April 28, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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I'd like to run a mini-campaign of The Laundry RPG based on the books by Charles Stross, perhaps starting with a one-shot. If April 28 is too soon, I can change the day to May 11 or 12.
The Laundry is:
• A secret government organization with authority over all occult espionage and computational demonology in the United Kingdom.
• A dumping ground for people who saw too much and who now get a sinecure and a state pension in exchange for not screaming ‘Iä! Iä! Shub-Niggurath’ to the News of the World.
• An asylum where the crazies are given a budget and a summoning grid to play with.
You may fall under multiple categories.
You work for the Laundry. Most of the time, this means going to meetings, filling out forms, filing reports, arguing capitalisation budgets and enduring the Machiavellian machinations of Human Resources. It combines the thrilling excitement of a menial office job with the dazzling action of ISO9001 certification and a bureaucracy that’s not so much Byzantine as it is cyclopean. Sometimes, they send you on missions, which combines the thrilling excitement of Things Trying To Eat You with the dazzling action of Running Away.
Jim's note: For those who are interested, the system used in the Laundry RPG is a flavor of BRP, the same used for Call of Cthulhu. If you know that system, and that setting, then you already know about 99% of what you need to play this game.