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Each To Their Own

Last night, at my local gaming group, I ran The Keepers of the Woods – the winner of the RPG Geek One Sheet GUMSHOE adventure contest last year, written for Trail of Cthulhu. The investigators head down to Devon to following up a postcard from Professor Margaret Blackwood and a report of her demise in […]

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Black Hack Hack Back

After a long and unenforced hiatus, I’m working on something new. One of those unplanned moments when you realize that an idea needs to find a voice or leave you sleepless. David Black recently released The Black Hack after a long period of playtesting and development. The Hack takes the essentials of 70s old school […]

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The Hills Have It

While I had the intention to complete a new list every day – or at least every other day – based on the random draw of a Storey card, the Seven Hills gaming festival has grabbed priority. The event will mean running two games, one of TimeWatch (soon to be released by Pelgrane Press, written […]

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Crochet Borders

Today’s random pull from the Storey Publishing Backlist deck of cards – “Around the Corner Crochet Borders“, a collection of 150 colourful crochet frames, each with detailed instructions for working around a corner. While an absolute must for intermediate crotchet enthusiasts in its own right, also the creative nudge for today’s random table of disputed […]

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Raising Chickens

Random plot hooks for whole adventures, encounters or just rumours, based on a random book title drawn from my Storey Publishing deck of cards. This time we have the untapped potential of the farmyard from the Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens. Rolls d12: 1: Intellect – local scholar seeks to teach chickens rudimentary language skills […]

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One-Yard Wonders

Continuing the theme we started yesterday, I have another random table based on the Storey Publishing deck of cards. This time we have the classic One-Yard Wonders, a Look How Much You Can Make with Just One Yard of Fabric! So, roll a six-sided die (or throw six coins in the air and count the […]

Mechanics 0 comments on Basic Butchering

Basic Butchering

A random table determining the outcome of a successful strike with a sword, perhaps delivered on a critical, with advantage, or with style. The table arose from a deck of cards I own from Storey Publishing in North Adams, Massachusetts. I suspect I got it from a charity shop purchase. Each card shows the cover […]

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In Review: 2014

Disappointment would be the word that best sums up 2014. I can’t pretend that I managed to achieve anything this year under the Just Crunch banner, other than sell some physical product at conventions and electronic versions through the Arion Games store on RPGNow. Despite my good intentions, I have not extended the Consult Appendix […]

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Return to the Sea

Seawater froths and bubbles, the surface bucking and splashing. Suddenly, a bright red disk of mottled and knotted carapace emerges, scuttling legs carrying the giant creature at incredible speed. Two Giant Crabs, streaming salt water and seaweed, great pincers snipping and snapping aggressively, loom over a gathering of fishermen busy securing their boats. As the […]

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Celebratory Flash Sale

I’m casting a Minor Bonanza of Birthday Celebration for my 41st, and discounting all Just Crunch product by 25% for today (until today finishes in a little over a day, if you know what I mean). You can get copies of Consult Appendix Z No 1 & 2, Stench of the Sea, Below Market Pryce’s, and The Blessing of St Agnes. […]

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Cover Story

With thoughts pressing ahead to the end of May and the whole business of UK Games Expo, I have been busy preparing the papery versions of my three main supplements at the moment. Consult Appendix Z, both CAZ No 1 and CAZ No 2, and The Blessing of St Agnes will all be available in […]