18 February 2016

Interview with Cakebread and Walton

There's an interesting interview with game designers Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton of 'Cakebread & Walton' over at the Precis Intermedia blog.

I'm a big fan of the Renaissance system (which is a 'blackpowder' variant of Newt Newport's OpenQuest RPG) that Cakebread and Walton use for many of their settings, including the superb Dark Streets.  In fact, Dark Streets, which involves investigations into unnatural crimes in mid-18th century London, probably is my favourite non-1920s 'Cthulhu Mythos' setting.


  1. Speaking of Dark Streets. Have you seen the British series 'The Frankenstein Chronicles'? Sean Bean as a detective working with the Bow Street Runners to find out who/what is abducting children, dismembering them, and stitching the corpses back together in an attempt to actualize the Frankenstein story. Mary Shelly and William Blake are characters in it as well. Good, dark, inspiration for the Dark Streets setting.

    1. Wow, that sounds like a great series! Thanks for mentioning it. I'll definitely try to check it out.


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