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  1. aspqrz

    Red Moon Rising

    Does anyone have any contact details for anyone at Alephtar Games? They haven't been updating progress on 'Red Moon Rising' and haven't been responding to queries about (lack of) progress in any substantive way ... They haven't even logged in to the KS Webpage for a month ... there's obviously something going on, but they don't seem to be able, or want, to share ... Phil McGregor
  2. I wanted to let everyone know about our new, 10-days-only, Kickstarter campaign - THE DARE, a scenario by Kevin Ross: Originally published in 1996 (in Dwellers in Shadow, by Triad Entertainments) THE DARE was intended as a one-shot scenario in which you played a group of children trapped in a haunted house. We are updating and expanding the scenario : Revised for the 7th Edition Call of Cthulhu Rules Expanded the scenario significantly Added lots of Keeper advice for setting mood and tone (for example tips on how to modify the scenario for use with younger players) Expanded the number of pre-generated kid-investigators Commissioned all-new art by Ian MacLean Commissioned all-new maps of the haunted house. We've already funded and hit our first stretch goal (and are about $100 short of goal 2), We think this will make a great scenario for anyone looking for a Halloween one-shot. All PDF and higher backers will get a PDF of the scenario's draft immediately after the Kickstarter closes and funds are processed, so you'll have the raw scenario immediately while we work on layout (via Badger McInnes) and otherwise prettify the thing. One note - we are not including shipping in any pledges. Print copy backers will get a copy via DriveThruRPG but will be required to pay for your own shipping. Ultimately this saves you money as you won't lose a cut of your pledge on Kickstarter fees.
  3. Our Kickstarter is Live! We're excited to be launching our first Lovecraftian board game since 1987. We hope you'll support our campaign and make the MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY: THE RESTRICTED COLLECTION game a reality! —all the team at Chaosium Inc.
  4. The very nice classic edition of Cults of Prax is out. This thread is to suggest possible minor tweaks to the file to improve things further, if possible: Move Resurrection subheading on Page 16 to 17 and delete the text under Spirit Block: "This spell, by the way, is allowed by all priesthoods. It is therefore added to the list of Standard Rune magic Spells as number 25." Spirit Block is already in the RuneQuest rules. I guess this comes about because the first edition CoP is talking about the first edition of RQ.It also makes for neater layout. Page 44 & page 71 Resurrection --> Table--> Rune Magic Losses--> 5 days dead: Test has "All" [empty line] "One-use". Maybe delete the [empty line] for clarity and change to: "All" next line "one-use" Lower case for "one-use" as per the rest of the document Page 44 "training for[add space}10% less than normal" Page 25 & 34 Change: "Increased Cost ( X 2):" to "Increased Cost (X 2):" - delete space between ( and X
  5. Golden Goblin Press is running a one-week Kickstarter for a new 7e Call of Cthulhu book, Cold Warning https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/golden-goblin-press/cold-warning-a-call-of-cthulhu-7th-edition-adventu/description
  6. Coming soon from Chaosium and Q-Workshop—it's time to arm yourself for the uneven fight with the Elder Gods from the Cthulhu Mythos! Subscribe at the link to be the first to know when the campaign launches... https://ks.q-workshop.com/
  7. Similar to the Cults of Prax Errata thread, some possible tweaks to be done: Page 94 "characters had reached relatively powerful positions as Rune Lords* or Rune Priests" -- capitals? Also what is the * for ? Should this be deleted? Page 77 "some misgivings, I conferred with a Lhankor Mhy priest in" Page 78 "things were unknown to us or to the Lhankor Mhy priest, " Page 94 "a proper idea of the place of Chaos within the world, and to" -- capital C for Chaos? "against the growing threat of Chaos armies from the vile land of" -- capital C for Chaos? "proper presentation and powers which were appropriate to its" - remove apostrophe
  8. If you missed the RuneQuest Classic Kickstarter, you can now preorder at Backerkit: https://runequest-classic-edition.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
  9. If you're still on the fence to back Sandy's amazing new boardgame Kickstarter THE GODS WAR, maybe these Youtube videos will help you make up your mind... 2-hour complete playthrough by Munchkin Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx7_sCD1Qro The Action Phase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTaxQEiDm_I The Council Phase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9BFGSX__O4 The Empire Sheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4VE2WGlyW8 The Power Phase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krtYRoqm93M The Great Compromise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B1ZEoQGh1U The Chaos Rift Struggle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjAuNqA0LpE Core Game: http://youtu.be/jh40XjHx1cs Gods War Expansions: http://youtu.be/rLyhhym9XJU Faction Sky: http://youtu.be/UWOKMQZOzVA Faction Moon: http://youtu.be/hJF2NwRP_ZU Faction Earth: http://youtu.be/nxzM9ex9BZQ Faction Invisible God: http://youtu.be/NkP-UJBfiQw Faction Darkness: http://youtu.be/etoN0X-IKqA Faction Chaos: http://youtu.be/jpQI0tQ308c Designer notes: https://goo.gl/rt9IzU Testimonials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE4IkYMdF1o Q&A: http://youtu.be/sT-l-Z_AE4o Print & Play How To: http://youtu.be/KhNNC0vAcik Figure Teaser: http://youtu.be/cZrpthmIyX8 Teaser: http://youtu.be/yf26KLYESTo
  10. Vile

