Coming soon for Adventures in Middle-earth™ : The Rivendell Region Guide™ !

The Rivendell Region Guide takes your adventures West across the Misty Mountains to the Last Homely House, expanding play into eastern Eriador, covering not only Rivendell itself, but Angmar, Fornost, Mount Gram, Tharbad and everywhere in between.
There are also rules for creating your own Magical Treasure; playing High Elves of Rivendell; turning the baleful Eye of Mordor on your company; and facing more powerful adversaries than ever before.
This gorgeous hardcover, 144-page, full-colour supplement includes:
• Background for the Last Homely House, Rivendell, the sanctuary of Imladris.
• Write-ups of the characters that might be encountered in Imladris, from Elrond and Arwen to Glorfindel and the White Council.
• New Fellowship undertakings.
• A history of Arnor, Angmar and the Rangers of the North.
• A region guide to Eastern Eriador, including the Barrow-downs, the Trollshaws and Angmar.

• New adversaries to face, including Ettins, Hill-men of Rhudaur and the toughest Troll of them all, the Queen of Castle Hill.
• A bestiary of undead creatures, from Bog Soldiers and Barrow-wights to the Lord of the Nazgûl himself, the Witch-king of Angmar.
• Rules for powerful adversaries, allowing you to customise any monster to provide a
challenge for even the most heroic of adventurers.
• A set of optional rules, the Eye of Mordor, to track how much attention the Enemy reserves for the company.
• Rules for adding Magical Treasure to your campaign, including dozens of ready-made
artefacts, some famous, others less so.
• A new playable Heroic Culture: the High Elves of Rivendell.

The cover is by Ralph Horsley, and the text is converted by Jacob Rodgers from the original The One Ring supplement by Francesco Nepitello with  Shane Ivey, Andrew Kenrick, Thomas Morwinsky and James M. Spahn.

The pre-order for Rivendell Region guide will open soon!


“… a slimy expanse of hellish black mire which extended around me in monotonous undulations as far as I could see…”

Dagon, H.P. Lovecraft



Art by Scott Purdy

Cthulhu Tales - coming soon to Kickstarter.

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“There was a gradual deterioration I had not foreseen. Dr. Torres knew, but the shock killed him.”

Cool Air, H.P. Lovecraft


Art by Scott Purdy

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"My eyes… gazed for an instant upon a sight which no human creature could even imagine... "

- H.P. Lovecraft



Art by Scott Purdy

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"… we had always entertained a dread that our grisly collection would be discovered."

- H.P. Lovecraft, The Hound


Art by Scott Purdy

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Today we're taking a look at some of the art in the newly unleashed Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry. Cubicle 7 Staff artist Scott Purdy handled illustration duties on this supplement and we've given him free rein to pick which 3 pieces he enjoyed making the most:

Three Laundry Agents walk into a coffee shop and.... what, wha.. wth?

Finding a room filled with weird items and relics in a modern room was a cool image to illustrate. I don't think the The Laundry agents were expecting this.

Sparkleponies? I had no idea what they were before I read this mission briefing.. I got the opportunity to draw them tearing someone apart, lucky me 🙂

About Unconventional Diplomacy

The latest supplement for The Laundry RPGUnconventional Diplomacy comprises six SAN-challenging adventures, each with a distinctly international flavour.

The Laundry is a secret branch of the British Civil Service, dedicated to protecting the United Kingdom against Horrors from Beyond. In your time in the Laundry, you've seen your share of terrible, frightening documents: grimoires bound in human skin, soul-eating computer code, ISO9001 compliance assessments. None, though, are as terrifying as the thing sitting on your desk.

It's a plane ticket. The Laundry's budgets are more tightly bound than a summoned shoggoth. If they're paying for your flights, then something hellish is about to happen overseas, and you're in the firing line.

THE SCRAMBLE FOR BURANDA – Three British aid workers vanish in Africa, right on the border of the isolationist nation of Buranda. Getting them home is your secondary objective. The primary mission is to clear up a very old loose end and recover the fabled Dagger of the Bloody Tongue – and avoid an international incident while doing so.

CASE ARSON SPARKLEPONY – Something weird is about to happen at the Burning Man festival, according to the precognitives over at Predictive Branch. That means, one, Predictive Branch is as much use as a chocolate heat sink on an over-clocked summoning grid, and two, it's time for a jaunt to the United States. Just try to stay out of the Black Chamber's unblinking gaze.

