A Lens of Darkness is a collection of play-aids, handouts, maps, and various forms for use in Stygian Fox's Call of Cthulhu™ book 'Hudson & Brand, Inquiry Agents of the Obscure'.
It can be used on a device or for printing. Feel free to print or use any of the material for personal or promotional, or critique use. ... [click here for more]
The keeper shuffles through his papers sweat beading on his brow. He has the scenario memorized, but he cannot remember the stats for an NPC. "I know I had this somewhere," he said as he desperately flips through the pages of the adventure. Knowing he has blown the pace of this momentus encounter by not being better prepared he resignedly says, "Gimmie a second folks I cant find my notes."
That... [click here for more]
This episode is all about clever things we’ve seen other GMs do and how we’ve incorporated them into our own games. No matter how many pieces of GM advice you read in books or forums, there is rarely any substitute for learning by example.
Many of these techniques may seem obvious, but they were once new to us, and some may be new to you. We’ve stuck to positive examples and not... [click here for more]
Episode 43 – The Good Friends play the long con
We’re back and we’re bursting with song, but more on that later. We’re also talking about conventions, and definitely not singing about them. That would be silly. Specifically, we’re talking about the UK roleplaying conventions we attend, with a focus on encouraging those of you who don’t already attend them... [click here for more]
Episode 44 – The Good Friends take up arms (and pseudopods)
We’re back, and we’re talking about Cubicle 7‘s Call of Cthulhu setting, World War Cthulhu. We’ve had a few people ask us at conventions what exactly World War Cthulhu is and what makes it different from other Cthulhuesque games, which made us think that this may be a good topic for an episode. The fact... [click here for more]
Episode 45 – The Good Friends indulge in some mockery
It’s been far too long since we’ve talked about horror films, so this episode we’re looking at three horror mockumentaries. What do we mean when we say “mockumentary”, beyond indulging our almost fetishistic love of portmanteau words? Each of these films purports to be a documentary, or at least... [click here for more]
Episode 46 – The Good Friends get playful
We’re back, and we’re nicking stuff again. Following on from episode 42’s discussion of neat GM techniques we’ve stolen, this time we’re thieving from players. There are plenty of discussions about how to be a good GM out there in the Internet, but much fewer about player techniques. Also, there are far... [click here for more]