    RuneQuest 1

    Many of you will be the proud owners of a RuneQuest 1st Edition PDF since this morning. What do you think? What differences have you spotted between this and RQ2? This is the first time I've seen one of these, other than a quick flip through someone else's copy many years ago. While I haven't had a chance to look at it in any level of detail, the thing that immediately jumps out at me is the difference in quality between RQ1 and RQ2. Admittedly I'm going by the Games Workshop RQ2, which was great in production terms. RQ1 has layout and typesetting that are (charmingly, in my nostalgic opinion) reminiscent of those early wargame or role-playing booklets of the 70s. The tables inserted in the text appear to have been produced with a constant-spacing tyepace, a bit like the older versions of forum software used in order to make columns line up. I have spotted at least one piece of Luise Perrin art that doesn't appear in RQ2, perhaps because it was considered a little on the risque side (p.14)?
  11. steamcraft

    SteamCraft Player's Guide

    Hello everyone! Today I am launching a Kickstarter to fund the creation of the SteamCraft Mucker’s Guide (Player’s Guide) on Kickstarter. Funding runs through 11:59 PM on May 24th. Please help us out by backing and sharing information about the project. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/666449184/steamcraft-rpg-players-guide SteamCraft is a steampunk RPG. Why it might be of interest to people on this forum is that it is d100 based. It is very easy to pick up for those who know BRP. Thus, any official or homebrew mods you like to use with your games most likely can be used in SteamCraft as well. Additionally, Chad Bowser the co-writer and designer of Cthulhu Invictus is one of the writers. Please considering backing this project and sharing the link to the Kickstarter About Mucker’s Guide Faster character creation rules New edges/Flaws New items and equipment New steampunk gadgets New spells Introduce the societies mechanic to aid in character creation and development. PCs will have the option to join overt or secret societies at the beginning of the game. These societies will grant benefits to PCs but the societies will also require service from the characters. Societies is optional, but the goal of the mechanic is to help players understand how their characters fit into the world and give players and gamemasters ways to focus and structure play. Societies will provide agendas and personal goals for the characters that help develop your character’s story and the overall metaplot of your campaigns that goes beyond your character being a Mucker. And much more! About SteamCraft In the spirit of Gibson and Sterling's The Difference Engine, SteamCraft takes you to an alternate, dystopian world where gears, goggles, and airships dominate life. The Industrial Age is joined by an early Information Age, combining into a gritty world where corporations use technological advances to amass hordes of wealth and power at the expense of the working class. Meanwhile, technomages' ability to create by mixing magic with machine lurches ahead of their wisdom to control their creations and where scientific exploration is best done in coal powered airships venturing beyond the charted world maps. Just as Shadowrun mixes cyberpunk and fantasy, SteamCraft mixes steampunk and fantasy. The scientific wonders of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells mix with fantasy elements like dwarves and elves. The result is a world filled with ancient horrors as well as man-made beasts such as Clockwork Beholders. SteamCraft uses a d100/percentile system that is simple and intuitive to understand and easily modifiable to fit your game’s needs. Characters are skill-based enabling players to create and customize their team roles and individualize their characters as they prefer. About the Writers Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books. She is the Line Developer for the Firefly RPG. Additional gaming credits include Vampire: the Masquerade, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan. Philip A Lee is a writer, editor, and game developer. In addition to his previous work on SteamCraft, he is most known in gaming circles for his work on BattleTech and Shadowrun. Chad Bowser is a game designer living in Kernersville, NC. He has done work for various gaming companies. His credits include co-writer and designer of Cthulhu Invictus and writer for Victoriana.
