Some people requested that I make the house rules I created for my Falloout Fudged game publically available on the net. TodayI just created an Obsidian Portal campaign for it.
Setting up the campaign was pretty easy, but transferring my notes from Google Docs to OP’s wiki was (and still is) a bit of a chore. But I guess things will get easier when I am more used to the markup language they’re using on the site.
I doubt that I’ll get my players to sign up there, but at least I have a found a nice place for my house rules, and a perfect project to play around with OP’s new software.
The wiki still needs some work and I plan to add more information when the campaign progresses. If you have any questions regarding this game, please comment below!
When I checked my blog this morning, WordPress reminded me that I should upgrade to version 3.8. After doing so I noticed that a new theme called “Twenty Fourteen” has been released as well. It’s the new default theme for WordPress and looks pretty sweet if you ask me. So I decided to change the look of the blog again. At the moment I am still playing around with various options but I am already pretty happy with the result. If you encounter any issues with the new theme, please let me know!
Over the last years Pelgrane Press have become one of my favorite publishers. Their games are written by my favorite game designers, the artwork and production quality is excellent, and they are one of the few publishers which release soundtracks for their games. For some of you the notion of scoring a roleplaying game may sound weird, but for GMs like me – who love to use music during the game sessions – it’s brilliant.
Dust and Mirrors, the soundtrack for Kenneth Hite’s Night’s Black Agents is the latest work of James Semple and his team (Marie-Anne Fischer, Thery Ehrlich, and Chris J Nairn). The album contains 19 tracks with a playtime of about an hour. Like Kenneth Hite’s game, Dust and Mirrors combines two genres almost seamlessly. There are fast and exciting tracks reminiscient of the spy genre and the more dark, brooding and atmospheric tracks that are firmly rooted in the horror genre.
Each track was obviously composed with a certain kind of scene in mind. “The Brief” for example is a slow and peaceful tune that might work well while the players are preparing for their next mission. This is contrasted by tracks like “Heist”, which is much faster, more aggressive, and which makes your heart beat faster. Other tracks like “An Eye for an Eye” are very dark, and almost atmospheric and reminded me a bit of their other work for Esoterrorists and Trail of Cthulhu. Overall Dust and Mirrors contains a wide variety of musical styles, but each of them fit perfectly to the genre-mix that is Night’s Black Agents.
Even though each track fits a certain type of scene Dust and Mirrors can also be played as background music. I actually enjoy the music so much that I even listened to it repeatedly during work. It makes dreary office work so much more exciting and mysterious! Alas the first track called “Night’s Black Agents Theme” is a bit too short. But that’s only a minor quibble. Overall James Semple and team have produced another great soundtrack. I hope that Dust and Mirrors has not been the last album he and his team produced for Pelgrane Press!
The soundtrack is currently available from the official Pelgrane Press store for $15.95 (£9.95) for the MP3 download.