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

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

Behind the Lines: Introduction

The new release from the Design Mechanism for April was a scenario collection called Parallel Lines. Usually, when a new book from the Design Mechanism is released, I do some sort of overview and share my thoughts here, on my YouTube channel, or both. This time is a little different as I have had a … Continue reading

BrigadeCon 2016

I had a Burnsian experience with BrigadeCon this year as my best-laid plans went agley indeed. I was able to help out in the lead-up to BrigadeCon both ‘out front’ in mentions during RPGaDay, as well as in some video promotional material. I was also able to assist a bit ‘behind the scenes’ in most … Continue reading

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