News Desk: Root The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Live on Kickstarter

I love Root the boardgame and everything about it! The asymmetrical approach to the game, the woodland creature theme, and the fact that it’s a wargame disguised to look like something else. About two months ago I learned that Magpie Games had obtained the rights to make one of my favorite games into a tabletop…

Mapping out David Schirduan’s Bone Marshes

Bone Marshes Author: David Schirduan Page Count: 48 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $10.00 Print (other options available) – $20.00 Perpetual daylight is scorching the Bone Marshes. An unnatural phenomenon is destroying the wetlands, drying it up and setting it ablaze. A failed merchant with a bookish demeanor and an interest in the…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #5 (New York Part 2)

What follows is session 5 of my ongoing Masks of Nyarlathotep game that I am running for four players. Nick Jones – Investigative Reporter. Sam Switch – Mechanic (who has a deep dislike for Henry Ford), Daisy Elizabeth Tillinghast – Cat Burglar (her cover is governess/nanny) turned businesswoman, John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD I…

Editor’s Desk: The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection on Kickstarter

Our friend Oscar Rios and his Golden Goblin Press are at it again. This time with a roleplaying and fiction duet set in Lovecraft Country—The Lovecraft Country Holiday Collection. The scenarios in this new product were previously released, Halloween in Dunwich and Christmas in Kingsport, but they are being updated to Call of Cthulhu 7th…

Technology in Horror Games

As someone who plays a lot of Call of Cthulhu, I’ve gotten to know the 1920s (and the 1910s and 30s) rather well. Why is the game in that era? As I recall, initially Sandy Petersen wanted to set the game in the modern-day (which was then the 1980s) but instead Chaosium made the decision…

Too Close to Home?

Too Close to Home Author: Benjamin Schäfer Publisher: Miskatonic Repository Page Count: 12 Available Formats: PDF PDF (DTRPG) – Pay What You Want Too Close to Home is a brand new scenario created and published Benjamin Schäfer through the Miskatonic Repository located at DriveThruRPG. This is Ben’s first published scenario, but he’s no stranger to the…

Editor’s Desk: Domains Horror Roleplaying

Our friends at Ordoalea Publishing are trying something a little different to crowdfund their first-ever roleplaying game, Domains Horror Roleplaying. They are currently trying to crowdfund directly through DriveThruRPG and getting the word out via social media. This is a very different approach and we wish them success. We’re encouraging everyone to head over there…

The Great Pendragon Campaign Recap – 480-481

I’ve been interested in Pendragon for years and have dabbled in it a little. I’d been intimidated for most of those years, with the commitment required for a decades-spanning campaign. After an attempt at RuneQuest didn’t quite work for us, we switched gears to Pendragon. We’re playing a bi-weekly game – I’ve done the math and…

RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha Review

Chaosium’s newest incarnation receives a lot of well-deserved praise. However, I’m a little surprised to be writing a playtest review where I indicate it didn’t quite work for my group. To be fair I think there’s a lot of groups it will work for and I’d love to give it another chance. In this review,…