Sunday, 24 October 2021

FIRETEAM - A Rules Light Science Fiction Action Roleplaying Game

Out Friday 29th October!

It's short and sweet with a setting you can build on with an easy D6 dice pool roll for successes system.

The bulk of the book is 5 combat missions that expand the setting, good for  1 or 2 sessions each and for both fighters and roleplayers!



Sunday, 17 October 2021

Legacy of Blood for Against the Darkmaster available now!

Available now from DrivethruRPG

HEAR ME, AND LEARN THE DOOM OF LEORIC’S BLOOD!

Once one of the mightiest families of all the Nine Kingdoms, the Leorics have now fallen on hard times. Dark tidings and unspeakable rumors surround this once noble house. But a chance at redemption may still be at hand. In a desperate race against time, the heroes must recover a cache of lost magical artifacts before they fall into the hands of agents of the Darkmaster. Only this way they can restore the fallen noble family’s legacy, and stop the darkness spreading through their domains.

Can they reach the treasure before the agents of the Darkmaster pursuing them? Can they sneak past the dragon who has made Castle Dulgroth her lair? Can they survive this Legacy of Blood?

Legacy of Blood is an Adventure Module for 4-5 Level 2 to 3 characters, to be used with the Against the Darkmaster Core Rules.


Featuring:

A map of the Windown Plains, complete with keys to several adventuring locations.

Adventure hooks for three additional short side quests.

A cast of diverse and interesting NPCs, each with their own agenda and motivations.

Scheming noble houses and vicious minions of the Darkmaster.

A legendary dragon!

Friday, 10 September 2021

Those Dark Places: The AMC-222 Report OUT NOW

The AMC-222 Report

'This is a good one.

‘Asteroid Mining Catch 222 in the Peller System has sent out an emergency request for assistance. They have two members of staff deceased, probably murdered, and another member missing. After the station started a new mining shaft two workers were found mutilated in the mine and there appears to be foul play in the disappearance of the third. I’ve attached what we know to this message but these deep space mining facilities don’t have the best hypercom transmitters so the data package was quite small. Anyway, there should be enough information to give you an idea of what’s going on.'

'The AMC-222 Report' is an official adventure for 'Those Dark Places Industrial Science Fiction Roleplaying' published by Osprey Games.



Tuesday, 17 August 2021

**COMING SOON** FIRETEAM - A Rules Light Science Fiction RPG

 **COMING SOON**

FIRETEAM - A Rules Light Science Fiction #ttrpg. Protect the Interplanetary Combine from threats within and without!

Full rules and six missions included. Designed for one-shot action games on online tabletop sites, but can be played as a traditional RPG.

The game uses a D6 dice pool looking for successes, and it's centered around a team of soldiers in four different roles: Rifle, Medic, Tech and Heavy Weapons.

Games are strike missions using square-based combat maps, the kind found on VTT. The quick rules allow for fast involved play, and the characters can develop over a period of time as they complete missions for the Interstellar Combine. Seperatists, terrorists, opposing governments, alien threats and internal conflict. Just another day in the Fireteam.



Sunday, 1 August 2021

Brian Fitzpatrick

 I've spent much of the last few days thinking about Brian Fitzpatrick. 

His is the first name in my acknowledgments in my first published roleplaying game because when I asked for feedback he was the first to volunteer, the first to offer feedback and the first to give me a reason to be excited about what I was doing. I did some work for his Aliens & Asteroids game and he was always generous, honest and informative and even when he wasn't 100% on board with my ideas he worked around them and we hit compromises that suited us. There was never any drama, just honest creativity and a genuine love of the game and the hobby as a whole.

I guess I'm writing this to acknowledge his importance in other people's lives, even ones he'd never met face-to-face all the way over the pond, and I'm saying goodbye to a stalwart of the RPG community, a talented and generous creator and, most of all, a friend. I was proud to have worked with him.

Goodbye, Brian.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Coming in July for Those Dark Places

Coming in July for Those Dark Places, the Industrial Science Fiction Roleplaying Game.

'The AMC-222 Report'

A new shaft has been opened on an asteroid mining station and now two people are dead and one is missing. What is happening on station AMC-222?



Saturday, 5 June 2021

Interview with the Dungeon Designers Guild Podcast

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the Dungeon Designers Guild podcast and over the course of an hour and change I get to talk about my hobby, my influences and Those Dark Places.

You can hear my ramblings here.



Thursday, 20 May 2021

The GM Simulation Expansion PDF is out NOW for Those Dark Places

The GM Simulation Expansion PDF is out NOW for Those Dark Places. This FREE addition to the original book offers ideas and examples for aliens and monsters in your TDP game. There's adventure hooks, too.

In this book you will find some guidelines on how to introduce the ‘unknown’ to the game; alien horrors, cosmic terrors and eldritch wonders. There will be a few new rules to help you incorporate these things into a session as well as adventure ideas to get you moving so you can let… things loose on the players.



Sunday, 16 May 2021

THOSE DARK PLACES - GM SIMULATION EXPANSION

The ‘GM Simulation Expansion’ is a free short book that gives the General Monitor a few more options to play with in a game of Those Dark Places. In the core rulebook there were plenty of adventure hooks and ideas to get a game going, as well as the adventure ‘The Argent III Report’, and in this supplement there will be a few more ideas for different kinds of games…

In this book you will find some guidelines on how to introduce the ‘unknown’ to the game; alien horrors, cosmic terrors and eldritch wonders. There will be a few new rules to help you incorporate these things into a session as well as adventure ideas to get you moving so you can let… things loose on the players.

Things are about to get weird in the deep dark.

OUT SOON!



Friday, 30 April 2021

Those Dark Places: The Ana-Sin-Emid Report now available on Kindle

The adventure is now available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

'About an hour ago the Deep Space Transport Vessel Ana-Sin-Emid dropped out of FTL and has been steadily coasting to the outer marker. There has been no communication from the vessel or any responses to hails and the staging nature of the deceleration has the signs of being automated.

The Deep Space Reconnaissance Vessel Grahams is on dock C. Be ready to launch within the hour. Get on board the Ana-Sin-Emid, get to the bridge and report back to us. The outer marker is an AU out so it should only take you a day to get there. We’ll have a fully-equipped support ship loaded and ready to follow in about 12 hours, but you’re our first response to help and, if possible, lay a salvage claim.’


'The Ana-Sin-Emid Report' is an official adventure for 'Those Dark Places Industrial Science Fiction Roleplaying' published by Osprey Games.