Is Totally Right

A column on Roleplaying by Robin D. Laws A recent test session of The Yellow King Roleplaying Game (Kickstarting later this year, plug plug) shone a spotlight on a conundrum that can crop up in any GUMSHOE horror game: How much should the GM intervene when the players have fallen all too desperately into a […]

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