A Secret History Unearthed. A Legendary Horror Walks Again.
Presenting an epic improvised campaign for the Night's Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?Dracula is not a novel. It’s the censored version of Bram Stoker’s after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit... [click here for more]
Every spy needs a cool soundtrack
The best espionage thrillers use music to bring audiences to the edges of their seats, with soundtracks that evoke suspense, danger and mystery. Now you can bring this same excitement to your Night's Black Agents RPG adventures with Dust and Mirrors: Music for Night's Black Agents. James Semple and his crack team of composers sonically equip your... [click here for more]
The Roleplaying Game of Personal Horror
Fear Itself 2nd Editionplunges ordinary people into a disturbing contemporary world of madness and violence —and inexorably draws them into confrontation with creatures of the Outer Dark, a realm of alien menace. GMs can re-create all the shudders and shocks of the horror genre at their table, whether they use the game’s distinctive... [click here for more]
Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 1
KWAS Vol. 1 is a collection of 13 supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, uncover an occult Nazi bell or join the men in black with this baker’s dozen of fear and fun!
In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable writing talents and encyclopedic knowledge... [click here for more]
Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 2
KWAS Vol. 2 is a collection of supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, survive a Weird West horror campaign frame, or learn to command the powerful loa of voodoo in this collection of fear and fun!
In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable writing talents... [click here for more]
Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 3
KWAS Vol. 3 is a collection of supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, manage the global war against aliens in a campaign frame, or learn to command the alchemical elements in this collection of fear and fun!
In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable... [click here for more]
A stand-alone GUMSHOE game of contemporary super powers
Ten years ago, 1% of the population gained mutant powers.
1% of the citizens means 1% of the criminals!
...and you're the cops who clean up the mess.
EVER SINCE the Sudden Mutation Event, people have been able to fly. Phase through walls. Read minds. Shoot bolts of energy from their fingertips. Walk into dreams.
Police work will never be the... [click here for more]
Ever since the Sudden Mutation Event, people have been able to fly. Phase through walls. Read minds. Shoot bolts of energy from their fingertips. Walk into dreams.
As members of the elite Heightened Crime Investigation Unit, you and your fellow detectives solve crimes involving the city’s mutant community. When a mutant power is used to kill, you catch the case. When it’s a mutant victim in the... [click here for more]
Night's Black Agents has been nominated for five ENnie awards for Best Rules, Best Interior Art, Best Rules, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Find out why!
The Cold War is over. Bush’s War is winding down.
You were a shadowy soldier in those fights, trained to move through the secret world: deniable and deadly.
Then you got out, or you got shut out, or you got burned out. You didn’t come... [click here for more]
Bamboozle! Betray! Backstab!
Why go all the way to the dungeon for enemies, when the other players are sitting right next to you?
Skulduggery, the Roleplaying Game of Verbal Fireworks & Sudden Reversals, brings fast and funny innovation to the exciting world of inter-player conflict!
Super-speedy character generation - gets your group skeeving and conniving in minutes. Just distribute component... [click here for more]
TWO QUICK-START ADVENTURES, ONE BOOK
The Van Helsing Letter
Just before he vanished, Abraham Van Helsing – doctor of medicine, doctor of law, and secret vampire hunter – wrote one last letter hinting at an unsolved case. Now, more than a century later, that letter is in your hands. But what is a hundred years to an immortal? The contents of that letter are as important – and... [click here for more]
A Secret History Unearthed. A Legendary Horror Walks Again.
Presenting an epic improvised campaign for the Night's Black Agents Roleplaying Game. Do your Agents have what it takes to face the Lord of the Undead himself?The Dracula Dossier follows in the fully improvisational path of the award-winning The Armitage... [click here for more]
Take your players on the greatest vampire hunt in history—more than a hundred years in the making.Dracula is not a novel. It's the censored version of Bram Stoker's after-action report of the failed British Intelligence attempt to recruit and control the perfect asset — the ultimate weapon — Count Dracula. Kenneth Hite and Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan have restored... [click here for more]
A stand-alone roleplaying game by Robin D Laws
You are elite investigators combating the plots of the Esoterrorists, a loose affiliation of occult terrorists intent on tearing the fabric of the world. The Esoterrorists introduces the GUMSHOE rules system, which revolutionizes investigative scenarios by ensuring that players are never deprived of the crucial clues they need to move... [click here for more]
The GUMSHOE Community program provides a variety of free resources for publishers, including logos, layout templates, and artwork. Publishers are free to use these resources, or to build their products from the ground up with their own graphic design, layout, art, and cartography.
