Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve is upon us and as last year I have invited my gaming group to try out a new game. This time we are going to play “Trail of Cthulhu” by Pelgrane Press.

This is actually the first time I am running a game using the GUMSHOE rules and I wondering how it will turn out. Aside from being pretty rules-light, you don’t need to roll on investigative abilities in that system. All clue-gathering skills succeed automatically. Which removes the old problem that the players have a hard time solving the mystery, because of one or two failed skill checks while gathering information.

If you want to learn more about the GUMSHOE system, you definitely should check out the interview I did with Robin D. Laws in September.

I will now return to my preparations of tonight’s New Year’s Eve party. Take care and have a happy new year 2010!