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New Tales of the Yellow Sign Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 300 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XLOPXG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #577,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robin D. Laws designed the GUMSHOE investigative roleplaying system, including such games as The Esoterrorists and Ashen Stars. Among his other acclaimed RPG credits are Feng Shui and HeroQuest. Recent highlights of his nine books of fiction are New Tales of the Yellow Sign, Blood of the City and The Worldwound Gambit. As Creative Director of Stone Skin Press he has edited such fiction anthologies as The New Hero, Shotguns v. Cthulhu, and The Lion and the Aardvark: Aesop's New Fables. Upcoming projects include Hillfolk, the first game using the DramaSystem RPG rules for riveting personal conflict. With longtime collaborator Kenneth Hite he recently launched a new podcast, Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeromy M. French on August 20, 2012
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New Tales of the Yellow Sign is a collection of short stories by Robin D. Laws inspired by the King in Yellow, a play that induces madness and despair, created by the late Robert W. Chamber. Robin Laws is known mostly as a RPG designer but with this book, Robin shows why he should be considered an author first and foremost. I should point out that I am usually not a fan of stories inspired by the great works because they almost always fail to recreate the fantasy and wonder of the originals. With these stories, I was pleasantly proven wrong. Though they use the play as a device to tell the story, they benefit from just simply being amazing stories. They are all well written and though connected by their relation to the King in Yellow, they all stand separately. All the stories are written in different literary styles and different time periods, but are all wonderfully crafted stories.

I acquired my copy, signed from GenCon, but have spent the last two nights staying up late just letting myself happily enter into despair and madness as I let Robin D. Laws take me on a fantastic literary journey.

If you love, weird fiction or supernatural horror, you need to purchase this book. It is cheap on the Kindle or you can wait for a paperback copy in September, but just get it. You will not be disappointed.
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The author does a superb job creating stories from Chambers' world. But they are more than pastiches because a lot of them are great stories whether you're an habitue of The King in Yellow or not. He does a great job also with making the stories speak in their own unique voices as well.
The first five are my favorites with 'Distressing Notification' being at the top. The only one I really did not care for was the last story. It didn't seem to connect at all with the other stories or the source material. It's possible that I just missed the connection.
All in all, great stories at a great price.
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By Marcus on September 20, 2013
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Nice takes on Hastur Mythos. Even the weaker stories have a rough charm and manage a stylish tip of the hat to original stories by Chambers. A couple of truly shining gems also included. Iä!
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I have.long been a fan of Robert W. Chambers's tales of the King in Yellow. Laws's short, horrifying tales fulfill the creepy promise of that older work. Plus, GUMSHOE rocks.
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