Games for Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, here's a great post on Pop Culture Uncovered by Brook H. about his favourite horror games published over the last decade.  Some great games make the list, and show just how innovative the horror genre has become in recent years. 



EPOCH gets a mention as part to the list: 
  "Altogether, EPOCH is a fun story game where relationships, and “the story” can create unexpected and fantastic outcomes."

Playtesters Wanted

It's taken longer than anticipated, but Instruments of the Chrysanthemum Throne is now nearing completion.  The next phase is play-testing with external groups.  

The game is a character driven story game intended for 3-6 players and a description is below.  The playtest edition is a no-frills text edition of the game.  If your group is interested, please get in touch. You'll need to be able to run the game at some point over the next few weeks and provide some feedback - play testers are credited and get a free electronic copy of the final game when it's launched.
Japan is in turmoil.  The balance between the natural elements has been shattered; natural disasters ravage the land and monsters from legend terrorise the people.    
The greatest heroes of the age have tried and failed to overcome this supernatural catastrophe. Now, in desperation, the Emperor reluctantly unleashes the most potent magical force at his disposal.  
The Instruments of the Chrysanthemum Throne are a collection of powerful Tuskumogami, sentient objects that possess remarkable magical powers.  They have been locked away for generations because of their abiding malice and hatred of people.   
Who will be brave, or desperate, enough to risk their life and sanity by taking up an Instrument and using its power in the service of the Chrysanthemum Throne?

New Review for Fragment

A new review has been posted for Fragment, our free science fiction roleplaying game where players develop stories about the increasingly complex relationship between machine and human:

"This may be the best free RPG I have ever played. It is a strongly narrative game** (with NO tactics)** and extremely limited player prerogative. This game is not for everyone. If D&D or Pathfinder or the like are your favorite games, don\'t bother.

However, if you enjoy narrative games, the choices you do have are meaningful. In addition, I love the idea of spending only 2 minutes to create a character that recalls memories (to be used a rerolls or bonuses) with each segment of the mission.

I am currently playing this by forum. It works great by forum when characters do not join up together."