I asked people to keep an eye on my blog to get hold of all the extra content that I created for backers of my Kickstarter campaign for “The Secrets of Cats: Animals & Threats”.
This post is the one they were keeping an eye out for!
One of the reward tiers allowed people to get Virtual Pets. These are write-ups of their favourite pets in the form of a “Secrets of Cats” character. Everyone who wanted me to create one of these has given me their blessing to share them with the world at large, so here’s a link to my Virtual Pets folder.
Several kind people also backed at a high level and became entitled to a write-up on a sapient animal or threat of their choice. I’ve compiled the resulting work into a single bonus-content PDF which is available from DriveThru RPG. You can also get the bonus content here.
I hope you will all enjoy these as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Stay tuned for book three in a few months: “The Secrets of Cats: Feline Magic”.
I saw Fury recently and really enjoyed it. I was impressed with the attempt to bring home some of the realities of war from the perspective of a tank crew – a sector that has not historically received much attention. That got me to thinking, how would I handle a game where the players are a WWII tank crew?
Continue reading “WWII Tank Warfare in Fate Core”
In his lovely review over at DieHard GameFAN Alex Lucard expressed an interest in rabbits and the magic that herbivores might have. So here are a few notes on rabbits in The Secrets of Cats and the form their magic takes…
Continue reading “Rabbits and Leporine Magic”
I chose to use Fate Core for this game because I like the granularity of skills and I knew that I was planning to deal with feline magic as a group of special skills. However, several people have asked for guidance on running the game in Fate Accelerated Edition so here are my thoughts on how you might do that.
Continue reading “Running “The Secrets of Cats” in Fate Accelerated Edition”
Since The Secrets of Cats was released yesterday (buy it here), I’ve had a few requests for sample characters.
First of all, William McDuff has written up some excellent pregenerated characters based on the Black Silver adventure in the book, and you can find those here. You could easily pick these up and run with them if you wanted to.
I’ve managed to dig up most of the scraps of paper that my playtest group wrote their characters Tack, Black Paw, Swift and Nameless down on now and am pleased to present them as an alternative set of pregenerated characters for use with The Secrets of Cats.
Continue reading “The Secrets of Cats – Playtest Characters”
I’ve had some useful feedback on “The Secrets of Cats” but I forgot to put an e-mail field in the response spreadsheet so that I could respond, oops. So I thought I’d list some of the feedback here with my responses, for what that’s worth.
Continue reading “The Secrets of Cats – Feedback Responses”
The three young cats flit from shadow to lengthening shadow as the day’s light fades. Two project an air of casual confidence while the third jumps at every noise and sudden movement, but all three of them are as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
Continue reading “Initiation (A “The Secrets of Cats” story)”