I am obligated by all that is terrible and glorious to call special attention to this Lamentations of the Flame Princess effort. LOTFP is trying to generate funds to create a print-version of a new adventure, and distribute it as part of Free RPG day. It's already funded as a PDF, but it needs to go further to get published as a free book, too. You can read the blurb here on the Kickstarter page: "Better Than Any Man" Kickstarter.
The adventure itself looks awesome. That cover image is creepy and… more creepy. You just know the adventure is going to be Sexviolenceheavymetal, as James says, and shock some sensibilities. If it funds, you can get a printed copy at Free RPG Day; if you support the Kickstarter campaign, you can kick in some extra dollars and have a paper copy mailed and save yourself the trip to the game store. Four (new) LOTFP adventures are being offered as PDFs for campaign supporters, with print versions offered in the higher levels, and lots of other publishers are including their own books in the perks. It's a regular party.
LOTFP is leading the charge at extending old school adventures into off-beat genres with its horror and sci-fi adventures - the niche is a tasty blend of weirdness and dread that's never going to be colonized by a big corporation. More LOTFP cultists, err, players, means more big name writers doing LOTFP cross-over material. Creative, shocking, and challenging adventures, written by talented folks in our gaming space, are projects I'll gladly promote and throw some support behind.
Am I the only one who finds delicious irony in the idea of funding a free product? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?ReplyDelete
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@Gururamalamaswami: Every free product given out on Free RPG Day has to be paid for by somebody. If the choice is to not give out a free product or to get assistance paying for the considerable cost of giving out a free product, why not ask for the assistance? Free RPG Day is a great thing - it gets new blood into the hobby. It's a good cause. Why should LotFP shoulder it alone if others are willing to help? I see no irony - I only see somebody who thinks "free" means "pops into existence at no cost".ReplyDelete
But the irony is there. Delicious, as well. Nevertheless, I'm in - at $22 I get a physical copy of one adventure and a heap of very nice PDFs. It's a good deal no matter what the cause might be...ReplyDelete
It's for a worthy cause, the rewards and perks deliver a ton of value to the backers, and it's still funny just saying the words, "I'm pledging money for a free RPG product". Nice one.ReplyDelete