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Into 2021

So here we are in yet another new year, which so far doesn't look like much of an improvement on the last one.

But let's try to be positive and concentrate on something more upbeat. After taking some time off for Christmas and the New Year, I'm back to focusing on the site and the big project for 2021 (more on this in a moment).

The site is now up and running; anyone subscribing to our email list can get a free PDF containing 20 scenario outlines, usable with any Lovecraftian horror TTRPG. (If you subscribe and don't receive an email giving you details of how to get your download, please get in touch!)

The main thing I'll be working on for the next few weeks is Terror and Tentacles: A Guide to Lovecraftian Horror Gaming, a handbook for anyone interested in running an RPG in the style of H. P. Lovecraft's horror and dark fantasy stories.

This is planned to be a 300+ page book, covering (amongst other things) the nature of the horror genre and how it translates into an RPG setting, the tropes and themes of H. P. Lovecraft's fiction, advice on choosing the right game system, how to create scenarios and campaigns, how to include classic Lovecraftian elements like the Cthulhu Mythos, cults, and magic in a game, and how to create the right atmosphere at the table (or in an online game).

The advice and guidance in the book will all be system-agnostic, making it useful whatever system you're playing. Early feedback on it has been very positive and I'm looking forward to sharing it with the wider RPG community.

We're currently hoping to launch the Kickstarter for this book in late January or February. If you haven't already, please subscribe to be kept informed about the project. Thanks!

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