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

Grimaud’s Crowbar

A brief note of introduction before we learn how Grimaud came to meet Chekhov. Over the past year and more a small group of friends and I have been running Triple Ace Games’ All for One: Regime Diabolique as a co-operative, co-GM’d campaign. The game, developed for the Ubiquity Roleplaying system and inspiringly written by … Continue reading

#RPGaDay 2017: Day 24

Of all the questions this year, I feel that this is the one which requires the respondent to meet the largest set of criteria, but at the same time stands the best chance of doing some good. I suspect many people will have the desire to dip into the alternate questions, but hopefully we will … Continue reading

#RPGaDay 2017: Day 23

Our question for today for #RPGaDay 2017 concerns our thoughts on and reactions to the layout of an RPG book’s information on its pages. Dipping into hyperbole, the question cites ‘jaw-dropping’ as its descriptor for layout that impresses you into a gape-mouthed response of appreciation. It might be beautiful. It might be spare and utilitarian. … Continue reading

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