Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lovecraft and Labyrinth Lord

Does it get any cooler - Lovecraft and LL?

Check it out!  Lovecraftian critters are coming to Labyrinth Lord.
I just need to call out a few things that seem exceedingly cool - new Race-Class options for Labyrinth Lord!  Tired of Tolkien Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings wringing the "Weird Horror" vibe out of your game with their Middle Earthness?  The Innsmouth Look is coming to Labyrinth Lord.  Arthur Jermyn would be proud of the horrible White Ape Hybrids...

Alright Dan & Co, can you tell me if there are Valusian Serpent Men in there too?

Looks like the Black City campaign will be getting a dose of cool monsters.  And stuff.  Although this part of the blurb interested me - Evil cultists consummate their union with Shub-Niggurath in dark woods... to the best of my knowledge, Shub didn't originate with HPL and *may* not be public property... but I'm sure those guys did their diligence - could LL have gotten use of Chaosium's whole bestiary?*

I will even do my best to stifle complaints that once again, Lovecraftian critters will be used as fodder in standard D&D campaigns everywhere, stand-ins for ordinary monsters, instead of dread-inspiring antagonists in horror scenarios...

*Geeky clarification; the name Shub-Niggurath appeared in Lovecraft, but the creatures commonly encountered in Cthulhu scenarios, the Dark Young, seem to be Chaosium's, so it could be the open source stuff only...