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Cockleshell Hero

I like to think that some Americans, and other friendly foreigners, seeing LOCAL HERO and loving it as most everyone seems to, wonder “Who is THIS guy?” when they see Fulton McKay as the aged beachcomber, the stumbling block in the plans of Burt Lancaster’s oil consortium (represented by Peter Riegert) to buy up the coastline of a quaint Scottish island. 532 more words


Gumshoe In My Bedroom - The Paranormal

I had returned to my lodging in the evening at extended-stay Hotel and decided to spend the night on an extra comforter I had spread over a mat on shampooed Hotel floor. 300 more words

RPG Geek Hosts: One Sheet GUMSHOE Contest

Are you a fan of the Gumshoe RPG system? Do you like Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, Ashen Stars or Fear Itself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe you should consider entering the RPG Geek One Sheet GUMSHOE Contest. 36 more words


Second Grave: sassy paranormal investigations

This is the second in the ‘grave’ series, featuring PI and not-so-grim reaper Charley and her sizeable sidekick, Cookie. It’s a far-from-serious, occasionally spicy (but nothing X-rated) gumshoe story with a side dish of supernatural sprinkles. 439 more words

Book Reviews

The Amazing Art of Timewatch

Recently I noticed a new GUMSHOE system game coming out from Pelgrane Press called Timewatch. I was intrigued by the initial premise of basically being time traveling police officers, whose duty was to restore time to its rightful place by fixing the villainous schemes of different individuals. 181 more words


Theory: Mitigating Randomness

So you’ve decided to use dice, or some other randomizer, to help shape your game experience. You’ve thought carefully about what the odds of success for different actions should be, and have calibrated the randomizer accordingly. 2,352 more words

Game Design Theory