15Nov/16Off

fictionfavesrpg_bookbundle-twitter-post2There's not long to go before the Humble Bundle Fiction Faves goes away forever - don't miss the chance to buy some goodies from The Laundry RPG line (as well as other amazing literary-based settings) and contribute to some very worthy charities. Only one day to go, so don't leave it to the last minute!

Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/fiction-faves-rpg-book-bundle

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20Jan/16Off
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Covert insertion, a HALO drop into enemy territory. There are some things the spooks can’t handle, some problems that can only be resolved through superior firepower.

An emergency committee meeting in an anonymous briefing room. The shuffle of papers, the murmur of voices. The minister wants a proposal on his desk by 9, but no one knows what’s really at stake.

As Above, So Below – the latest supplement for The Laundry Roleplaying Game, the game where you play civil servants tasked with protecting the United Kingdom from the Mythos – is on sale from today in US gaming stores, on our webstore and in PDF format from DriveThruRPG. As Above, So Below is two supplements in one, covering both gaming the machinations of the politicians in Mahogany Row, and playing the Special Forces operatives tasked with carrying out their orders.

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About As Above, So Below

When the going gets tough, the Laundry calls in the professionals. This sourcebook gives rules and guidelines on incorporating special forces missions into your games of The Laundry Roleplaying Game. The spies have done their grubby work – now it’s time for the SAS to drop in and put down the alien horrors with courage and high explosives. Visit alien dimensions and the most remote, unfriendly regions of our own world, meet interesting locals, and kill them before they kill you.

The decisions that matter aren’t made in the field – they're made in conference calls, in committee meetings. This sourcebook add a political dimension to your games of The Laundry Roleplaying Game, letting the players climb the ladder of promotion and take charge. Management isn't always a bad thing – it's power by another name, and bargains with ministers and Auditors work just like bindings with eldritch entities. Sorcery is the continuation of politics by other means.

Two sourcebooks in one, exploring two very different facets of the Laundry. The military, and the political. The sharp end, and the hand that guides. As above, so below.

This 128-page, black and white, softcover supplement contains:

  • Background on Special Forces organisations.
  • Rules for creating Special Forces characters.
  • Advice for running Special Forces scenarios, including Occult Engagement Protocols.
  • Advice for running Political Games, including rules for promotion, mentors and committee meetings.
  • A new mini-game for playing high-level meetings.
  • Three new scenarios, using the new play-styles introduced in the book.

As Above, So Below is written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Martin Dougherty, Jason Keeley, WJ MacGuffin, cover by Malcolm McClinton and illustrated by Jon Hodgson and Scott Purdy.

You can buy As Above, So Below at your local games store now. Stores participating in the Bits and Mortar scheme also come with a complementary PDF. As Above, So Below is also available to order from our webstore too. All orders come with a complementary PDF copy.

You can also buy As Above, So Below now at Drivethru RPG.

 

About the Laundry RPG

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The Laundry Roleplaying Game is based on the novels by Charles Stross. In the game, you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors. The Laundry uses the Basic Roleplaying System - the same system that powers the classic Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game (so you can easily convert adventures from one game to the other). As Laundry staff, you're trained to deal with the weird and ghastly spawn of the Mythos, you're equipped with the best equipment your committee-approved mission budget can buy, and you've got back-up on call from the SAS.

All of that means you're only terrifyingly underprepared, as opposed to completely screwed, when the shoggoth hits the fan.

Links

Order As Above, So Below print + PDF at the C7 webstore
Buy As Above, So Below at DriveThruRPG
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The Laundry RPG supplements
Buy The Laundry RPG at the C7 webstore
Buy The Laundry RPG at Drivethrurpg

7Jan/16Off

HottestHobbyThis snippet of the introduction to The Laundry RPG, written by the inestimable Gareth Hanrahan, has gone viral for the second time!   It's no surprise to us -  The Laundry RPG is filled with this kind of stuff, and it's really funny. You should get a copy.  If you use the coupon code "HOT77£" or "HOT77$" depending on your currency preference at our web store you'll get a discount.  And as always, a free PDF version.
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The Laundry is a roleplaying game set in the world of Charles Stross' Laundry Files novels. Both the novels and the roleplaying game offer a darkly humorous look at office life in a British secret Service agency charged with keeping a lid on supernatural incursions into our reality.  As agents of The Laundry you'll doubtless save the world from tentacled horrors. Just make sure you get a receipt.

You can find out more here.  And pick up a copy at your friendly local gaming store, or here at the C7 web store.

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3Sep/15Off
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"It’s your lucky day, agent! Remember those tomes you requested from Internal Logistics that came back ‘out of stock’? Well, turns out that was the result of an overly officious orderly and we’ve got them back in stock. They’ll still be in time for your little summoning problem, I hope. Oh, it’s now a banishment problem? Well, they’ll still be of use I’m sure!"

Yes, that’s right, our best-selling Laundry supplements – The Agent’s Handbook, Black Bag Jobs and The Mythos Dossiers – are back in stock! They (re)join a fantastic line up of supplements also available for The Laundry RPG, from adventure anthologies to tomes of magic and more besides.

