21Apr/15Off
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In the programme given away at Dragonmeet back in December was a brand-new asset for use with The Laundry RPG – Casefile ORNERY OCTAL – and it seemed to go down really well with fans. Well, it turns out that there are more Laundry fans than Dragonmeet attendees, so by popular demand we’re giving it away here to download for free.

This is but one of the assets found in the forthcoming Targets of Acquisition, a PDF-only supplement that features files on some of The Laundry’s most coveted occult artefacts, as well as plot hooks and advice for using them in your games.

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13Apr/15Off
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Welcome back! We’ve all been away over Easter taking a well-earned break, but are back at our respective desks and raring to go!

We’ve got all sorts of news and new products for you over the coming weeks, from Keltia and The SOE Handbook for World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour, to covers for forthcoming One Ring supplements, our next Kickstarter and more besides – as always, keep an eye on the website! The Eighth Doctor Sourcebook is also in US stores this week, and we’ll be taking another look at that tomorrow.

But, today we thought we’d take a quick look back at some of our recent news and new releases, to bring you all up to speed.

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31Mar/15Off
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The Laundry RPG recently appeared in a Bundle of Holding deal, and we were bowled over by the response. The Laundry is now in the hands of hundreds more gamers.

As is inevitable with such a darkly funny book, parts of it have started appearing on social media as new Laundry players share their personal highlights with their friends. One particular section from the print edition of the core Laundry manual seems to have really struck a chord. At the time of writing it's been retweeted 647 times, with 520 favourites. It has had 145 +1s on Google plus and 126 shares. It's just reaching Facebook now as far as we can see.

We've never really gone viral before (there was that one time with the Yggdrassil video on youtube but that's another story), so we thought we'd share.

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@hishgraphics shared this shot of the Laundry core book, and it's gone crazy:
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Here's the whole page, written by the inestimable Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. We hope you find it as funny as we do. Click it to enlarge.
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About The Laundry

The Laundry Files Roleplaying Game novels by Charles Stross. In the game, you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors. The Laundry uses the Basic Roleplaying System - the same system that powers the classic Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game (so you can easily convert adventures from one game to the other). As Laundry staff, you're trained to deal with the weird and ghastly spawn of the Mythos, you're equipped with the best equipment your committee-approved mission budget can buy, and you've got back-up on call from the SAS.

All of that means you're only terrifyingly underprepared, as opposed to completely screwed, when the shoggoth hits the fan.

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Some reviews of the Laundry RPG:

"It takes the nihilistic horror of the Cthulhu mythos and makes it into a joke, just so that it can then turn it back around into a nihilistic horror setting once more. God spare England, because Cthulhu won’t."
- rpg.net review
"If you happen to be a fan of Charles Stross’ “Laundry Files” who games, then The Laundry is going to be near perfect for you. If you are a fan of Lovecraftian investigative horror, then The Laundry presents another approach to the genre, one that is more focused, much drier in feel, and with a very much drier wit. Lastly, this is the only RPG of Lovecraftian investigative horror that bothers to discuss a pension plan, so you know The Laundry makes sense."
- Reviews from R'lyeh
"The Laundry is probably the best horror setting I've ever seen. Funny, quirky, and totally dark, there's nothing in the Laundry that's not to like."
- drivethrurpg review

Links

The Laundry RPG webpage
The Laundry RPG supplements
Buy The Laundry RPG at the C7 webstore
Buy The Laundry RPG at Drivethrurpg

23Mar/15Off
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There's a little over a day left to take advantage of our Bundle of Laundryan exclusive deal for a bundle of Laundry RPG e-books at an amazing price.  AND get a discount coupon for the hardcopy versions at our webstore!

In The Laundry RPG, players take on the role of secret government agents who fight Cthulhu Mythos horrors and bureaucratic supervisors using computational magic programs installed on their Necronomiphones. They can save the world, but they have to get a receipt!

Go here to get the goods - before it's too late!

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19Mar/15Off
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We’ve just added License to Summon, our guide to magic (and magical gadgets) in the world of the Laundry Files, to our Bundle of Laundry, making it an even better deal than before. And, if you’ve already bought it, we’ve added License to Summon to your files already!

The Bundle of Laundry is an exclusive deal for a bundle of Laundry RPG e-books at an amazing price.  AND get a discount coupon for the hardcopy versions at our webstore! Agents of The Laundry fight Cthulhu Mythos horrors and bureaucratic supervisors using computational magic programs installed on their Necronomiphones. They can save the world, but they have to get a receipt.

Time is running out on it too - you've got just 5 days left to take advantage of this insanely good offer.

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17Mar/15Off
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To celebrate the fact that our Bundle of Laundry deal is going gangbusters at the moment, we've dug into some of the books on offer to give you a free adventure to download, as well as new extracts from some of the other books in the deal too!

The Bundle of Laundry is an exclusive deal for a bundle of Laundry RPG e-books at an amazing price.  AND get a discount coupon for the hardcopy versions at our webstore! Agents of The Laundry fight Cthulhu Mythos horrors and bureaucratic supervisors using computational magic programs installed on their Necronomiphones. They can save the world, but they have to get a receipt.

Head to the Bundle of Laundry right away or:

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12Mar/15Off
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Agent! The correct forms have been signed, the paperwork processed and red tape cut. For the next 12 days you can get hold of The Bundle of Laundry – an exclusive deal for a bundle of Laundry RPG e-books at an amazing price.  AND get a discount coupon for the hardcopy versions at our webstore!

