Happy Holidays Everyone!


Awakening XmasHappy Christmas to everyone from me and all the minions at miskatonic.co.uk.

It has been a slow end to the year for us here at miskatonic.co.uk. Mainly this has been due to work, (the real day job), and life in general taking up more of my time than usual.

What this does mean though is that we have a number of projects on the back-burner for the new year, things like: completing our weapon cards series, a whole bunch of reviews of new products, reviews of Kickstarter projects that are finally delivering their goodies and many other things that we hope you will like, so please do keep dropping by.

Many thanks to everyone who has emailed us and to all of you who have linked to miskatonic.co.uk. Have a very merry Christmas and I’ll see you all in the new year.

Ia! F’tagn, Derek.

Savage In September

Weird War II

Just a heads up that over at DriveThruRPG there is an ongoing “Savage In September” sale with a whole host of source books for Savage Worlds at knockdown prices.  I strongly recommend you take a look at Pinnacle Entertainment’s Weird War II.

In the horror of war, dark things rise, and World War II is history’s greatest conflict. The Japanese stalk the jungles of Southeast Asia. Carriers battle in the South Pacific. Tanks trundle across North Africa. Planes duel over England. The Nazi blitzkrieg conquers most of Europe with a genocidal madman at the controls. Prepare to battle the evil of the Axis powers and the hideous things that rise in their wake. This isn’t just war-this is Weird War!

Weird War II contains everything you need to run horrific World War II adventures with the Savage Worlds game system: new powers, Edges, Hindrances, weapons, vehicles for all the major powers, an Adventure Generator, dozens of Savage Tales, new monsters, and an operational-scale Plot Point Campaign that ties it all together.

At a shockingly cheap $4.99 (thats roughly £3.20) you really can’t buy a better sourcebook, but if that doesn’t float your boat then I am sure that there will be something that does.

Ia! F’tagn!


Savage In September

Part Time Gods – Limited time PWYW offer!

Part Time Gods

To help promote their Kickstarter for “Divine Instruments” the first sourcebook for the highly original RPG “Part Time Gods“, Third Eye Games are offering the PDF corebook for “Part Time Gods” as a Pay-What-You-Want product on DriveThruRPG.  The offer runs for the duration of the Kickstarter, which means that from now to the 4th October you can pick up corebook for little to nothing.

Part Time Gods” is a roleplaying game where players take the role of ordinary people imbued with the powers of a god. (If you’re not sure think of the gods of Greek myths but set now, and in your home town, and possibly working in your local Tesco – trust me Zeus and his buddies had it easy back in the day).  Balancing one’s mortal and divine lives can be tricky, and divine responsibility doesn’t always pay the rent.

Powered by the new DGS-Lite system and packed with plenty of character options, players make any kind of character they can think of and can quickly jump into the world. Includes over 40 antagonists, a flexible magic system and an in depth view of the world from the eyes of the “gods”.

On a PWYW basis you can’t really not take a look at the “Part Time Gods” corebook, it is well worth a read and is good fun to play, making a change from more traditional superhero games, which is probably the best thing to liken it to.  If you do like it, then be sure to check out the Kickstarter, there are some great pledge levels many of which include print copies of both the corebook and the upcoming sourcebook.

Third Eye Games – produce some great products with very high production values, here at miskatonic.co.uk we have long been a fan of Apocalypse Prevention Inc (API) a great action/horror game with a dark sense of humor as well as Wu-Xing:The Ninja Crusade which gives you all the mystic martial arts mayhem you can manage.

Ia! F’tagn!


It seems like an age… Oh and an Ice Cream Card Game?

Dear Derek...I realised today, that with one thing and another, we have been a little bit quiet here at miskatonic.co.uk with nearly a month gone by and next to no posts at all.  We failed to comment on GenCon, or even the results of the Ennies (well done Chronicle City/Modiphius – and in particular Sarah Newton – for the Silver Ennie for Best Adventure for Acthung! Cthulhu – Three Kings).  We didn’t even manage to muster a happy birthday H.P Lovecraft on August 20th (belated happy birthday Howard).  For all of this we have no real excuse other than its been a busy time.

