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Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers Project – Boston and Massachusetts

Friday, February 15th, 2019

  Massachusetts; a guide to its places and people An almanack for Bostonians, 1939 is very similar to the New York almanacs by the FWP – this one includes local holidays, flag days and phases of the moon, Boston looks seaward; the story of the port, 1630-1940

Resources for TTRPG – Federal Writers’ Project Guides to New York

Friday, February 1st, 2019

I’m a big fan of reading guide books and other period books as source books for RPGs.  Yesterday I stumbled across the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) – a project to provide jobs for unemployed writers established by the US federal  during the Great Depression.   Amongst their output were guides to various parts of the US.    Now […]

7th Sea 2nd Edition Kickstarter

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

I’m not good at picking favourites. Don’t ask me to pick my favourite book, film or TV show. You’ll get a list. This holds true for Role Playing Games with D&D Ravenloft, Conspiracy X, Panzerfaüste, Call of Cthulhu and SLA Industries all likely to feature (and yes I know Panzerfaüste is a skirmish war game […]

The Dracula Dossier

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Rewards for The Dracula Dossier kickstarter landed today and so far they look pretty good.

NSA Declassified Agony Aunt

Friday, August 7th, 2015

A story on the BBC website led me to the NSA’s Declassification and Transparency section which includes some really interesting resources for anyone who’s interested in the history of cryptography and for gamers running spy games. Amongst the documents are the “Ask Zelda” columns which might make good handouts for a Laundry Files game. There’s […]

The Raid Notes for Role Players

Friday, May 25th, 2012

With some films I find the fun is trying to pick a game that would best fit gaming the film.  The Raid isn’t one of those films.  With the raid the question I find myself asking is how many games can it be fitted into as a scenario? At the most obvious level it’s a […]

The Woman in Black Review with Notes for Roleplayers

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Woman in Black is a solid attempt to make a classic ghost story from the revived Hammer .  The film making combines the best of the old school Hammer with 21st century production values.  It takes a classic approach to horror eschewing the slasher / blood and gore school of horror. The cinema I […]

RPG Second 11

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Or 11 Games every gamer might want to have a look at playing before they fail their saving throw vs. Death Here are eleven RPGs I love but that didn’t quite make the First 11 RPGs list mostly because I’ve not played them. Agone – I’ve never actually played Agone but loved the look of […]

RPG First 11

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Or 11 Games every gamer should play before they fail their saving throw vs. death This post was inspired by the post on Dane of War’s blog now on Geekcentricity. In alphabetical order are eleven games that I think are really worth your time and money. These are all games that I have played on […]

Ursa Carrien for SLA Industries Review

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Ursa Carrien is the first release from Nightfall Games of a pure PDF product. At 98p it’s an eight page bargain for anyone who plays SLA Industries RPG. The Ursa Carrien are a new addition to the monstrous inhabitants of Cannibal Sector Two and the opening illustration by Dave Allsop is a stunning piece of […]

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