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March 10th, 2010


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02:12 pm - Laundry RPG announced
My latest project was just made public, The Laundry RPG, based on Charles Stross' wonderfully fun "Bob Howard/Laundry series". The game is being put out by Cubicle 7 Games, a relatively new British company that's making a big name for itself. Predictably, I wrote the magic system and the gadgets (both magical and not), and I think I did a very nice job. The game uses the BRP system, but is most definitely not a version of Call of Cthulhu – to fit the novels, I created a completely new magic system, which was an interesting challenge that I think worked out very well. I'm especially pleased that Cubicle 7 put the author's names on the cover. I always love having cover credit for a game.
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From:slothman
Date:March 10th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Will it be available for preorder in the US as soon as in the UK? It took a while for Starblazer Adventures to make it over here...

Edited at 2010-03-10 10:19 pm (UTC)
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From:heron61
Date:March 10th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
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I have no clue. Failing anything else, you can order it via amazon.co.uk, that's how I get British SF before it's out in the US.
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From:angusabranson
Date:March 11th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
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Pre-orders should be going live either later today or tomorrow on our www.cubicle7store.com site. The game itself will have a simultaneous release both sides of the Atlantic so should be hitting stores worldwide at the same time.
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From:slothman
Date:March 11th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Now that’s customer service! Preordered.
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From:martianmooncrab
Date:March 10th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Laundry RPG announced

this will expose the truth about those missing socks wont it?
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From:andrewducker
Date:March 10th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations. I hope it does well! Charlie seems pretty excited about it :->
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From:edwarddain
Date:March 11th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
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I saw this announced on the DG List, I'm really looking forward to this a great deal. :-)
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From:kiplet
Date:March 11th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
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Congrats! That's a fun bunch of stories to mess around with, I bet.
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From:mikkop
Date:March 11th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
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Uh, can I say "squee"?

I'll say it anyway. Squee!

Sounds great - I like Stross's books and although I don't think I recognize other writers of the RPG, I know you write them well.

Thanks!

(Oh, obviously this goes on my must-buy list.)
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From:vitruvian23
Date:September 15th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
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Dumb question, perhaps: do Laundry warrant cards work on

a) persons who are not British subjects, even upstart colonials who think they have their own government, or on

b) agents of the Black Chamber and other Laundry equivalents of other nations?
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From:heron61
Date:September 15th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
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a) I could see either answer. Obviously it works on citizens of the UK, and almost certainly of the inhabitants of Canada, Australia, & New Zealand. I'm not certain, but I think that a warrant card would work on the inhabitants of either all nations or at absolute minimum, the inhabitants of all nations that were at one time British colonies.

b) Definitely not, I'm assuming that one of the most basic occult protections provided to all occult intelligence agents is protection against other agency's geases used to control the general public. It seems to me that joining up and signing the oath is blood provides full immunity from such geases.
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From:vitruvian23
Date:September 15th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Unless perhaps the Founding Fathers had the foresight to put wards against Britannic geasa into things like the Seal of the United States, etc. Bloody revolution and Freemasonry has to be good for something... ;-)

On a related note, I was looking at one of the characters in my first campaign coming from Legal, and the question came up - if Section Three of the Official Secrets Act (which I guess is different than the real Section 3 on international relations in the actual 1989 Act) is an Act of Parliament, wouldn't every MP who voted on it be privy to it? After all, if they didn't vote on it, it's not law. And how do you prosecute under it without referring to it?

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