Editor’s Desk: Call of Cthulhu: A Cold Fire Within Now Available

Call of Cthulhu fans, this just came across my news feeds. Chaosium, Inc. has just announced that a “New for Pulp Cthulhu! A COLD FIRE WITHIN: A Mind-Bending Campaign by Christopher Smith Adair. Available now in PDF. Purchase direct from Chaosium.com and you get the full price of the PDF off the physical book when it…

Mutating Roleplaying Games — Daybreak -2250 A.D.

(Original Title: Star Man’s Son, 1952) Author: Andre Norton Publisher: Ace Books Reprinted: 1965 Page Count: 182 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Daybreak – 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton was originally published in 1952 under the title Star Man’s Son. The novel used either title throughout its published editions. Goodreads.com lists 27 different editions of the…

Beyond the Dice: How to Put the Hammer Down

No, not that kind of hammer and not that way! One of the first games I ever tried to run was a disaster! I tried to set up what I thought was a reasonable scenario with a reasonable treasure, but my players didn’t seem interested in what I set up. They seemed intent on bickering…

Editor’s Desk: City of Mist Starter Set Available

This hit our inbox and we wanted to get the word out. Today, 16 May, the City of Mist Starter Set became available for purchase. Our friends at Modiphius are doing some really cool and innovative stuff lately, I’m sure this Starter Set with will prove to be a great additional to the City of…

Solo Roleplaying for Those Lonely Nights – Four Against Darkness (Book 1)

Four Against Darkness (Book 1) Author: Andrea Sfiligoi Publisher: Ganesha Games Page Count: 90 ISBN-10: 9781976371455 ISBN-13: 978-1976371455 Available Formats: PDF and print PDF (DTRPG) – $8.00 Print (Amazon) – $12.99 Have you ever found yourself jonesing to play a roleplaying but lack the players or even a gamemaster? Ever thought to yourself while traveling, I’m bored? If…

Support Independent Podcasts

I was recently listening to episode 6 of Brits on Bikes and the GM, Jimmy Sprinkles, opened the episode with a challenge of sorts. He challenged all listeners who enjoy independent podcasts to show their support for those they listen to. I wanted to reflect on this challenge, especially for those independent podcasts that I…

The Journey: Masks of Nyarlathotep Session #2

What follows is session 2 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), John  Bigbeautea – Occultist. SPOILERS AHEAD Session 2 opens…

Editor’s Desk: Two New D&D Books Nearing Release

For all you 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons fans, you might want to keep the following books on your radar over the next month or so. Pre-order them at Amazon or your FLGS. Do you have something you want the editor to be aware of? Submit newsworthy tidbits to our email at rollingboxcarsblog@gmail.com Ghost Ships…

Making the Kessel Run through the Star Wars RPG Universe

A long time ago on a gaming table far, far away… It is a period of choice. Star Wars Roleplaying games, some out of print, are finding their way back to the gaming table. During these decisions, gamers are unsure or not aware of the choices available to them. ROLLING BOXCARS, the best blog for…