In his house at Bristol David J Rodger waits…
It’s the opening line in a review by Bobby Derie of the RPG “Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur” that appears in Issue 23 of The Unspeakable Oath: A Digest of Arcane Lore for Cthulhu Mythos Roleplaying Games.
This is a big deal for me. I’m massive fan of Pagan Publishing – “Walker in the Wastes” a scenario by John H. Crowe III had a massive impact on me back in the mid 1990s. I’ve watched the rise and rise of Delta Green with awe. And the artwork by Dennis Detwiller always touches the right nerves to create a sense of dread and delicious perspectives on the macabre. So this feels like noting a sweeping glance from the gods.
It’s a positive review and has reinforced a message coming through from the recent reviews of my novels, that not enough people know about my work. That’s my fault. I get so wrapped up in producing content I get annoyed by the distraction of having to promote it. Point noted. I need to do more to get my work out there and noticed.
Soundbites from the review:
“Particularly notable are extensive rules on travel, survival, scavenging, building and repairing, the occult and Mythos magic, cyberware, bioware, and hacking, all of which can be lifted and converted to Call of Cthulhu with minimal effort. Even if the setting isn’t a Keeper’s cup of tea, Yellow Dawn is a gold mine of material to port into your home campaign. Some Keepers might even toss the setting entirely and use the system to run their own Cthulhupunk Fallout campaigns.”
Available at Lulu.com, Yellow Dawn: The Age of Hastur is solid in terms of print quality, though presentation is a bit lacking. David J. Rodger is a one-man shop…
Massive thanks to Bobby Derie for the frank words and to Shane Ivey @ TUO for including them.