This title includes the following files:
The Esoterrorists Community Content Packaged InDesign folder
The Esoterrorists... [click here for more]
“Whereas the hand of God crafted this fine world, there are places, like that damned rock, that were not touched by His hand, but by those of another. Whatever it is that calls to those who walk its on shores, it waits in the darkness, within the rock, waiting to be let out. If you’re planning on going over there, may God protect you…”
You are the presenters and crew... [click here for more]
The Tearing of the Veil Is Nigh
An Appalling Summoning…
Demons of the Depths, Awakened…
Slaughter on Your Mapping App…
…and, of Course, Murder Clowns
For decades, the Ordo Veritatis has fought the Esoterrorists: occult operatives bent on ripping apart the membrane between our reality and the demonic vortex of the Outer Dark.
Today, that threat becomes reality, as a barbaric... [click here for more]
Little Girl Lost is a full-length campaign for The Esoterrorists. Written by Ian Sturrock (Conana, BESM d20), it's a race against time to rescue the daughter of your Ordo Veritatis boss. It's set in the UK, but designed for US operatives.
You're all experts in your field. The amount you know about the dire work of the Esoterrorists, it's a wonder you're not mad,... [click here for more]
Worm of Sixty Winters is a full-length campaign for The Esoterrorists. It works as a stand alone adventure, or as the sequel to Albion’s Ransom: Little Girl Lost.
An Esoterrorist weather control ritual has brought sudden blizzards and extreme temperatures to an unsuspecting England. This they hope will be the first stage of the Fimbulvetr of Norse mythology – a dreadful winter... [click here for more]
Chemistry or magic? Madness or miracles? Poison or power? Blend all those elements — and more — with Alchemy, the latest Zoom in on a historical magic system for GUMSHOE gaming. Operating at every level from the base dungeon-crawl to the Awakened Working, this magic system gives you the secrets of matter — and maybe a touch of mercury poisoning.
Alchemy is... [click here for more]
“What fully civilised soul but would eagerly serve as high priest of Bast?” She Who Scratches, the Lady of the Ointment Jar, the great cat-goddess of nighted Khem comes alive in all her varied forms: as a Trail of Cthulhu titan (complete with her monstrous Brood of Bubastis), mysterious Ashen Stars entity, TimeWatch cult leader, and 13th... [click here for more]
Six months ago, Ordo Veritatis agent John Sheldon went off the organisation's radar following an emotional breakdown in the wake of losing his wife in a car crash. He held his sister, fellow Ordo Veritatis agent Caroline Sheldon responsible for her death as she was drunk at the wheel that night. Psychiatric Metrics feared John went out to perform a solo mission to... [click here for more]
To fight aliens, one must use the alien. Take it apart, reverse-engineer it, rebuild it, turn it into armor and sensors and weapons and aircraft good enough to win a war against an enemy from the stars. Tech and gear for your high-poweredMOON DUST MEN game, powered by a new GUMSHOE “tech tree” subystem for bootstrapping invention and development.
Galileo Uplift... [click here for more]
GUMSHOE Zoom: Mind ControlYou are growing very interested.
The GUMSHOE Zoom: Mind Control is intended to model the sorts of stories in which mind control – and especially the contest in and over human minds – takes center stage. This might be a single novel such as George du Maurier’s Trilby or Dan Simmons’Carrion Comfort, or a film like Scanners, Push,Inception, Videodrome,... [click here for more]
Las Vegas: 1968 takes you to Sin City in the heyday of Howard Hughes and the Rat Pack, the mob and the Mormons, the fear and the loathing. Everything’s for sale and nothing’s for certain, except the house wins. Featuring happening hooks for vampire conspiracies, esoterrorism, and The Fall of DELTA GREEN Mythos machinations!
