Now Live! Rethinking Horror in Games Interview with Dr Megan Connell

If you recall, a few weeks ago I shared the story behind my Rethinking Horror in Games Interview with Dr Megan Connell. This interview is now available for you to watch and/or listen to on the G33ksLikeUs Channel on YouTube! Or, click on the embedded video below. I encourage you to listen and share the video—Megan does get into some deep territory, jamming lots of information into an hour-long conversation, and it’s well worth your time.

Spinning a RED Tale–Cyberpunk RED, That Is

Yesterday, R Talsorian Games’ October 2021 Update included a new Cyberpunk RED supplement called Tales of the RED.

And I’m lucky to be one of the writers.

I’m writing two adventures that can be run as stand-alone scenarios, but also as connected stories. My pitch has already been approved and now I’m working on the outline and first drafts shortly after.

I know this Cyberpunk RED story and the worldbuilding elements I designed. It is the kind of adventure that will force you to make hard choices, give you the opportunity to experience a couple of different “Night City” slices, and–with any luck–be emotionally compelling for you as a Cyberpunk RED fan.



Donate to Affect my Character During our Extra Life Charity Stream!

One Night in Ravenloft

In my list of announcements earlier this week, I mentioned I’ll be playing in an Extra Life Ravenloft game to help me raise money for sick kids.

I now have an awesome donations page set up! For as little as $10 you can affect my character. Huzzah! All donations will be fulfilled on Saturday, October 23rd during our fun game.

You do not have to be in attendance to participate; you can watch virtually or donate ahead of time.

Link to Stream: twitch.tv/demiplanerpg

Link to Donate: Monica Valentinelli’s Donation Page on Extra Life



October Announcements, New Releases, and Classes!

Hello readers! I have several announcements to share with you today. For your convenience, I’ve collated them all into one giant update.

New Story with Character Rules

I’m pleased to announce I am an Infinite Master and released two titles today. Pathfinder Infinite is a new community content program for Pathfinder 1st and 2nd edition as well as the space-themed Starfinder.

Revenge of the Deceiver

My short story is a “buddy villain” tale titled Revenge of the Deceiver and includes 10 adventure seeds. Set in the necropolis Aerduin’s Folly, it pairs one of the reincarnated serpentfolk with an exiled goblin named Scribbleface.

Click here for Revenge of the Deceiver. This horror story is $1.99 and is available in PDF, mobi, and ePub formats.

I also released Unlikely Companions as a complement to this Pathfinder-inspired tale. If you dig the tale of Chissinilath the Reincarnated and Scribbleface, or want new NPCs to use in your Pathfinder 1E campaign, you’ll find stats, tips, and write-ups for both characters.

“Unlikely Companions” is available because of Scott Holden’s extensive rules knowledge. We worked together on Dagger of Spiragos and Ring of Spiragos for Scarred Lands, and he dropped everything to help.

Click here for Unlikely Companions. Available in PDF format for 99 cents. Compatible with Pathfinder First Edition rules.

Click here to view the Spiragos-themed Scarred Lands adventures. Available in PDF format at multiple price points. Compatible with Pathfinder First Edition and 5th Edition rules.

In-Person Workshop and Virtual Class

I’m teaching twice this month: A city-building workshop at Gamehole Con, and a virtual Horror in Gaming class on Halloween!

City Building Workshop: At Gamehole Con, I am teaching a city-building workshop to help you create settings for towns, villages, and cities where your characters live and thrive. Just a few spots left!

Virtual Horror in Games: On Halloween, I’m teaching a Horror in Games workshop through Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers. Perfect for DMs, narrative designers, and authors interested in fluid story dynamics. All participants will receive a full set of class slides. Sign up now and reserve your spot! kittywumpus.net/blog/class-horror-in-games

If you’d like to suggest a class or workshop you’d be interested, please use my contact form. I am starting to plan my 2022 schedule and am open to feedback.

Out Now! New Supplement!

Also new this week is World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters for Wraith: The Oblivion 20th Anniversary Edition. Several contributors worked on this—including me!

World of Darkness Ghost Hunters

This supplement is full of lore and narrative tips for running a story-centric game set in the World of Darkness. A great companion to this supplement is Haunting Shadows, which includes my 2021 Scribe Award-nominated short story “Scritch, Scratch”.

Click here for World of Darkness Ghost Hunters. Available in print and digital formats.

Click here for Haunting Shadows. Available in print and digital formats.

Halloween Sale at DriveThru

As you’ve probably guessed, several of the games I’ve worked on are genre-related and almost always include mystery, magic, and mayhem—sometimes all three!

To participate in the Halloween sale, click here! You’ll find a list of several titles in print and digital that I wrote, designed, or produced.

See You at GameHoleCon!

Last, but not least I’ll be at GameHole Con next week! I’ve got several events and panels planned—plus a virtual chance to watch my charity game!

Thursday, October 21

Noon: The Box of Knowing 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT

4:00 pm: Working With Established Worlds seminar – TICKETS AVAILABLE

Friday, October 22

10:00 am: City Building Workshop – 4 TICKETS LEFT!

1:00 pm: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT!

6:00 pm: Rethinking Fear in Horror Games with Dr. Megan Connell – GOING FAST!

Saturday, October 23

6:00 pm: One Night in Ravenloft, a live stream to benefit ExtraLife. – TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Sunday, October 24

10:00 am: The Shadow Labyrinth 5th Edition adventure – SOLD OUT!

Monica Valentinelli GameHole Con 2021



[New Release] Eyes of Spiragos RPG Adventure

Eyes of Spiragos

Eyes of Spiragos is a Scarred Lands adventure that takes place after Gauntlet of Spiragos on the Fangsfall Peninsula on Ghelspad. This Slarecian Vault scenario has been written and designed by Monica Valentinelli, the co-developer of Dagger of Spiragos and Ring of Spiragos, to deepen the impact of later events and uncovered secrets in this Spiragos-themed series. Typesetting and layout design was performed by Scarred Lands developer Travis Legge.

During the introductory adventure, Gauntlet of Spiragos, the PCs uncovered titanspawn artifacts. With the discovery of these unholy relics, the PCs faced an uncomfortable truth: Though the War between gods and titans is over, true evil lingers still. The events in Eyes of Spiragos deepen their understanding of what that revelation means and how they can overcome its taint.

Eyes of Spiragos is a three-chapter adventure optimized for 3rd level characters. It includes suggestions for further setting and rules modifications for ease of use. Gameplay is flexible but has one, narrative requirement: The PCs must have played through Gauntlet of Spiragos. It is also strongly recommended this scenario is completed prior to the finale: Ring of Spiragos.

The horror in Eyes of Spiragos is primarily physical and psychological to build off of the spider-themed elements introduced in Gauntlet of Spiragos, and to foreshadow what awaits them in future adventures.

Rules and setting information are drawn from the free, introductory adventure “Gauntlet of Spiragos” and the Scarred Lands Player’s Guide. Recommendations drawing from Creature Collection have also been included for a strong, thematic tie and to flesh out options for new encounters.

Eyes of Spiragos is now available on DriveThruRPG.com for $2.99.

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