May Schedule

Map of Ruk

What are we playing this month? We’re still going a little reduced on our schedule as Megan has just moved across state lines. Thanks for all of your patience and support!

May 15, 2016 Not So Strange 6: Revenge is a Dish Best Served with Knives
The team follows their nemesis to Ruk where they are joined by a veteran agent with a very familiar name.

May 22, 2016 Fishy Business 1: When it Rains, it Pours
The uneasy peace that has allowed Seattle’s supernatural community to grow is suddenly shattered by a blast targeting an apartment block housing many of the city’s practitioners: but as usual in the world of Harry Dresden, not all is as it seems.

May 29, 2016 Not So Strange 7: Wait, it Shoots What?!
Escaping from the tunnels beneath Ruk, the team and Agent Davis join forces with the Quiet Cabal to take on a threat to Earth. And Ruk before it’s too late.

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Acadecon 2016: Leveling Up
We love the folks over at RPG Academy and are so excited to see them launch AcadeCon once more! This convention focuses on letting you play games with like-minded enthusiasts and big names in the RPG community. It’s located in Dayton Ohio from November 11th-13th this year. You can get a regular badge, VIP badge, or GM badge. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area, or even if you’re not so you can have the chance to hang out with people like John Wick, Rob Schwalb, Kenneth Hite, James D’Amato, Kat Kuhl and more!

“With AcadeCon 2016: Leveling Up! we at The RPG Academy are expanding and growing our own regional tabletop gaming convention. This year it will be in the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton, Ohio. AcadeCon is happening November 11th-13th, 2016.

AcadeCon’s primary focus remains tabletop role playing games. But we welcome board games, card games, tactical miniatures games, LARPs, and anything else that gets people together playing games and having fun!

We have had the extreme fortune of building a wonderful community of gamers that listen to our podcast and play games with us. More than anything, we thrive on interacting with our listeners and fans. This is the true purpose of AcadeCon.”
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A huge thanks from Megan and Aser

Megan and Aser hold out a Cthulhu statue after their wedding.

Megan and Aser would like to thank all the people on social media that have sent them their best wishes and congratulations. We hope TRF has helped you find a fraction of the happiness it has spawned in us, for you would then be very happy indeed.

Megan is in the process of moving to California, to make it harder for them to electronically eavesdrop on the happy new couple’s whispered conspiracies, so the release schedule will be disrupted for a time yet. But oh dear reader, when the time is right… Well, that would be telling. 🙂

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

Noisy Person Cards
I’m a huge fan of Kat Kuhl and James D’Amato of Campaign and One Shot podcast fame. This game from them helps you develop new voices for your characters and NPCs in games, as well as have fun using silly voices with your friends. They’ve also made it easy to play with your more inappropriate adult friends and remove cards to play it with kids.

“Noisy Person Cards (NPC) is a party game designed to help people develop new character voices for roleplaying games. If you’re looking to take your role playing to the next level, have a passing interest in voice acting, or want to get some laughs in while killing time before a game, NPC belongs at your table! The core set of Noisy Person Cards comes with 100 unique Character Cards and 500 hilarious Phrase Cards!

Though NPC can be enjoyed by anyone who likes silly voices and classic fantasy tropes, we designed it as a tool for roleplayers. In the work we do on The ONE SHOT Network, we strive to make roleplaying more accessible. For our first game at Paracosm, we wanted to make a tool for people who want to improve their roleplaying skills. While voicing characters isn’t necessary to have fun at your table, it can make an already good thing better! NPC challenges you to invent a variety of character voices in a pressure-free environment. You’re almost guaranteed to walk away from a game with a list of voices you know everyone likes, giving you the confidence to use those voices in a game.”

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Scary on the Choo-Choo 6: You Just Wake Up

The Prince standing proudly on a gibbet with bodies hanging behind him

As they reach Lausanne the party looks up the man who sent a note to Dr. Laurian. As they engage in a bidding war with a mysterious French man for a document with clues about the Simulacrum, things take a turn for the strange.

Featuring Aser, Eli, Megan, Phil, and Zack. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”

Thank you so much for all of your support! Aser and Megan finally got married last week and are headed towards wedded bliss and hopefully several more years of killing each other’s characters.

