See Page XX: May 2011

There is no theme this month, instead we celebrate a plethora of new projects. We have an article from Mr. Owl Hoot himself, Clinton R. Nixon on the different classes of his fantasy-western game, and a ‘Name that Orc’ competition. Graham Walmsley has written an article on his new book, Stealing Cthulhu, and how to use it in Trail of Cthulhu scenarios. RPG maestro Robin D Laws takes us through the mechanics of point spending and hoarding in GUMSHOE games. Simon Rogers has provided View from the Pelgrane’s Nest, the monthly round-up of all things Pelgrane. Finally, there is the monthly poll, following on from the release of the Stellar Nursery edition of sci-fi GUMSHOE, Ashen Stars, we ask you to cast your vote for which of the Seven Peoples you’d most like to play.

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Poll

Ashen Stars offers seven different player character species. Which would you choose?

  • The humans, adaptable, resourceful, and numerous. They comprise the majority of a typical laser crew (19%, 34 Votes)
  • The cybes, former humans radically altered by cybernetic and genetic science (18%, 33 Votes)
  • The kch-thk, warrior locust people who migrate to new bodies when their old ones are destroyed (18%, 33 Votes)
  • The armadillo-like tavak, followers of a serene warrior ethic (15%, 28 Votes)
  • The vas mal, former near-omnisicent energy beings devolved by disaster into misshapen humanoid form (14%, 26 Votes)
  • The eerily beautiful, nature-loving, emotion-fearing balla (10%, 18 Votes)
  • The durugh, hunched, furtive ex-enemies of the Combine who can momentarily phase through solid matter (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 183

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View the full species descriptions, along with original artwork here.

One Response to “See Page XX: May 2011”

  1. Roland says:

    I like them all. Except of course, those pesky humans.

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