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Today I take a look at d-Infinity Volume #6: The Mythos From Skirmisher Publishing and begin devevling deeper into the magazine and what makes it tick for old school gaming.
From its very beginnings, the idea of the Mythos has pervaded role-playing gaming to one extent or another, overtly influencing innumerable authors, developers, and game masters. At its core, the idea behind the Mythos is that there is a vast body of pre-human — even alien in the most fundamental sense — history, science, and cosmology, that people periodically perceive glimpses of these cosmic horrors, that those who do quickly find ways to rationalize or forget about them, and that those who seek to delve into them suffer madness, death, or fates even worse.
d-Infinity Volume #6 Contents
Editorial: “The Mythos”
Fiction: “Their Blood Is the Sea”
Digital Dice: “Mobile Apps”
Prop Room: “The Allure of Innsmouth Gold”
Cthulhu Live: “The Ageless”
Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting: “Heroes and Heroines of Kos”
Basic System/Labyrinth Lord: “Six Mythos Spells”
Basic System/Mutant Future: “Artifacts of the Wastelands”
Basic System/Mutant Future: “Enter ... The Living Building”
Pathfinder System: “Putting H.P. Lovecraft In Game Terms”
Chevauchee: “The Saga of the Wyrm’s Son”
Board Game: “Dagon Rising”
Using d-infinity Volume #6 For Your Old School Campaigns
d-Infinity Volume #6 Contents
Editorial: “The Mythos”- This editorial lays it all down as an almost mission statement for the Lovecraftian goodness for this issue. It hits the highlights very nicely. Solid and kinda interesting for a bit of a different take on the Mythos which seems to vary from person to person.
Fiction: “Their Blood Is the Sea” - A bit of fiction that highlights the perils of the Dark Ages and the horrors that day to day peoples faced during this time. There's also a brother who is far more and less then he seems. This one also has a dark Mythos twist.
Digital Dice: “Mobile Apps” This article has a few ideas and thoughts about Apps and their use at the gaming table. There are some good ideas here but they don't really apply to my table. Not bad but I don't use a phone at the table.
Prop Room: “The Allure of Innsmouth Gold”- Here's a great idea for applying Innsmouth gold for larping. Turn this one to the hordes that PC's find this could work as a lure to hook a party into some action with the Deep Ones. Nice article, since this one is for Larping this one left me wanting more.
Cthulhu Live: “The Ageless”- This one is a throw back to the Hammer movies but its for a Cthulhu Larp. This sounds like a fantastic time but It might take a bit of work to pull this one off in terms of converting it into a solid old school adventure. I suggest mining this one for ideas.
Swords of Kos Fantasy Campaign Setting: “Heroes and Heroines of Kos” -This is a preview of the upcoming Kos campaign setting so its a nice overview of some of the movers and shakers of the campaign world.
Basic System/Labyrinth Lord: “Six Mythos Spells” -These are some of the most useful bits in the magazine and very well done.
Basic System/Mutant Future: “Artifacts of the Wastelands” The articles on technology, its applications with artifacts, and creating new artifacts from the materials provided in this article for Mutant Future don't come any better in terms of solid writing and design this is one of the highlights of the book.
Basic System/Mutant Future: “Enter ... The Living Building” - This is a really cool monster and idea for Mutant Future with a bit of conversion this article could be used with Labyrinth Lord and the ideas there are solid and very well thought out.
Pathfinder System: “Putting H.P. Lovecraft In Game Terms” -These look very well done and cleverly applied to Pathfinder but I don't play that edition. If you do however these might work out very nicely.
Chevauchee: “The Saga of the Wyrm’s Son” A really nice and solid article
Board Game: “Dagon Rising” A nice overview and review of the game and with some well thought out opinions.
Cardstock CharactersTM More wonderful little minis are always welcome.
All in all this was a very nice little issue and in my opinion one of the highlights to come down the pike from Skirmisher Publishing in awhile. Four out of Five in terms of presentation and usefulness.