Friday, April 21, 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.

Available here in print or here in PDF.

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.



Sunday, February 19, 2017

David Hill is a Liar

In the comments of a recent post, David Hill says: "Raggi has said he'd love to work with Vikernes on a game some time. That's just one step removed from their current writer pool."

That post is here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100565733441916861737/posts/RnrLwyQ9LcP

The relevant bit:




My previous posts about Vikernes are:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112262093672917983853/posts/Rc5SsakM7Sg

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112262093672917983853/posts/hGCKwhptSdL

http://lotfp.blogspot.fi/2015/03/raggi-promotes-nazis.html (this post also has more screencaps of Hill being a lying asshole)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112262093672917983853/posts/YYHkxfeXckG

My thoughts on working with Varg are deep in the comments of that last post. To quote myself from there:

***

Raise your hands if you think that...

A- Varg would approach me with a project.

B- He'd do something magnificent enough to be worth the headaches. The PR problems and maybe other people I work with jumping ship are hardly important next to the fact that he's previously killed a business partner - his publisher, basically - that he wasn't happy with.

C- The project he wanted to do wouldn't have any of his racial nonsense.

Anyone?

I mean, most releases I deal with, I risk my reputation if I fuck it up - both with the public and the people I work with, plus there's always the danger of going broke if a major release flops.

Stakes are a bit higher here, where there's always the nagging doubt if I'm going to get stabbed a bunch of times if things go poorly.

If he drops something on me that is so awesome that I think it's possibly worth my life to publish it, any PR issues aren't going to be important.

I will not give a blanket "No, never!" to publishing anyone.

But feel free to keep freaking out and quoting him thinking this is somehow likely to ever happen, because it's hilarious.

***

So... did I say anything resembling that I'd love to work with Varg, or is David Hill willing to make up any lie to smear people he doesn't like?

This is absolutely typical of Hill's behavior, and he runs with a crowd that not only finds this acceptable and laudable, but often engages in similar behavior.

(this is posted here because it keeps getting deleted from G+)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Donate $50 or More to the ACLU, Get a Free LotFP Book


As of this writing we've already gotten over $3600 in donation receipts to be redeemed for books. Well over 400 books still available in the offer.

Donate here: www.aclu.org
Choose from here: http://www.lotfp.com/store/
Email all the info here: lotfp@lotfp.com

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New LotFP Releases: Broodmother SkyFortress and Blood in the Chocolate

Wow, I don't use the blog much anymore. If you're wanting to keep up on LotFP stuff, you'll want to head over to Facebook or G+, and there are also fan communities on Facebook and G+.




Anywho, Broodmother Skyfortress and Blood in the Chocolate are available now in Print and PDF! They'll be filtering out to local stores in the next couple months.

Slügs! is also available for direct order from the LotFP website.

The Broodmother and BitC authors talk to each other about their new books here.

Kiel gives all the needed info about Blood in the Chocolate here.

Broodmother has been reviewed here, here, and here.

Buy buy buy so my apartment doesn't have to look like this over the holidays!




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Bundle of Lamentations: The Perfect Introduction to LotFP

As I write this, there's a little more than six days left in the Bundle of Lamentations offer.

Why should you care?


  1. It's over $100 worth of LotFP PDFs for under $25.
    1. If you've been curious about Lamentations of the Flame Princess, or on the fence about it, there won't be a better chance to sample such a large portion of LotFP at such a price. Right now there are 14 titles in the Bundle for that price, with the usual bonus titles still to come (that all previous purchases get to access so no worries about buying too early). Under $2/title.
    2. Even if you're an LotFP fan who has some of the titles, the discount will be such that it still might be worth it for you to jump in. We do just a couple PDF sales a year and nothing offering as big a savings as this.
  2. It's extremely creator friendly.
    1. For two of the sixteen titles in the Bundle, the writers and artists get a greater profit percentage than the publisher.
    2. For seven of the sixteen titles in the Bundle, the writers and/or artists are on a 50/50 profit share with the publisher.
    3. For four of the sixteen titles in the Bundle, the writer is the publisher. 
    4. Three of the titles do not have continuing royalty agreements in place, but these were originally crowdfunded projects with odd economics, so the writers and artists were all paid an agreed-upon fixed amount up front.
  3. This is a diverse set of creators and creations. Eleven different writers out of six different nations writing to their own style on their own projects over which they have creative control. This is not a Corporate Unified Product Line. Baker, Blatt, Carryer, Chandler, Curtis, Green, Kowolski, Maliszewski, Novoa, Raggi, Zak. I'll put that lineup of writers up against any in the industry.
  4. An actual good cause is involved: ten percent of the total Bundle take (after payment portal fees) goes to The Myositis Association
  5. LotFP has plans for the money. If/when we hit $22,500 on the bundle, I will commit to hiring a name RPG writer to do a project I've always wanted to have myself (that I don't particularly want to write) in a format nobody's done in years. Anything above that, well, my wife wants to go somewhere on holiday and I owe that to her for turning our two-room apartment into a warehouse these past years.
  6. We can continue to shake up the industry a little bit. Complacency and the same-old same-old being popular year-on-year isn't good for a creative industry. The following chart (open the image in a new tab; Blogger's been wonky with images lately) is how LotFP ranks with this year's other Bundles of Holding as of this past midnight. Note that two of the three Bundles still in front of us are for 30-40 year old creations. We can beat that. And hopefully show that the OSR can beat out a *World bundle too.

