Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I won’t be backing Pelgrane’s ‘Suburban Consumption of the Monstrous’ Kickstarter. It’s a collection of LARP games, and I don’t LARP. I don’t have the time to LARP.
But it’s Pelgrane, so it’s gonna be a good collection. If you do LARP, go ahead and back it. This looks like it’s gonna have tons of seriously messed-up stuff inside it, too. That’s always a draw.
Really and truly. I’d pay cash money to get that supplement. So guess how I voted in this Evil GUMSHOE poll?
The basic idea – Mythos-infused tobacco causing destructively-seductive ghostly apparations and visions – is pretty good all on its own. But you could also tie it in with the black lotus and whatnot found in the Conan novels, and thus bring in the Hyborian Age stuff that Trail of Cthulhu, I think, would find rather entertainingly useful. I mean, there’s some of it in there now, obviously, because Lovecraft and Howard were friends and pen-pals. But you could really ratchet up the Howard for a Pulp game.
Something to think about, I guess.
This is a very interesting article on why per-word rates are so low for writers for tabletop RPGS.
Continue reading Link: Simon Rogers’ ‘The Economics of RPG Book Production’