LotFP's role-playing activities were conceived under the dread gloom of Finnish winter and consummated during the darkless summer by a displaced American on a steady diet of Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells, HP Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Hammer Horror, Dario Argento, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and the traditional Nordic doom metal scene, filtered through over a quarter of a century of gaming experience. Through use of forbidden rites and mystical incantations remembered in fevered dreams, LotFP founder James Edward Raggi IV seeks to recreate the past by remolding the present and conquering the future.

Although part of the Old School Renaissance, it is not LotFP's goal to recreate the old feeling with our books, either in look or content. Playing classic games is not an exercise in nostalgia or a longing for a different time - these games are vibrant and alive and continue to provide true gaming excitement today, and on their own terms. LotFP's game offerings treat these games with the respect they deserve while giving their referees and players innovative and fresh material for those games.