Lost & Found: A Review and Play report of Trail of Cthulhu


This past weekend, I got a group together to play Pelgrane Press’ Trail of Cthulhu. Though the game came out in 2008, I never got a chance to play it, until now. Designed by Kenneth Hite, Trail of Cthulhu is one of several games powered by the GUMSHOE System. The design philosophy behind the GUMSHOE system is that in an […]

Night’s Black Agents: Dracula Dossier


[Back this Campaign] In this history Dracula isn’ta novel. It’s a censored version of British Intelligence’s attempts to recruit a vampire. In Night’s Black Agents from Pelgrane Press players are secret agents going up against the forces of darkness. It won two silver ENnie awards (best Game and Best Writing) and picked up additional nominations […]

A Beastly Bestiary: A Review of the 13th Age Bestiary


Like a well-meaning-but-sort-of-annoying-best-friend, I worry about the future of 13th Age. The 3rd/4th edition fantasy RPG house blend by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet hit the perfect note, melding those two polarizing editions together into something that is fast, playable, and fun, all the while being its own thing and fostering the creativity of players, […]

Now I Suspect You of Weaselry: A Review of The Gaean Reach

The Gaean Reach from Pelgrane Press

I must admit to having only a fleeting exposure to the works of Jack Vance, though I’m currently seeking to correct that by reading more of his work. For many, Vance has a strong link various editions of Dungeons & Dragons, where the mechanisms for spell-casting owe a debt to his Dying Earth books. Pelgrane […]

The ENnie 2014 Awards: who are the winners?

ennies 2014 gold

It’s GenCon and that means one of the year’s biggest and most popular set of gaming awards: The ENNies. As usual competition was fierce. For almost all of the 20+ categories there were two prizes to fight for; gold and silver. Geek Native has the full list of winners below. Did anyone publisher thrash the […]

5 ENnie award winners already announced as voting opens

ennies 2014 nominee

5 ENnie award winners already announced as voting opens Team EN World opened the voting booth for the 2014 ENnie Awards this week. Voting started with 5 winners being announced for the 2014 Judges’ Spotlight award. So, who won? Hobomancer Companion from Hex Games Deep Magic from Kobold Press Rocket Age RPG from Cubicle 7 […]

Free RPG Day – including 3679 free RPG downloads


Today is Free RPG Day. The event is managed by Impressions, a company that helps put RPGs in your hands, and is designed to encourage you to support your local game shop. The site has a interactive map which you can use to find a retailer taking part in the event near you. It costs […]

Free games and International Tabletop Day rush slams DriveThru RPG’s servers


Saturday April the 5th is International Tabletop Day. Names like Atlas Games, Stronghold Games, Asmodee, Days of Wonder, Mayfair, AEG, Ravensburger, Japanime Games, Looney Labs and Steve Jackson Games are teaming up with Geek & Sundry for the big event. Another name of note is DriveThru RPG who are holding a huge sale. This isn’t […]

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

Hideous Creatures: Shoggoth at RPGNow

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 […]

$1,000,000,000 stretch goal still locked: TimeWatch RPG looks set to Kickstart


[Back this Campaign] While the comedy $1,000,000,000 stretch goal (an actual time machine) remains safely locked; Kevin Kulp’s TimeWatch looks set to fund. The Gumshoe Investigative RPG, part of Pelgrane Press’ growing collection, only asked for $4,000. As this post goes up they still have 10 days on the clock and have raised close to […]