The Hardest Word

I found it quite a coincidence that having just finished the draft of my piece for Brave New Complex, which includes reference to the Knights Templar, they should appear in the news. A very round 700 years after Pope Clement V ordered the disbandment of the order, the Chinon parchment has revealed he did not find the order guilty of heresy, of which they had been accused by King Philip IV of France. You can have a look at the

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Going There, Staying Here

‘Brave New Complex’ opens up the world of PARANOIA to new interpretation. I’m certain diehard fans understand, but for the casual gamer – having a dozen new supplements churned out each month for a game does not guarantee flexibility… it suggests an interest in the bottom-line. OK, the d20 system – for example – can apply a baseline ruleset to almost any setting… but maybe you’re comfortable with your existing setting and want something more from that. You’re used to

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The World Divided

I spent the last two months writing a new piece for an upcoming book, briefly mentioned on the Mongoose Upcoming Releases, but there no more. Good PARANOIA comes to those who wait. ‘Brave New Complex’ is a collection of alternate Alpha Complex settings and variant PARANOIA settings in other genres, which I am sure will have something for everyone. My contribution, the ‘Avignon Papacy’, sees the characters take on the role of Papal Investigators seeking out treachery and intrigue along

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The Underplex: Errata

PARANOIA: The Underplex provides a world of hurt, wrapped up in a bunch of accidents, natural hazards and big, dark caves. When Troubleshooters enter the underworld, stuff happens. People disappear; evidence vanishes; traitors get away. Occasionally, the final entry on a table might just suffer spontaneous massive existence failure as well. It happens… For those that have already picked up a copy of The Underplex, the following represents a minor errata. Very minor. I think it has something to do

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