In today's post we take a look at some of these awesome products – some of which are newly back in print!

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Black Bag Jobs

Black Bag Jobs

If you’re a Gamemaster running a Laundry game, there’s no better place to start than Black Bag Jobs. It contains six self-contained missions for you to unleash on your hapless victims – err, we mean players – at the drop of a hat, taking them from the war-torn hillsides of Afghanistan to the corridors of power in Whitehall, from yoga lessons in Devon to the end of the world.

Black Bag Jobs is available in all good gaming stores, as well as on our webstore.

The Agent's Handbook

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This one’s for all the players! The Agent's Handbook includes rules for creating veteran Laundry operatives – or agents who might not be entirely human – as well as new gear, special training, expanded rules and notes on occult espionage. The Agent’s Handbook is for all you employees who, on the whole, would prefer not to be devoured by alien space gods. Everyone else, form an orderly queue for Cthulhu.

The Agent's Handbook is available in all good gaming stores, as well as on our webstore.

The Mythos Dossiers

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You can think of The Mythos Dossiers as Targets of Acquisition’s (our recently released, PDF-only supplement – download it here!) bigger brother, as it contains dozens of reports, handouts, eyewitness accounts and deranged speculation about the horrors of the Mythos. The Dossiers contain extracts from the murkier reaches of the Laundry's archives, a selection of unexplained encounters, unverified reports, uncorrelated data, loosely organised by whatever codeword seemed to fit, and all ready to be dropped into your game at a moment’s notice.

The Mythos Dossiers is available in all good gaming stores, as well as on our webstore.

Other Supplements

And that’s not all! There are loads more Laundry supplements too – which you can read about here – as well as the forthcoming As Above, So Below, which is already available in PDF and for pre-order, and will be in stores soon.

About the Laundry RPG

Laundryline

The Laundry Roleplaying Game is based on the novels by Charles Stross. In the game, you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors. The Laundry uses the Basic Roleplaying System - the same system that powers the classic Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game (so you can easily convert adventures from one game to the other). As Laundry staff, you're trained to deal with the weird and ghastly spawn of the Mythos, you're equipped with the best equipment your committee-approved mission budget can buy, and you've got back-up on call from the SAS.

All of that means you're only terrifyingly underprepared, as opposed to completely screwed, when the shoggoth hits the fan.

Links

The Laundry RPG webpage
The Laundry RPG supplements
Buy The Laundry RPG at the C7 webstore
Buy The Laundry RPG at Drivethrurpg

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15Jul/15Off
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Yesterday we were pleased to release Targets of Acquisitiona new PDF supplement that details nine new artefacts for use in your games of The Laundry RPG, each of which can be used as a handout for your players or the seed for a new scenario. Today we've got a free extract from the PDF for you to download.

In The Laundry RPG you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded government agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors.

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14Jul/15Off
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Available now in PDF - Targets of Acquisition for The Laundry RPG!

Targets of Acquisition is a new PDF supplement that details nine new artefacts for use in your games of The Laundry RPG, each of which can be used as a handout for your players or the seed for a new scenario. In The Laundry RPG you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors.

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11Jun/15Off
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The release of As Above, So Below takes the number of books in the Laundry RPG line-up to nine, so today we thought we’d take a closer look at those, and how this latest supplement fits into your games.

As Above, So Below for The Laundry Roleplaying Game is available for pre-order now! The PDF version is also available at DrivethruRPG now!

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10Jun/15Off
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Our new Laundry supplement, As Above, So Below, is in truth two supplements in one, for it covers both the political mandarins of Westminster, as well as the elite Special Forces soldiers tasked with carrying out their orders. In today's blog, we take a look at this latter side of the supplement, as well as present the new Special Forces character sheet for you to download.

As Above, So Below for The Laundry Roleplaying Game is available for pre-order now! The PDF version is also available at DrivethruRPG now!

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9Jun/15Off
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As Above, So Below for The Laundry Roleplaying Game is available for pre-order now! The PDF version is also available at DrivethruRPG now!

As Above, So Below is two supplements in one, covering both gaming the machinations of the politicians in Mahogany Row, and playing the Special Forces operatives tasked with carrying out their orders. In The Laundry RPG you play officers of the Laundry, that eccentric and underfunded agency dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom from unthinkable horrors.

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1Jun/15Off
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As above, so below.

Few of our decisions really mean anything. File that report, fill that spreadsheet, attend that meeting – and at the end of the day, did any of that matter? Few of us make life and death decisions – and that's a luxury. Even in the Laundry, that secret branch of government charged with protecting the world from horrors unimaginable, most decisions are inconsequential. Do you fix the printer in the HR office first or the DVD drive in the travel laptop first? Do you read the files about the incidence of birth deformations in cattle near dimensional weak spots, or the new directive on time tracking work emails while out of the office? (Hint: neither of them will ever have any future relevance to you).

This supplement for The Laundry RPG is about two very different types of people whose decisions matter.

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