  12. New model will significantly cut shipping costs for British and European customers Chaosium and Moon Design Publications have finalized a new fulfillment and distribution model for Europe, it was announced at the Dragonmeet Games Convention in London yesterday. Jeff Richard, Vice President and Creative Director of Chaosium, said UK-based firm Kixto (http://www.kixto.eu) will provide fulfillment for Europe, with the facility coming online in early 2016. "This is great news for our British and European customers because there will be a significant cut to the cost of shipping", said Richard. The Diana Jones award-winning Moon Design, who own RuneQuest, HeroQuest and other product lines related to Greg Stafford's mythic campaign setting Glorantha, recently joined the management of the veteran game company Chaosium, best-known for its acclaimed Call of Cthulhu RPG. Richard said all Chaosium and Moon Design products would be available via Kixto to European customers, including fulfillment of Kickstarter campaigns. Moon Design is currently running a successful Kickstarter campaign to reprint the iconic RuneQuest 2nd Edition as a "Classic Edition". A similar fulfillment and distribution arrangement for Australia and New Zealand is also in the works, Richard said. For more information: Neil Robinson - neil@chaosium.com Michael O'Brien - mob@chaosium.com Mark Fulford - mark@kixto.eu
  13. ajtheronin

    Cthulhu: Strange Aeons

    From their description page: (all emphasis mine) You can check the project right here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/cthulhu-strange-aeons-role-playing-game
  14. skull

    Kickstarter.com

    I have found a website where you start projects with pledges from other people called kickstarter.com . I have noticed some PNP Roleplaying projects have been started on this site. i was wondering has anyone used kickstarter, and what do you think of it? If i recall correctely Punk Town was done on kickstarter. I am thinking it could be a good resourse for some of us who want to do some projects.
  15. Realm Works - Streamlined RPG Campaign Tools Project by Lone Wolf Development (makers of Hero Lab!) Now with all THREE of the Gnome Stew books incorporated (depending on backer level)!! Streamline RPG preparation, spend more time focusing on the game, and increase the engagement of your players with Realm Works! From The Kickstarter Page "How many times have you struggled to keep your tabletop RPG campaigns completely organized? Have you ever lost track of what your players have and haven't learned? Is “real-life” limiting the time you have to prepare for games? Do you waste precious time during games searching for details from previous sessions, some of which occurred months or even years ago? These challenges, and others, are what we set out to solve with Realm Works. Realm Works takes campaign management for tabletop RPGs to the next level, making it faster and easier to prepare for games, and greatly enhancing the actual game experience. You can use Realm Works with any RPGs you play — it’s “game system neutral” and can be used no matter what type of campaign you run. GMs can create, manage, and share their world using a single tool, rather than trying to cobble things together with multiple, disconnected applications. Realm Works was built by GMs and players for GMs and players." Stats & Info Launched: Jan 22, 2013 Funding ends: Feb 24, 2013 859 Backers $72,920 pledged of $100,000 goal 10 days to go... I think this is going to be a SUPERB tool! I am really excited about the sharing on the cloud and the Gnome Stew books now included is going to make this thing sing.
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