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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.

C is for Cthulhu Coloring Book
Cthulhu Coloring books are pretty popular this month on Kickstarter, but they’re so cute I can’t help wanting them. This one seems aimed more towards kids, but it’s a great way to introduce your children to The Old Ones. You can also pick up a Cthulhu plushie and the board book to read with your kids every night.

“We’re back on Kickstarter to bring to life one of the most requested products from our outstanding C is for Cthulhu fan community: a high quality, 40-page coloring book, full of creepy and cuddly creatures and characters inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

This book is loaded with ready-to-color line art our fans will recognize from the original C is for Cthulhu Board Book, along with many all new illustrations and activities. Have fun with your little monsters coloring the entire Lovecraft Alphabet from A to Z! Includes bonus Lovecraft-themed activity pages for young and Old Ones! Digital Deluxe Back-up! Every book comes with a print-ready PDF of the entire book, so if there are pages you’d like to color again and again, you can print more yourself!”
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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.

Unknown Armies
Unknown Armies looks like exactly the type of game I enjoy. Horror? Occult? People struggling (and sometimes failing) to fix the world? Sounds perfect. Plus this game comes from people I trust to succeed in the horror genre, like Greg Stolze and John Tynes.

“Unknown Armies is an occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world. It’s about humanity, and how those among us who are the most obsessed have the power to alter reality until it aligns with their fevered desires. It’s about getting what you want despite others trying to keep it from you.

Unknown Armies presents magick as it might exist in a world co-created by Tim Powers and James Ellroy, as twisting wrinkles in reality created by greater and greater risk, sacrifice, and obsession. In Unknown Armies we ask, what would you risk to change the world? Your friends? Your family? Your health? Your sanity? Magick finds a way to ask the very most from you, until you achieve what you want or you are left with nothing.

Unknown Armies lets you play one of these characters. Resolve your character’s actions through the luck of percentile dice. Track your character’s emotional response to significant forms of trauma and shock. Try to accomplish a self-assigned objective or goal in order to get what you want. As part of a cabal, your character helps others to achieve their own goals, as well as a group objective that can — and will — have long-lasting consequences when it is met.

Co-created by Greg Stolze and John Tynes, Unknown Armies presents an entirely original and yet disturbingly familiar approach to mystery, horror, and action in roleplaying games. This new edition, helmed by Stolze, also features the diverse talents of a cabal of contributors: Cam Banks, Tim Dedopulos, Shoshana Kessock, Sophie LagacĂ©, Chris Lites, W.J. MacGuffin, Ryan Macklin, Chad Underkoffler, Monica Valentinelli, and Filamena Young.”
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April Release Schedule

Picture of Lausanne in the 1920s

What are we playing this month? As you may have heard, Megan and Aser are getting married this year! Unfortunately, that means there’s less time for editing until after the wedding in April. Thanks for understanding, and we can’t wait to get back to a full schedule in May!

April 17, 2016 Scary on the Choo-Choo 6: You Just Wake Up
As they reach Lausanne the party looks up the man who sent a note to Dr. Laurian. As they engage in a bidding war with a strange French man for a document with clues about the Simulacrum, things take a turn for the strange.

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

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

MythosMonsters: A Lovecraft Art Book and Coloring Book
This collection of Mythos art is stunning. There are a lot of great prints, but what I’m most excited for is the coloring book. You can get the art and the book as either a PDF or a physical book. I really can’t wait to get my copy of “The Color Out of Space.”

“Mythos Monsters at its core is an art book full of my daily drawings, and features a few of my paintings. The book serves as an encyclopedia of Lovecraftian monsters full of notes and excerpts, along side the drawings and paintings. In the book you will also find a comprehensive list of Lovecraft stories, a two page description of my methods and materials used for this book and much more. I am working with an author (to be announced soon) for the forward and maybe more. The coloring book is a Kickstarter exclusive featuring a collection of images made available for coloring.”

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Mysteries of the Ninth World 14: Down in the Dark

A spray-painted green eye

Hot on the heels of their target, the adventurers head into the tunnels under Vebar to find Kellnar, now the leader of a strange cult.

Featuring Aser, Chuck, Landan and Megan. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Decisions”.

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