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.

Jan
24
2020
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In the Mail: Worldbreaker [Esoterrorists]

I gotta say: Pelgrane Press has excellent customer service. I had ordered WORLDBREAKER a while back, but I guess it was supposed to get fulfilled by a third party at the time and never got shipped. I noticed the problem recently (I had gotten the PDF, too, which is why it didn’t register to me that the print copy hadn’t been shipped) and when I brought it up they resolved the issue right away. No fuss, no muss, no nonsense. It’s one of the many reasons why I buy their products.

Nov
22
2019
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In the Mail: The Yellow King RPG.

And good LORD but did they have the time of getting THE YELLOW KING RPG to us! Not just the insanity and chaos from earlier: the shippers also managed to lose the shipments, find them, not pass them along, and then pieces of the trucks started to break. But it’s here, now. I can finally lose myself in entropic madness.

Jan
20
2019
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Update on the Swords of the Serpentine playtests.

Swords of the Serpentine: sword-and-sorcery RPG from Pelgrane Press, using the GUMSHOE rules.  Very Conanesque.

I’m going to do two sessions; one is this Friday, and it’s going to be in meatspace (I haven’t seen some of these folks in a while).  The online session is tentatively being blocked out for the weekend of either February 9th or 16th: I actually have to figure out who is available for that.  If you are interested, or you were interested and want to remind me, drop me a line via Contact.  You’ll need a computer that can handle Google Hangouts.




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.




Feb
23
2018
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In the mail: Cthulhu City.

So pretty. And shiny!

Cthulhu City is one of Pelgrane Press’s supplements for Trail of Cthulhu, and it’s rather good.  I know this because I got the PDF ahead of the print book, and I’ve read it already.  It’s packed full of Lovecraftian goodness, all mixed in an excellent mix that works well for an urban campaign.  Plus, I like Pelgrane’s design aesthetic when it comes to Trail of Cthulhu. Very elegant and high-toned.




Feb
15
2018
1

Looks like @PelgranePress’s Cthulhu City is finally out.

Time to make what Charlie Ross calls a save vs. shiny roll:

…Oh, who am I kidding? Cthulhu City is precisely the sort of Trail of Cthulhu supplement that I’d buy on sight, and Pelgrane Press knows it. There was never any hope for me. Save yourself!

Moe Lane

PS: Basically, it looks like they’re combining Cthulhu, urban noir, and probably Lovecraft’s deep-seated loathing of any city that wasn’t Providence into one big, happy pile. Fun!




Apr
21
2017
2

Is The Yellow King RPG Kickstarter going to drop next week?

I suspect that it might, given that Robin Laws is doing half-taunting Tweets right now:

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Mar
09
2017
3

Pelgrane Press’s “The Yellow King RPG” Kickstarter to start soon.

Today in Shut up and take my money, damn your eyes:

Pelgrane Press is terrified to announce that The Yellow King Roleplaying Game is coming soon to a Kickstarter near you.

Written and designed by GUMSHOE master Robin D. Laws, YKRPG takes you on a brain-bending spiral through multiple selves and timelines.

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Oct
05
2016
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Well, *that* was a pleasant enough billing error.

Pelgrane Press accidentally overcharged me ten bucks for a copy of The EsoterroristsWorldbreaker, so they gave me fifteen bucks in store credit to make up for it. Well, they also offered to just refund my money, but they know their customer base: I cheerfully said Feel free to make that mistake again, friends to the computer screen and then promptly ordered that copy of The Gaean Reach that I had been eyeing.  And that’s because six bucks net is a lot easier for me to scrounge up than twenty-odd for what is basically an impulse buy of a game I probably won’t get around to playing.

All in all, that is how you handle a customer problem: own up to it, show remorse, offer meaningful restitution – and you can end up keeping your customers happy and even make another sale.




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