Not So Strange 10: Fan Service

The dish is installed on the death star as destroyers fly about it

The team discovers a chunk of a galaxy far far away somewhat closer to home, also a jabberwock.

GM: Aser
Players: Matt, Megan, Mike
System: The Strange

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Failing Defense.” (incompetech.com)
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The Bite

Two sets of zombie hands form hearts

A LDR couple meet up again after the outbreak, and hide from a horde of zombies in a small room. But they start to wonder…what if their companion has been bitten.

Happy Valentine’s Day from TRF!
Featuring: Aser and Megan
System: The Bite (you can get your own copy at DTRPG)

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “This is Romance.” (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

You
We love Greg Stolze’s work and were excited to jump on this new project from him, a book written from a very weird perspective. I expect things to be weird and can’t wait to read it! If you’re on the fence, you can read the first 28 pages of the novel on Greg Stolze’s website.

“YOU is a second person novel, so it’s told as if it’s happening to the reader. These aren’t common. The most popular second person literature is probably the Choose Your Own Adventure genre, only in YOU there are no choices. It could be described as an “endure your own adventure” story.

In the book, you are Leo Evans. Leo is disgruntled, middle-aged, unhappily divorced, and a cultist who has developed genuine extra senses and paranormal abilities by adhering to a set of beliefs he freely admits seem preposterous.”
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The Gnomish Conspiracy 2: Why’d it have to be books?

A Mimic that looks like a bookshelf. Sharp teeth and a long tongue protrude from the center.

They thought their enemies were weird last time.

GM: Jeromy
Players: Aser, Megan, Nyssa, and Rob
System: 13th Age

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Hidden Past.” (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

The Dragon Tray
This is the most beautiful collection of dice trays I’ve ever seen. That shouldn’t be a surprise since this project is by Dog Might Games, but these are works of art. Available in over 25 designs and a variety of finishes, woods, and felts (or even faux leather!) this dice tray will quickly be the envy of anyone else at your table. As an added bonus, each of them come with the hardware to hang them on the wall and display them like the art they are. I ordered the Dragon Sheath when they ran the kickstarter last year and it’s one of my favorite pieces in my gaming collection.

“Crafted by the insane Lumberjack Vikings at Dog Might Games, the Dragon Tray is the most jaw dropping dice rolling surface known to man. These amazing works of art are the culmination of years of artistic study combined with technical expertise and fine craftsmanship. Every Dragon Tray is created from hand selected hardwoods and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.

At Dog Might, we understand that gaming is about immersion. All of our products are focused on bringing you a unique piece of art that enhances your experience at the gaming table, allowing you to stay in character and keep you fully engaged in the story you are creating. To that end, we have created a wide variety of designs so you will be able to find the right thematic fit for your game.”
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Not So Strange 9: Paintball to the Knee

A woman falls backwards in an trust exercise as a man scrambles to try to catch her

Agents from the Estate engage in team building activities like paintball, storytelling, and avoiding killer robot assassins.

GM: Aser
Players: Matt, Megan, Mike
System: The Strange

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Failing Defense.” (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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February Schedule

A creature with a large glowing green spot moves through the red fractals


What are we playing this month?

February 5, 2017 – The Gnomish Conspiracy 2: Why’d it have to be books?
They thought their enemies were weird last time.

February 12, 2017Not So Strange 9: Paintball to the Knee
Agents from the Estate engage in team building activities like paintball, storytelling, and avoiding killer robot assassins.

February 14, 2017Bite
“You slam the door closed, your partner barely making it through behind you. You can still feel their hands grabbing at your clothes; hear their moans echoing through the halls. The occasional thumping at the door reminds you that you are still trapped, even when you’ve run away. You won’t sleep tonight. Hell, you haven’t really slept in days, but you can try to ignore it for now. As you settle in with your companion, locked away safely in this small room, the doubts begin to enter your thoughts: What if they’ve been bitten?”

February 19, 2017Not So Strange 10: Fan Service
The team discovers a chunk of a galaxy far far away somewhat closer to home, also a jabberwock.

February 26, 2017Not So Strange 11: Toil and Trouble
Witches. Why’d it have to be witches?

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Fear’s Sharp Little Needles
This book of one shot adventures for Call of Cthulhu has over 20 adventures, written by an impressive array of people. All of them look interesting and creepy, and I love that there’s even a one on one adventure included. Aser’s hoping to convert some of the adventures to Delta Green, and it looks like there’s some great candidates for that. I really appreciate that they will be tagging each adventure with the general plot and monsters so you don’t accidentally include the same monsters as last time you picked up this book.

“Fear’s Sharp Little Needles is a grand collection of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition scenarios in a modern setting (easily convertible to 6th edition). They focus on the darker aspects of horror roleplaying and, as such, are recommended for a mature audience.

More inspired by True Detective and Hannibal than Pulp Horror, these adventures involved mythos corruption of the Human psyche and many feature direct contact with entities from outside space and time. Ideally suited to one evening’s play, they have been written with a compact adventure style and Keepers will need a minimum of preparation time before being able to run them.”
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The Gnomish Conspiracy 1: The Lavapus

Sent by an old friend to recover a Gnomish artifact, this ragtag group of adventurers tries to work together in the face of strange threats.

GM: Jeromy
Players: Aser, Megan, Nyssa, and Rob
System: 13th Age

Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Hidden Past.” (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Direct Download!

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

SAYER Season 4
SAYER is an incredibly imaginative podcast about the AI that runs the Typhon station. Creepy, funny, and mind-bending, it’s definitely something you should listen to. And now a fourth season is completely funded and rushing towards some very cool stretch goals, like a dating sim game. Even if you don’t want to put down the money right now, you should check out SAYER. You won’t regret it.

“Season 4 will take the show in a unique direction, as every season before has. I will write every episode, giving me the opportunity to construct a cohesive story arc stretching over the full span of episodes. Seasons 2 and 3 gave us the ability to see into different parts of Typhon as we hopped from resident to resident. Season 4 sees a return to the “one special resident” philosophy of Season 1 and I can’t wait for you to experience that.”
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