Kickstarter Updates

Ten Candles: A Tragic Horror Storytelling Game

“Ten Candles is a tragic horror time-based storytelling game. Through cooperative storytelling, it is up to you and your friends to tell this dark tale. The story of a sunless apocalypse, and the final hours of those who fall victim to it.

The sky has darkened, and the sun is nowhere to be seen. Worse still, They are on the hunt, whatever They are. But this isn’t a story about Them. This is a story about what happens in the dark. What happens when doomed survivors try to light up their little corner of the world and do something meaningful within it in the few hours they have left. This is a story of desperation, and what happens when those in the darkness find that their lights are flickering low.”

I’m pretty intrigued by the premise of this game and the mechanics that ramp up desperation in the final stages are also pretty interesting.

Numenera Boxed Set
This kickstarter is over so you can’t get in on this awesome deal, but I wanted to comment on the fact there were 24 amazing stretch goals that are going to be sent out and I can’t wait to get mine!


Unraveling the Ninth World Episode 1: Go directly to Hell; do not pass Go

Three criminals are thrown into Hell as a punishment for their crimes. Will they be able to push past their selfish desires to work together and escape this prison? Or will they be stuck in Hell forever?

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Free Dice!


We want your reviews! Since Megan just bought a pound of dice, we’re giving away 10 d20s to the first 10 people to leave us a review on iTunes. You just need to send us proof at and let us know which dice you want from the picture above. First come first serve on requests for the dice – there aren’t duplicates of most.

Kickstarter Updates

Exclusive Numenera Boxed Set Edition
“At Monte Cook Games, we love Numenera and we love Numenera fans. We want to give them the best, coolest, most wonderful products that we can create.

Now that the game has been out well over a year, won many awards, and garnered an audience of enthusiastic fans, we’d like to do something special–but only if it’s something that you’d like too. Our idea is to create a boxed set, like the RPG boxed sets of our youth, for this game. Only we’d love to make it absolutely beautiful and crammed full of all the coolest extra content we can come up with: character sheets, XP cards, and even a gorgeous cloth version of the poster map! With your help, we’re going to make it a reality. If this sounds cool to you, pledge now: This is a short Kickstarter, and once it’s over there is likely to never be another opportunity to get Numenera in a boxed edition!

(Already own Numenera? Don’t worry–we’ve got some things that will interest you as well as those new to the game.)”

I love Numenera and the cypher system, and Monte Cook Games is releasing a beautiful box full of exclusive content including maps, signed art prints, dice, a game mat, and glimmers.

Masks of Nyarlathotep Prop Set
“The basic set includes forty-five individual handouts -two full-sized newspaper front pages, a pocket journal, a book of matches, several scrolls, numerous clippings, telegrams, letters, etc.- all lovingly reproduced from the originals available in the Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign book.

Designing this set, the most important priority was realism. To this point, great lengths have been taken to achieve a remarkable level of historical accuracy- helping produce a highly immersive environment for players and keeper alike.

If you’re looking to build a believable world for your players, this set was designed for you.”

Protocol Game Series 2: 15 More Games
“The Protocol game series is a collection of roleplaying games that strip away all pretense and get to the heart of storytelling. Each game uses the same basic mechanics — vignettes, interrogations, interludes, and ensembles — to tell non-derivative stories. Every player has all the tools he or she needs to create interesting characters and environments for their favorite stories. These games use a simple method of shared storytelling with charts, motivations, character interaction, and plot.

Every game stands alone. Every game shares a commonality.”

We finally played a game of Protocol and had a lot of fun. I’m excited to get my hands on some of these new playsets and play some more!


Kickstarter Updates

If you follow me at all on Twitter, you’ve probably realized that I spend a lot of time on Kickstarter. Here are some of the projects that may be of interest:

Silent Legions: A Sandbox Horror
Silent Legions is a modern-day Lovecraftian role-playing game, one built to support a sandbox style of gaming and the creation of your own diabolical Mythos. While compatible with the Stars Without Number game system and many other classic old-school games,Silent Legions is built to stand alone and provide you with everything you need to develop a grim world of unspeakable occult secrets and mad, sorcerous scheming.”

