Hitting the shelves of US gaming stores today – Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry Roleplaying Game.
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!
We’ve been making great progress on our first Kickstartered project, the Cthulhu Britannica: London box set; so much so that over the past month we’ve been sending out finished PDFs to our backers.
Firstly we sent out the Investigator’s Guide to London, which is a comprehensive guide to the capital in the 1920s. It contains, amongst other things, information on public transport, the bustling party scene, the people and a whole lot about the places investigators might go in the course of your adventures. Great for both players and Keepers alike!
Then, just this afternoon, we sent out the Keeper’s Guide to London, which is strictly for the Keeper’s eyes only! This book is jammed full of ideas for running Call of Cthulhu adventures set in London, including new cults and Mythos threats, advice for capturing the unique feel of the city and a whole swathe of NPCs and plot hooks you can use in your own games.
We’re just putting the finishing touches to the third and final book from the box set, Adventures in Mythos London, which contains three standalone adventures set within the capital city.
And, if you didn’t back the Cthulhu Britannica: London Kickstarter, you’ll be pleased to know that the whole box set will be available to buy on RPGNow in the near future, and in a store near you in the new year.
But don’t make the same mistake again – if you missed out on our first Kickstarter, don’t miss out on our second! The Lone Wolf Adventure Game Kickstarter still has a little under a fortnight to go so it’s a fine time to join in and become a backer. You can find out more about it here.
As well as a closer look at what makes a Seventh Doctor adventure unique (and how to handle the complex machinations of the Doctor himself), you’ll also find detailed write-ups of every episode, complete with stats for monsters and plot hooks aplenty. If you want to run one of the Doctor’s adventures for your own players, you’ll find everything you need right here. And, if they’ve watched it already, well there’s plenty of advice for how you can change it to suit your needs.
There’s also a character sheet for the Seventh Doctor, Mel, Ace and Glitz, rules for powerful artefacts, such as the Hand of Omega or the Silver Nemesis, and even a bit about the Seventh Doctor’s eventual regeneration…
With the release of The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook imminent, this is also your last chance to take advantage of our Later Years Doctor Subscriber Deal at our webstore. Hurry or you’ll need a time machine of your own to grab a bargain!
Just before we headed off to GenCon, we received a very exciting package in the post: the print proofs for the new edition of Doctor Who: The Card Game! This was our first chance to handle the box – as well as the new counters and rulebook – as well as to see all the cards on a single sheet. Some of you might even have been lucky enough to get a sneak peek at GenCon (and share in our excitement), but for the rest of you here’s a look:
The second edition of the Origins Award-winning Doctor Who: The Card Game is coming out in the next few months, featuring the same great game from Martin Wallace along with new card art and variant rules for playing with two players.
You can read more about the new edition in this series of previews, or see the new card art we’ve revealed so far below.
Keep an eye on the website over the coming weeks for more information about the new edition of Doctor Who: The Card Game!
With the return of Doctor Who to our TV screens last Saturday and the recent release of the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition Rulebook, it's likely that many of you will be starting up new games or resuming existing campaigns.
There's all manner of free resources available to you on our website, from character sheets for both time travellers and TARDIS' alike (available here), to free samples from various sourcebooks (which you can find here).
The latest addition is a printer-friendly version of the character and reference sheet, as the last thing you want to be doing while battling Daleks is changing the ink toner. Click on the image below to download it!
And if you're not worried about depleting your ink, a new version of the character sheet (as seen in the Limited Edition Rulebook), also with the reference sheet on the back, can be found here:
Of course, the black and white look is also appropriate for campaigns set in the First and Second Doctor eras, while the full-colour character sheet is great for more modern campaigns!
About Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is a roleplaying game set in the universe of the world’s longest running science fiction show on TV – the BBC’s Doctor Who. This limited edition rulebook celebrates the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, presenting all the rules and background you need to have your own adventures in time and space in a single volume, including:
- A brief history of time and space – a tour of some of the key moments in the history of the universe.
- Ready-made character sheets for three incarnations of the Doctor – including the War Doctor for the first time – as well as many of his companions past and present.
- A complete set of rules for playing the game.
- Rules for creating your own characters, gadgets and more.
- A guide to creating your own adventures, including new adventure seeds.
- All-new imagery, including the Day of the Doctor.
- And much more besides!
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space has been written to appeal to both the experienced and first-time gamer. The game is suitable for 2 or more players aged 10 to 1200.
256 pages - full colour - hardcover
Print copies of The Limited Edition Core Rulebook are available to order now at the Cubicle 7 web store and it is also available in all good stores.
Heading to subscribers this afternoon - The Seventh Doctor Sourcebook PDF!
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this Sourcebook explores the Seventh Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters,as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who:Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!
