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    [GUMSHOE] Questions and Concerns about Running GUMSHOE

    Hi guys! I'm considering running a GUMSHOE game, but I'm not sure which one to run. I've previously read Esoterrorists, Trail of Cthulhu, and Mutant City Blues, but that was 1e. I'm considering the following games Esoterrorists 2e Fear Itself 2e Swords of the Serpent I hear they made a lot of...
  2. wheloc

    Copies of THE SASSOON FILES Ordered Destroyed by Chinese Government

    The Sassoon Files (NSFW art warning on description page, but link is to SFW video in update) is a recently kickstarted Lovecraftian campaign set in 1920's Shanghai. The books were successfully printed in China, but they failed to pass some sort of Chinese-government inspection, and so the books...
  3. Piratecat

    [Gumshoe] Playtesting for Swords of the Serpentine (fantasy GUMSHOE) starts next week

    We're kicking off playtesting for a swords & sorcery GUMSHOE game by Emily Dresner (Dungeonomics author @multiplexer) and myself, and I wanted to to give interested folks a heads up. Details on what the game consists of and what's different about it can be found in the link below, and I'll give...
  4. tutunaku

    OOC Les Maquisards starring in "Le maquis a des yeux" - The Fall of Delta Green - Organisation 'CLAUDE'

    Here's the out of character thread where we can finishing giving meat to our little expedition. @bikewrench @pstjmack @tomas @lustum
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    [Gumshoe] Investigative Spends in Night's Black Agents

    I'm working on a brief cheat-sheet for a group I'm going to introduce to NBA. Most stuff is pretty clear, but I'd like to try and organize my thoughts around Investigstive Spends and make sure I'm doing things right. Possible Uses of Investigative Ability Spends: 1) Extra clue information, or...
  6. A Letter From Prague

    The Aglaeca: A new monster for d100 and GUMSHOE

    Buried under fields, entombed in roots, or burbling under marshes, lurks the aglæca... A new creature for your D100 or GUMSHOE-based horror mystery RPGs. The Aglæca is a beast out of the mists of folk-legends and grandam's fireside tales, an eater of children and king of the wastes. This...
  7. Piratecat

    Defining character through gear [Fantasy GUMSHOE]

    I was asked in another thread to ramble a bit about defining character through a hero's gear. I'm taking this approach in Swords of the Serpentine, which I'm writing for Pelgrane. I'm really liking this design because if I do it right, reading a character's gear list tells you exactly who they...
  8. S

    [Night's Black Agents] Tell Me About Your Conspiracies (especially for the Dracula Dossier)

    So I'm in the early stages of a Dracula Dossier game (if you're playing in an NBA game on Roll20 please steer clear of the thread), and soliciting info about how other people have set up their conspiracies, what sorts of factions they've used, and, especially for the Dossier, what their version...
  9. nightwyrm

    [GUMSHOE] TimeWatch

    I'll be running a TimeWatch campaign soon-ish. The only experience I had with Gumshoe was a NBA oneshot I once played at GenCon. It was a lot of fun but this is my first time DMing it. Do you guys have any tips or advice to make things better or warnings about stuff I should avoid? Also, I...
  10. R

    [Online][LFP][PST][Discord][Roll20][Trail of Cthulhu/Gumshoe]The Sanitorium

    System: Trail of Cthulhu(Gumshoe) - Oneshot Time zone: US PST Date/Time: 5PM PST Thursday July 19th (will last 4-6 hours) Platform: Discord, Roll20 Players needed : 1 more (total of 4 players +1 GM) Oneshot for Trail of Cthulhu using the Gumshoe system by Pelgrane Press...
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    [Trail of Cthulhu] Popularity of ToC in terms of actual play?

    I recently joined campaigns of traditional Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green and Pulp Cthulhu on Roll20, and it occurred to me that I can't recall ever seeing a posting for a Trail of Cthulhu game (perhaps there was and I missed it). ToC seems to get much love on teh interwebs in terms of discussion...
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    Adapting Gumshoe's investigative philosophy to Fate?

    So I'm a big fan of Fate, and have recently read Nights Black Agents and fallen pretty hard for the "investigative abilities always work" bit, and am wondering how it can mesh with Fate. I'd probably do something with the Dresden Files RPG (not Accelerated). Going for a feel somewhat like the...
  13. R

    [Online][LFP][PST][Discord][Roll20][Trail of Cthulhu/Gumshoe]The Sanitorium

    System: Trail of Cthulhu(Gumshoe) - Oneshot Time zone: US PST Date/Time: 5PM PST Friday July 6th (will last 4-6 hours) Platform: Discord, Roll20 Players needed : 3 more (total of 4 players +1 GM) Oneshot for Trail of Cthulhu using the Gumshoe system by Pelgrane Press...
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    Dark Times 'zine Seeks Submissions

    The Dark Times fanzine is looking for submissions. We are a free pdf magazine dealing with all aspects of the horror, conspiracy and weird roleplaying genres. Apart from gaming material we also accept anything that can act as inspiration for games, or has been inspired by them. This includes...
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    Hello Gumshoe!

    As a side project I've been slowly putting the pieces together to build an investigative type game in the spirit of retro TV shows (Miami Vice, Magnum PI, Rockford Files, etc.), for smaller groups of players (2 being optimum) and a GM. I've been using GURPS as the foundation. The primary focus...
  16. Dromio

    [Bundle of Holding] GUMSHOE times two!

    GUMSHOE is back with TWO Bundles! https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2018GUMSHOE https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Gumshoe2 The first bundle is Fear Itself, NBA, Ashen Stars, and Mutant City Blues, plus some other good stuff. The second is a bunch of scenarios and resources for the...
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    Gumshoe for urban fantasy?

    I want to run a rules-lite atmospheric urban fantasy campaign soon and am looking for a system to do it with. I have been considering Gumshoe but none of their horror games support vampires, werewolves, mages, fae, etc. as player characters, let alone NPCs, for the most part. I have found...
  18. johnnype

    Delta Green - The Fall of Delta Green is fucking gorgeous.

    Just downloaded my Kickstarter copy and it's blowing my mind. Now I have 375 pages of reading ahead of me. At my slow ass pace that's a month easy. It's beautiful. It's a labor of love. The superlatives fail me. I want a hard copy. I need a hard copy. Thank you, Kenneth Hite. You are an...
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    [GUMSHOE] NPC Stats in Player-Facing vs. Full Contests?

    Hello! I'm kludging together a Fear Itself 2e/Bubblegumshoe campaign to hopefully attain sort of a Twin Peaks-y feel. In the process of mashing the rules together, I noticed that Bubblegumshoe has an explicit section on player-facing contests, where only the players roll and the difficulty is...
  20. Borbetomagnus

    [Night's Black Agents] Seeking Advice: 2 player campaign

    I'm tossing around the idea for a Night's Black Agents campaign involving two regular players. More may be added in the future as they become available and/or interested, but for the near future (2-6 months) I'll have two regular players. I plan to either use the Dust or Burn mode. NBA players...
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