|Tools Archives Xina Games News RPG Info Misc.|
Most Recent Content
|Most Recent Content||Reviews||Interviews|
|Live, fight, and love on Mars, talking about Cavaliers of Mars with Rose Bailey||Posted: Wed, 18 Oct 20:16:47|
|Features, Game Designers, Interviews|
|The Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter is hurtling toward its final hours and we had the chance to catch up with developer Rose Bailey for a few quick questions about this new project as part of Onyx Path Publishing's Many Worlds. One Path. line-up of excellent RPGs.
Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter is a swashbuckling adventure setting from Rose Bailey, longtime developer of Vampire: The Requiem and other World of Darkness titles. Cavaliers draws inspiration from pulp fantasy and historical fiction, adding a modern edge and an exotic setting.|
|Understanding the Undead||Posted: Sun, 15 Oct 17:48:43|
|Features, kickstarter, zombies|
|As we (that is, Michelle Lyons-McFarland, co-owner of Growling Door Games, and I) started to plan out our proposed sourcebooks for Chill 3rd Edition, I noticed that one thing the 2nd Edition had promised but never produced was a book called The Living Dead. We started thinking about how that might work with our vision of Chill, and we realized that, if you'll pardon a bit of metaphor, grave dirt is fertile soil for horror.
In planning out the book, though, I realized a couple of very important things, and they both stemmed from the same thought: the undead are ghosts with bodies. Before I get to the two epiphanies I had about outlining and writing the book, let's unpack that thought a little.|
|New for Artists! Make Art Not War Challenge eBook Debuts||Posted: Sat, 07 Oct 16:29:12|
|News, drivethrufiction, ebook|
|Back in December of 2016, I started an initiative to help artists focus on making art anticipating an awful four years of politics and distractions. Making art is part of who we are, what we do, and how many of us earn a living (or part thereof).
I am pleased to announce the release of Make Art Not War Challenge: Rules, Essays, and 31 Creative Prompts. This eBook is available in multiple file formats through DriveThruFiction.com in Nook (ePub), Kindle (Mobi), and PDF formats.|
|A Haunting Classic and an Amazon Original||Posted: Thu, 28 Sep 23:19:13|
|Articles, classic mystery, historical fiction|
|Written in 1967 by Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a historical fiction novel and ghost story set in a girls' boarding school located in Australia. A critically-acclaimed movie based on the book was made in 1975 by Peter Weir. Now, this literary classic slated to be a reimagining of Picnic at Hanging Rock. In 2018, it will be released as an Amazon mini-series starring Natalie Dormer from HBO's Game of Thrones.
Penguin Classics has just released a new edition of Picnic at Hanging Rock, with an introduction by novelist Maile Meloy. The story was Joan Lindsay's debut as a novelist at age 70, and is considered to be one of Australia's greatest literary works. Set in a Victorian 1900, the plot circles around the disappearance of three girls who attended Appleyard College for Young Ladies. The mystery, deftly told, is only the beginning of the story behind this book, however. Lindsay, who wrote the novel in less than two weeks, blurs the line between fantasy and reality, never revealing whether or not these young ladies were real people who disappeared or if they were figments of her imagination.|
|Face Madness and Corruption… Alone! Cthulhu Confidential from Pelgrane Press||Posted: Sat, 23 Sep 15:15:26|
|News, cthulhu, gumshoe|
|Face Madness and Corruption… Alone!
Langston Wright is an African-American war veteran and scholar in WW2-era Washington, DC. Vivian Sinclair is The New York Herald's most determined scoop-hound in 1930s NYC. And Dex Raymond is a hard-boiled private detective with a nose for trouble in 1930s Los Angeles.
Each is a lone investigator, equipped with smarts, fists, and just maybe a code of honor, uncovering their town's secret truths. But what happens when you scratch the veneer of human malfeasance to reveal an eternal evil—the malign, cosmic indifference of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos?|
|Canals on Mars? Check out the Cavaliers of Mars Kickstarter!||Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 20:39:16|
|Articles, kickstarter, onyx path|
|Return now to dying Mars in its last age of glory. A planet of flashing swords and choking sands, of winking courtesans and lantern-lit canal cities.
Mars, where fortune and heartbreak are two sides of the same obsidian chit, where lost cities and dry oceans stretch between the last bastions of civilization. Where the First Martians, the monument-builders, are but a haunted memory. Where the Red Martians become decadent and reckless in their last days. Where the Pale Martians rule the wastes, remembering a history whose weight would crush a lesser people.|
|Sign Up for the Parliament of Shadows||Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 14:25:46|
|Events, News, LARP|
|For as long as Vampire: The Masquerade has existed, members of the Camarilla have influenced politicians the world over to exact their schemes. Now, you can play a vampire or ghoul caught between making decisions for yourself, your coterie, and your clan in the Parliament of Shadows. This unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience employs the setting of White Wolf Entertainment's upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade Fifth Edition in a LARP set in the European Parliament. The rules employed will be a bespoke system heavily focused on social interaction and intrigue.|
|Creators Content Program Launched for Vampire: The Masquerade||Posted: Fri, 11 Aug 16:39:09|
|Articles, drivethrurpg, vampire the masquerade|
|For over twenty-five years, World of Darkness fans have aspired to bring their own unique creations to the masses. Today, White Wolf Entertainment announced, in conjunction with DriveThruRPG, the debut of a new creator content program called Storytellers Vault. Beginning with Vampire: The Masquerade, writers, artists, and game designers can publish their non-canonical tabletop RPG […]|
|Preview of Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands||Posted: Thu, 20 Jul 18:58:29|
|Features, rpg, scarredlands|
|Today, FlamesRising.com is pleased to share a preview of Dagger of Spiragos for Scarred Lands. Artifacts from the fallen titan Spiragos have been recovered, and forces are at work that would see them used for ill. The Dagger of Spiragos and the Ring of Spiragos are now in the player characters’ hands — and they […]|
|S. T. Joshi’s H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West||Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 21:07:12|
|Features, cthulhu, drivethrufiction|
|Wildside Press has many excellent Cthulhu Mythos collections as well as a number of Weird Tales offerings. Today they launched H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West by Mythos scholar S. T. Joshi in eBook formats at DriveThruFiction.com.
The author writes:
This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed account of his philosophical views.|
|Onyx Path explores the history of Chronicles of Darkness with Dark Eras 2||Posted: Sat, 08 Jul 18:24:29|
|Features, historical horror, kickstarter|
|We have shared the world with monsters for millennia...
Chronicles of Darkness: Dark Eras 2 starts out presenting a chapter for each of six historical eras; each of which features two Chronicles of Darkness game lines which include Vampire: The Requiem, Mage: The Awakening, Hunter: The Vigil, Changeling: The Lost, and more! The rules in this book are compatible with second edition Chronicles of Darkness.|
|A New Take on Dracula from Cryptic Canticles||Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 18:13:50|
|Articles, dracula, vampire|
|It’s difficult to imagine a fresh take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Over the years there have been radio and stage plays, movies, comics, collectible and illustrated editions. These transformative works are both a testimony to the power of the original story and its form as an epistolary novel. Now, because Dracula is the public domain, […]|