Las Vegas: 1968 is... [click here for more]
“Satan here held his Babylonish court, and in the blood of stainless childhood the leprous limbs of phosphorescent Lilith were laved.” Lilith as Queen of the Vampires, Lady of the Night — or as First Rebel and First Heroine? We look at the many faces of Lilith, as a Trail of Cthulhu titan (Elder Goddess or Great Old One), Night’s Black Agents vampire... [click here for more]
Looking Glass: Hong Kong is a “Low and Slow” city setting for many possible GUMSHOE games. This look at one of Asia's most cramped and chaotic ports features the lay of the land, including markets and masses, and three unique backdrops for the main setting - a scenic or thematic element, or just somewhere to stage a fight scene. It also details Hong Kong's factions, from organized... [click here for more]
This look at India’s mightiest metropolis, from its legendary crime syndicates to its glamorous movie colony, of necessity holds plenty of rash generalizations, needed for game play and speed of familiarization. More than many cities, Mumbai relishes its contradictions, its vastly rich and abysmally poor literally living side by side.
As with most Pelgrane publications, this supplement... [click here for more]
Saigon, 1968: Vietnam’s “Paris of the East” is a hotbed of conflict and intrigue, from the CIA and the Viet Cong to Buddhist monks and Western media. Looking Glass: Saigon 1968 gives you a view into all this, as well as the city’s shadowy underworld of vampires, conspiracies, and the Mythos. This tight city supplement equips GUMSHOE GMs with just enough... [click here for more]
President Eisenhower established Project Moon Dust in 1953 to locate, contain, and coordinate everything known about the alien presence on Earth.
The Moon Dust Men are the tip of the spear. MAJESTIC-12 aims it. Manage the global war against the aliens with this new GUMSHOE subsystem. Do you build retro-engineered Aurora craft, or bioroids to fight on the Moon? Do you launch satellite... [click here for more]
President Eisenhower established Project Moon Dust in 1953 to locate, contain, and coordinate everything known about the alien presence on Earth. The public-relations and open-source arm of Moon Dust was called Project Blue Book. Blue Book ended its work in 1970. It is 1978. Your work never ends. This GUMSHOE campaign frame, Moon Dust Men, can be a sci-fi, conspiracy, or horror game... [click here for more]
CAGE FIGHTING, MUTANT STYLE!
Brief Cases features three session-length adventures for your Heightened Crime Investigators.
Blastback: A murder at a mutant-only gym brings the characters into the shadowy world of mutant fighting and a clash with organised crime. To solve this crime, the characters need to unravel the history of the Danger Room and its staff and stop a young man from throwing... [click here for more]
With all the Conspiracies, the intrigue, the danger, it’s hard to know what exactly is and isn’t on your side. When every shadow from the back alleys of Bucharest to the back benches of the parliament could hide an inhuman enemy, it’s hard to tell what solid ground you can stand on. What can you depend on? Can you make a difference? Trust no one and nothing except the silver bullets in your Glock.... [click here for more]
Excess Baggage is a twenty-minute demo scenario by Kevin Kulp for Night's Black Agents, a new GUMSHOE Game from Kenneth Hite (Trail of Cthulhu) that brings the excitement of your favorite high-octane spy thrillers to the table.
Your job is to give new players a fast 20 minute experience that feels like it could have been torn from the best James Bond, Jason Bourne or Mission Impossible... [click here for more]
Deadlier things than vampires lurk in the shadows. They’re called multinational corporations.
When the agents are tipped off to the vampire Conspiracy’s next move, it seems like check and mate — but the rescue of a kidnap victim halfway around the world leads them into the hall-of-mirrors world of corporate espionage. The web of deception and malfeasance they uncover will take... [click here for more]
Five desperate adventures to save the living from the hungry dead!
They are so old they cannot remember their names. They are pale, spindly things, with hollow eyes, and long fingers that scuttle like cave-spiders. They are strong – immensely, inhumanly strong – but act like old, arthritic people, shuffling along painfully, conserving their strength for when they need it. They are fast –... [click here for more]
Gangsters, Smugglers, Arms Dealers... and Vampires.From the Ukraine, through Vienna and Baghdad, you must fight your way to the top of the conspiracy, past Soviet spies, con men and the supernatural horrors all out for your blood.The Lisky Bratva, a Russian mafiya brotherhood, will do anything to stop you.Keep running. Keep fighting. Make that red line on the map... [click here for more]
A fast play adventure for The Esoterrorists
Not all miracles are holy
Profane Miracles is designed for a group of 3-6 players looking for a fast-paced, action-packed adventure to set the blood pumping.
It’s easy to pick up and play.
Jonathan Bentley, millionaire financier, has been raised from the dead at a Los Angeles charity ball by self-styled "psychic to the stars" Cassandra Madrigal.... [click here for more]
A fast-play adventure for The Esoterrorists
A mutilated corpse is found hanging a slaughterhouse, bullet wounds in the shoulders, elbows and knees. It looks like a terrorist punishment killing, but there are subtle clues pointing at Esoterrorist involvement...
