Thursday, March 1, 2012

Firearms for LOTFP


I was out checking out the recent LOTFP indie gogo and I saw something I missed last time - it's still the two modules that are being funded, but one of them also includes rules for firearms!

This is such a natural fit for that rules system.  The horror and weird fantasy tone of LOTFP works really well in a Renaissance or early modern game, so I'm glad to see firearms added to the mix.  Solomon Kane-style adventurers and musketeers need their muskets!  James Raggi was threatening to add firearms to LOTFP last year, and here we are.

The two modules are suitably interesting - The Monolith from Beyond Space and Time is explicitly Lovecraftian, so that puts it right in my sweet spot for adventures, and I'm intrigued that the forward is by Kenneth Hite (besides authoring Trail of Cthulhu, he has a storied career writing other Mythos adventures and essays).

I don’t know much about the second adventure, The God that Crawls, other than it involves a cult in a dungeon, and includes rules for firearms.  There's a picture of one of the monsters on the project site, and it looks a bit like Abhoth, or a shoggoth, or similar nasty thing from the Mythos.  Great stuff.  Just about every release from this publisher has been a home run, so I'm expecting similarly excellent adventures this time around.  You can check out the project page here:  The Monolith from Beyond Space and Time.  Make sure to click over to the gallery to see the shoggoth-like monster.

It was pay day, so that's a good time to set aside some extra cash to a kickstarter or similar crowd-sourced project.  Lulu also had a big sale, so I picked up a book that's been on my wish list, Play Unsafe, a piece on improv and gaming, by Graham Walmsley.  Graham's done a bunch of Trail of Cthulhu scenarios, and I really enjoyed Stealing Cthulhu, a guide on adapting Lovecraft stories to gaming.  That one's somewhere in my backlog of reviews to write.  Actually, isn't Dungeon Master appreciation day coming up in a few days?  RPGnow usually puts on a sale at that time, and there's a few RPGnow titles on the wish list, too.

I can't believe it's already March.  This year is already flying by at breakneck speed.