The Dracula Dossier
Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit a vampire in 1894. Kenneth Hite has restored the deleted sections, inserting annotations and clues left by three generations of MI6 analysts. This is Dracula Unredacted.

Follow those clues to The Director’s Handbook, containing hundreds of encounters: shady NPCs, dangerous locations, conspiratorial nodes, and mysterious objects. Together they comprise The Dracula Dossier — an epic improvised, collaborative campaign for Night’s Black Agents, our award-winning vampire spy thriller RPG.

The mission: Hunt and kill Dracula now, once and for all, before Britain falls to him forever.”

Shotguns and Sorcery
“Explore the fantasy noir campaign setting Shotguns & Sorcery™. Written by S&S author, Matt Forbeck, and powered by the just announced Cypher System™ from Monte Cook Games, the Shotguns & Sorcery core book contains all you need to play in one book. Defy the power of the Imperial Dragon Guard. Try your luck against the undead outside the Great Circle. New challenges, old foes and allies: a whole new setup to explore.

Shotguns & Sorcery is set in Dragon City, a grim and gritty fantasy metropolis built on top of and inside of a walled-off mountain and ruled over by the Dragon Emperor. Legions of zombies scratch at the cut stones of the Great Circle every hour of the night, trying to tear the wall down for their mysterious necromantic commander, the Ruler of the Dead.”

Magnets made of RPG Dice
“Hold up your maps, notes, and pics in style! Magnets made out of whole RPG dice. For the serious gamer and dice lover.”

Major Effect Dice: The Portal Design, Monolith Orange, and Weird Blue
These dice are specially designed for use with the Cypher system, and have special markings to remind you of the effects for rolling a 1, 17, 18, 19, or 20. I kickstarted the previous set and am receiving d20’s. I haven’t decided what more dice to order yet – probably all three!


December Release Schedule

Beyond All Worlds

What are we playing this month?

December 8, 2014Unraveling of the Ninth World Episode 1: Go to Hell, Do Not Pass Go
Three criminals are thrown into Hell as a punishment for their crimes. Will they be able to push past their selfish desires to work together and escape this prison? Or will they be stuck in Hell forever?

December 18, 2014Not So Strange Episode 2: The Subtle Approach
Using information obtained from the bank fiasco, the group sets out to find who is behind the destruction of the Quiet Cabal headquarters on Earth. They find more then they bargained for.

December 28, 2014Lovecraftian Shorts: Gnarly Endings
We try out a new system and come up with our own Lovecraftian horror story, in which horror comes from the sea.

Google Plus Community

Hello favorite listeners! We’ve started a community over on Google+ to keep track of games we want to play and people who are interested in playing them. Just join and drop us a line, and we’ll try to get games going ASAP!
The Redacted Files Google+ Community

Speaking of which, we’re looking for people who want to play Firefly, Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, and Black Crusade at the moment! Let us know if you want play with us!


Final Girl: Dead Light Special

We are joined by Rob Weeks for a Black Friday Special Edition of TRF where we celebrate the greatest holiday of the year. Grab your coupons, head for the nearest Radio Hut and enjoy!

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Mysteries of the Ninth World 5: Climb to Ignominy

Warrior Host
Warrior Host from The Devil’s Spine

The party says some goodbyes as they make their way to top of the tower to destroy the Insidious Choir.

This campaign and the images are from The Devil’s Spine, written by Monte Cook. We use the Numenera campaign book and expansions, all available at

NUMENERA and its logo are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. All Monte Cook Games characters and character names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC. Printed in Canada.

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Not So Strange 1: Damn it! There will be action!

Estate Badge and Documents
From The Strange RPG

Our newest campaign introduces new players Matt and Mike to the TRF line up. Two Estate Agents with a curious connection become involved when a Rukek member of the Quiet Cabal is attacked at a bank in downtown Seattle.

THE STRANGE and its logo are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. All Monte Cook Games characters and character names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof, are trademarks of Monte Cook Games, LLC. Printed in Canada.

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