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Episode 532: In Which Ken Is Shot

January 27th, 2023 | Robin

In the Gaming Hut we remember our friend and colleague Darren Watts, prolific Champions designer and former head of Hero Games.

The Crime Blotter comes a little too close to home for comfort as Ken tells the story of his recent shooting.

We kick off a new series in the Cinema Hut, Science Fiction Cinema Essentials. Due to the porousness of the genre we train our radium oscilloscopes on some definitions and ground rules before getting started with earliest examples.

Finally another undead bloodsucker sneaks into the Eliptony Hut, this time of the relatively recent urban legend variety, as we profile the Richmond Vampire.

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Track down foul sorcerers in a corrupt city, clamber through underground ruins and investigate the intrigues of your decadent rivals in Swords of the Serpentine, the GUMSHOE game of swords, sorcery and mystery, now available from Pelgrane Press.

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Delta Green Iconoclasts, a campaign of horrors modern and ancient, brings a team of Agents to a scene of horrors all too real: Mosul in 2016, held by the self-styled Islamic State in a reign of depraved brutality. From a small base at the Kirkuk airfield, the Agents must research the horrors to come and prepare for a harrowing infiltration. Terrors and new supplementary material await, now in PDF, hardback now in preorder.

3 Responses to “Episode 532: In Which Ken Is Shot”

  1. TS says:

    Darren and I ended up scream laughing in a bar after talking about ‘BS continuity’ and how it was ‘mutant ninja turtles all the way down!’ – Miss him dearly.

  2. John Taber says:

    Thanks for the great tribute to Darren. I still can’t imagine him being gone. Such a good friend, great designer, and wonderful person to hold a discussion. If I ever wanted to try an obscure small-press game Darren NEVER let me down. His smile was infectious.

  3. Douglas Sundseth says:

    I’m reliably informed that nothing good ever happens after 2 am. This seems a confirming data point, but I’m very glad that it turned out better than it might have.

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