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5 days before this offer self destructs

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

As of today, for the next 5 days, you can get The Agency at a pay what you want price.

That in itself would be pretty cool, but you can get this as part of a bundle with what I consider to be some of the classics of indie game design and great new games. There’s some seriously good stuff in the Bundle of Holding. Plus 10% of what you pay goes to two awesome charities.

Look, do I ned to tell you that Sorcerer is the classic indie game that reinvigorated the grassroots RPG publishing movement and has some seriously clever mechanics that drive story in play? Or that Dust Devils is THE definitive western RPG. Or that Heroine is what Labyrinth would be if it was distilled into RPG form? Or that Annalise does vampire stories so so well?

And those are just some of what you get! There’s even secret stuff still to be added…

Really, on a personal level it’s great to be seen as somebody whose games even belong in this august company. Go buy it. You can’t really lose at a minimum $3 buy in (although you need to pitch in at above average to get all the titles).

The Queen’s Men

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

In the very first version of The Agency, there was a throwaway alternative setting concept for Elizabethan agents. When I revised the book, I considered adding it as an appendix, then decided it would make a nice PDF only supplement. Like all good ideas, it grew, and The Queen’s Men came into being.

It’s part supplement to The Agency, part something all its own. It takes the more meta elements of The Agency, and expands on them. SO it’s not just an alternate setting of agents in 1585, it’s about a 1970s TV series that never was, and the trials the actors and director went through to create it. I hope to give it the feel of a TV series annual from the era.

Anyway, the manuscript is nearly done, so I’ll have more information soon. In the meantime here’s a character sheet as teaser.

The “It’s not the end of the world” sale

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

For millenia the secret society known as Covenant prepared for the end of the world.

It didn’t happen.

Now the society that manipulated governments and religions is fracturing. It’s time for its members to decide what they really believe…

A story game of failing conspiracies.

Now at 50% off with our very limited time “not the end of the world” discount with this link

Awards, Reviews and Podcasts

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Having been busy with real life over the last few months, I figured it would be worth summarising a lot of neat activity around The Agency.

First off, it’s been nominated for several awards! First off it was in the finalists for the Griffies at Conpulsion, an excellent convention in Edinburgh that I failed to make this year due to the aforementioned real life. Anyway, getting down to the last five was an honor, and losing out to a product like Dark Harvest means I don’t feel too bad.

The Agency is also in the finalists for this weekend’s UK Games Expo Awards for best RPG. This is really cool because UK Games Expo is my local Convention, and has risen from small beginnings to one of the best and most family friendly cons I know. It’s on this weekend (25th-27th May 2012), so if you’re in Brum, pop along.

Finally, it’s also registered in the wonderful Indie RPG Awards, which are held every year at Gen Con. The awards, and some entries including The Agency, get a mention in this Gamerstable Podcast on indie Games.

As well as awards, there’s a very positive review of The Agency on RPG.NOW, which is great to see!

The Agency – PDF

Friday, January 13th, 2012

I’ve just unleashed The Agency on an unsuspecting RPGNOW.

A game of 1960s spies, bad sets, nefarious villains and glorious technicolor. It features quick character creation and a great abstract threat system to make GMing really easy.

You can purchase a copy in PDF form for the tiny value of $10.