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Shane Ivey
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Viktor Eikman's three-year Kerberos Club game (using the Wild Talents rules) spanned the 19th century and 58 game sessions. Well done.
Viktor Eikman recently told the Cult of ORE group about his long-running game of The Kerberos Club, the Wild Talents setting of Victorian superhero action and intrigue by Benjamin Baugh: Any Kerberos […]
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Very nice, Been quite happy on how simple & adaptable the One Roll Engine is in Wild Talents so it's nice to see it used here.
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Via Google Translate:  

"From March 2011 to April 2014, I led a role-playing campaign with some friends in Gothenburg. The environment was based initially from The Kerberos Club by Benjamin Baugh. The system was Wild Talents-a variant of Greg Stolzes One-Roll Engine with Kerberos book's Appendix, and house rules . The campaign called for numerous planning sessions and 58 regular games meetings to implement."

+Benjamin Baugh and +Greg Stolze, holy moley this is cool.
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58 sessions? Man, they are NOT foolin' around.
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There are five days left to buy 1300 pages worth of Delta Green roleplaying books, plus two novels and one anthology, for $22.

Delta Green is the finest single Cthulhu roleplaying supplement ever created.

This offer also includes Delta Green: Countdown, which incorporates +John Scott Tynes' seminal essay "The Hastur Mythos," which has changed the treatment of Hastur and the King in Yellow more than any single work since August Derleth first identified them with each other. It is also quite, quite good, and will make you despair of your own creative powers, which is, I suppose, appropriate.

This +Bundle of Holding includes Targets of Opportunity, which means it includes a decent chunk of my text in "The Cult of Transcendence", although I think "The Demonte Clan" by +Scott Glancy in that same title is probably better yet.

For all that, though, probably my favorite thing ever written for Delta Green, in sheer "hug myself with joy when contemplating it"-ness, is +Dennis Detwiller's "Project RAINBOW" (in Eyes Only) and the accompanying incredible scenario "Artifact Zero," which between them manage to combine three of my all time, deep-marrow loves: the Philadelphia Experiment, "From Beyond," and paleontology.

So perhaps I'm biased. But still, 1300 pages of superb RPG material, two great novels, and eight killer short stories, all drenched in the most pitiless of cosmic horrors and the most selfless and beautiful firearms admiration -- hard to beat that for $22.

http://bundleofholding.com/index/current
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DELTA GREEN: Day 2, over a thousand sold. Get some of the best RPG books ever made in this ebook bundle for only another week. Sales benefit Doctors Without Borders and the FBI Agents Association Membership Assistance Fund. 
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Although I already purchased these before I have been spreading the word. It's really great to see you guys support such a good charity and to offer a really good deal for gamers too. 
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The Bundle of Fate returns for just four days. Another chance to grab the beloved Fate edition of The Kerberos Club along with top Fate games.
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New: "Slaves of the Mother" and "The Many Deaths of Edward Bigsby" for Trail of Cthulhu plus a bunch of new accessories for Achtung! Cthulhu. 
SLAVES OF THE MOTHER For Trail of Cthulhu. The final three scenarios for Graham Walmsley’s Cthulhu Apocalypse. Written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. ACHTUNG! CTHULHU RESOURCES New supplements for the pulp WW2 game setting. Gaming Tiles Plotting Cthulhu Secret War Documents Tales from…
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Final day for the Delta Green bundle. If you're not sure whether it's worth your while, ask. People have firm opinions when it comes to Delta Green.
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...and I missed it.  :(   Like I told Mr. Glancy, my house is trying to kill me.  I think Dennis wrote a scenario based around my house, except his killed people properly instead of financially  :D

At least I now know Count Down is available for POD.
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Roleplayers out there, for Tabletop Day, DriveThru has a bundle of free PDFs. There's isn't much of interest in there (especially since 9/10ths of the content is free in the first place) but there is one PDF in there that is well worth its face value ($24) and then some, and that is +Greg Stolze's Progenitor. 

Progenitor is a superhero setting for Wild Talents (but honestly, it's largely system independant) with a twist. The core concept is that the original superhero 'contaminated' every opponent it came in contact with, so they became superheroes too. Basically everyone who is exposed to a superhero's powers becomes one, though slightly less powerful. 

The setting is very US centric in that the original conflict is the Vietnam War (which the Progenitor participates in for a while, but doesn't win because she pulls out). This illustrates one of the core propositions of the setting, ie. that your enemies will become arch-enemies.

I'm not sure how playable the setting is, but it's a delight to read, the whole alternative history is described in glorious detail, and it's really got a different feel to most superhero settings. It's something of the scope of an Aberrant, although completely different at the same time. 

Check it out, it's free for the next 24 hours or so. 
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Who has a copy of Chaosium's RuneQuest Second Edition from the olden days? I can't find mine. I'm trying to remember how the Defense rating was calculated.
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And the actual numbers:
SIZ 1-4 (+5%) 17-20 (-5%) each +4 (-5%)
INT 1-4 (-10%) 5-8 (-5%) 13-16 (+5%) 17-20 (+10%) each +4 (+5%)
POW 1-4 (-5%) 17-20 (+5%) each +4 (+5%)
DEX 1-4 (-10%) 5-8 (-5%) 13-16 (+5%) 17-20 (+10%) each +4 (+5%)
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At GenCon this year in Indianapolis, we'll host at least one seminar about Delta Green. We'll probably have the same line-up as other years: Me, Dennis Detwiller, Adam Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite, and Greg Stolze. 

I'm interested in topic ideas. What would YOU most like to hear us talk about?
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(and I admit that, had I known it would come this soon, I would probably not have pleged for access to Alpha version of the rules in your latest Kickstarter... Now I feel like having to pay up twice.)
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Writer, editor, webmaster, tabletop game designer
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  • Arc Dream Publishing
    Publisher, writer, editor, webmaster, tabletop game designer, 2002 - present
  • The Birmingham News
    Copy editor; 2003 - 2005 and also..., 2010 - 2014
  • Avalanche Press
    Webmaster, editor, page designer, 2004 - 2009
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Magazine editor, 2001 - 2003
  • RevolutionSF.com
    Webmaster, editor, publisher, 2001 - 2008
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Editor, page designer, publisher, tabletop gamer, family man.
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I run Arc Dream Publishing, a boutique publisher of tabletop roleplaying games and the magazine The Unspeakable Oath. At night I'm a copy editor with The Birmingham News.
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Awesome wife. 3 awesome kids. Four of my company's books just got nominated for industry awards.
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  • Brooklyn Law School
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