|Rating||:||4.85 (919 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
The hours are long, the pay is sub-par, the co-workers are interesting (in the Chinese curse sense of the word), and the bureaucracy is stifling - but you do get to wave basilisk guns and bullet wards around, and to go on challenging and exciting missions to exotic locations like quaint, legend-haunted Wigan, cursed Slough and Wolverhampton where the walls are thin. CAPITAL LAUNDRY SERVICES - WHAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED UP? There are things out there, in the weirder reaches of space-time where reality is an optional extra. Invisibility? Easy! Animating the dead? Trivial! Binding lesser demons to your will? Easily doable! Opening up the way for the Great Old Ones to come through and eat our brains? Unfortunately, much too easy. You work for the Laundry. The right calculation can call up entities from other, older universes, or invoke their powers. That's where the Laundry comes in - it's a branch of the British secret service, tasked to prevent hideous alien gods from wiping out all life on Earth (and more particularly, the UK). Al-Hazred glimpsed them, John Dee summoned them, HP Lovecraft wrote about them, and Alan Turing mapped the paths from our universe to theirs. Horrible things, usually with tentacles. You may even get to save the world. Just make sure you get a
Finally, You Too Can Work In Stross' Laundry Stephen Mann This review is for the hardback edition of The Laundry RPG.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 di. "Just Great!" according to CthulhuLives. Awesome adaptation of The Laundry novels and Basic Roleplaying to create a modern techno-magic Cthulhu-ish RPG. Fun to read, fun to play, and lots of source material from the novels just waiting to torture your players. Also some good source books and pre-written adventures. Even if you choose not to run this particular setting, lots of good stuff to get the creative juices flowing.. It looked interesting. This role playing game looked interesting so I ordered it to give it a read through. Turned out it was a little too strange. Not quite my cup of tea. Accountants and number crunchers fighting Cthulu?