Miskatonic Repository Review — Lost Symmetry

Lost Symmetry Author: Benjamin Schäfer Publisher: Miskatonic Repository Page Count: 12 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – $2.99 Lost Symmetry by Benjamin Schäfer is the author’s second offering at the Miskatonic Repository; his first being Too Close to Home which we previously reviewed. In this scenario, the players are students at Boston University in the 1920s. Their…

Creepy Comic Conversions — Issue #01 “The Case of the Painted Beast”

Creepy Comic Conversions — Issue #01 “The Case of The Painted Beast” Conversion: Tim Snider Publisher: Savage AfterWorld Pages: 20 Available Formats: PDF (DTRPG) – $0.99 Print (other options available) – $3.99 From a master of horror and author of Cryptworld comes “Creepy Comic Conversions” a series of adventures for Cryptworld RPG based on public domain horror…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Five: Capacitors as Elevators

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Five: Capacitors as Elevators Thanks for returning for part five of my exploration into converting the electrical schematic of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a dungeon map. For those who have just joined, in Part One: Proof of Concept, I proved an electrical schematic can be redrawn into…

Orphans of the Sky – Adopting Ideas

Orphans of the Sky Author: Robert A. Heinlein Publisher: Signet Books Published: 1965 Page Count: 128 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies   Cruising through the blackness of space to Centaurus, a mutiny among the crew erupts on the colonization spaceship Vanguard. The conflict leaves no one left alive with the knowledge to continue the mission….

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Four: An Isometric Point of View

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Four: An Isometric Point of View Welcome back to Part Four of my exploration into converting the electrical schematics of the Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a dungeon map. In Part One: Proof of Concept, I converted the TS-808 schematics into a basic dungeon. Next in Part Two:…

Planet of the Apes – Variation on a Theme

The book was better than the film. How many times have you heard that? A lot I bet. When a book translates into another medium like films it becomes restrained by budget, run times, practical effects, and other factors. The story is usually altered to fit the medium. In the case of Planet of the…

An attempt to Destroy the Truth – The Sassoon Files Review

The Sassoon Files A Sourcebook for the Call of Cthulhu and GUMSHOE Role Playing Games Authors: Jason Sheets, Dan Bass, George Sibley, Francis Acquarone, Jesse Covner Publisher: Sons of the Singularity Available Formats: PDF (DTRPG) – $19.99 Print – $49.99 It was a surprise to Kickstarter backers and others in the roleplaying hobby when the…

Starship – A Non-stop Trip to Inspiration

Starship (Original Title: Non-stop) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Avon Books Reprinted: 1969 Page Count: 224 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Starship or by its first published title Non-stop (1958) is about a group of humans living on a generation ship after dozens upon dozens of generations have gone by. In the story, the inhabitants no longer…

Tube Screamer Dungeon- Part Three: Moving On Up

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Three: Moving On Up Welcome back to part three of my exploration into using the electrical schematics of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal as the base for a dungeon map. As I discovered in Part One: Proof of Concept, an electrical schematic will work as the basis for a…

Useful Tips for Convention Gamemasters

Running an RPG at a convention is a lot of fun. You get to represent your favorite RPG and act as its ambassador. Running games at conventions are different from running games for your homegroup. There are more hurdles to overcome when your setting is not familiar. I was reminded of this while attending MACE…