The Laundry Files are a series of novels and short-stories by Charles Stross about a modern counter-occult espionage agency. Agents of The Laundry fight Cthulhu Mythos horrors and bureaucratic supervisors using computational magic programs installed on their Necronomiphones. They can save the world, but they have to get a receipt.

Head to the Bundle of Laundry right away or:

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9Mar/15Off
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Good news! For the next two weeks you'll be able to partake of The Bundle of Laundry – an exclusive deal for a bundle of Laundry RPG e-books at an amazing price.  AND get a discount coupon for the hardcopy versions at our webstore!

Head there right away or:

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4Sep/14Off

Hitting the shelves of US gaming stores today – Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry Roleplaying Game.

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About Unconventional Diplomacy

The Laundry is a secret branch of the British Civil Service, dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom against Horrors from Beyond. In your time in the Laundry, you've seen your share of terrible, frightening documents: grimoires bound in human skin, soul-eating computer code, ISO9001 compliance assessments. None, though, are as terrifying as the thing sitting on your desk.

It's a plane ticket. The Laundry's budgets are more tightly bound than a summoned shoggoth. If they're paying for your flights, then something hellish is about to happen overseas, and you're in the firing line.

Enjoy the complementary peanuts as you hurtle towards six potential apocalypses. This collection of scenarios for the Laundry Files opens up new and unimaginable vistas of cosmic/comic horror.

Unconventional Diplomacy includes:

  • Six complete adventures for The Laundry RPG, each with a distinctly international flavour.
  • Additional diplomatic flashpoints, adventure seeds presented as a mission briefing to hand to your players.
  • You can download a complete, free adventure from Unconventional Diplomacy here.

Softcover, black and white, 120 pages, written by Jack Graham, Paul L. Mathews, WJ McGuffin, Brian Nisbet and Gareth Ryder Hanrahan, illustrated by Malcolm McClinton and Scott Purdy.

Unconventional Diplomacy – also available in PDF!

Links

More detail on the adventures within Unconventional Diplomacy
Learn more about The Laundry RPG

 

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Today we're taking a look at some of the art in the newly unleashed Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry. Cubicle 7 Staff artist Scott Purdy handled illustration duties on this supplement and we've given him free rein to pick which 3 pieces he enjoyed making the most:

Three Laundry Agents walk into a coffee shop and.... what, wha.. wth?

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Finding a room filled with weird items and relics in a modern room was a cool image to illustrate. I don't think the The Laundry agents were expecting this.

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Sparkleponies? I had no idea what they were before I read this mission briefing.. I got the opportunity to draw them tearing someone apart, lucky me :)
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About Unconventional Diplomacy

The latest supplement for The Laundry RPGUnconventional Diplomacy comprises six SAN-challenging adventures, each with a distinctly international flavour.

The Laundry is a secret branch of the British Civil Service, dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom against Horrors from Beyond. In your time in the Laundry, you've seen your share of terrible, frightening documents: grimoires bound in human skin, soul-eating computer code, ISO9001 compliance assessments. None, though, are as terrifying as the thing sitting on your desk.

It's a plane ticket. The Laundry's budgets are more tightly bound than a summoned shoggoth. If they're paying for your flights, then something hellish is about to happen overseas, and you're in the firing line.
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THE SCRAMBLE FOR BURANDA – Three British aid workers vanish in Africa, right on the border of the isolationist nation of Buranda. Getting them home is your secondary objective. The primary mission is to clear up a very old loose end and recover the fabled Dagger of the Bloody Tongue – and avoid an international incident while doing so.

CASE ARSON SPARKLEPONY – Something weird is about to happen at the Burning Man festival, according to the precognitives over at Predictive Branch. That means, one, Predictive Branch is as much use as a chocolate heat sink on an over-clocked summoning grid, and two, it's time for a jaunt to the United States. Just try to stay out of the Black Chamber's unblinking gaze.

LEGACY CODE – In old institutions like the Laundry, you don't just get pilloried for your own mistakes. The errors and failures of all those who have gone before land on your desk. Some eldritch entity just filed the mother of all bug reports. Time for some tech support with extreme prejudice.

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POCKET FULL OF PRIAPUS – One of your co-workers ran into a spot of bother in France, and is currently sitting in a jail cell in Paris. For various reasons, this needs to be kept quiet and under the radar of our European Partners. Could you just pop over, clear his name and close his case for him, there's a good chap?

DARKNESS BEYOND OUR WORLD – Jeremy Walshe works for the Laundry. Jeremy Walshe was supposed to fly home from Washington today. He didn't get on the plane, and he's got a head full of secrets that need to be secured. Fly out, find him, and get him back to the UK before anything eats his brain. What can possibly go wrong?

YE LIVELIEST AWFULNESS – Earlier this afternoon, the police helped eject a troublemaking nuisance from the US embassy in London. Crazy cranks are ten a penny these days, but three things about this guy stand out. First, he was raving about gods and monsters. Second, he vanished soon after being kicked out. And third, he said his name was Howard Philips Lovecraft…
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Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry RPG - available now for pre-order and in PDF. 120 pages, written by Jack Graham, Paul L. Mathews, WJ McGuffin, Brian Nisbet and Gareth Ryder Hanrahan, illustrated by Malcolm McClinton and Scott Purdy.  Available now.

Links

Download a free, complete sample adventure from Unconventional Diplomacy
Buy Unconventional Diplomacy at DrivethruRPG
Buy Unconventional Diplomacy at RPGNow
Preorder Unconventional Diplomacy at the Cubicle 7 webstoreLearn more about The Laundry RPG
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Buy The Laundry at RPGNow
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