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    A gamer for thirty years, Pookie has been reviewing games and saying mostly nice things about them for ten of them. His reviews have appeared in Steve Jackson Games' Pyramid and Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society, Campaign Magazine, Games International, The Unspeakable Oath, at OgreCave.com, and elsewhere. Currently they appear regularly at Reviews from R'lyeh.

    He has edited titles for Triple Ace Games for the Sundered Skies setting and Call of Cthulhu titles for Goodman Games as part of its Age of Cthulhu series.
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    The One Ring, Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition, Call of Cthulhu
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    He is English.
    He likes tea.
    He has been known as Pookie since he was seven.
    The nickname has nothing whatsoever to do with small bears and is more leptoidal in nature.
    The Klingon in him is fond of prunes.

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  1. Goodman Games Gen Con Annual II—A review of the Goodman Games Gen Con 2014 Program Book, for Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition, Dungeons Crawl Classics, Xcrawl, and Metamorphosis Alpha. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/08/goodman-games-gen-con-annual-ii.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #CoC #DCC #postapocalyptic #fantasy #cthulhu
  2. Miskatonic Monday #22: The Wernicke Boxes—A review of Rob Leigh’s modern-day scenario for Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/miskatonic-monday-22-wernicke-boxes.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario
  3. As yet, she may not actually get the Death Rune. She has the Life Rune at 90%, which will be weakened rather than lost...
  4. @jajagappa, I am not using the pre-generated characters from The Broken Tower. I wanted the players to learn the character sheet (one can never find his way around a character sheet) and create a character they could invest in. Thus I had then create their own. I will be using the pre-generated characters, but as NPCs. Sorala will be part of the Clan as I need a Lhankor Mhy sage, but the others will probably appear as NPCs when the player characters go to parley with the Grey Dog clan. I will definitely include Vostor in that group as several of the player characters have a hatred of Lunars and at least one has a hatred of Lunar Tarshites.
  5. True. One of the side effects of the Ernalda Earth Priestess having been initiated into the Stone Woman's cult is an increase in her Death Rune. I shall have to give further thought to the Humakti's role.
  6. Oh I am not planning to dangle motivation after motivation or dangle hook after hook for each character in every single scenario I plan to run. I have one player who is at heart a Dungeons & Dragons player and so would be happy with lots of fights, and he will get that. I have another who likes to mess things up and this the Eurmali. The session I am planning as the epilogue will be heavier on roleplaying and so I want to pull them a bit further into the setting and engage their characters in the clan. Just for a single session. After that, I have adventure after adventure planned which they will be happy to play.
  7. Those are really useful suggestions. Thank you.
  8. Having run The Broken Tower, I am planning to run a session dealing with its aftermath when the characters return to the tribe with the cattle. The characters are an Orlanthi Noble, an Ernalda Earth Priestess, an Eurmali Entertainer, a Humakti Warrior, and an Old Tarshite Herder. They returned with both cattle raiders captured, a good two thirds of the cattle surviving, and the Ernalda Priestess having sacrificed to the Stone Woman. I have specific NPCs interested in what some of the characters learned. So the chieftain’s wife will ask general questions and will primarily be interested in dealing with arranging ransom and repayment from the offending tribe. She will general questions and take advice, but will be primarily interested in what the Orlanthi Noble has to say. The Lankor Mhy priest will want to know more about the Broken Tower and want to get up there soon. He will ask everyone questions The Maran Gor priestess will demand to know more about the Stone Woman and want to go there immediately. She will have lots of questions for the Ernalda Earth Priestess. Which leaves the other three characters. I want to involve them, but am not sure how. Anyone have any suggestions?
  9. Miskatonic Monday #21: A Light in Darkness—A review of Matthew Puccio’s World War II Pacific scenario for Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/miskatonic-monday-21-light-in-darkness.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #WWII #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario
  10. Miskatonic Monday #20: Of Wrath and Blood—A review of Jon Hook’s sequel to The Haunting, the classic for Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/miskatonic-monday-20-of-wrath-and-blood.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #JazzAge #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario
  11. Miskatonic Monday #19: The Premiere of the King—A review of The Premiere of the King, a Jazz Age scenario by Jonathan Baxter and published by Chaosium, Inc. for use with Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/miskatonic-monday-19-premiere-of-king.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #JazzAge #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario
  12. [PfP] – RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha 0 – Character Creation part 1: Play from Ponape begins character generation for its forthcoming RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha campaign set in and around Apple Lane. https://anchor.fm/play-from-ponape/episodes/PfP--RuneQuest-Roleplaying-in-Glorantha-0--Character-Creation-part-1-e49qq9 #PlayfromPonape #RuneQuest #Glorantha #AppleLane #Podcast
  13. Miskatonic Monday #18: The Titan Incident—A review of The Titan Incident, the Near Future, Science Fiction one-shot written by William Adcock and published by Chaosium, Inc. for use with Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/07/miskatonic-monday-18-titan-incident.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #ScienceFiction #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario
  14. Screen Shot VIII & Apple Lane III —A review of the RuneQuest Gamemaster Screen Pack, the scenario, setting, and support pack for use with RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha published by Chaosium, Inc. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/06/screen-shot-viii-apple-lane-iii.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #Fantasy #GMscreen #screenshot #Chaosium #RQIV #RQ #RuneQuest #RuneQuestRoleplayingInGlorantha #Glorantha #RQRiG
  15. Miskatonic Monday #17: Spark of Life—A review of the one-on-one Jazz Age scenario written by Jon Hook and published by Chaosium, Inc. for use with Call of Cthulhu, Seventh Edition. http://rlyehreviews.blogspot.com/2019/06/miskatonic-monday-17-spark-of-life.html #reviewsfromrlyeh #rpgreview #rpgreviews #rpg #horror #Chaosium #CallOfCthulhu #CoC7e #JazzAge #1920s #MiskatonicMonday #MiskatonicRepository #Scenario #MiskatonicUniversity #LovecraftCountry
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