Penny De Redful Writes In

Some of the writing work I've been doing recently for Bloodheist has been in collaboration with Penny De Redful. Penny is the pseudonymous author of the weekly Scandal Sheet, a scurrilous rag full of gossip and rumours, a publication that every vampire in the Undying Empire decries as an atrocious breach of privacy when their name… Continue reading Penny De Redful Writes In

Bloodheist: The Clearlake Sanitarium

I run my vampire heist game Bloodheist fairly regularly, but I don't often post the play reports, which I think is a mistake. I was lucky enough to playtest the game with a small new group this weekend, so I've decided to offer a brief summary of the proceedings. The playtesters rolled up completely random… Continue reading Bloodheist: The Clearlake Sanitarium

VAARN SOLO PLAY: EPISODE 2

My first Vaarn solo play experiment was remarkably popular, becoming one of the blog's most read posts to date. Because I'm a sell-out who only cares about engagement metrics (and also because it was fun), I have decided to revive the solo-plays and make them a semi-regular series. I'm going to keep playing with our… Continue reading VAARN SOLO PLAY: EPISODE 2

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had delved deeper into the innards of the Water Baron's Aquifer machine, discovering a deep flooded shaft infested with grasping jelly-like tentacles and other strange creatures. They discovered a farm of giant aphids, a shriekman graveyard, and a makeshift prison with a single living captive: a curious… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had unleashed gravity-related destruction against the shriekmen, killing their own guide in the process. They then opened a path to the Diagnostics Centre of the Aquifer machine and headed there, evading an enormous predatory tentacle en route. Our cast: Flim-Flam, a two-headed cacogen. Proficient cook. Fights with… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 22 & 23

At long last, our brave boys return! We've had a rough couple of months for scheduling, but the gang were finally able to get back on the road and play two consecutive sessions of our Vaarn campaign. Last time we saw them the crew had entered the dungeon underneath the Water Baron's keep, ostensibly to… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 22 & 23