[Toolkit] The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (2013) D. Vincent Baker (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) “If you want these to have any magical qualities, create them yourself” -Vincent Baker, The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions It’s back to the trenches boys! After the soothing words of Lisa Smedman restored to … More [Review] The Seclusium of Orphone (Lotfp); A blunted tool of excessive verbosity but sparse utility
[Adventure] No Salvation for Witches (2014) Raphael Chandler (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 4 Proper Horror is hard to do in elfgames. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve genuinely managed to get under the player’s skin. Horror is a delicate thing and requires finesse, a combination of … More [Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements
Some time needs to be spent mentioning the overly elaborate and almost Byzantine random encounter tables for both inside and outside. It is regretable that most of them are just creatures, with no other details added, but to Chandler’s credit, a FUCKING RANDOM TABLE is added so you can generate complex encounters between multiple parties … More PrinceofNothingReviews: World of the Lost (lotfp) Pt. III; Barrier Peaks Redux
Amid a cluster of fifty-foot sapele trees with bright yellow petals, there is a contamination. Anyone moving through this area will experience a bright flash of light, followed by a moment of disorientation. All characters must save versus Magic. Failure means that there is a moment of darkness, and when the characters open their eyes … More PrinceofNothingReviews: World of the Lost (Lotfp) Pt. II; Sandbox-ah-la-roi
[Adventure] The Atheneum of Yearning (2017) Steven Oswald Level 3 – 6 I am proud to present the 2nd review request, a PWYW Lotfp 3rd party supplement. I give assurances to my other patron that the GREAT WORK is by no means neglected and continues on at a steady, if at times glacial, pace. The … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Atheneum of Yearning (Lotfp 3PP); Had I the heavens embroidened cloths…
[Core rules] Into the Odd (2015) Chris McDowall (Lost Pages) Nothing to clear a bad hangover like a good elf-game review. Case in point, Into the Odd, by Chris McDowall, is an ultra rules-light OSR weird/steampunk game. In 48 pages McDowall manages to set down not just a fully playable game, but manages, by but … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Into the Odd (OSR); Brevity is the soul of Wit.
[Adventure/Hexmap] Monkey Business (2017) Jens Durke Levels ??? Full disclaimer: I was asked to review this strange pay-what-you want adventure nominally compatible with the OSR by fellow rpg-blogger and fellow Euro-trash Jens Durke aka the Disoriented Ranger (Swamp-German hello to you my Teutonic brother in arms!). I was naturally flattered and took to the task … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Monkey Buisness (OSR); WHAT IN THE NAME OF GARL GLITTERGOLD DID I JUST READ?
[Adventure] Thulian Echoes (2014) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 2 – 5 We are back with yet another Installment of the modules from the twisted mind of Zacharrov Kowolski, that strange Canadian pervert that sets all our hearts ablaze. Thulian Echoes is an honest to god module and it verges somewhere between … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Thulian Echoes (Lotfp); He is back and he’s got a new Trick
[Adventure] The Pale Lady (2015) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level ??? (estimated 1-3) I’m starting to dig Kowolski’s stuff and I’m trying to find out why. Is it the irreverent humor scattered about the works? The thrill of playing mad professor DnD? Is it that brevity is the soul of wit? My … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Pale Lady (Lotfp); Gingerbread v2: Electric Boogaloo
[Adventure] Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (2013) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 4 Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess by the awesomely named Zzarchov Kowolski is a short, 18-page location based adventure for character levels 1-4 set in a horrific variation of the Land of Milk and Honey. It is really … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (Lotfp); What is this I can’t even