Showing posts from June, 2015

GUMSHOE at the Ennies, 2015

As I did last year, I am going to talk about some of the many nominees for this year's Ennie Awards. Voting opens on Saturday, July 4.

Today, I'll look at the nominees relevant to GUMSHOE system games, starting with the only actual GUMSHOE game product on the list.
Dreamhounds of ParisDreamhounds of Paris explores two worlds: Paris in the 30s, home to the Surrealist art movement; and the Dreamlands, Lovecraft's realm of fantastic horror. +Robin Laws gives you everything you need to portray the historical Surrealists as they discover their ability to shape the Dreamlands in pursuit of their goal of worldwide psychic revolution. +Kenneth Hite and +Steve Dempsey throw in their own insights into the occult world of 1930s France and round out the book.

I'll admit, I haven't read this one. I'm not much of a fan of the Dreamlands or Surrealism, so the subject matter doesn't exactly jump out at me. Dreamhounds of Paris is nominated for Best Interior Art and Best Se…

RPG Geek One Sheet GUMSHOE Contest

RPG Geek and +Pelgrane Press Ltd are sponsoring a contest for GUMSHOE system adventures that fit on a single sheet of paper. Designers have until July 18 to create an adventure for any GUMSHOE system game. Winners will receive prizes on RPG Geek plus Pelgrane store vouchers, one of the previous Pelgrane Bundles of Holding (for the first prize winner), and gift certificates to +DriveThruRPG.

I have an idea brewing, if I can find the time in the next month to put a submission together. I'm looking forward to seeing what all the other designers come up with, including which systems are the most popular (though I have my guesses).

Journeyman's Cup Concludes!

The final episode of +Nathan Paoletta Journeyman's Cup season for World Wide Wrestling has aired, and a winner has been declared. You can watch the video here or at YouTube.

Trail of Cthulhu on Bundle of Holding

You know the deal with these Bundles of Holding by now. For the next two weeks, you can get the resurrected Trail of Cthulhu Bundle from April 2014. Inside, you'll find:

the Trail of Cthulhu rulebookthe Stunning Eldritch Tales adventure collectionthe Keeper's Resource Book and Screenand Four Shadows, a collection of music by James Semple Beat the threshold price ($22.98 at this very second), and you'll get even more: +Robin Laws' brilliant Armitage Files improvisational campaignBookhounds of LondonThe Book of the SmokeArkham Detective TalesRough Magicks And I can tell you that at least one more title will be added later. If you buy now, you get it then. A portion of proceeds go to Cancer Research UK. Pick up this amazing deal and help save some lives.