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The Explorer’s Build: Expeditions Previewfeatured

The next release, the Explorer’s Build, contains – we think – all the major game mechanics. We’ll be adding and tweaking for another few months – and balancing! especially balancing – but here’s where the Expeditions mechanic is now. Expeditions are, as you know, what crazed occultists mount to seize monstrous treasures from the lightless depths Read more

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THE MOTHER OF ANTSfeatured

Sarah Gordon (@notsarahgordon on Twitter) has been putting together some more quasi-Tarot for the Hours in the Cultist Simulator setting. She has access to a lore spreadsheet with details and correspondences for each Hour, but I have finicky and demanding requirements and we usually go through at least one round of changes. But one of Read more

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The Adept’s Build: Hot Fixingsfeatured

We’ve put three hotfixes live in the Adept’s Build since yesterday! Here’s what’s been hotly fixed: It is no longer possible for a detective to arrest you while he’s locked in your cupboard. premature ascension no longer occurs (it’s safe to use Notions with rites) major fix to how research works to make it more Read more

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February #2: DERONDAfeatured

Game dev is a motley crew of specialists concentrating on their Particular Thing in the general direction of a final product. Early development often feels disjointed, like you’re piecing together the skeleton of a creature you’ve never seen before. When you get far enough into production, there’s (hopefully!) a coalescent moment where it all suddenly Read more

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February #1: COLLINSfeatured

OH MY GOD HOW ARE WE IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY ALREADY Actually this is fine. Because oh boy do we have a lot of fingers in a lot of pies. In fact it’s quite disgusting really we are basically a Red Grail Ratatouille and we should be stopped. Firstly, we found out this sprint Read more

“It gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally.”featured

“It gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally.” <– that was Tolkien. And he had a way with names, there’s no doubting it, but I wonder how reviewers would react to a Read more

NEVILLE’S BUILD

NEVILLE’S BUILDfeatured

Neville was a quiet boy. He startled Father Nightingale and Miss Dusk, that night in the sandstone apse; he was sometimes observed by Ivy Mauresque through the oriental vapours of her club, though she claims they never spoke. Neville was a boy who slipped easily between the cracks, and was lost to the Wood long Read more

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