LEGACY CODE – In old institutions like the Laundry, you don't just get pilloried for your own mistakes. The errors and failures of all those who have gone before land on your desk. Some eldritch entity just filed the mother of all bug reports. Time for some tech support with extreme prejudice.

POCKET FULL OF PRIAPUS – One of your co-workers ran into a spot of bother in France, and is currently sitting in a jail cell in Paris. For various reasons, this needs to be kept quiet and under the radar of our European Partners. Could you just pop over, clear his name and close his case for him, there's a good chap?

DARKNESS BEYOND OUR WORLD – Jeremy Walshe works for the Laundry. Jeremy Walshe was supposed to fly home from Washington today. He didn't get on the plane, and he's got a head full of secrets that need to be secured. Fly out, find him, and get him back to the UK before anything eats his brain. What can possibly go wrong?

YE LIVELIEST AWFULNESS – Earlier this afternoon, the police helped eject a troublemaking nuisance from the US embassy in London. Crazy cranks are ten a penny these days, but three things about this guy stand out. First, he was raving about gods and monsters. Second, he vanished soon after being kicked out. And third, he said his name was Howard Philips Lovecraft…

Unconventional Diplomacy for The Laundry RPG - available now for pre-order and in PDF. 120 pages, written by Jack Graham, Paul L. Mathews, WJ McGuffin, Brian Nisbet and Gareth Ryder Hanrahan, illustrated by Malcolm McClinton and Scott Purdy.  Available now.


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StreetsofShadowFBComing soon for Victoriana - Streets of Shadow.

There are dangers lurking in the shadows of the Smoke – and some of the most dangerous are stirring at the wrong time. With the War in the Crimea going badly for the British, the rumour of conscription has sent anarchists into the street. Against the backdrop of social unrest and increasing danger a web of troubles grows, culminating in a fearsome threat to the entire city.

Streets of Shadow is a six-adventure campaign that takes the characters from a case of kidnapped children to rumours of dragons and sinister threats to London itself, all woven together in a web of coincidence and connection. Three of the adventures have been previously published, but are now fully compatible with Victoriana Third Edition Core Rulebook and integrated with the other adventures in the campaign.

We present here a first look at some art from the book in the form of the chapter openers by Andrew Hepworth and Paul Bourne.

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A happy Independence Day to all our American friends!

We're proud to present the cover to Rocket Age by Jon Hodgson, with logo by Paul Bourne.


Rocket Age is an alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary romance. It's throttled up rocket packs burning radium on the long blast to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. It's hunting thunder lizards in the upland jungles of Venus. It's battling Ancient Martian killing machines piloted by the Deutsche Marserkorps across the baking red deserts of Mars. It's exploring the deadly skies of Jupiter under the constant threat of Europan disintegration. It's RAY gun wielding heroes bulls-eyeing mutants in the blasted ruins of Io.

Making use of the Vortex System which powers Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space and Primeval, Rocket Age will be a hard cover book written by Ken Spencer, featuring black and white art by Jon Hodgson, Scott Purdy and Paul Bourne.  Expected Summer 2013.



World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour

War brings chaos, fear and disruption in its wake. The perfect conditions in which terrible things can thrive, full of new opportunities for ancient beings and their degenerate human agents. But some people know the truth, and they find themselves fighting a war on two fronts for humanity’s soul -- and its very survival.

World War Cthulhu: The Darkest Hour is a new World War Two setting for Call of Cthulhu and requires the Call of Cthulhu rulebook to play. It contains full rules for character creation and wartime activities, extensive background on the setting, a scenario and an epic campaign.

Coming Summer 2013.


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Victoriana Third Edition is a hefty book.  The hardcover will weigh in at 320 pages.  One of the cunning features devised by art director Jon Hodgson and his partner in crime c7 graphic designer Paul Bourne are the chapter icons:


Each of the "books" within the corebook is represented by one of these icons.  So here we see the opening page to the section entitled "One's Full Measure", with the wonderful "Victruvian (Wo)Man" by Andy Hepworth:

You can see the icon for this section at the bottom of the page.  Each page within that section bears the icon at its edge, which aids the reader in quickly finding that section as they flip or scroll through the book. This has the added benefit of assisting the reader in remembering where things are for later reference.

Here you can see the icon in situ at the top right of a typical page:
Victoriana Third Edition is currently in final layout proofing and will be available in PDF and print preorder soon!

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