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7th Sea 2nd Edition Likely Number of Raises

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

7th Sea 2nd edition uses an interesting mechanism to decide how well a character does with an action.  I wanted to have some idea of how many raises a starting character is likely to have depending on their Trait, Skill and any bonus dice they might get.  So I ran some simulations earlier using a […]

7th Sea 2nd Edition Traits

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Just a few thoughts about the patterns of points that can be assigned to Traits in 7th Sea 2nd Edition. In second edition the rules create only a few possible patterns for assigning numbers that make up a character’s Traits. Here they are ordered by highest Trait first… Trait Total Points A B C D […]

The Dracula Dossier

Monday, October 19th, 2015

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

How to Stop a Runaway Horse Illustration

The Blog Post that Ran Away with Itself

Friday, September 25th, 2015

As I’ve already mentioned in the Goldilocks Research Zone I started digging into a couple of obscure 1920s organisations. I can blame story on the BBC website that set me on the lead.  I was toying with the idea of adding spies to a Bookhounds of Cthulhu campaign and it seemed to fit.  So I started […]

Goldilocks tastes the porridge by Leonard Leslie

Goldilocks Research Zone

Friday, September 18th, 2015

In astronomy and astrobiology, the Goldilocks Zone is simply the habitable region around a star within which planetary-mass objects with sufficient atmospheric pressure can support liquid water at their surfaces. This is where another Earth like planet is going to be and therefore where life like that on Earth might exist. It struck me while […]

The Ideal Tour 1920 New England Road Trip cover

1920 New England Road Trip

Monday, August 24th, 2015

I’ve just added The Ideal Road Trip a 1920 driving tour of New England to my Trail of Cthulhu resources page.  I’ve assembled the scans of the out of copyright book into a PDF for ease of reading and printing.  I’ve also done a rather rought and ready job of assembling two maps in the […]

A second set of 1930s Film Star Photos

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I’ve added a second set of 1930s film star photos to my Trail of Cthulhu resources page.  Lots of them handy for NPC portraits.

Pocket Junk and a little Light Reorganising

Friday, August 14th, 2015

I’ve been moving some of my pages round over the last few days to try and make some of them a little less buried away. So all the pages that used to be under other peoples’ games are now just under games. I’ve also merged two blog posts about pocket junk into one and made […]

Gaming the Heist Movies

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’re Only Supposed to Blow the Bloody Doors Off appeared in Valkyrie Quarterly issue 25.  I’m posting the original article online but I plan on adding to it and expanding it.

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 […]

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