Here we are then, the usual hodge-podge of gaming links. This issue's themes
are dark, conspiracy and French. The last is in honour of Régis joining
Au fil du jeu oł jouer en suisse
is a French language site for Swiss roleplayers with upcoming events, photos
from previous ones, articles and a player directory. All good stuff!
Black Phoenix Alchemy
Lab Inpsirations has, for those with a gothic bent, a page of deliciously
dark poetry. Elsewhere this site sells oils and potions but also has a great
list of gothic links (suggested for mature readers).
BP4P is another page in French
(can you spot a theme?). It's the blog for a game designer and a good place
for general news about French and other gaming.
Home Port Roleplaying Renaissance Venice is the site for those wishing
to run games in Venice. Ostensibly for Ars Magica, you could use this for any
méd-fan game (med-fan is French for médievale-fantastique, sort
of equivalent to heroic fantasy in English).
Conspiracies ~ Mystery
Schools is a big ol' list of conspiracies with some background information
on each. This website is chock full of weird stuff for conspiracy and esoteric
Control's Intelligence Gathering Center
is a wonderful Spycraft archive with NPCs, locations and paper minis with links
to paper buildings,
to make sure that the view from the grassy knoll is unhindered for shooter #2.
DURENMAR arx peritae is another Ars Magica
resource. These guys take their history very seriously and so make things easier
for the rest of us.
Eastenwest is French webzine. You can
tell this by the not quite English title. But don't let that stop you reading
it. This month there are scenarios for Little Fears, Les Mousquetaires de L'Ombre
(more of which later), Unknown Armies, Warhammer, Polaris, Dark Earth, ... If
there's one thing a French player is never short of, it's free scenarios.
Enter the Realm of... the apocalyptic
lawnmower? No. Sadly this has nothing to do with the thrash band Lawnmower Death.
Who can forget the dulcet tones of "Ooh
Crikey! It's Lawnmower Deth!"? If ever you need a soundtrack for playing
Bloodlust, this is it. Back to the site which refers to "Dungeon Majesty",
a disturbing exposé of modern roleplaying, or something. It's live action
D&D with four young women and one of the most dirty looking GMs you're ever
likely to encounter. This could put back the cause of roleplaying 20 years!
If this is to shocking for you, try The
FateRPG.Com Fate Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop
Entertainment (TM) is a new free RPG based around the Fudge system. It won
several awards atthe Indie RPG awards (as we have done in the past). There's
a mountain of support here, scarily so. Don't these people have jobs?
is a website dedicated to horror and dark fantasy. It has regular updates and
covers a wide range of subjects, including gaming.
is a photo journal of a visit to Gunkanjima. This island near Japan was deserted
in 1974. Everything was left to decay, and coincidentally create some great
pictures for post apocalyptic and other dark games. There are other interesting
photos to be found by poking around this site.
Cemetery photo gallery is another support for dark games with gravestones,
angels and other statues.
Text Archive E-Books Europe - Free Full-version History Books is a collection
of free online history books. It's good background material for gamers.
kiddofspeed is another photo journal
of a human wasteland. This time it's from a motorbike trip to Chernobyl (or
Wormwood in English). It's pretty darn scary.
Generator is exactly what is says on the tin. An invaluable resource if
you want PCs for your d20 CoC games. There are also several other d20 generators
at this site.
Lab00 is an irregular compendium of French
small press RPGs. The first, lab01 has four games and the second a futher three.
I'm still hoping they'll reprint as I missed out the first time round.
Le Festin du Troll !!! - Warhammer
JDR is a great French resource for WHFRP and includes a nifty character
generator. I got a female dwarven alchemist's apprentice.
Lyonesse is pretty old but still has
a wealth of material for the Swiss game Lyonesse. They made me an honorary Man-in-Cheese,
don't you know.
MythPunk NOW! is a wiki that's
a bit all over the place but does seem to have a lot going on, Exalted, Jedi
Only in Dreams
is the site for a Cowboy Bebop RPG adapted from the well-known animé.
It's not perhaps as complete as it could be but there's enough information to
play the game using the tri-stat system.
The 20' By 20' Room is a mature blog
where all things roleplaying are discussed. The contributors are some of the
leading lights of current RPG design. I won't list them all, for fear of leaving
some out, so you'll just have to go to the site to find out.
The Constantine Family
Tree The movie is coming out, albeit with that cardboard cut-out Keanu Reeves.
So don't bother with that and instead use this site for background to an RPG.
The Cthulhu Lexicon
has everything you wanted to know about tentacles but where afraid to ask. If
you don't have Dan Harm's excellent Encyclopaedia Cthulhiana this is almost
The Marsden Archive is
a great library of spooky pictures for atmospheric handouts.
The Wolery had loads of Cthulhuy
goodness but is now heavily under construction. Look again when the stars are