Looked up from my laptop and at the end of the aisle ahead of me, face out, is a book I published fifteen years ago: A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance by Chris Jarocha-Ernst. Then before I could even start typing this, I looked up and a friend of mine was standing there grinning at me. Apparently this particular bookstore-cafe was the right place to visit tonight.
I had to draw a diagram of my childhood sectional couch to explain to my wife the kinds of boss forts I could make. Is this not normal?
Can’t wait for the new edition coming in 2015? You can get the first edition of Puppetland published by Hogshead in 1999 right now from the Bundle of Holding, alongside other fantastic indie games like James Wallis’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Emily Care Boss’s Breaking the Ice, Vincent Baker’s Dogs in the Vineyard, and many more, all for one low price.
Artwork ©1999 Raven Mimura
In Puppetland, there are no numerical attributes and no dice. Characters are described using a common set of descriptors plus a few custom ones, a bit similar to Over the Edge.
When I first designed Puppetland, my standard descriptors were a bit scattered. For the new edition we recently Kickstarted, I’ve revised that substantially to use a unified system. I think it may resemble that of the old Marvel Super Heroes RPG, but sadly I never actually read it and am unsure.
Anyway, here’s a look at that section of the new Puppetland rulebook.
Dispatches from Revland consists of two sections:
- My professional Facebook page from 2011-2014.
- My blog from 2001-2002.
I’ve imported all of these into this site to ensure that my data belongs to me. I had another blog that ran from about 2002-2006 (I think?) but those posts are currently locked in an old SQL database backup and I have not imported them here yet.
“I will not make any deals with you. I’ve resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own.”
My King in Yellow novella “Sosostris” only ever saw print in a limited-edition chapbook fifteen years ago. In keeping with that small-press tradition I’m happy to say that Sosostris will soon be reprinted in the delightfully old-school British zine Cyäegha. Graeme only prints 75 copies of each issue so stay tuned.