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Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Getting a Facelift and Re-Release

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April 10th, 2017

Ten fully revised cases for the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective line from Space Cowboys will soon be available with the newest standalone box, The Thames Murders and Other Cases.

Like the previously released Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, The Thames Murders and Other Cases offers ten thrilling cases, each one drawing you into the mystery surrounding a deadly crime in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Whether you’re playing alone or with up to eight players, you’ll need everyone’s wits to solve the case.

The Thames Murders & Other Cases will be popped in a new drawer box to match the other Sherlock releases from Asmodee: revamped Consulting Detective sequel Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and the more conventional board game Watson & Holmes.

It’s worth mentioning that the ten cases in Thames Murders aren’t new mysteries – they’re the original stories found in Ystari’s edition of the 1982 Spiel des Jahres winner, but retranslated and polished to buff out some of the errors and language issues that had affected the game. Apparently this even means that some of the cases’ ‘contents and solutions’ have changed, but we obviously don’t know much more than that thanks to the risk of spoilers.

Otherwise, the box includes freshened-up versions of the iconic London map, case books and The Times newspapers.

The exhaustively-titled Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective – The Thames Murders & Other Cases will be out in the third quarter of 2017.

Fearlight Games release new books for Baker Street RPG

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September 1st, 2016

Fearlight Games has released a pair of new books for their Baker Street RPG. One involves Jack the Ripper, while the other brings in Sherlock’s older, smarter brother.

In Baker Street: Sherlock by Gaslight, Whitechapel 1888, women are being murdered. It’s up to you and your fellow investigators to search for clues and bring his reign of terror to an end. But more than just a bit of an adventure, there’s also new professions for your investigators, as well as information of over 50 London locations.

Meanwhile, in Casebook #2, Missions from Mycroft, there are 8 cases that must be solved. And these aren’t just some purse snatchings that need to be wrapped up. The life of the Queen is at stake. Will you be able to save the Queen?

Both of these books are available now through DriveThruRPG.

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Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes available in PDF

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March 28th, 2015

Fearlight takes your roleplaying adventures to the streets of London during the time of Sherlock Holmes.

The corebook, a casebook with 8 adventures, and a free adventure are all downloadable from RPGnow.com

Sherlock Holmes is Missing and Presumed Dead!

Intrepid investigators are asked by the stoic Dr. Watson to take cases out of Baker Street in Holmes’s absence. Victorian streets, foggy nights, and crime most foul await. Will the nefarious plans of crafty villains come to fruition or can the champions of justice from Baker Street save the day?

Baker Street is a Role Playing Game in which the players attempt to solve some of the most baffling crimes in history. Featuring over 30 careers, 25 unique criminal extras, and rules for making your own nefarious villains, Baker Street features a robust investigation mechanic, easy character generation, and rules for making your own mystery.

StarT Studios launches Sherlock Holmes playing card Kickstarter

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June 1st, 2014

The first crowdfunding kickstarter project by StarT Studios is a Sherlock Holmes playing card set

There hasn’t been a character in fiction that has had the same impact on the world as Sherlock Holmes. This first playing card project from Tabitha Grace Smith (aka Tabz) brings the world of Sherlock Holmes from text to playing cards. A playful parody on the Sherlock Holmes fandom featuring the Sherlock characters as animals. Artwork by Mindy Lou Hagan.

Guest artwork for the gaff cards by Justine Schneider & Nate Taylor.

We’re also producing custom dice, a bottle opener, and a custom coin based on Mindy’s art.

Each playing card features custom pips also designed by Mindy Lou Hagan!

Sherlock Holmes RPG up on Kickstarter

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February 6th, 2014

Fearlight Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Baker Street, an RPG set in the world of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes is Missing and Presumed Dead!

Intrepid investigators are asked by the stoic Dr. Watson to take cases out of Baker Street in Holmes’s absence. Victorian streets, foggy nights, and crime most foul await. Will the nefarious plans of crafty villains come to fruition or can the champions of justice from Baker Street save the day?
Baker Street is a Role Playing Game in which the players attempt to solve some of the most baffling crimes in history. Featuring over 30 careers, 25 unique criminal extras, and rules for making your own nefarious villains, Baker Street features a robust investigation mechanic, easy character generation, and rules for making your own mystery.

Some of the unique features of Baker Street are The Sherlock Die, Investigation Scenes, Clue Cards, Social Status, and the Threat Meter. Additional information on several of these follow, with more detail and content to follow in updates.