Having survived an attempt on his life from his own future self, it is the Rani who forces the Doctor to regenerate once more, into an incarnation that is every bit as sharp, cunning and eccentric as his predecessors. Battle dragons, psychic clowns and out-of-control robots, match wits with the Rani, the Master and Fenric, and destroy Skaro, the home world of the Daleks!
And remember – you can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies!
You can still become a subscriber for a very limited time with the Later Years Doctors Subscription deal at our webstore.
We've just posted the latest update on the Lone Wolf Adventure Game Kickstarter: The Kai Action Sheet and a summary of the related rules!
You can also download this as a PDF here.
The first thing you'll see is that the sheet is divided into green sections and gold sections. The green sections are used initially at the most basic level of the introductory game which comes in the boxed set.
As you can also see there are a number of stats that you'll recognise from the original Lone Wolf solo gamebooks, and that's where the system starts out.
Discplines are one area where you can really personalise and specialise even your basic character – Not all Kai are the same, and you can shape your character's abilities to suit the way you want to play.
The gold areas see use as various more complex components are unlocked through play.
In addition to those familiar Lone Wolf stats and disciplines you'll see Traits and Skills, which will be the big areas for adding more complexity and depth to the system.
Kai's Favour is another area of interest from the more advanced rules on offer - those of you familiar with our Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space rpg will be familiar with story points, and Kai's Favour offers something similar, with a Magnamund flavour.
If you'd like a copy of just the draft character sheet you can grab that here.
There's lots to look over in the Action Sheet Summary PDF, and I'm sure there will be plenty of questions to answer! Feel free to share the PDF as widely as you like. The more people we reach with news of the Kickstarter the more rewards we unlock. We have some exciting new Lone Wolf add-ons to come too, so stay tuned for those.
In case you missed it in comments we've made a fan pack of graphics available - wall papers for your desktop and iPad, FB cover images and avatars so you can spread the word about The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, as well as just enjoying those graphics at your desktop!
We announced the Doctor Who Sourcebooks Later Years Subscription deal a month ago, and with the new Doctor hitting our screens in such wonderful style this weekend, now seems like a good time to offer a reminder!
When we first announced the Doctor Who Sourcebook series, we offered a time-limited subscription deal for fans to be sent each of the books as they were released. We were blown away by both the uptake of this deal, and by those of you who missed out asking if we’ll do another subscription.
As we’re over half way through the series, we thought the time was right to launch a new subscription deal to give fans of the game who missed out first time round a way to get themselves a great deal on the second half of the series, have them sent as soon as they are available, and to support us in the creation of this series. Note that this is a time-limited offer (no pun intended!).
- Five titles: The Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Sourcebooks (the first three books in the deal are 160 pages long, the last two 240 pages).
- Both physical copies and PDFs.
The MSRP for these books will be $185/£126 plus shipping – the subscription deal is $165/£110 plus shipping, a saving of $20/£16.
The shipping rate depends on where the books are delivered to – 10% of the total order for UK/USA, 20% for Canada/Europe and 35% for everywhere else.
The Seventh Doctor Book is due to be delivered in October, with the PDF being available in Early September. The Eighth Doctor Book is almost complete, with the Ninth,Tenth and Eleventh Doctor Books well underway too. As originally announced, we aim to carry on releasing a book every other month. Of course, unanticipated delays can crop up, and in this case we will communicate with you on progress. In any case, subscribers will receive both the books as soon as they are available, and also get exclusive access to the PDFs before they go on sale anywhere else.
Cancellation and Refunds
If, for whatever reason, you need to cancel your subscription, we will refund your subscription fee minus the full cost and shipping of the books you’ve had already.
Our Kickstarter campaign for The Lone Wolf Adventure Game goes from strength to strength, and is now closing in on the next stretch goal of £35,000! At which point we'll make the supplement "Sommerlund" in full colour: Lone Wolf enthusiasts have already unlocked its hardcover form with their pledges. "Sommerlund" is a setting expansion, containing a wealth of detail about the homeland of the Kai. Explore its proud cities and confound its devious villains; there are a lot of great adventure ideas in this book.
The boxed set at the heart of the campaign is designed specifically for players who are brand new to roleplaying games. New gamers will be able to take the £20/$30 boxed set, containing 3 full colour softcovers, maps, handouts and counters, and start playing right out of the box, with introductory adventures that teach them how to play a roleplaying game. The complexity builds until The Lone Wolf Adventure Game becomes a roleplaying game that more experienced gamers will recognise and enjoy. With the various add ons for setting and rules supplements and maps you can build your perfect Magnamund campaign, or give a group of new players the chance to explore this epic fantasy world like so many of us over the last 30 years .
We're bringing all our Cubicle 7 production quality to the dazzling world of Joe Dever's Magnamund, developed over the last 30 years!