Jul
31
2020
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@PelgranePress is doing a GUMSHOE Community Contest.

Details for the Pelgrane Press GUMSHOE Community Contest here. Interestingly, I have something already in mind for both Ashen Stars (gritty reboot of 1960s science fiction series) and Timewatch (time travel). One of them is even already written down! So, no reason why I can’t put them both together for this…

Jul
27
2020
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I could use a blind playtesting group for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG worldbook.

Both a group that has familiarity with GUMSHOE, and one that does not would be acceptable; or, indeed, both. I’d learn different things from each. Either way, if people are interested I’d need them to grab the rules and play the game in August, and get back to me with feedback by the end of August. Hopefully by then I’ll have an editor to go through the text so I can get it to the layout artist and then get it back to be sold. And maybe the print run Kickstarted.

Either way: if you’re interested, feel free to apply via comments here or email me via Backerkit. If you backed the Kickstarter then you should already have the playtest version in your mailbox already; if you did not, well, it comes free with FROZEN DREAMS in certain pre-orders and I’ve reopened the store.

May
08
2020
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Drives for the FERMI RESOLUTION RPG setting.

What I’ve been working on tonight, among other things. GUMSHOE tries pretty hard to keep the players on track to play, and Drives are a helpful way to do that. As the below notes:

Drives

Each PC follows a drive, a personal motivation giving him, her or it good reason to act heroically and curiously. By following your drive, you keep the story moving and ensure that your behavior is in keeping with the adventuring-investigative genre.

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May
08
2020
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Oh, nice: the Swords of the Serpentine RPG is coming out soon.

I helped playtest Swords of the Serpentine

…and when I clicked on the order link I was helpfully reminded that Past Me had pre-ordered it, too. Which was smart of Past Me. I mean, yeah, this would be on the list.

Apr
22
2020
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Some GUMSHOE adaptation work for FERMI RESOLUTION campaign project up on Patreon.

Link here. I think mostly what I need to do with this project is duplicate the stuff that you’d need to generate a character* and equipment lists, then just direct them to use the main rules in Trail of Cthulhu or whatever. This is supposed to be a campaign world for the Kickstarter, not a standalone game. It’s also supposed to be something besides a ten year project.

Moe Lane

*And sample characters. Hmm…

Jan
08
2019
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Looks like Swords of the Serpentine playtesting will be a go.

Shoot me an email or reply here if you’re interested in signing up for a video gaming session.  It’ll probably be on a weekend night, and everything has to be done before February 28th.  Also: the files are proprietary, so they will NOT be given out except as part of the actual Swords of the Serpentine playtest process. I’ve had a good relationship with Pelgrane Press in the past, not least because I take this stricture seriously.

Hope to hear from enough of you folks soon!

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t expect any of my readers are the sort to pirate the files, but better safe than sorry.  Also: Emily Dresner from the old In Nomine days co-wrote this book, and I’d rather cut off my left pinkie finger than have to explain what happened.




May
29
2018
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The Two GUMSHOE Bundles of Holding.

Bundle of GUMSHOE and GUMSHOE 2, respectively: I have all of the games except Mutant City Blues, and the ones that I have are excellent.  Night’s Black Agents is Vampire Espionage; Ashen Stars is Gritty Reboot Sci-Fi Television Series; Fear Itself is Modern Horror Movie Investigations; the various adventures are obviously Adventures; and Ken Writes About Stuff is …Stuff That Ken Hite Writes About, and it was always worth reading. I’d recommend it for the KWAS alone, if you don’t have them; the rest just makes the Bundle of Holdings more of a bargain.




Sep
08
2016
4

I would pay money to get GUMSHOE The Prisoner. #evilpelgrane

Really and truly.  I’d pay cash money to get that supplement. So guess how I voted in this Evil GUMSHOE poll?




Jul
30
2016
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In the Mail: the Timewatch RPG!

Finally came:

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Time-travel RPG using the GUMSHOE rules, and with any luck it’ll be popular enough to support supplements. I have a couple of ideas along those lines, you see…




Jul
04
2016
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Hey, if you backed the Timewatch RPG Kickstarter…

…the digital files have dropped. Check your email account. The physical books are at the printers, so they should be toodling along at a near-future point.

Timewatch, for those who don’t remember, is a time travel RPG using GUMSHOE rules. It’s finally coming out, which is nice, because I’ve been looking forward to it. There’s a couple of things that I’d like to write for that particular game line…




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