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10.02.2014: February Update!
Wrapping up in a few days is LotFP's Free RPG Day 2014 fundraising campaign to get a free adventure into hundreds of stores this June:
The campaign features an à la carte setup so you can get only the things you want. Available are copies of the Free RPG Day adventure itself including a backer cover, as well as World of the Lost, a prehistoric-themed sandbox by Rafael "Teratic Tome/Slaughtergrid/lots of stuff" Chandler, the print edition of which is exclusive to this campaign. Also, a killer, killer new T-shirt design by Jez Gordon, and a tote bag! Stretch goals are likewise being done on an item-by-item basis. Go take a look.
Also, Kelvin Green's Forgive Us and Zzarchov Kowolski's Scenic Dunnsmouth are at the printer now. Forgive Us is a creepy 48-pager the author describes as "more or less The Thing slapped into a thieves' guild in a populous 17th Century city." Dunnsmouth is a 112-page adventure about a cursed village in a swamp that features an innovative adventure setup procedure. We'll announce when they go on sale at the LotFP webstore, likely at the end of this month/beginning of next.
11.12.2013: Winter Update
Boy oh boy are we rubbish with keeping up on the news.
We're in writing and production mode, with the Referee book, the reprints of Death Frost Doom and Tower of the Stargazer, Zak's Red and Pleasant Land, Zzarchov's Scenic Dunnsmouth and Thulian Echoes, Rients' Broodmother, Chandler's No Salvation for Witches, Michael Curtis' A Single Small Cut, and Kelvin Green's Forgive Us (formerly Horror Among Thieves), Another Shitty Adventure, Tower of the Navelgazer, Brockie's Towers Two, and Conley's English Civil War Sandbox, and probably another thing or two I've forgotten right now, all in various stages of completion.
Stretched thin is not the word for it.
The Ref book is the main priority, since nothing else can really be printed or sent to distribution until the core is done. After that, things should pop out at a more consistent rate than we've managed lately...
13.09.2013: Ref Book Time
We're getting the new hardcover Ref book going.
New greatly expanded hardcover Ref book... and a new 4th printing of Death Frost Doom will be included with all Ref books backed through this campaign thanks to pre-campaign sponsors!
There is a lot of exclusive stuff available through the campaign like heavy-duty slipcases and Ref screens, a new Zzarchov adventure, T-shirt, special dice sets, note pads...
There are add-ons which will change the book itself -- commentary by Kenneth Hite or Frank Mentzer or Michael Curtis or Zak S, or new monsters by Rafael Chandler and Aeron Alfrey...
24.07.2013: New LotFP Releases!
New releases now in stock and for sale at the LotFP Store:
LotFP Rules & Magic hardcover book The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (by D. Vincent Baker) Qelong (by Kenneth Hite) Fuck For Satan (by James Edward Raggi IV) Tales of the Scarecrow Better Than Any Man
Plus: Alice T-shirt design Bookmarks!
Plus: Flame Princess T-shirt design, all sizes re-stocked!
Note that several of those books were crowdfunded. If you participated in the crowdfunding campaign and are unsure about what you should be receiving, email email@example.com and we'll get that sorted.
Thanks for your support everybody!
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...).
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