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Episode 317: To Be Sure, the Romans

November 2nd, 2018 | Robin

 

Join us in the Gaming Hut to assist Patreon backer Dustyn Mincey with his difficulty in sticking with a single game, when there are so many awesome games in the world.

Then Ken and/or Robin Talk To Someone Else, specifically designer extraordinaire Steve Kenson.

Finally it’s again time to vicariously caress the covers of various tomes as Ken’s Bookshelf gloats over the treasures looted from Powell’s Books in Portland.

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If you dig clever, take-that game play and/or ironic Soviet robots, Atlas Games’ new card game Cogs and Commissars was made for you. Buy it at a brick-and-mortar game store and send a selfie to Atlas, to get a special Neon Botsky promo card.

Ken’s latest roleplaying game, The Fall of Delta Green, is now available in print or PDF or both from Pelgrane Press. Journey to the head-spinning chaos of the late 1960s, back when everyone’s favorite anti-Cthulhu special ops agency hadn’t gone rogue yet, for this pulse-pounding GUMSHOE game of war, covert action, and Mythos horror.

Grab the translated riches of FENIX magazine in a special bundle deal from our friends at Askfageln, over at Indie Press Revolution. Score metric oodles of Ken Hite gaming goodness, a cornucopia of articles, complete games, plus the cartoon antics of Bernard the Barbarian. Warning: in English, not in Swedish. In English, not Swedish.

Just in time to save the world, though perhaps not your team of hardened covert agents, from the Mythos, the Delta Green Handlers Guide from Arc Dream Publishing is now in print and either at or headed to a game store near you. The slipcase print edition includes both the Handlers’ Guide and Agents’ Handbook, fitting snugly into your go bag along with your extra passports and list of weapons caches.

2 Responses to “Episode 317: To Be Sure, the Romans”

  1. Robin says:

    Titles from this week’s Bookshelf:

    Taschen Horror Cinema: The Best Scary Movies of All Time, eds. Paul Duncan and Jürgen Müller
    Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear, by Margee Kerr
    The Assassination Complex, by Jeremy Scahill
    The Secret World: A History of Intelligence, by Christopher Andrew
    760 pp of text, only gets to WWII on p. 603, and to WWI on p. 497
    Unconventional Flying Objects, by Paul R. Hill
    The Grim Reapers: The Anatomy of Organized Crime in America, by Ed Reid (1968)
    Mrs. Wakeman vs. the Antichrist: And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History, by Robert Damon Schneck
    Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code-Breakers, and Propagandists of the Great War, by Taylor Downing
    Decatur’s Bold and Daring Act (Osprey Raid 22), by Mark Landas
    Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon, by Graham Phillips
    The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts, by Graham Robb
    Lost Histories: In Search of Vanished Places, Treasures, and People, by Joel Levy
    Exotic Zoology, by Willy Ley
    Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers, by Matt Kaplan
    Phantom Armies of the Night: The Wild Hunt and the Ghostly Processions of the Undead, by Claude Lecouteux

  2. Thomas Vallejos says:

    I bought “Decatur’s Bold and Daring Act” from Amazon based on your comments. My copy was dirt cheap, from a 3rd seller. My wife and I always enjoy Ken’s book haul comments.

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