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Friday, August 12, 2011

Two Books Every GM Needs In their Gaming Arsenal

Ken Hite's Suppressed Transmission: The First Broadcast is a compilation of Mr. Hite's excellent column from the Steve Jackson Game's Pyramid site. It is high weirdness done right. In this slender tome you will find a wealth of details on The Philadelphia Experiment, Ancient Astronauts, Space Nazis, Occult Shakespearean Secrets potentially worth killing over, the Great Pole shift and more. Originally written for use with GURPs, these articles are densely packed with tons of information that could easily be ported over to any game system. What's more, Mr. Hite makes all this weird stuff accessible, reasonably understandable, and he provides bibliographical sources for you to carry on the good fight in the event of his mysterious disappearance.

In Suppressed Transmission2: The Second Broadcast, Mr. Hite continues down the rabbit hole on the trail of conspiracies, esoteric secrets, and all manner of truly weird stuff. Any one of the columns collected in this book could easily serve to spawn a complete role-playing game campaign that could run for years. It really is that damn good.

Previously, we thought that these incredible books were long out of print, but as luck or some dread conspiracy would have it, they are both still available for sale. These books should have sold out long ago, but it is still better late than never. We'd very much like to see a third follow-up tome in the series...

2 comments:

  1. I second these recommendations wholeheartedly. :)

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  2. YES! I can't recommend Hite's work enough! I only wish that SJGs would put out more ST anthologies. If you want to see his wild ideas fleshed out into an actual campaign world look up "The Day After Ragnarok" published by Atomic Overmind for Savage Worlds and HERO System.

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