Dragonmeet Competition!

Our sister company, the roleplaying games publishers Cubicle Seven, are running a competition to celebrate the release of their new game, The Laundry, based on the award-winning series of the same name by Charles Stross.

There are four pairs of tickets up for grabs for Dragonmeet, a roleplaying games convention happening this Saturday at Kensington Town Hall, London. Cubicle Seven will be selling the first copies of The Laundry core rulebook at this convention! To win a pair of tickets, which can be collected on the door, simply e-mail us at info@cubicle7.co.uk with the answer to this question:-

What is the name of the first novel in Charles Stross's 'The Laundry' series?

Dragonmeet 2010 promises a day jam-packed with games for you to play, as well as panels, seminars, bring & buy, charity auctions, trading rooms and special guests including Ian Livingstone OBE (co-founder of Games Workshop and co-creator of the Fighting Fantasy series).


There are things out there, in the weirder reaches of space-time where reality is an optional extra. Horrible things, usually with tentacles. Al-Hazred glimpsed them, John Dee summoned them, HP Lovecraft wrote about them, and Alan Turing mapped the paths from our universe to theirs. The right calculation can call up entities from other, older universes, or invoke their powers. Invisibility? Easy! Animating the dead? Trivial! Binding lesser demons to your will? Easily doable!

Opening up the way for the Great Old Ones to come through and eat our brains? Unfortunately, much too easy.

That’s where the Laundry comes in – it’s a branch of the British secret service, tasked to prevent hideous alien gods from wiping out all life on Earth (and more particularly, the UK). You work for the Laundry. The hours are long, the pay is sub-par, the co-workers are… interesting (in the Chinese curse sense of the word), and the bureaucracy is stifling – but you do get to wave basilisk guns and bullet wards around, and to go on challenging and exciting missions to exotic locations like quaint, legend-haunted Wigan, cursed Slough and Wolverhampton where the walls are thin.

You may even get to save the world.

Just make sure you get a receipt.

THE LAUNDRY roleplaying game is based on the award-winning Laundry series by the even-more-award-winning CHARLES STROSS, and uses the also-award-winning BASIC ROLEPLAYING SYSTEM (CALL OF CTHULHU). In this book, you’ll find:

•Computational demonology, summoning extradimensional horrors, and three ways to use a shotgun to banish alien monsters.

•A history of the Laundry and the other occult intelligence agencies

•Classified briefings on known threats and monstrous horrors

•Streamlined rules for character creation, investigation and combat

•Three ready-to-play missions


If you're a Charles Stross fan, we bet you can't wait for our Solaris Books anthology of new science fiction, Engineering Infinity, where Charlie's spooky deep-space story Bit Rot will appear for the first time! Coming January 2011...


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