Subversion Through Inversion
Lavishness is often the way, as exhibited by The Great Gatsby both in film and in Fitzgerald’s words from so long (and not very long, after all) ago. There is something to be said for sublimity. For letting a thing just be, in its space. There’s a bravery found in its nakedness, for just letting a thing be what it is without any garnish or garishness or distractions. Form following function in the proper order of things. While this can serve one well in game design, it also follows that extrapolating it outward enables one to create a resonance in [...]
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If you don’t have Realms of Cthulhu yet (and why don’t you), let’s correct that behavior. Go ahead and jump over to our friend Tracy’s slice of the internet at Sand & Steam and check out the great deal we have going on. You buy some cool dice and get a discount on a book you need for your collection anyway. You need dice, so why not get some of these while the getting’s good? And, guess what, this will entitle you to a super deal on Realms of Cthulhu to boot (did we say that already? Yeah. So what. [...]
Matt Forbeck is a friend and one cool cat. He’s humble, gracious, and an all around great guy. That he’s talented is icing on the cake. I’ve dug his earlier works, such as Carpathia and Amortals, yet I’m particularly intrigued by his latest Kickstarter project, Monster Academy, so wanted to give it a special shout out. You see, he’s slanting his latest trilogy towards the YA audience, but not just the YA audience. Savvy? I recall one or two authors who’ve managed some success with this in the past. Let’s see what Matt has to say about this: Monster Academy is [...]My Tremulus Experience
I was honored to get to play Tremulus with Sean the other day. I had read some of the rules, but that was about as much as I knew about the game. Not only that, but I was playing solo and was wondering how this game would play out. I was wonderfully surprised with the ease of character creation, game play, and the pure creativity the game inspires. I created a criminal character and decided I would play him like the 1980s character Ray Luca from one of my all time favorite shows, Crime Story. The story was set in [...]Missive #34: Ennie Nomination Baby! Check out our Reviews
Howdy. As you might imagine, I’m thrilled at our Ennie Nomination for Agents of Oblivion. Such accolades have been a long time in coming, and it’s very nice to know that others recognize and appreciate our work. Now if you have been wondering about Agents, but just haven’t been convinced to pull the trigger, I wanted to take this missive to share the reviews with you. http://roleplayerschronicle.com/?p=20428 This great website quickly reviews Agents, Setting Rues, Gear, Setting, Missions and overall stated, “Agents of Oblivion is an awesome book. With a number of GM tool-kits and new mechanic implementations, games using [...]