Mythos Mythras: Tone and Tenor

There is a sense among gamers that for games played with Lovecraft and Company’s Cthulhu Mythos as the setting, that insanity, death, or both are a foregone conclusion. Play to Find Out takes on a slightly limited meaning, ‘play to find out how you meet your end.’ I think it is helpful to take a … Continue reading

Mythos Mythras: Methods of Madness

Mythras introduces rules for the mental effects of ‘unpleasantness’ and long-term abuse and vices in its Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels expansion which also broadens the social and technological base of the game beyond the bronze and iron ages into the industrial age and far, far beyond. This makes it a solid match for … Continue reading

Ministry of Unusual Affairs: GM Notes 1

What follows is a brief Q&A with the GM of our Play by e-Mail campaign featuring Agents of the Ministry of Unusual Affairs, using Leagues of Gothic Horror – a supplement for Leagues of Adventure. GM (Murderbunny): I was looking forward to the recap of the caper in the caves. Thanks for this; reliving the campaign … Continue reading

Behind the Lines: Instigation

Not long after the initial scenario pitch requirements for Parallel Lines were given to us, I found myself latching on to a set which would put the Agents against a backdrop of what they might at first see as someone else’s war. I hoped that I could provide a framework for the GM to work … Continue reading

Gothic Horror in Print

Two topics which get mentioned a lot on this blog are the Ubiquity Roleplaying System and Triple Ace Games. A third topic of note is Horror. This post is about all three: Triple Ace Games’ ambitious project of releasing an in-depth series of source books for Gothic Horror. Some History Unlike many Kickstarter Projects which do not … Continue reading

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