In the latest episode of their eponymous podcast, Ken and Robin talk setting exposition, Shadows Over Filmland, replacing Stalin, and the Martian ground squirrel.
Here is a short review of Shadows Over Filmland by Simon Crowe.
Overall whilst I would have preferred one or two scenarios were dropped to flesh out the others it’s still a great selection of scenarios, and I recommend it to any Trail of Cthulhu keepers looking for something different either as short one-shots or to drop into a campaign.
In short, the whole book a real pleasure to read. It combines in a really fun way the spirit of the classic horror films with Lovecraft’s Mythos, and raises the result to something new and exciting. All of the adventures may not be entirely original, or without any problems, but they have a very high minimum level and they are all really fun and inspiring. Shadows Over Filmland is arguably one of the year’s best role-playing game supplements, and most of the adventures are of excellent quality.
Pelgrane books have been nominated for the Golden Geek awards. These awards are given out annually at BGG Con, and this year for the first time roleplaying games have been included. Armitage Files has been nominated both for Best Artwork and Presentation, and for Best RPG Supplement, and Shadows Over Filmland for Best RPG Supplement. Following our success at the ENnies.
Here are all the nominations.
Apparently, only site supporters can vote, and that costs money, or social capital (Geek Gold) you have earned on the site.
The ENnie award nominations are in. Armitage Files has been nominated for best adventure, with Shadows over Filmland taking an honourable mention. And Jérome gets a richly deserved nod for his cover artwork on Rough Magicks. Last July in Page XX, Jérome let us into the secrets of his photomontage technique in creating this amazing piece of art.
I didn’t enter the books into specific categories, so I am not sure how they made their choices. Perhaps I should have placed Shadows more carefully (perhaps Best Setting, or Best Art , Interior)
Due to my cock-up over release dates, Mutant City Blues didn’t get the chance to be nominated this year or last.
Brennan Taylor gets a Best Writing nomination for How We Came to Live Here, a game which I had feared would slip under the radar. This will give it a much needed boost.
Jason Morningstar, who wrote The Black Drop for Pelgrane has demonstrated himself to be multi-talented with an art nomination for Escape from Tentacle City.
Cublicle 7 is festooned with nominations, including an amazing four for Best Product, and I tip them for a silver or gold in Best Product for Doctor Who, though they might have to wrangle their potential voters a little if they are feeling mercenary.
At this point it becomes a popularity contest, so the big publishers will probably take the metal, but it’s very pleasing to be nominated.