Hunting for Cthulhu

The Cthulhu Mythos is probably the most frequent setting for RPG games next to High Fantasy (excluding perhaps The World of Darkness). The original Call of Cthulhu RPG is still the strong favorite for Mythos games but has been followed by many other beloved games including Cthulhu Dark, Trail of Cthulhu and the Fate of […]

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Tasha’s Cauldron

Are you done taking advice from a floating eyeball that worships his fish? Now you can get real grounded advice from a villinous witch instead! In all seriousness, I was / am totally hyped for this book’s release. For some reason though the first read left me underwhelmed. I came to like the book much […]

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Halloween RPG: Pulse and Pressure

The rules for Pulse and Pressure now fit on a single buisness card! Wishing you all a Happy Halloween. Hope this game helps you create some scary stories. The Ghoul Master narrates how the players wound up in a dreadful situation. The player characters roll two dice when they take a risky action. On a […]

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Pulse & Pressure

For those curious about how Martian Muckraker RPG is doing, please note that based on my playtest I have made a simplified dice system. A 3 page ruleset is ready that I will be playtesting with a group early November. If you want to take an early look at it, it is the Streamlined Hybrid […]

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Roll for Trick-or-Treats

Nothing beats scary stories around the glow of Jack-O-Lanterns. But here’s the thing. . . you already know how most of the neighborhood stories go right? You can read your friend’s face and know when he will make the boogyman come out. What if there was a way to make them a bit more unexpected […]

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Worldbuilding Spreads

Tarot is a most under appreciated tool in roleplaying games. If you need inspiration in a flash a quick tarot spread and give you tons of world building possibilities, devious plot twists or hidden clues. Here are some world-building tarot spreads from the most recent version of my Martian Muckraker RPG book followed by an […]

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Aquatic vs Terran Sports

I don’t undertand how three dimensional beings can stand the functionally two dimensional existence land enforces upon them. I confess that I often sleep during their terran sports which are often so . . . flattened from my point of view. Will the dribbler go left . . . or right? Only two options. Not […]

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Where The Dark Magic Comes From

They wonder where dark magic comes from as if they themselves cannot see any passing familiarity, strange reminiscence, recognizeable peculiarity, in the howls and the screeches and the screams. As if they no longer recall . . . Or cannot bring themselves to recognize the bright sunlight magic they spurned, with mockery scared and shallow […]

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