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20.02.2011: New LotFP Webstore Now Live!
If you click the Store menu item up above you'll see the all-new, all-awesome LotFP Webstore. We now sell PDFs direct, offer free PDF with print purchases, and all sorts of fun stuff.
In the months to come we'll be adding other publishers' goods to the store as well.
I should also note that as of January 1, LotFP is part of the Bits and Mortars program. Basically, if you buy a print copy of LotFP goods, you get the PDF version with it free. If the store you buy gaming products from isn't part of the Bits & Mortars program, give them that link!
(The Deluxe Edition PDF is not loaded in the B&M database, just to avoid headaches and confusion with the forthcoming Grindhouse Edition at the retailer level. However, if you're bought the Deluxe Edition box set (or any other print product) since January 1, email a proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll get a coupon for a free download of the PDF version.)
Speaking of Grindhouse, the new edition of Weird Fantasy Role-Playing (don't blame me for the rapid turnover between editions - you guys sold the old one out, not me. ;)) is probably 10 days away from being ready to go to press.
Vornheim depends on Zak's schedule (poor guy has a profession life beyond doing RPG stuff - can you imagine?) but it's very close, just not quite as close as the Grindhouse Edition.
Carcosa and Isle of the Unknown have completed the writing phase. Preliminary layouts have been done. The next step is to determine exact formats, finalize layout, commission art, and proof it. The art will take the lion's share of that time but we really can't move forward on that until the initial Grindhouse/Vornheim sales cycle is done. Small publisher, not unlimited resources and all that.
And that's the news.
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19.11.2010: Updated News
Apologies for not updating the main news page very often (I mainly use the blog for breaking news), but here's what's going on:
LotFP will have a table at Dragonmeet on November 27. The final Weird Fantasy Role-Playing boxes will be available there. This will close out the convention year, with LotFP having been to two Finnish conventions (Ropecon and Tracon), one Swedish (Stockholms Spelkonvent), one German (Spiel), and now England.
The LotFP Webstore is under reconstruction and will be all fancy and stuff by the end of the year. The current store page can be used in the meantime.
I put up the full text of the Carcosa and Isle of the Unknown announcements, so let me also put this up, originally announced October 19:
LotFP to release Zak Sabbath's Vornheim City Kit
Lamentations of the Flame Princess is pleased to announce it will be releasing the Vornheim City Kit by Zak Sabbath of “Playing D&D With Porn Stars” and The Escapist’s "I Hit It With My Axe."
Zak: "The Vornheim City Kit will be a guide to the city that my campaign is based around, but way more than that, it'll be a tool for running open-ended city adventures anywhere. I'm not going to be Mr. PR here and claim I'm sure it'll have 'Everything You Need To Run A Campaign In A Fake Medieval Urban Setting' but I am sure it'll have everything I need, because this is actually the stuff I use when we play.
"The Vornheim City Kit will feature: oddities of the city; maps of major locations; a souped-up version of the "urbancrawl" rules for creating fully-stocked labyrinthine streets while players are actually being chased through them; and loads of tables for creating taverns, merchants, libraries, decadent aristocrats, and other accoutrements of urban living in a split-column format allowing the DM to generate functional details on the fly or mix-and-match results during adventure prep in order to create more individualized environments.
"The emphasis will be on creating instruments you can actually use, rather than burying the DM under masses of pre-imagined information. This won't be a big, fat, where-the-fuck-did-I-put-that-bookmark encyclopedia of every loose toothpick and manhole cover in the city. This will be a little book that you can put on your table and say to your players "Ok, it's Friday night in 1200 AD, what are we doing?" and be confident that you have an environment ready to roll with any punch the party throws. The pictures will be helpful, the maps will be clear, the tables will be fun to roll on, and it will all be easy to find."
The kit will also include notes and commentary on how the tools in the kit can or have worked out in actual play from James Raggi, Zak Sabbath, and the 'Axe' girls.
Look for it Winter 2011.
17.10.2010: LotFP to Release Geoffrey McKinney's Isle of the Unknown and Carcosa in 2011
Lamentations of the Flame Princess has come to an agreement to release Geoffrey McKinney's new Isle of the Unknown project in 2011. LotFP will also re-release Carcosa in an expanded, deluxe edition.
Geoffrey McKinney and I have been generally supportive of each others' work over the past couple of years. I saw that he was putting a new project together while at the same time letting Carcosa go out of print, and I thought his creativity and my expanding distribution network could work to our mutual benefit. Or to drop the PR-talk: We're going to exploit the hell out of each other for mutual financial gain.
Isle of the Unknown is a work in progress so any real talk about it would be premature, but I've seen a preliminary manuscript. I do have to say that people are going to be shocked at how utterly old school the presentation is. And before anyone worries about this collaboration resulting in watered-down McKinney, I'll let you know that even I was a bit shocked at the format of the project. I made "editorial suggestions" and the reply was "No." Rest assured you'll be getting straight-up unfiltered McKinney from Isle of the Unknown. It's going to be wild stuff.
More information on Isle of the Unknown in the months to come.
Then there's Carcosa. I know Carcosa.
Carcosa was, in my eyes, the first project demonstrating that the Old School Renaissance didn't have to be about preserving and fetishizing the past - it could be about building something new and daring without losing the old school ethos or the old school rules. The best of both worlds.
Carcosa caused a bit of a stir when it was first released in 2008, and I thought it was time to re-release it in a format that such a groundbreaking release deserves. I'll be working closely with McKinney to release something that stays absolutely true to Carcosa's original intent while giving it a presentation that will blow people's minds.
I look forward to taking all the madness and excitement that Carcosa inspires and putting that into distribution.
Isle of the Unknown and Carcosa are penciled in to be released Spring 2011.
16.07.2010: LotFP Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and Hammers of the God
Orders are now being accepted for both of these items. Check out the store link above!
Do note that the Tower of the Stargazer and Weird New World adventures are included in the box. They are also available separately for those of you interested in LotFP modules but not the game.
09.07.2010: The Grinding Gear nominated for an ENnie!
LotFP's Grinding Gear module has been nominated for a Best Adventure ENnie.
Death Frost Doom got an Honorable Mention for Best Cartography.
See the full list of nominees here.
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