In the programme given away at Dragonmeet back in December was a brand-new asset for use with The Laundry RPG – Casefile ORNERY OCTAL – and it seemed to go down really well with fans. Well, it turns out that there are more Laundry fans than Dragonmeet attendees, so by popular demand we’re giving it away here to download for free.
This is but one of the assets found in the forthcoming Targets of Acquisition, a PDF-only supplement that features files on some of The Laundry’s most coveted occult artefacts, as well as plot hooks and advice for using them in your games.
The Laundry's Acquisition Section is responsible for storing physical artefacts that do not fit neatly into an envelope (such as the skull of a dragon or the weird non-Euclidean structures found in Madagascar or that weird ticking clock thing). It used to share space with the British Museum, but it got moved to a warehouse in Hounslow years ago.
As well as the items they do have, they also maintain a list of items they'd really quite like please. Items that probably shouldn't fall into the wrong hands. Think of it like an occult version of an Amazon wish list. These 'Targets of Acquisition' are their current high priority list, made available to all active agents to keep an eye out for when in the field. ORNERY OCTAL is one such item, a somewhat innocuous eight-track tape cartridge with other-worldly properties...
ORNERY OCTAL is written by Geoff Skellams and illustrated by Jon Hodgson. Targets of Acquisition will be available to buy soon - keep an eye on the website for more information.
About The Laundry RPG
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.