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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

RPG

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

Art

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

The P.O.R Society | A Ravenpaw Mystery

Her silky motions wavered gently into the room
I was at my desk going through the usual’s
when I caught the scent of dirty blond… 335 more words

"Poetic Cultivation"

TYLER MARONEY: The Boring Life of a Private Investigator

New York Times: WHEN I first became a private investigator, I was enthralled by the idea of the brash gumshoe who was modeled on the American cowboy and incubated in the pulps — a lawless lone wolf. 71 more words

Culture