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Interview with Kenneth Hite on the Dracula Dossier

dossier-coverDracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite has restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by three generations of MI6 analysts. This is Dracula Unredacted.

Follow those clues to The Director’s Handbook, containing hundreds of encounters: shady NPCs, dangerous locations, conspiratorial nodes, and mysterious objects. Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning vampire spy thriller RPG. The mission: Hunt and kill Dracula now, once and for all, before Britain falls to him forever.

I interviewed Kenneth Hite about the creation of the Dossier, advice on running it, and other topics. It’s coming to stores this week and the PDF is already out! Check out the free resources available for running Dracula Dossier.

RPPR Episode 77: Gencon 2012 Wrapup

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Synopsis: This was our best Gencon ever and we have a lot to show for it. We won best podcast at the Ennies this year! A very special thanks goes out to every fan that voted for us. This podcast wouldn’t be anything without the support of our fans. Thanks!  I also shot some video at Gencon this year, a special four part series called The Oregon Trail Question. All four episodes are online now and feature the following game designers and writers:

Part 1: Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy from Pagan Publishing, and Jack Graham.
Part 2: Bob Arens, Tim Shaw, Brandon Aren and Wayne Smith.
Part 3: Kenneth Hite, Robin Laws, Shane Ivey, and Seth Larson.
Part 4: Steve Long, Jim Pinto, Brian Jelke, and Jolly Blackburn.

Tom, Aaron, and I discuss the highlights of Gencon for us this year including new games we tried, events we attended and what loot we got from the trip. Plus, Tom has a letter and we have anecdotes of course.

Shout outs:

  • Law of the Geek: An Ennie nominated podcast – fascinating legal analysis and discussion related to geek related topics.
  • Haste: The official Obsidian Portal podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Jennisodes: Interview focused gaming podcast and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Iron GM:  The podcast of the Iron GM competition and Ennie nominated podcast.
  • Claybourne: Excellent radio drama featuring mystery and the supernatural from New Zealand. Free download!
  • Night’s Black Agents: The new vampire/spy thriller RPG from Kenneth Hite and Pelgrane Press.
  • Shadows of Esteren: The French medieval horror fantasy RPG, now available in English!
  • Fantasycraft: A new fantasy d20 RPG derived from Spycraft.
  • Mistborn Adventure Game: RPG based on the best selling series of novels by Brandon Sanderson.
  • Rimward: The new Eclipse Phase source book for the outer solar system.
  • Panic Station: A new sci-fi themed Mafia style tile game.
  • Invasive Procedures: A Fear Itself adventure set in a hospital haunted by nightmarish horrors.
  • Mountains of Madness: a fine graphic novel adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story.
  • Hollowpoint: A new indie RPG about hyper-violent badasses.
  • Strange Aeons II: A Call of Cthulhu scenario anthology set in atypical times and places.
  • John Adams: HBO mini series about the founding father.

Song: Take a guess 😀