The Yellow King RPG

I have been reading The Yellow King RPG preview that is currently being kickstarted here. It uses the GUMSHOE1 system as its task resolution engine, and because of that I decided to back it. I have long been interested in getting a game that uses the GUMSHOE system because I wanted to see how it handled investigations seeing as how that was what the system was designed from the ground up to do. So far I have read two of the four previewed books and started the third, and I want to get some thoughts down on the game as I see it now as well as on the system as I understand it based on what I have read. Continue reading “The Yellow King RPG”


Cthulhu Dark ideas for Savage Worlds Horror

Cthulhu Dark is a new Lovecraftian horror game raising funding on kickstarter now. From the information that I have seen, it looks very interesting, and is inspiring for horror games in Savage Worlds. You can find the kickstarter Continue reading “Cthulhu Dark ideas for Savage Worlds Horror”

Impressions of Cortex Prime System Reference Document

As part of the Cortex Prime kickstarter going on now, I got access to an early draft of the System Reference Document that is part of what is getting produced. Now while it is both only a draft and a System Reference Document instead of the full base RPG rule set there are enough things that I did not fully understand, but there are also a couple of things that I found really fascinating.

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Impressions from my latest read through of Deadlands Reloaded Marshal’s Guide

So in response to the Double Shot Kickstarter Classic and Good Intentions that is going on now, I decided that my next couple of books that I was going to re-read were the Deadlands Reloaded Player’s Guide and Marshal’s Guide. You can find my thoughts on this read through of the player’s guide here. This post will cover the Marshal’s Guide which I just finished reading as well.

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Deadlands Location Oro City

So based on my thoughts from the post on Threat Motivation and Moves with City Creation and my post on Working with Mad Scientists and starting bases or Deadlands town creations, I started putting together this location for a starting Deadlands location. The main reason for this particular location is that it is semi-central and can be easily plugged into any of the plot point campaigns as a prelude before moving on to the central story after the posse has built up some experience.

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Working with Mad Scientists and starting bases or Deadlands town creations

One of the things that I have been thinking about for Deadlands is to not use the standard practice of having the posse roam from town to town getting into trouble and solving problems, but instead having them start off with base of operations in a town somewhere and having to deal with the issues in that town. This is to help any starting Mad Scientist characters acquire the resources needed to put together a traveling workshop for later in their career as they go out more looking for trouble. Continue reading “Working with Mad Scientists and starting bases or Deadlands town creations”