Spoilers for a 25-year old film. (Trust me: you probably won’t watch it anyway.)
There are many reasons why Clive Barker’s Nightbreed (1990) failed to achieve the same kind … Continue reading
Evidence Card 0015: Subterranean Passage
Big, dark tunnel, you say? Slimy walls, you say? Smells like the Devil’s armpit, you say? Strange squishy noises and growling, you say?
It’s probably just a cat. Hold on a minute, I’ll grab my flashlight.
My cousin saw a yeti once. Eventually, it turned out to be my uncle sleepwalking, but we had no idea he was a yeti at the time.
Evidence Card 0014: Mobile Phones
First, they steal all your money. Then, they steal all your free time. Finally … they steal your soul.
It’s been a mainstay of sci-fi cinema, television and fiction since the genre’s inception: the idea of a galactic empire. Planets replace the tribes and nations of history; often, ethnic divisions are broadened to differing species, usually humans and strange alien races. Powerful figures—warlords, princes, rebel leaders, empresses, living machines, hive … Continue reading
Theory: Reverse Engineering
You honestly don’t think humans came up with the microwave oven on their own, do you?
Evidence Card 0013: Traffic Accident
Just an ordinary, deadly traffic accident. There are hundreds every day all around the world. Purely random chance, no malice involved.
Just keep telling yourself that.
There are so many good web comics out there to sample and digest, it’s difficult to pick favorites. While there’s plenty of good work being done in more conventional genres (superheroes, gaming, swords … Continue reading
Threat Card Back
One mechanic I’ve been toying with for Conspiracy! involves numbered cards that restrict how many evidence cards players can play in a turn … because, when you talk too much, the wrong people find out.
The back design for these Threat Level cards is appropriately menacing, I hope.
Evidence Card 0012: Car Bomb
When they want you dead, your demise won’t come in the form of a dark stranger with evil intent in his eyes. It’ll come in the form of a 1997 Chevy Lumina.