Thought I would update you on the current status of Refractions of Glasston. In the past two months we have:

  • Updated to Version 2 which resolved errata, fixed some graphical issues, and added a printer-friendly black and white edition.
  • Submitted the scenario to be considered for a 2020 ENnie Award.
  • Enjoyed watching a live play (session 1 and session 2) of the scenario interpreted by a Keeper.
  • Begun work on a Print on Demand option we hope to have available this summer.

Elias Taylor Winters, the CEO of TWJ Co., discovered a secret to the glass-making process that finally put him above his long-standing competition: Ball Glass. Shattering expectations for such a small company in rural Indiana, Winters has put Glasston on the map. The town and its economy are booming. But not everything in Glasston is as it should be…

Refractions of Glasston is a standalone scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition. It takes place in a rural town in northwest Indiana, set in the 1920s. Inside you’ll find:

* A thrilling mystery surrounding the town of Glasston, fueled by intrigue and disturbing encounters.

* A history of Indiana that will prepare Keepers for running a scenario in such an atypical setting.

* Hooks for incorporating local cryptids or real-life occurrences into the scenario.

* Multiple endings and ways to continue the adventure for investigation addicts.

Refractions of Glasston is the result of a creative collaboration between the Professional Writing major at Taylor University, Upland IN and Chaosium Inc. The creators are all students at Taylor University. Though many of the team are members of the professional writing major, this is their first foray into the world of RPG writing. With help and advice provided by Chaosium’s Mike Mason and Lynne Hardy, these writers, editors, and RPG enthusiasts set out to create a unique adventure for Call of Cthulhu fans to enjoy.

Thanks so much for following along with this course and your interest in this student-written scenario. Your continued feedback will help with future collaborations and hopefully more semesters of this class in the years to come.

Tabletop Game Writing Lab: Refractions of Glasston Update

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2 thoughts on “Tabletop Game Writing Lab: Refractions of Glasston Update

  1. It is so cool to see this project coming to life in a more tangible way, with new people your students never met playing this scenario! (Strange to think that a year ago, those students were just completing their junior or senior year, and this scenario wasn’t even started until September 2019… boy did they pour their hearts into this! …as did their professor.)

    1. The students in that first Tabletop Game Writing Lab set a high standard for the next time we offer that course. They showed such great passion and did an incredible job.

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