Kafka over at RPGNet has given an in-depth, 9/10 review of Out of Space. There is a slight error in the review when he says we have included nothing extra in the book, when in fact there is an extra 10% (8,000 words) but this is acknowledged in the thread below the review. You can review the full review here.
Pelgrane Press always manages to create such a visually beautiful product and one that will have additional rules to make it all worthwhile. Thus, despite my misgivings about nothing extra added to these scenarios – they are all first rate and play as one or two shots. Even, if you do not play Cthulhu and have a generic horror game that will explore the “real world” through a distorted mirror of the occult and otherworldly horror…you will find that this is a rich mine for your nightly game.
Two wider geek-media huzzahs for Pelgrane core games hit this week, and by some kind of odd coincidence, they both feature interviews with me.
Andrew Girdwood of Geek Native shares the news of how you can get Trail of Cthulhu for 55% off at DriveThruRPG if you haven’t bought it yet, and asks me all manner of questions including “What music goes well with Trail of Cthulhu?” You know I plugged James Semple’s amazing soundtracks, but click through to see what else I suggested.
Ed Grabianowski, meanwhile, gives Night’s Black Agents a very flattering review at io9.com (“Filled with innovative features that help create a unique gaming experience”) and asks me, among other things, about playtest highlights I didn’t mention in the “DVD Commentary” sections in the book. Find out where the giant stone vampire head was, here.
On RPG.net, Darren MacLennan gives Trail of Cthulhu a 5/5 playtest review. Despite encountering some of the usual roadblocks for players new to GUMSHOE, Darren concludes:
On the other hand, Trail of Cthulhu taught me how to write an investigative adventure, has a ton of useful resources for Call of Cthulhu – and if you’re not married to Call of Cthulhu already, like I am, it’s entirely possible that it’ll work better for you.
He also calls Trail “an ultralight glider,” which is a lovely metaphor of gameplay to shoot for, I think.
Kafka at RPGNet has given Adam Gauntlett’s Sisters of Sorrow 10/10. You can read the full review here.
The grouping of the imagery of life aboard the U-Boat, is counteract the quixotic, almost valiant accepted wisdom that many of us have about submarine warfare thus producing an excellent adventure that incorporates the horror war with the supernatural horrors of Lovecraft. All things considered a decidedly pleasurable and admirable mood piece for a simple one-off adventure sure to bring pleasure to players and Keepers alike.
Pookie over at Reviews from R’lyeh has written a detailed and positive review of Adam Gauntlett’s 1760s scenario, Hell Fire. You can read the full review here.
Hell Fire does a good job of bringing Lovecraftian investigation to an interesting period of history, whilst the period itself brings a sense of Hogarthian horror to Lovecraftian investigation.
Pookie over at Reviews from R’lyeh has posted a review of Adam Gauntlett’s (Not So Quiet, Hell Fire) newest Trail offering, Flying Coffins. You can read the full review here.
Overall, Flying Coffins is a very different one-shot, one that captures both the uncaring nature of the Mythos and the uncaring nature of early aerial warfare.
Pookie has reviewed our charity adventure, The Millionaire’s Special, over at Reviews from R’lyeh. You can read the full review here.
A unique setting serves to tighten a well-worn plot and so make RMS Titanic: The Millionaire’s Special a memorable one-shot.
All proceeds from the sale of this adventure will go to the Heroes in the Dark charity.
Kakfa has given Adam Gauntlett’s mini-adventure for Trail of Cthulhu, RMS Titanic: The Millionaire’s Special, 5/5 stars in his RPGNet review. All proceeds from the sale of this adventure go to the Heroes in the Dark charity. You can read the full review here.
Where the Enchanted World of First Class is contrasted with grim and grimy reality of steerage, and where a Mythos monster is unleashed to an unsuspecting ship. I can, at least, reveal one spoiler that the Mythos entity is not responsible for the sinking.
All in all this is an excellent adventure and worth every penny.
Kakfa over at RPGNet has reviewed Adam Gauntlett’s latest Trail of Cthulhu adventure, Flying Coffins. You can read the full review here.
…it has excellent aerial rules and if your Trail of Cthulhu campaign is going to have action in World War One – then this should be a must buy
A great review of The Armitage Files from Dreams in the Lich House. You can read the full review here.
This product takes the handout concept and turns the dial up to 11 with these spectacular props.