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Appendix N for 2015

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Familiar with Appendix N? The AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide featured a short essay from Gary Gygax, filed under Appendix N, which was essentially a recommended reading list and a collection of all the influences that Gygax had brought to bear on his foundational role playing game document.

In an act of some might say UNPRECENDENTED narcissism, because I think it might be fun, I thought I might share my current Appendix N going into the new year. Writing two midsized campaigns as well as working on two different new game books, I need a fair amount of fuel for my influence fire.

Here are the things that I’m turning into games at the moment:

Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life

Nemo: The Roses of Berlin

Planetary

The Man Who Was Thursday

Gladiator

Tales from the Crescent City

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

http://littlegreenpig.com/the-man-who-was-thursday/
http://littlegreenpig.com/the-man-who-was-thursday/

Mainly this stuff is feeding a campaign that I’ve been writing for a long time – the player characters will play a variety of 1930’s superhero/pulp hero type figures (Flash Gordon! The Shadow! Jill Trent!) and face off against a cabal of supervillains attempting to use Carcosan artifacts to …do evil stuff. I know what happens, I just have to do all the busy work of designing the maps or areas and all that jazz. Since we’re wrapping up Eternal Lies, I need to put something else together, so I figured we’d try out Call of Cthulhu 7th edition… by houseruling it all to hell.

Love to hear what is inspiring you to make games. What’s your Appendix N?