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The Laundry: A Roleplaying Game Based on the 'Laundry Files' Novels

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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. Horrible things, usually with tentacles. Al-Hazred glimpsed them, John Dee summoned them, HP Lovecraft wrote about them, and Alan Turing mapped the paths from our universe to theirs. The right calculation can call up e ...more
Hardcover, 286 pages
Published January 15th 2011 by Cubicle 7 Entertainment (first published 2010)
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Paul  Perry
The RPG I am currently running with my group, in which the players take the parts of British civil servants working for a secret department of the Security Services which is tasked with protecting Her Britannic Majesties Domains and Protectorates - and, incidentally the world - from all manner of unspeakable, tentacled monstrosities from beyond space and time. HP Lovecraft called them The Old Gods, others have called them the Many-Angled Ones, but they are multitudinous and ever hungry for human ...more
Patrick
Jun 12, 2011 Patrick rated it did not like it
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I read RPG books for all the fun background. However with this background, it pretty much just revolves around and repeats a few jokes over and over. The Office vs Cthulhu. Zombies are euphemistically called Residual Human Resources. Sorcery is high-level math.... we GOT IT ALREADY!

Add to that, it also spoiled The Fuller Memorandum completely!

The upside? I just learned that my browser has spell check for Cthulhu!
Jason
Dec 30, 2010 Jason added it
I am biased, but it's totally awesome.
Lady Entropy
Jan 08, 2012 Lady Entropy rated it liked it
Some of you might be surprised at my sudden move from 5 stars to 3 stars, over an RPG set in a setting that I LOVE.

Here's the thing, while I don't like CoC as a system, just reading it, I could overlook the main issues. Hell, even after the first try in a convention, I could trick myself into thinking -- this is awesome.

But the moment I sat down and played a campaign was the moment I realized it just didn't work.

Yes, The Laundry Files is awesome.

Yes, I understand why they tried to tap the CoC-fa
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