Pelgrane Press have a 20% sale going on all five of their GUMSHOE core books. That’s 20% off Trail of Cthulhu, Ashen Stars, Mutant City Blues, Fear Itself and The Esoterrorists.
The sale is over at RPGNow.com
Trail of Cthulhu, is an ENNie winning, is a clever blend of investigation and Cthulhu horror. I’ve played it and the system carefully ensures players don’t get stuck, unable to solve an important clue, which is a blessing.
Ashen Stars is a gritty sci-fi space opera game. The PCs play Lasers, freelance law men, who are sent into a remote sector called the Bleed.
Mutant City Blues is a superhero game in which 1% of the population picked up mutant powers. 1% of the population means 1% of the criminals. Players are the cops who have to cope with these super powered criminals.
Fear Itself is an exploration of mandess and violence. It’s designed to be a systen for one-shot games, ideal for horror RPGs or games where player survival isn’t expected.
The Esoterrorists has players as elite investigators, fighting the occult terrorists known as the Esoterrorists and theirplan to rend holes in the very fabric of the world.