Read on for information about LotFP releases and news.
31.05.2013: Welcome New LotFP Fan!
'allo those of you who were directed here by either the Free Rules & Magic release on DriveThru/RPGNow, and those of you who came here because of picking up Better Than Any Man for Free RPG Day (June 15 if you're reading this before then, click the link and use the Retailer Locator to find this 96 page free adventure at a store near you!)!
There's a link to the right there to a free artless download of the Rules & Magic book.
The PDF will make it clear that LotFP falls under the "old school/OSR/retro-clone" scene, but it does have some little twists that turn game-play slightly left of center. "Where's the weirdness in this Weird Fantasy?" you might ask. That's more in the Ref book and it's more atmosphere and advice than hard-coded strangeness; if it was part of the regular rules then it wouldn't be weird, it would just be another part of the game. Do be sure to check the Summon spell in the free download if you really insist on weirdness in the rules.
A few months ago I also wrote a series of "LotFP Quick Primer" posts on G+ and the LotFP blog. Here they are:
As far as this website, you'll notice it's not very well up to date. Busy busy busy actually making stuff. The store link up top is your best bet for browsing info about our releases, and the links to the right on this page will keep you up to date on news. Twitter gets the occasional update, and the G+ and Facebook pages usually display the same "official" updates, as does the blog. The forum (link up top) is fairly active and you can interact directly with the freaks, malcontents, and ne'er-do-wells that make up the LotFP fanbase.
LotFP Publisher James Edward Raggi IV's personal G+ page is used to preview art, give snippets about what's being currently worked on, and inspirational bits like movie and music commentary. That's where real interaction and fun happens instead of the boring linking of release info and reviews.
About LotFP's different editions:
The Deluxe Edition came first. 650 copies made, sold out. The Grindhouse Edition came next. 2000 copies made, and it's almost sold out--bad timing, with all this new promotion... The next edition will be two hardcover books, the Player book (Rules & Magic) and the Referee (Procedures & Inspirations) book. The Rules & Magic book will be out late June/early July, the Ref book in another couple months.
We've got books from Kenneth Hite and Vincent Baker, among others, out soon. I'd go create an LotFP store account so you can be notified when all these new releases hit the LotFP store (retail shops won't get them until a few months after...).
Questions? Fan mail? Hit that Contact link up top.
05.02.2013: Winter Update!
It's sometimes difficult to remember the actual LotFP homepage in the flurry of events that make up the everyday here. (or maybe I don't have a clue how many people visit this site but I see instant feedback in other places I post... how's that for proper PR?)
Here's what's going on at LotFP:
Tales of the Scarecrow is available in PDF from the usual places.
Previous crowdfunding efforts are in process. The Rules & Magic hardcover and Kenneth Hite's Qelong are finished with layouts and art is coming in. When the art is all done they should be ready for print.
As for the summer adventure campaign projects, Vincent Baker's Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions is in layout. Rients' Broodmother Sky Fortress is in playtesting. Brockie, Green, and Conley are taking a wee bit longer with their projects than expected but I am in contact with all three. My own bonus 64 page adventure is all written and editing is complete. It's an art-free project so all it needs is layout and it's ready for press.
18.09.2012: The God that Crawls, The Magnificent Joop van Ooms, and a New Poster now Available!
The God that Crawls and The Magnificent Joop van Ooms are now available in the LotFP store in both Print/PDF and PDF-only formats, and we've got a new A1-size poster of the Joop van Ooms poster available as well.
All non-LotFP items in the store are 5€ until further notice! We've got a lot coming in before the end of the year and need to clear some space...
Do note that Joop van Ooms is another limited edition adventure, so if you want a copy, order sooner than later. Not kidding - Death Love Doom has sold out...
19.08.2012: The Monolith from beyond Space and Time & Death Love Doom Now Available!
Both adventures are now available from the LotFP store in Print and PDF formats, and the PDFs are also available from RPGNow and Paizo.
Death Love Doom is a limited print run item so if you want a print copy, order sooner rather than later...
The July campaigns are over.
Only 4 adventures funded out of the 19...
... but four adventures funded to the tune of $27,819 total.
Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients (art by Stuart Robertson)
The Seclusium of Orphone by Vincent Baker (art by Cynthia Sheppard)
Horror Among Thieves by Kelvin Green
Towers Two by Dave Brockie
Should be four shades of awesome.
Thank you for your support everyone!