Futile Position is revewing ENnie award nominated products, and they check out Lorefinder our Pathfinder/GUMSHOE mash-up here.
Lorefinder adds Pelgrane Press’ Gumshoe investigation rules onto Paizo’s Pathfinder system. Over 40 pages long, Lorefinder thoroughly covers Races, Classes, Spells, and Skills in the Lorefinder system, which provides a framework for your players to perform investigations without dice rolls. It’s a light system, and doesn’t add much weight to the underlying Pathfinder system, but – after reading Lorefinder – I find it preferable to the default system.
Kafka has reviewed Terra Nova over on RPGNet. Read the full review here.
Pelgrane represents a certain maturity of the RPG industry to tackle deeper and darker themes whilst maintaining enjoyment and good, crisp writing. Their editor does a fine job at eliminating bugs and problems. The art is once again at an incredible level that it sets a standard that other companies ought to emulate.
Matthew Pook reviews Invasive Procedures:
As a one-shot horror adventure, Invasive Procedures is a close, claustrophobic, and challenging affair.
Kakfa reviews the Trail of Cthulhu adventure Hell Fire by Adam Gauntlett. (8/10)
…in the hands of a skilled Keeper this adventure would be truly fantastic.
A review of the REDACTED edition of Night’s Black Agents on rpggeek.com
It is worth mentioning how much fun this book is to read. There are in jokes, sidebar commentary and examples from playtesting scattered throughout. The materials a pleasure- especially when you come to the sections on conspiracy building, running in European cities, and gamemastering GUMSHOE in general. It offers a number of really great ideas for running any kind of modern game: investigation, conspiracy and/or supernatural. I’d recommend it as a sourcebook for that alone.
A review of Stunning Eldritch Tales on rpggeek by Simon Crowe.
…for anyone looking for investigations to use in a long running campaign I’d recommend picking this up.
Three five-star reviews on rpgnow.com, including Megan Robertson’s who says:
Four cracking adventures, utilising the Gumshoe system to the full as well as exploring the Cthulhu Mythos with a sure touch
A review of Stunning Eldritch Tales on Flames Rising by Matt McElroy.
These pulp-style adventures are a good companion for the core book, helping folks get started with the Gumshoe system from Pelgrane Press.
A review of Many Fires by kafka 10/10. Many Fires is available as part of the Out of Time bundle.
Another fine offering from Pelgrane chalked filled with excellent art and is an exceptionally well written adventure to boot. Taking place in the Classic Cthulhu period (late 1920s & early 1930s) in exotic and dark Mexico. Step by step Jason Morningstar pulls the reader (and by extension gaming group) into a tale of terror.
Lowell Francis has written a review of the Night’s Black Agents
This is my new favorite GUMSHOE game and one of the best espionage game sourcebooks I’ve read.