A Terrible, Indescribable Thing – A Review of Hideous Creatures: Shoggoth

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Long before the gelatinous geometric monstrosities and semi-aware slimes, iridescent and menacing blobs of goo threatened the lives and sanities of those adventurous enough to probe the depths of civilisations past. While dungeon explorers might consider them an inconvenience at best, possessed of little more than a hunger-driven intuition, Lovecraft served up an insidious and […]

A Long Line of Body Snatchers: A Review of Hideous Creatures: Ghouls

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At heart, Ghouls are haunters of the dead, spending their time around the bodies of the deceased, primarily as a source of sustenance, but also seeking out grave goods. In a lot of horror fiction beyond Lovecraft, they have become the pathetic, fawning groupies of greater monsters – failed vampires, would-be liches, and the almost […]

Who scares the best? Top 10 best Horror sellers at DriveThru Fiction

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DriveThru Fiction is the sister site to DriveThru RPG. It doesn’t take a natural 20 on an Int Roll to work out that the online shop sells books and might be a good guide to what gamers are buying. With help from One Book Shelf, the site’s owners, we’ve had a look at the best […]

I Want to Believe: A Review of Moon Dust Men

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Trail of Cthulhu has been effectively and efficiently stepping on Call of Cthulhu‘s coattails for a short while now, offering a take on Lovecraft’s unfathomable and otherworldly horror that offers a fresh approach. While Call of Cthulhu‘s percentile system had a tendency to make or break situations where you could kill a trail stone cold […]

First authors confirmed for Dragonmeet 2013

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Dragonmeet is the one day London based RPG convention run by British publisher Cubicle 7. Dragonmeet 2013 will be held at the Kensington Town Hall again, on Saturday the 7th of December with doors opening at 10am. Geek Native has confirmed that guest authors for the convention this year already include Kenneth Hite and Robin […]

New Year, New Game: Trail of Cthulhu

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DriveThru RPG are running a big sale, up to 40% off core rules with the offer “New Year, New Game” promotion. Want to save more money? Use the coupon happynyng2013 to bag a further 15% off. The question is? Which RPG should you dabble in? What about something dark, something a little dangerous, something that […]

Robin D. Law’s Hillfolk and the DramaSystem

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Robin D. Law’s is a well known games designer who brought us the GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying system. He tends to work closely with Pelgrane Press, who have a number of GUMSHOE products, and is actually the Creative Director at Stone Skin Press which is Pelgrane’s fiction imprint. His latest project, foreshadowed by his book Hamlet’s […]

The Diana Jones 2011 shortlist announced

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The Diana Jones Award committee has announced their shortlist for the 2011 award. The original list had 22 nominees and the shortlist contains just five. The winner will be announced at Wednesday the 3rd of August at an event that the Diana Jones Award group describe has the “unnoficial start” of Gen Con Indy. The […]

Interview with Simon Rogers – Night’s Black Agents

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Authors Robin D Laws and Kenneth Hite are both talking about a vampire spy thriller game called Night’s Black Agents. It’ll be coming out Pelgrane Press and will be a Gumshoe title. So, what’s a vampire spy thriller? Hite uses some popular movies to describe how the game will feel; “Imagine the movie Ronin. All […]

The Dresden Files RPG – Evil Hat opens the pre-orders

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Jim Butcher‘s The Dresden Files enjoyed a TV series in the States back in 2007. It’s going to get an RPG too and publishers Evil Hat are now openning the pre-order. There’s a list of talent working on this game. In fact, The Dresden Files RPG site lists Jim Butcher, himself, as one of the […]