Can you stop a terrible chain of events before the world wakes up to headlines which weaken the Membrane and let the creatures of unremitting... [click here for more]
THE HEIST OF THE LIFETIME, BUT WHO GETS THE LOOT?
Pacific’s Six is the second of three new settings for the Skulduggery roleplaying game.
You are expert theives, safecrackers, con men and computer hackers about to undertake the heist of the century. The Target: International Minerals, a rapacious mining and energy corporation. The Job: Break into the secure vault, hack the server... [click here for more]
The Birds is award-winning writer Robin D Laws' comic strip.
"I look forward, near-slavering, to those days that Robin's blog reads, "CLICK HERE for another installment of the Birds." Where most squeaky-clean comic strips are trying to channel After-School Specials, The Birds is strictly Saturday Night Special." - John Kovalic, Dork Tower
Pete, a not so loveable loser always... [click here for more]
The Outer Dark Is Coming...
Only the Facts Can Save You...
And The Facts Must Be Suppressed!
Ripped from the secret files of the Ordo Veritatis, the the Esoterror Fact Book briefs you on what you need to send players into intrigue-filled confrontation with forces of international terror bent on supernatural apocalypse.
This 152-page player-friendly sourcebook for The Esoterrorists... [click here for more]
The Esoterror threat is growing. The membrane is thinning. Eradicating the threat did not work. Surpressing the threat is failing. The next step is Containment. We will have to create quarantine zones of areas of high supernatural presence and designate safe zones for habitation. Using force against the Esoterrorists has not worked. We must understand them and their methods in order to defeat them.... [click here for more]
This is a taster of what you'll get in the updated version of The Esoterrorists 2nd edition. It includes the table of contents, the horrible Corpsejabber monster from 2nd Edition and some GMing advice.
The Esoterrorists 2nd Edition is available for sale here.
In The Esoterrorists 2nd Edition, a stand-alone roleplaying game by Robin D Laws, you play elite investigators combating the plots of the Esoterrorists,... [click here for more]
Older than the written word and more popular than ever today, the hero story crosses cultures as an eternal constant. The New Hero gathers an unexpected team of writers, celebrated and emerging, to deliver fourteen thrilling and distinctive variations on this classic theme. Their new heroes span the spectrum from post-apocalyptic seer to post-traumatic arm-twister, from outcast vampire to steam-age... [click here for more]
Every generation fits the time-honored constants of the hero tale to its own needs. Today’s serial adventurers, whether they burst from re-envisioned histories or ply the humming foredecks of an imagined future, ride a cresting cultural wave. Through thirteen thrilling stories of threatened identity and vanquished disorder, The New Hero 2’s diverse cast of top writers slices, dices and... [click here for more]
Is it the Spear that pierced Christ’s side, or the Spear of Odin? Does it grant true kingship or invincibility? Who has borne it through the millennia, and who seeks its true whereabouts now? This issue pierces the legend to reach the truth — and then makes the legend invincible. Plus, a look at the Spear for Night’s Black Agents, The Esoterrorists, Trail of Cthulhu, and TimeWatch.
Praise for... [click here for more]
It's 1954, and you're a sailor or scientist aboard the USS Bairoko, an "escort carrier" detailed to support secret nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. The bomb goes off in the Bikini atoll, the ship gets a light dusting of radioactive fallout, and now the crew is acting crazy, distress calls are coming in from monitoring stations around the blast site, and strange blips are showing... [click here for more]
THE SILVER SCREEN DRIPS BLOOD AND MADNESS!
Trail Of Cthulhu goes to the movies! Pelgrane Press pays homage to the classic horror films of the 1930s with this 192-page compendium of celluloid thrills and chills!
THE BACKLOT TEEMS WITH LOVECRAFTIAN MENACE!
Trail Of Cthulhu creators Kenneth Hite and Robin D. Laws team up, marshalling their deep mastery of cinematic lore to bring you a landmark collection... [click here for more]
The skies above New Olympus are patrolled by caped crusaders, but these superior beings are far from heroes. They wield their powers with reckless disregard, serving the interests of corporate overseers, and silencing those who oppose their will.
You are Klara Koenig, investigative journalist for The Pedestrian newspaper, and you intend to prove the privileged superhuman elite do not yet... [click here for more]