Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mix vampires and espionage with tabletop RPG Night’s Black Agents - Kenneth Hite

"At the core of Night's Black Agents is Pelgrane Press' Gumshoe system, an RPG that puts investigation at the center of the action. The age-old problem with doing mystery-solving scenarios in RPGs is that one bad roll of the dice can put up a massive roadblock that stalls the entire adventure. Gumshoe avoids this by making sure the players get the clues without having to roll – as long as they ask the right questions, they get the answers (although successful rolls can reveal more valuable or complete clues). It's then up to the players to put the pieces together and figure out how to advance the investigation. It's an elegant system that puts the focus on the players' skill, not die rolls." 4 out of 5