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The Laundry Hardcover – August 10, 2010
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The book is a self-contained (well, nearly) RPG that places the players firmly and believably in the world of Charles Stross's Laundry - a UK government agency charged with keeping the Mythos Menace at bay. If you are thinking you already have Delta Green so why bother, you really need to read the Stross Laundry stories to understand the difference in approach.
The underlying system is a slight revamping of the core Call of Cthulhu flavor of Basic Role Playing, with some welcome clarifications and tweaks in the combat department (yesyesyes "if you are in combat you are doing it wrong" - take a seat over there and read my review of the Call of Cthulhu 6th edition hardback where I get into that). The system seems to be well-thought out and 30 years of using the core mechanics tells me that it is robust enough for complex play yet easy enough to learn for beginners (though this take on BRP does try and make things a tad more complicated than they need to be in my opinion). BRP is just about the easiest system to learn I've encountered.
You'll be using weapons in this setting, and some pretty strange ones at that.
The conceit used here is that Mythos Magic is really "just" advanced mathematical operations that have fallout in reality, so instead of trying to run the calculations in a human head, why not run them in a laptop? The issue then is not the most aged text but the most teraflops. You'll also be getting rid of possessing entities with Banishment Rounds. Word to the wise: the possessed will usually not thank you for this.Read more ›
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