About this project
These new books are collections of cases and other supplemental material for use in Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes. If you aren't familiar with the game, scroll on down to About the Game for a brief introduction to the system itself, or see the original campaign here.
Casebook #2: Missions from Mycroft
Missions from Mycroft is the second collection of cases for the Baker Street roleplaying game. Work for Mycroft Holmes on missions of international importance!
Sherlock’s older, smarter brother needs your help. Featuring 5 new adventures of the utmost importance. The investigators have their work cut out for them! Can they solve these mysteries? Can they save the Queen? Let’s find out!
Sherlock by Gaslight
Sherlock by Gaslight is the first campaign guide for the Baker Street roleplaying game. It features a London sourcebook and includes the Jack the Ripper campaign.
Whitechapel 1888, prostitutes are being murdered in London’s east end. Your investigators are hired to solve the world’s most famous unsolvable crime! Jack the Ripper is hiding in the Shadows. He replaces Dr. Moriarty on the Sherlock Die, and fuels your fears the closer you get to the truth! This sourcebook features all new professions for investigators, several new reprobates for the Mastermind, and over 50 London locations, each with a unique plot hook that can be converted to a whole night of who dunnits!
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.
The Sherlock Die
The Sherlock Die is a special die that is rolled with every roll in the game. The sides are numerical 1, 2, 3, a Watson icon, a Moriarty icon, and a Sherlock icon. If the result of The Sherlock Die is a numerical value (1, 2, or 3), that value rolled on any of the other dice in the roll is counted as a success. A Sherlock Holmes icon is a wild result and allows an investigator the choice of a 1, 2, or 3. A Watson result allows the investigator to gain one extra success, and a Professor Moriarty result is a bad result. When Moriarty is rolled, each unsuccessful result removes one success from the roll.
Investigating a scene is the driving engine of this game. The trick is to get enough clues fast enough so that the criminals don't have enough time to get away or further their plans. Played in a series of rounds, Investigation Scenes have investigators making Observation, Reason, and Deduction Skill Rolls to uncover clues, weed out false clues, and uncover possible leads to help them in their investigation. Be careful though! Investigators that take too long making multiple Investigation Rounds may increase the Threat Meter of the adventure.
Witness: Our sincerest thanks for your support! Everyone who contributes at the Witness level will get credit for being a Kickstarter backer.
Government Officials: Get a PDF copy of Casebook #2, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Whitechapel Vigilance Committee: Get a PDF copy of Sherlock by Gaslight, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Agents: Get a softcover copy of Casebook #2, the PDF, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Constables: Get a softcover copy of Sherlock by Gaslight, the PDF, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
British intelligence: Get PDF copies of Casebook #2 and Sherlock by Gaslight, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Scotland Yard: Get softcover copies of Casebook #2 and Sherlock by Gaslight, both PDFs, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Person of Interest: Provide us with a photo to get an investigator profile portrait and have your character included in artwork in one of our books. You could become the face of a new Profession, a Reprobate, or even a Villain! Get a softcover copy of Casebook #2, Sherlock by Gaslight, both PDFs, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
The Mastermind: Get EVERYTHING. You will get softcover and PDF copies of the Baker Street RPG rulebook, Casebook #1, Casebook #2, Sherlock by Gaslight, two Sherlock Dice (in random colors), a cardstock Mastermind Screen, credit for being a Kickstarter backer, and our sincerest thanks for your support!
Baker Street was developed by Bryce Whitacre. He authored The Defeated Dead and The French and Indian War for Rogue Games’ epic historical horror RPG, Colonial Gothic. He did the development work for “Coffins and Tombstones,” the first setting in The Spectrum System and holds a history degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He spends most of his time gaming and writing and being a slave to his two cats Augustus Kato and Claudius Tiberious.
Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes is proud to be officially licensed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate.
Find out more about the estate at: http://www.conandoyleestate.co.uk/
Risks and challenges
After completing our project for the Baker Street core book and Casebook #1, we did run into some logistical challenges. There were problems with files, printing, and even some shipping issues. The good thing about all of that was that we worked through and around them. We came out with new suppliers and implemented better processes for approval of our files. With Sherlock by Gaslight and Casebook #2, we've already been able to work with more resources to get material created and have utilized our new sources to get more work through editing and layout. Even now, we continue to work on improving our processes and are working to improve shipping rates for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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