Ken Hite has designed tabletop role-playing games for more than 20 years. He has worked for many RPG companies from Wizards of the Coast to Pelgrane Press. Some of his RPGs include Trail of Cthulhu, Night’s Black Agents, The Fall of Delta Green, and the fifth edition of Vampire: The Masquerade. In the podcast episode, Ken and I discuss his …
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Discover what secrets will be sprung upon the world by Pelgrane Press in the coming months! Can your heart stand the appalling shocks? Explore tabletop role-playing at its finest! Ben’s book on RPG adventure design, Encounter Theory, is on DriveThruRPG. Click here to pick up this essential volume! Like Plot Points? Support it on Patreon at the $2 level, and you’ll get a sneak peek into Ben’s book about the sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast! This chapter concerns TSR West, an effort by TSR to open an LA office devoted to producing comic books, an effort that failed rather impressively. It is the product of a dozen interviews with professionals from comics, gaming, and Hollywood, and as far as I can reckon, it is a tale entirely untold until now. Image courtesy Pelgrane Press. Theme music courtesy 50 Breaks.
Pelgrane Press is a phenomenal company devoted solely to the production of role-playing games. The company's products are universally stunning, from 13th Age to The Dracula Dossier. How does Pelgrane manage to put out such consistently amazing material with only one full-time employee? An interview with co-owner Cat Tobin plumbs the depths of the Pelgrane paradox. Ben’s book on RPG theory is finally available for purchase! Encounter Theory lays out Ben’s theory of adventure design. It also has 14 playplans to help you design better adventures, and an entire 5E adventure applying his ideas, along with commentary about why he wrote adventure the way he did. Check it out here! Like Plot Points? Support it on Patreon at the $2 level, and you’ll get a sneak peek into Ben’s book about the sale of TSR to Wizards of the Coast! This chapter concerns TSR West, an effort by TSR to open an LA office devoted to producing comic books, an effort that failed rather impressively. It is the product of a dozen interviews with professionals from comics, gaming, and Hollywood, and as far as I can reckon, it is a tale entirely untold until now. Buy Ill Met in Lankhmar for Kindle here! To let us know what you think about this episode, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Find us on Twitter @PlotPointsPod! Give us a review on iTunes to help the show grow! Audio courtesy of 50 Breaks! Image courtesy Pelgrane Press.
You didn’t get to watch the live interview that Jesse and I did with Ken Hite? I can’t imagine why not but if you did miss it now you can download the audio and take us with you.
Hear all the latest news about what will be coming from Pelgrane Press in the coming year, along with the exciting news about the upcoming Fall of Delta Green as penned by gaming impressario Ken Hite!
Hey! We aren’t dead…. yet!
We do apologize for the long hiatus, as Conventions (planning and executing) and Life in general have gotten in the way of, and eaten our podcasting time away.
In this episode, we talk a little bit about 1d4Con 2015, John got married the weekend after, and James (me) is having twins! We also talk about the “Favorite Game” Contest and announce our two winners: Zac C. and Moe T.
The episode’s main topic is all about GUMSHOE, written by Robin D. Laws, expanded upon by many great writers/developers (Ken Hite, Kevin Kulp, David Allsop, Jason Morningstar, Graham Walmsley, Gareth Rider-Hanrahan, and many more), and published/distributed by Pelgrane Press. We have a discussion about some of the game system’s mechanics and the many flavors/varieties that it is available in.
We hope that you enjoy the show.
If you have any comments, feedback, system you want us to talk about, or even a topic you want us to discuss; either leave a comment on this episode’s post, send us an email, or use our Contact Page! We’d love to hear from you and will read your email on the next episode!
Here are the show notes:
Awesome Con 2015 – May 29-31, 2015 • Washington D.C. (Convention)
Origins | June 3-7, 2015 • Columbus, OH (Convention)
Fear The Con 8 – June 12-13, 2015 • Maryland Heights, MO (Convention) (Kickstarter info)
DexCon 18 | July 1-4, 2015 • Morristown, NJ (Convention)
GENCon – July 30th – August 2nd, 2015 • Indianapolis, IN (Convention)
TsunamiCon 2015 – October 23-25, 2015 • Wichita, KS (Convention)
[Games and Settings]
GUMSHOE – Ashen Stars (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – The Esoterrorists, 2nd Edition (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – Fear Itself (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – Lorefinder (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – Mutant City Blues (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – Night’s Black Agents (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – TimeWatch (Game/Setting)
GUMSHOE – Trail of Cthulhu (Game/Setting)
[Podcasts and other Resources]
Pelgrane Press – Page XX (Resource)
Pelgrane Press – GUMSHOE 101 (Resource)
Ken Writes About Stuff (Resource)
GUMSHOE – Open Game License (Resource)
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff (Resource/Podcast)
Roleplaying Public Radio Actual Plays for Night’s
NPC Cast Actual Plays for Night’s Black Agents (Resource/Podcast/Actual Play)
Skype of Cthulhu Actual Plays for Trail of Cthulhu (Resource/Podcast/Actual Play)
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The Dracula Dossier is launching on Kickstater today! We will have a Night’s Black Agents play-through on Monday. For now enjoy Kenneth Hite explaining some of the things that make the game special.
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