Once again I found myself visiting Brighton for the BURPS ReuniCon.  This year our humble reunion/roleplaying con had a Zombie theme and I particularly enjoyed playing Cosmic Patrol and running some Savage Worlds – War Of The Dead.

I’ve also been busy trying to finish the Savage Worlds Weapons Cards. As mentioned in a previous post we have two more decks in the pipeline; Weapons Deck #2 will complete the list of common weapons found in the Savage Worlds rulebook and add in a few juicy extras, but we also have our WWII Weapons Deck which will list the most common British and German weapons.  There is a possibility that we may follow that up with a US and Japanese deck, but I need to research that a little more first.

Finally its been a great month for RPG Kickstarters, I’m particularly thrilled with Weird Wars Rome from Pinnacle Entertainment Group Inc, within a week of the Kickstarter closing they shipped the Core Rulebook PDF to backers and I have to say it is something I can’t wait to run, but it might wait until I get my hardcopy later in the year.

So while we have probably been a little quiet here in the non euclidean depths of the interweb, we have been busy elsewhere and hope to have lots of interesting articles and resources to bring you over the next few months.

For now I’ll leave you with something slightly different that was brought to our attention earlier today, a Kickstarter for a curious little card game that we think you may well enjoy and that we hope you might find your way to backing: Amg! Ice Cream.



Why do we like this little game?  Well there are a bunch of reasons…  Firstly the cute little “Blobs”, whats not to like there?  Secondly its a simple game that I can see people playing for fun with younger kids – anything that encourages famillies to play games together, (be that card games, board games or RPG’s) is a good thing in my book.  Thirdly, the gameplay looks to incorporate the essential elements of both strategy and luck, and I like that in a game, it balances things out particularly well when you play with younger or less experienced gamers – keeping it fun for everyone.  Finally the games designer and artist is in her twenties, and I love it when young, innovative people get into the games industry in this way – we need more creative young talent to bring new things to our games table.

So, I’m off to back the kickstarted for Amg! Ice Cream, (Good luck with it Tessa – hope its a huge success).

Ia! F’tagn!


Zombie Defence – Weapon Cards

Savage Worlds FanSo here we are proud to present the second set of weapon cards for use with Savage Worlds.  This is a smaller set – just sixteen weapons, plus a sheet of blanks for you to record your own details on if need be.

This is our “Zombie Defence Deck”, the plan was to produce a second modern weapons deck first and then turn our attention to this, but I got carried away with the chainsaw and that was that.

Zombie Defence CardsThe deck represents a set of “improvised” weapons, things you might be able to pick up or scrounge in an emergency to get you out of a tight spot.  The sixteen weapons are; Baseball Bat, Pool Cue, 9 Iron, Fire Axe, Fire Extinguisher, Camping Hatchet, Shovel, Claw Hammer, Crowbar, Nail Gun, Pipe Wrench, Metal Piping, Kitchen Knife, Meat Cleaver, Molotov Cocktail and of course, Chainsaw.  We also include a set of card backs for those that want to print both sides and a print and fold tuck box for you to keep your cards safely in.  A future post will give some pointers and tips for printing and cutting the cards – but I’m sure you can work it out for now.

Click here to download the “Zombie Defence Deck”.

One of the Lawyer Shoggoths in the basement has asked me to point out that these game materials, and the previous Weapon Deck #1, reference the Savage Worlds game system, available from Pinnacle Entertainment Group at www.peginc.comSavage Worlds and all associated logos and trademarks are copyrights of Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Used with permission. Pinnacle makes no representation or warranty as to the quality, viability, or suitability for purpose of this product.

There that should keep the slimy little critters happy…  Have fun.

Ia! F’tagn!