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July 6th, 2018 | Robin


It’s been 300 installments, just a smidge shy of six years, and longtime listeners and backers know what that means. Time for another episode-length Lightning Round, as we provide uncharacteristically snappy As to Qs about games, beverages, monsters, bees and the ever-proverbial so much more.

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The island of Al Amarja may have moved from its classic 1990s location, but don’t be fooled. Over the Edge is indeed back, with Jonathan Tweet updating his classic and influential game design. Get ready to duck New Age cultists, baboon-wielding gangsters, twisted assassins when the roleplaying game of weird modern danger hits Kickstarter on July 10th.




Ken’s latest roleplaying game, The Fall of Delta Green, is now available for preorder from Pelgrane Press. 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.

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.

7 Responses to “Episode 300: LIGHTNING RO-O-O-O-O-O-OUND”

  1. Tim Emrick says:

    For Vanna Stillwater: Gygax’s “The Nomenclature of Polearms” appeared in Dragon Magazine #22 (Feb. 1977), early in the AD&D 1st edition era. This material was later reprinted in the appendices of Unearthed Arcana (1985; also 1st ed.).

  2. Steve Dempsey says:

    Not pre-1960 but this weird thing was on TV here the other evening: Night Tide ( It’s possibly about Deep Ones, and bonus point, features Cameron, jet-propelled occultist Jack Parson’s Scarlet Woman.

  3. Cambias says:

    Bohemian Ear-Spoon!

    • Tim Ellis says:

      That’s what I thought – TSR (UK) used Bohemian Ear Spoon as the name of their newsletter for the D&D Players Association, before they got (re)absorbed by the Americans

  4. LJS says:

    According to the Economist, a NY/London Think Tank just spent $170k and 3 years to develop a RPG to teach countries how to improve management of their natural resource wealth. I figure that a team of experienced game writers could come up with something that is educational AND addictive (or at least fun) for $170k and a 3 year deadline. What do you both say about the lessons the tabletop hobby can teach industry and NGO game designers.

  5. JT says:

    I wonder how Hite’s Law works if you live near the Airship sheds and the (currently active) airship development centre of Cardington in Bedfordshire !

  6. Derek Upham says:

    The Carcosan invasion scenario needs guest appearances by Jorge Luis Borges.

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