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why not RPPR B sides?

They are a lot of fun.  A chronicler with Inspire can sort of break the game though just FYI.

yeah I have 2 of Osprey's other war games, the hong kong one and Dracula's America. Both look very cool. Need some time to learn the rules though.

Looking forwards to your review or campaign of Dracula's America. 

Usually I get my wargaming news/fix from Guerrilla Miniature Games

They often cover Osprey wargames like Rogue Stars, Frostgrave and other indy titles.

Rogue Stars series:

Cthulhu City is out!

Enter a place born from all of Lovecraft’s creations, and governed by servitors of the Old Ones.­­
Great Arkham – the Cthulhu City.
There is – by certain unreliable and maddening accounts, and now by your own dreadful experience – a city on the eastern seaboard of the United States, in northern Massachusetts. You do not recall seeing it on maps when you were growing up, and no-one of your acquaintance ever admitted coming from that place until you found yourself living within its eerie confines. It is a city of windowless cyclopean skyscrapers, of crumbling baroque buildings and ruins that must, impossibly, predate human habitation in this part of the world. At times, you can see remnants of familiar small towns which have grown together into this monstrous conurbation – Dunwich in the west, beyond Sentinel Hill; quaint Kingsport, by the sea; industrial Innsmouth, the engine of trade and commerce; and the city’s heart, Old Arkham.
You know that this city is monstrous.
You know that the city government are in the thrall of – or in league with – alien horrors.
You know better than to go out at night, when the clouds roll in from the sea and shapes move in the sky. You know there are occasional, unpredictable streets that come and go according to some unearthly schedule, that strange black ships dock at Innsmouth to trade with the squat, ugly denizens of that neighbourhood. You know, too, that not all of your neighbours are sane – or human.
But you’re trapped. There’s no way to escape the city.
Because the city is the world.

It is $34.95

Hey Bill are you planning to run a Cthulhu City campaign for RPPR Tabletop Tales?  Please say yes.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: RPPR Patreon Discussion Thread
« on: September 04, 2017, 06:53:43 PM »
I'm unreasonably happy that Rift's Wormwood is being featured for Palladium Poisoning.  ;D

Faust is being a little bit of a pansy, but Tom totally has the right attitude towards Wormwood; it is awesome!

General Chaos / Re: What Vidja games are you playing?
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:16:49 PM »

The Shrouded Isle

If you ever wanted a cultist-management simulator with Mafia! (the forums game) game mechanics, then The Shrouded Isle is for you.

Your Excellency, you must prepare for the awakening of our Lord. He hungers for a human sacrifice every season. Sinners try to hide their dark secrets, but all must be purged..

You have to investigate and select cult members to form your inner circle every season.  Some will be 'sinners' according to Our Lord Czernobog, some will not.  You must pick a worthy sacrifice (ie sinner) from your inner circle and hope that your sacrifice is not met with rebellion from the cultists you rely on.  Basically its a Mafia game with a balancing-reputation-bars mechanic.   It's short, so it's not for everyone.

Check out Splattercat's Lets Play:

True Detective Season 3 will be set in the Ozarks.

After a two-year hiatus, True Detective is officially coming back for a third season with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali returning to television for the leading role. Ali had previously committed to the show earlier this summer, but HBO’s pickup was contingent upon finding a new director for season three. As it turns out, there will be two directors this season: Green Room helmer Jeremy Saulnier and True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, who will be making his directorial debut.

According to Deadline, the third season storyline will be set in the Ozarks, where “a macabre crime” sets in motion a mystery that will play out over several decades and in three different time periods. Ali’s character will be Wayne Hays, a state police detective in Arkansas. While Hays’ story will be the focus, the multiple time periods suggest that at least two other leading roles will be cast in the series.

Pizzolatto wrote nearly every episode of True Detective season three by himself, with the exception of the fourth episode, which he co-wrote with Deadwood creator David Milch. Deadline is reporting that the new season is still being written and the final episode count has not been locked down. However, since both previous seasons were eight episodes each, it seems likely that the third season will have at least as many episodes as its predecessors.

The first season of True Detective was a smash hit that won critical acclaim and Emmy nominations for  Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, while elevating the career of director Cary Joji Fukunaga. The second season, which starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn, never quite managed to recapture the alchemy of the previous season. But with an exciting star in place with Ali and the inventive eye of Saulnier, we’re excited to see if the series can once again live up to its stellar first season.

What do you want to see from True Detective season three? Share your thoughts in the comment section below before the Yellow King arrives!

This looks really cool.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Red Markets Alpha Playtest
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:27:05 PM »
Congratulations to the Red Markets group for a job well done.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: Red Markets Alpha Playtest
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:46:14 AM »
Website and Forums for Red Markets are up!

Yellow King RPG kickstarted by Pelgrane Press NOW


Written and designed by GUMSHOE master Robin D. Laws, YKRPG takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines.

Inspired by Robert W. Chambers’ influential cycle of short stories, it pits the characters against the reality-altering horror of The King in Yellow. This suppressed play, once read, invites madness or a visit from its titular character, an alien ruler intent on invading and remolding our world into a colony of their planet, Carcosa.

Four books, served up together in a beautiful slipcase, confront your players with an epic journey into reality horror:

Belle Epoque Paris, where a printed version of the dread play is first published. Players portray American art students in its absinthe-soaked world, navigating the Parisian demimonde and investigating mysteries involving gargoyles, vampires, and decadent alien royalty.

The Wars, an alternate reality in which the players take on the role of soldiers bogged down in the great European conflict of 1947. While trying to stay alive on an eerie, shifting battlefield, they investigate supernatural mysteries generated by the occult machinations of the Yellow King and his rebellious daughters.

Aftermath, set later in the same reality, in 2017 North America. A bloody insurrection has toppled a dictatorial regime loyal to Carcosa. Players become former partisans adjusting to ordinary life, trying to build a just society from the ashes of civil war. But not all of the monsters have been thoroughly banished—and like it or not, they’re the ones with the skills to hunt them and finish them off.

This is Normal Now. In the 2017 we know, albeit one subtly permeated by supernatural beings and maddening reality shifts, ordinary people band together, slowly realizing that they are the key to ending a menace spanning eras and realities.

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:49:34 PM »
Cthulhu Lies Dreaming: Twenty-three Tales of the Weird and Cosmic is being advertised on Ken Hite's twitter as just ONE FREAKING DOLLAR on Amazon Kindle.

So I'm taking the plunge. That cheap cheap plunge.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: RPPR general chat
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:43:37 PM »
This question is for Caleb. 

Where did you first find "The Spider" by Hanns Heinz Ewers and "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki?

I was rummaging around a bookstore today and found an anthology of Weird fiction that had both short stories. This is the only anthology mind you that I have found where these stories are mentioned.

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories edited by  Jeff VanderMeer and Ann VanderMeer.

From Reddit:

Gou Tanabe has been putting some Lovecraft stories to Manga form for the past few years, he's got a collection coming out in July in English containing The Hound, The Temple, and The Nameless City. He's also done The Outsider, Haunter in the Dark, and The Color out of Space, and he's currently doing Into the Mountains of Madness. So far there isn't any word on whether we'll see those translated to English. I've put some of the images from the manga into an album below.

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