Read on for information about LotFP releases and news.
21.04.2017: Veins of the Earth out now, and First Reviews!
Veins of the Earth, writing by Patrick Stuart, art by Scrap Princess, layout and design by Jez Gordon.
You can hit those links and see the official promotional material, but it might be more valuable to see what paying customers have already said:
"Evocative hints, and inspiring prose rather than excessive rules driven explanation alone would make Veins of the Earth an outstanding setting book, but the way it marries mechanics to setting intent and mood of play is a very rare accomplishment." (full review here)
"This book is beautiful." (full review here)
"My initial thoughts? Jesus. It's love at first sight." (full review here)
"If you are interested in running games that extend below the surface, I’d put this on a must-have list for the sheer amount of inspiration and research it condenses alone." (full review here)
Here's a Reddit post about Veins.
And Patrick and Scrap did an interview here.
23.03.2017: New T-Shirts in the LotFP Webstore!
15.03.2017: ACLU Donation Drive Results + News
The ACLU fundraising drive ended up giving away 222 books for $15,661 in donations. Thank you everyone!
Two new shirts are on their way here from the printer in Germany, and they'll go up on the webstore when they arrive.
After almost three years of production (I got the first full version of the text in June 2014), Veins of the Earth is finally done and should be available in mid-April. We'll be doing previews on the LotFP G+ and Facebook during the time in between. Veins is a project by Patrick Stuart and Scrap Princess (Deep Carbon Observatory and Fire on the Velvet Horizon), and Jez Gordon just finished the layout. 368 page hardcover, full color. Looks like it'll be 55€ before tax and shipping. The book will be physically about twice as thick as Red & Pleasant Land, and I expect the book is going to weigh 1000-1100 grams, which would make Economy shipping costs somewhere around 20€.
This is LotFP's biggest production to date, and just might be the best "underdark" gaming supplement this hobby has ever produced. If you doubt that bit of hype, well, we'll see. We'll see. I like our chances.
This might be a good time to remind everyone that if your order through the webstore weighs at least 2100 grams, I subsidize half the shipping cost, savings included in the listed shipping price once you pass that threshold. Might be something to consider when ordering such a large book.
29.01.2017: Donate, Get a Book
LotFP is offering a free book to anyone who donates US$50 or more to the ACLU.
- Offer is good for donations made from January 29 2017 onward.
- One free book per person.
- Offer good through February 2017, or until we give away 500 books, whichever comes first. (see our social media outlets for the running tally of how many book are left in the offer; if you make a donation and our offer has expired, there will be no refund, as the ACLU is not involved in this offer)
- Any book available on the LotFP Webstore may be claimed for this offer: http://www.lotfp.com/store/
- (yes, you can pick a t-shirt instead, and if we run out of a particular title you will be asked to pick another)
- Email proof of your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your desired book and your shipping address.
- You will not be added to any mailing list, your information won't be passed on, etc.
23.01.2017: Free RPG Day Book Announced!
LotFP is participating in Free RPG Day again this year. The book is complete, but until early January 28 we are running a pre-order/sponsorship offer here for those of you without a participating local game store, or for those who want to help get a bigger print run for the book.
It's written by LotFP head James Edward Raggi IV, illustrations are by Rosi Kämpe, who has done some work for Marvel and Top Cow this past year. Oh yeah, the book will be hardcover.
As to what the book is... if you thought Slügs! last year was crazy, you haven't seen anything yet:
Yes, that is the real cover, and yes, we've lost our minds. But isn't that what you're here for? Not going to be boring, in any event.