Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015

[Rollenspiele] How to game master like a f**king boss & Silent Legions

Venger As'Nas Satanis, der Mann hinter den 3 großartigen Abenteuern "Liberation of the Demon Slayer", "The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence" & "Revelry in Torth" hat mal wieder zu geschlagen - wenn auch auf eine andere Art und Weise:
"This is the accumulated wealth of my 30 years playing, designing, and (most importantly) Game Mastering paper & pencil roleplaying games. I wrote a book that I would want to read, something I could refer back to again and again. Not every suggestion or recommendation is worth its weight in gold, nor will they be to everyone's taste. However, I believe there's enough personal wisdom shared to change the way you run games forever... if you want to start Game Mastering like a fucking boss, that is.

Readers will get the most use out of this book if they're running or intend to run fantasy RPGs. Nevertheless, almost half this volume is genre-neutral and should be applicable to science fiction, horror, super heroes, etc. It's full of general advice on running games, specific elements that should be included, lots of tables for cultists, monsters, magic items, etc., and a brutal-sounding, sorcerous language you may borrow from whenever you need something suitably arcane or foreign.

To wrestle with the dragon and win... that is what I shall teach you! This book is a door to a parallel world of Game Mastery, a world where Venger Satanis whispers strange and frightening things into your ear... AND YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LISTEN!!!"
 - Venger As'Nas Satanis @

Wer Interesse an 30 Jahren gesammelten Game Master Erfahrungen hat, kann es sich hier holen:
Wegen der FSK 18 Angabe muss man sich, wie bei allen Kort'thalis Publishing Produkten, anmelden, um einen Einblick haben zu können.

Und noch ein kleines Schmankerl...

"Silent Legions" ist ein komplettes Horror-Rollenspielsystem, welches von Kevin Crawford geschrieben wurde und im Grunde eine Weird-Fiction-Sandbox ist, die zwar ein lovecraftsches Feeling besitzt, dabei aber komplett ohne den bekannten Mythos auskommt. Anstelle von Cthulhu & Co. gibt es eine große Menge an Zufallstabellen, mit denen man Alienrassen, Kulte, Götter oder auch fremde Dimensionen ermitteln kann. Die macht die Sache, gerade auch für Weltenbastler, die auf der Suche nach einigen Ideen sind, interessant: 
"The world is broken in hidden ways. The truth is concealed for the sake of mortal minds. The unendurable reality that boils behind the stars is veiled by the pleasant blindness that human sanity requires. Yet every comforting shroud must fall in time, and for these investigators, that time is now.
Silent Legions is a game of modern-day Lovecraftian horror, one carefully designed to support sandbox adventures by hard-bitten investigators and fearless hunters of the dark. Its clean, lightweight old-school rules are compatible with the free Stars Without Number sci-fi game and give both GM and players a steady framework for plumbing the unspeakable secrets of the eldritch night. Now, after a successful Kickstarter with more than 1,100 backers, a Kickstarter completed a month early, this tome of dark secrets can be yours.
Silent Legions isn't just about traditional Yog-Sothothery. Silent Legions is a creation kit, a toolbox in the Sine Nomine style for creating your own Mythos, with all-new deities, alien entities, foul magics, accursed artifacts, unaussprechlichen kulten, and diabolical dream-worlds to bedevil your players. These tools are system-neutral, so even fans of other Lovecraftian gaming systems can scoop them up to add a splash of fresh horror to their more familiar tentacular abominations.
Not only that, but Silent Legions is built to help the GM create investigative adventures with minimal strain. Within these pages you'll find a modular set of templates and adventure guides that help you snap together an evening's intrepid investigation and fit it neatly into your campaign setting. Like the Mythos creation tools, these guides are system-neutral and can be exported for any occasion when you need something wicked to this way come.
So seize now upon this opportunity! Plunder this vault of forgotten lore. Grasp these dark tools of creation and wield their power to fashion your own nightmarish reality. Perhaps none dare name the things that await your animating will, but soon enough the world will know them well…."
"Silent Legions" ist auch auf zu finden.

Nur als kleiner Kommentar am Rande: 
Eigentlich dachte ich ja, dass es sich hier um eine Sandbox ala Carcosa oder eher um eine Art Sandboxgenerator handelt, mit dem man seltsame Welten und deren Bewohner basteln kann, welche von dort gestrandeten Charakteren erkundet werden müssen. Zu einem gewissen Teil ist dies ja auch bestätigt worden, doch habe ich es mir eben nun etwas anders vorgestellt. Trotzdem ist "Silent Legions" ein hochinteressantes Produkt, auf das man besonders als Spielleiter von Weird-, Horror- und Sci-Fi-Settings mit Aliens, Kulten und Verschwörungen einen Blick werfen sollte.