Introducing “Claws and Effect” [Realms of Pugmire]

Eddy sends:

Ever since I started working on Pugmire and Monarchies of Mau, I’ve had lots of little ideas and thoughts related to the games. Some of them I’ve tossed up on my Facebook, thinking very few people would be interested in them (and boy, was I wrong about that!). Others I’ve jotted down in notebooks, wondering if someday they’ll grow into a project idea. Idly I thought that it was a shame RPG magazines aren’t in vogue any more, because I could probably write an ongoing column of nothing but interesting thoughts regarding the Realms of Pugmire.

Then, a while ago, Monica Valentinelli and Matt McElroy both asked if I could start writing content for the blog. I didn’t really know what to write about, but I said I’d think about it. Then, in a conversation with Rich, I mentioned that I had a ton of Pugmire ideas, but only a few of them were gelling. He said I should consider writing them up as blog posts, and maybe we can pull the interesting ideas into a better shape once I get them out of my head and into the light of day.

Combine the two, and voila! You have “Claws and Effect,” a (theoretically) weekly update of Pugmire ramblings, ideas, and retrospectives. I’ll pull in and polish some old ideas I’ve put into the ether, write some new posts, offer some advance looks at projects I’m working on, and maybe use these random ramblings as the building blocks for future products in the Realms of Pugmire.

Speaking of which, “Realms of Pugmire” is what I’m calling the collective umbrella of Pugmire, Monarchies of Mau, and other products all set in the same world. In fact, I even bought the URL ( to make a one-stop shop for all things Pugmire. Don’t worry — I’ll still post things here at the Onyx Path site. But we have so many cool partners for Pugmire things, and it made sense to me to put it all in one place.

Anyhow, welcome to “Claws and Effect!” What kinds of things would you like to know about the Realms of Pugmire?






9 responses to “Introducing “Claws and Effect” [Realms of Pugmire]”

  1. Second Chances Avatar
    Second Chances

    Well, history is always a favourite of mine, so maybe more about the war between Pugmire and Mau?

  2. WuseMajor Avatar

    I’d like to know more about the state of the world before the founding of Pugmire and the various Cat cities

  3. Bluegrass Geek Avatar
    Bluegrass Geek

    More lore on the “demons” would be nice. Kinda torn on what to do with them right now.

  4. MagusRogue Avatar

    You know, I’d like a look at the World itself. See how the geography’s changed. Maps and stuff maybe?

  5. Mike W Avatar
    Mike W

    I like the idea. I think it could be a good way to introduce ideas and maybe flesh out monsters, Houses, Monarchies, etc.

    Like Dragon did with Dungeons and Dragons. Lets see idea get fleshed out then collected in a new book!

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  7. Volesus Avatar

    I would love to know more about the rats and how the religion of Labo Tor!

  8. Steve "Trollish" Bulla Avatar
    Steve “Trollish” Bulla

    I’d like to know about other (wild) species such as wolves, foxes, bears, etc, and specifically what animal species are “awoken”.

    Also, ancient “Man” technology hidden or sealed in bunkers, ruins etc… almost gives this game a Gamma World feel in some ways. Are usable firearms for example something that exists in the world?

    Finally, I like how it is left purposefully vague as to what the fate of humanity was (is). For all we know, they may still exist somewhere. Care to shed any light on this?

  9. Ken Avatar

    Hello. I’m trying to find a place to preorder Monarchies of Mau. My local game store doesn’t have it listed nor does Amazon or other on-line stores. I was under the impression May was the release month. Please help.