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…

Dear Rolling Boxcars…

Dear Rolling Boxcars, When running/playing in a historical setting should modern attitudes replace historical one? If those attitudes are replaced is it still historical? Sincerely, Lost in Time Dear Lost in Time, Thanks for the great question! This is something that is coming up in conversations more and more as of late and for good…

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…

A Call to Action – Bring ASL to the TTRPG Community

Are you deaf, hard of hearing, the child of a deaf adult, or a hearing person that loves tabletop roleplaying games? Can you sign using the American Sign Language (ASL)? If you answered yes to both of these questions, Mysty at ASL for RPG needs your help! She and her growing team are working hard…

Take A Look – We’ve Revamped Our Patreon

Good morning Boxcar Nation, Chateau Modoc came through Hurricane Dorian unscathed as far as I can tell. A full assessment will be done today. I sincerely hope that all readers in the path of this storm have come through unscathed. While I was cooped up in the house and the wind was blowing at 60+…

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…

Metamorphosis Alpha: Red Is the Android

Metamorphosis Alpha Red Is the Android: Legend from the Starship Warden Authors: Craig Martelle & James M. Ward Published: June 21, 2019 Pages: 216 Available on Amazon: Kindle: $4.99 & Print: $11.99 Two years ago I made my debut on Rolling Boxcar reviewing the first book in the Metamorphosis Alpha series, Metamorphosis Alpha: Chronicles from the Warden, Volume 1. A…

Beyond the Dice: Your Inner Monster

I once tried to play D&D with someone who had only ever played the first edition, the original D&D. At the time, second edition had been out for almost a decade and I didn’t think there was that much of a difference between the two. I showed up the day of the game with my…