The School of Night (GUMSHOE) – Sean’s Pick, 101714

Ken Writes About Stuff is a subscription you can get to receive a continuous bounty of material crafted by the inestimable Kenneth Hite. This one – properly Halloween flavored – puts you into a GUMSHOE campaign set in Elizabethan England, defending the Green and Pleasant Land from twisted horrors while trying to avoid the headsman’s axe for blasphemy.

“Black is the badge of Hell; the hue of dungeons and the School of Night.” Queen Elizabeth’s realm lies vulnerable, not just to the Spanish or the plague, but to occult forces perhaps more dangerous than either. You study those forces at the risk of torture — at the risk of your soul — but you must hold them at bay or see England destroyed. This GUMSHOE campaign frame sets the PCs on the stage with John Dee, Christopher Marlowe, and Sir Walter Raleigh … and perhaps with traitors in their ranks.

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