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Episode 290: Leaves Don’t Work on PayPal

April 27th, 2018 | Robin


In the Gaming Hut we cover ways to design monsters to star in investigative scenarios.

We tromp into the Command Hut at the behest of Patreon backer Thomas Vallejos, who wants to know the deep secrets behind a proposal to revive the US Army’s iconic WWII-era uniform style.

In Ask Ken and Robin, backer Daniel Krauklis asks about writing scenarios featuring underrepresented groups.

Finally, hold onto your library cards as, thanks to a query from backer Michael Parker, the Consulting Occultist investigates the theft of an Isaac Newton manuscript from the Carnegie Rare Books room.

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In Atlas Games’ wickedly different cooperative deck-building game Witches of the Revolution, you and your doughty coven fight the American Revolution the way it was really fought: with spells aplenty! Resurrect Ben Franklin, cure Paul Revere of lycanthropy and keep those red-coated witch hunters at bay.

Ken’s latest roleplaying game, The Fall of Delta Green, is now available for preorder from Atlas Games. Journey to the head-spinning chaos of the late 1960s, back when everyone’s favorite anti-Cthulhu special ops agent 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.

With your Handlers Guide already at your side, it’s time to assemble some operations to spiral your Delta Green operatives into paranoia and Mythos horror. Delta Green: A Night at the Opera features six terrifying adventures from the conspiratorial minds of Dennis Detwiller, Shane Ivey, and Greg Stolze. Preorder before it’s desperately too late!

4 Responses to “Episode 290: Leaves Don’t Work on PayPal”

  1. Michael Cule says:

    The reason for the change in the US Army uniforms is indeed an attempt to warp time back to WWII.

    But the reason is so that once again the US can be on the same side as the Russians.

  2. Steve Dempsey says:

    You can read Newton’s papers online here:

    Some of his papers were indeed owned by Keynes, but the history is rather more complicated (and something I’ve covered in Fearful Symmetries):

    You can also see the correspondence between Keynes and various booksellers, including bills of sale. A nice handout for bookhounds:

  3. Lee Williams says:

    General question – given how much entertainment value the show got out of the late Rob Ford, will you be treating his brother’s career in a similar manner? After all, it already appears that older doesn’t always mean smarter…

  4. Thomas Vallejos says:

    Thanks Ken and Robin for answering my question. I did not expect that new hut needed to be established to answer it.

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