In the latest episode of their reliable, well-secured podcast, Ken and Robin talk running for loose cannon characters, Bush Wars in Fall of DELTA GREEN, the Belle Époque Paris morgue, and Chicago’s floating clamshell baby.
If you have a question regarding The Yellow King RPG please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Q: Why is it harder to do an (other) challenge against a tough opponent than a weak opponent? A: The difficulties highlighted follow narrative conventions by rewarding players for dealing head-on with weaker opponents and finding unconventional ways to overcome stronger ones. […]
Virtually every group of player characters in The Wars possesses a boîtenoire, a wireless teletype machine that enables swift communication between the unit and headquarters – and, perhaps, other channels. Even setting aside any supernatural elements, military communications are a rich source of horror. When encountering someone face-to-face – say, a commanding officer ordering you […]
In the latest episode of their hellhound-haunted podcast, Ken and Robin talk PC endgames, folk horror 101, Symbolist painter Odilon Redon (as seen in The Yellow King Roleplaying Game), and saving Robert Johnson.
A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws As more Yellow King Roleplaying Game scenarios appear, you’ll see single-use Injury and Shock cards keyed to their specific details. These might refer to the entities that out the cards. Or they could require characters to interact with the particulars of the mystery in order to discard […]
A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws While developing collaborators’ scenarios for Black Star Magic, I found myself puzzling out a design style question arising from a particular feature of QuickShock. In previous iterations of GUMSHOE, and most other games with hit points or a hit point-like function, characters can theoretically leave play at […]
As addressed in an earlier piece, you may want to deploy a nastier set of Shock and Injury cards when playing The Yellow King Roleplaying Game in one-shot format. The cards mentioned there give you a steeper doom spiral. But some con games may tick along safely until the very last moment, where dramatic necessity […]
For an indefinite but limited time only, send a pic of yourself holding The Yellow King Roleplaying Game to Robin on Twitter (@RobinDLaws) and he’ll put it through this lovely and not at all harmful Carcosan filter for you. The Yellow King Roleplaying Game takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines, […]
The Yellow Sign featured heavily in The Yellow King Roleplaying Game and its associated banners and art radiates an alien clarity. As created by graphic designer extraordinaire Christian Knutsson, its imperfections exist within the calm and implacable surety of the Pallid Mask. Yet not everyone in the clashing realities of the game pulls the same […]
In a very special episode dedicated to The Yellow King Roleplaying Game, Ken and Robin talk time as a game mechanic, the Skin Affair, strange machinery in the Belle Epoque, and the Martinist magician Papus.