I admit, this partially arose as Jonny had made one himself, but also because last time I ran a game of Bookhounds I had created a simple library bookplate-style character sheet (matching the Gumshoe character format).
July sees the inaugural meeting of the #RPGBookClub on Twitter and after a vote earlier last month the first book up for discussion is The Cthulhu Hack.
If you have the PDF lying in your computer Downloads or nestled in your smartphone cloud account of choice, or perhaps you picked it up at a convention, and you haven’t taken the time to read it – this could be the moment, as you won’t be reading it alone.
All you have to do is follow along with the hashtag #RPGBookClub and contribute to the chat.
Our first adventure module presents an adventure site for you to introduce into your own world, a jumping in point for a whole new campaign, or simply a one-off adventure to fill a few sessions.
Set against a generic fantasy backdrop, the small settlement of Brinwan seems, at face value, to offer little more than a vacation in the woods, off the beaten track. The locals fish and mine in the hills to the north, but to a passing adventurer seems like just another one night stand. The people in and around Brinwan might, however, prove an unexpected challenge.
The generic system module adventure details, in writing, maps and illustrations, the tiny settlement of Brinwan and surroundings. The PDF includes details of key local personalities (along with their goals and behaviours), nearby locations, encounters, potential hooks, quick adventure seeds, and a core of GM advice on running adventures in and around the area. As this represents writing in progress, Just Crunch will include updates on the ‘modventure’, with tidbits, preview, lost ideas, maps, pictures and more. You can get updates here, on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ – very much as a work in progress, and an interactive opportunity to get involved.
I spent most of the last weekend drawing pictures. Despite my plans to complete the first draft of my planned adventure module, I ended up concentrating on the visuals. In practice, I know I didn’t waste any time here. A picture, as we all know, paints a thousand words – so, I think I managed close to 10,000 words this weekend. Only kidding.