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    38 years man and boy. Started with D&D, then RQ, Gangbusters, WFRP, Paranoia, CofC, Traveller, GURPS - lean spell in middle but back to playing in two campaigns and GMing in one. I'm a full-time writer and RPG designer.
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    I'm a full-time games designer and owner of Cakebread & Walton. I've co-written and designed Renaissance Deluxe, Clockwork & Chivalry, Clockwork & Cthulhu, Dark Streets, Airship Pirates, Pirates & Dragons, Michael Scott Rohan's Winter of the World RPG and a host of other supplements and adventures. I've written two novels, The Alchemist's Revenge set in the Clockwork & Chivalry world; and The Morecambe Medium, a rather quirky murder mystery. I'm a punk geek.

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  1. Hi Folks, It's the Peter Cakebread half of Cakebread & Walton. Thanks for all the lovely words I can't really express how much the support and encouragement means to me, I'm passionate about our games and know that you all are too! Long story short, C&W is still on hiatus, although our stuff is still available. Whether I'll be able to resurrect the company and get back to publishing new material is very uncertain. I really want to find a way to move forward, but, as some of you have guessed already, things are not that simple. Long story, long... The really good news
  2. The Koln Machinations is now available in hard or softcover. 1610. All of Europe teeters on the brink of war. A Clockwork & Cthulhu adventure for 4-8 adventurers. The Köln Machinations is the second part of a campaign for Clockwork & Cthulhu which started with The Heydelberg Horror. Written by Jeff Mason and published by C&W. https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/248901/The-Koln-Machinations?src=hottest_filtered
  3. Hi Peter,

    thanks for the PDF!

    Cheers! Thorsten

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    2. doomedpc


      Sure thing, I'm heading out to work now, but I'll send them later tonight or tomorrow. :)

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    4. Der Rote Baron

      Der Rote Baron

      Super! 👍 :) Thanks a million!


  4. The Köln Machinations is available now as a PDF. Hardcover and softcover versions will follow soon. It's 1610. All of Europe teeters on the brink of war. The Köln Machinations is a Clockwork & Cthulhu adventure for 4-8 adventurers, set in The Rhine River Valley in The Holy Roman Empire, in the Year of Our Lord 1610. The Köln Machinations is the sequel to The Heydelberg Horror and part of the A Clockwork of Orange campaign. Requires the Clockwork & Chivalry Core Rulebook, 2nd Edition, to play.
  5. Cliches and dodgy jokes, moi?
  6. It depends on the individual Catholic and Protestant though. Whilst your Scottish Kirk member might be forced to do public penance, many independents might merely spend every waking hour tormented by their inevitable unworthiness and eternal damnation. So, while some Protestants subscribed to all sorts of unpleasant punishments of the body (particularly for their enemies), others preferred a life of miserable inner turmoil. Very Foucault!
  7. I guess your secret Alchemist has to make himself useful and popular before all is revealed! Or your shady bosses might need to enforce cooperation. Or it's trial time I'm sure your GM will have it in hand!
  8. Also, this is awesome, if a little later: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/18913TdKcy5894Y7hckntgN/the-17th-century-sci-fi-trailblazer-you-ve-never-heard-of?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=arts&intc_campaign=greatexhibitionofthenorth&intc_linkname=article_scifitrailblazer_contentcard3
  9. Lol, I'm currently reading about what would be in private libraries 30 years later. I do know that there were more books published in the 1640's than ever before in England and Scotland. I also know almanacs, guides to herbs and plants, and religious texts were popular. Mythos-wise, you could always supplement the books written on Witchcraft with some made up ones, alongside the older texts. At this time most folk didn't own books, but some rich people were collecting them in their private home libraries. Off the top of my head, there were also trends for stern (often self-loathing) Puritan te
  10. I'm over-generalising here, but a Frenchman in England should (by the rules of etiquette, which not everyone follows!) be offered courtesy by other nobles - while being treated with suspicion and as fair game by any non-nobles!
  11. Oh, no, I think it is very fair to say such things are scarce and to use getting them as a hook ("everything has been requisitioned!"). Lots of people held back munitions too - I think Rupert burnt down Birmingham on his retreat north, because they wouldn't sell him weapons (they hid them) on his progress south. I can imagine a pre-war purveyor to gentlemen, a smuggler, or the like, being the only means in a pinch!
  12. In the civil war period, at least the regimental commanders would have provided kit. You don't have to go to far forward to find the regular army didn't! The bullets and weapons were about all you got free then, most of the rest of your kit would be paid for out of your "bounty" (the amount you were promised when you joined) and/or pay!
  13. Bear in mind, for combatants in the war the cost would be covered by the "owner" of the regiment. Outside the main armed camps, while gentlemen might be used to buying fancy guns (although they would usually just carry around their sword instead), most others wouldn't have done so before the outbreak of hostilities (unless they were ex-mercenaries, or somesuch).
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