See Page XX – December 2016/January 2017

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Happy new year, all, and best wishes for a fantastic 2017! After a largely-good, sometimes-bad, always-tumultuous 2016, we’ve been steadily clearing the decks to usher in a new year of progress in 2017, including hiring a new Production Assistant to help us deliver the best possible customer service, and allow us to produce even more wonderful books. You can find out more about the whole application and hiring process below.

New this month is the limited edition Dreamhounds of Paris, featuring the same surrealist art and Trail of Cthulhu setting, but a lush faux-leatherbound cover, and a bookplate signed by the authors. And in PDF, we have Looking Glass: Hong Kong, a “Low and Slow” city setting for Asia’s most chaotic port; The Crown Commands and Map Folio PDF Bundle, with forty battles for four crowned icons of the Dragon Empire, and the final edition of 13th Age MonthlyHigh Druid’s World, available now.

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10 Responses to “See Page XX – December 2016/January 2017”

  1. Nook Harper says:

    I don’t have a single show that helps inspire me, so here’s a short list.
    The Expanse: I’ve just finished S1, and it’s great for hard sci-fi, so Ashen Stars.
    Fortitude: I wanted to run a Fear Itself, Esoterrorists and/or Trail of Cthulhu after watching this.
    Twin Peaks: I’ve been running World of Darkness and Gumshoe small towns based on Twin Peaks for over 20 years now. I doubt this will change.
    Lost: A study in the importance of mystery and back story.
    The Walking Dead: A fine example of how to progress individual and group storylines, how to finish sub-plots and how to foreshadow future storylines

  2. Yohann Delalande says:

    Although I really enjoyed Luke Cage (and also Jessica Jones & Daredevil) and Stranger Things, here are a couple of TV shows I recently watched that I found inspiring:
    * Veronica Mars: I so enjoyed this mix of noir mystery and teenage relationships. Fortunately, I recently got Bubblegumshoe.
    * The Expanse: I love sci-fi, to bits, and this blend of action, political agendas and noir mystery is exactly what I need for any upcoming sci-fi detective games I’d like to run. Perhaps with Ashen Stars?

  3. bwgustaf says:

    Mythbusters: Even if you don’t follow the series the build team has some pretty neat things to make with science! and tinkering spends for a timewatch game especially if players are encouraged to improvise there gadgets in-game.

  4. bkkat says:

    The Expanse. I tend to like hard sci fi. I am working on a set of modifications to use it with Ashen Stars.

  5. Michael P says:

    Blacklist and Agents of Shield to some degree have been inspirations for me…

  6. Richard Lock says:

    As a huge follower of Nordic Noir and its US remakes I use a lot of characters from those series as NPC templates especially in investigative games. As a less popular genre amongst gamers the sources of my theft often remain hidden.

  7. Patrick says:

    Trollhunter, the animated Netflix series. I really like the idea of the accidental human hero, and winning the hostile trolls over to his side. Also, any human adult can be a monster of a minion thereof. I think it would be great for some lighter (less fatal) gaming.

  8. Allan says:

    Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, especially for Time Watch games.

  9. Allan says:

    On a side note; I would be really interested in the fan material for a Ashen Stars to The Expanse. My players and self really liked that series. Even an Official spin off would be amazing.

  10. Lisa Padol says:

    Young Justice, especially the first season. It is a textbook for doing an arc where the bad guys inevitably succeed — but in such a way that the good guys have success after success, and these are never invalidated. And, personal arcs develop as well.

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