The Laundry

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The Laundry is a role-playing game published by Cubicle 7 in 2010. The game is based on novelist Charles Stross's the Laundry Files series.

Description

The Laundry is a game where agents have to deal with Lovecraftian outer gods and British bureaucracy at the same time.[1]:432

Publication history

Cubicle 7 used their Basic Role-Playing license to create The Laundry (2010), based on the Laundry Files series of novels by Charles Stross.[1]:432 The role-playing game was based on the Laundry stories and published in July 2010.[2]

The game has seen a number of supplements:[3]

  • Black Bag Jobs, a compilation of scenarios
  • The Agent's Handbook which develops the agents' characters and the internal procedures of the organization
  • The Mythos Dossiers, a compilation of in-game documents to use as play-aids and scenario seeds
  • License To Summon, which give more details on the various forms of sorcery in the game universe
  • God Game Black, which provides more information on the Sleeper's Plateau and how to introduce an eschaton menace in the game
  • Cultists Under The Bed gives more information on the working of various forms of sects and cultists, with several examples of organizations
  • Unconventional Diplomacy, a compilation of scenarios
  • Targets of acquisition, several artefacts that The Laundry would like to obtain (electronic supplement)[citation needed]
  • As Above, So Below, introduces rules for using special forces in the game and adding a political dimension to games. It also includes two new scenarios.
  • (The GM screen was announced from the beginning but has yet to enter production)

Reception

References

  1. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  2. ^ Stross, Charlie (10 March 2010). "For sale; first edition of the Necronomicon (used once)". Charlie's Diary. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Laundry Supplements list on Cubicle 7 website". Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
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