So if you jump on board the Bundle, everybody benefits. If you've already got this stuff so you don't need the Bundle, well, tell people about it. Not just with a link. Tell people why you like Lamentations and why you think they might too.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

LotFP Discount Bundle + Ropecon, GenCon, more!

The LotFP Bundle of Holding is live and runs until August 1! Starting at $12.95 for 7 PDFs, this is a great introduction to LotFP, both for its own sake and as a low-priced sampler of our offerings before our big convention appearances. If that sounds good to you, I'd jump on it sooner than later since the bonus package's price increases steadily through the Bundle's life. If you know someone that is curious about LotFP, let them know about the bundle.

And check out this writeup the Bundle people did about LotFP!

July 22 will be LotFP's 7th anniversary being officially in business. Lots done right, lots done wrong, but increased sales every year, so crossing fingers for getting more right than wrong in the next seven years!

Conventions!

July 29-31 Ropecon, Messukeskus, Helsinki
August 4-7 GenCon, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

Ropecon is the home field, for the first time in Helsinki's major convention center. The trade hall will be decently sized, and LotFP has booked a big 5x2 meter space in response, but otherwise this should be business as usual.

GenCon is the big one. For the first time we've got a trade stand there (booth 3002, right across from Kingdom Death awesomely enough) and this might be the only time to see the North American supporters in person. Come say hi, buy some stuff (we'll have the entire catalog plus some exclusive hoodies, a pile of the convention-exclusive tour shirts, and Maze of the Blue Medusa), and help spread the word!

We also have TraCon coming up September 3-4 in Tampere, another huge convention in October as LotFP has a stand at Essen Spiel (Hall 2, Booth 2-7108), and then we finish out the year December 3 at Dragonmeet in London.

As far as upcoming releases, We should be putting out two new major releases in the fall (hopefully September, but you know...) which will satisfy the 1000 New Published Pages pledge made at the beginning of the year. We've got some long-overdue crowdfunding rewards that were supposed to go to press in May, but between dealing with misprints and the heavy convention schedule, that didn't get done and I'm not leaving my wife with boxes everywhere while I'm in the US so that'll get done after GenCon. And just maybe before the end of the year, a third major release.

And then 2017 should be another crazy, productive year.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Free RPG Day is this Friday - Get LotFP's Slügs!



OK, I've uploaded the Slügs! promo to the LotFP G+, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts.

What I didn't say in those posts is that 5 random people who reshare/retweet/etc. that post from those accounts through Friday the 17th will get a free book of their choice from the LotFP webstore... oooorrrrr, if they prefer... in cooperation with Otherworld Miniatures, one of Otherworld's Giant Slug miniatures!

Spread the word! SLÜGS OVER THE WORLD!



Friday, May 27, 2016

Cursed Chateau and England Upturn'd Now Available! RPC This Weekend!

The Cursed Chateau and England Upturn'd are now available from the LotFP Webstore and RPGNow!

The Cursed Chateau is a complete rewrite and expansion of the 2009 haunted house adventure by James Maliszewski, with graphic design and art by Jez Gordon! 80 page fancy hardcover!

England Upturn'd is a 128 page adventure by Barry Blatt that takes place during the English Civil War. Intrigue, insanity, and all the classic LotFP insanity is included in this one, as are alternate alignment rules (politics!) and a bunch of Cleric subclasses to fit right in to mid 1600s England.

Feel free to also add older titles to your order. :)

I'm going to be at RPC in Cologne this weekend, UK Games Expo in Birmingham the following weekend, and NordCon in Hamburg the weekend after that, so please be aware that packing and shipping will be slower than usual since I'll be away more than I'm home the next couple weeks, but the first orders will be going out on Tuesday. I will have the new books at the conventions.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

GothCon This Weekend

LotFP will have a table at GothCon in Gothenburg this weekend.

Here is what will be available at the table (cash only, sorry). We'll be running a special... buy 5 items, pay only for 4 - the least expensive item is free!

Carcosa 350 SEK
Death Frost Doom 150 SEK
Death Love Doom 50 SEK
Forgive Us 120 SEK
Fuck For Satan 50 SEK
God that Crawls 120 SEK
Green Devil Face #6 20 SEK
The Idea from Space 80 SEK
Isle of the Unknown 200 SEK
Rules & Magic 200 SEK
Magnificent Joop van Ooms 50 SEK
Monolith from beyond Space and Time 120 SEK
No Salvation For Witches 200 SEK
Qelong 120 SEK
Red & Pleasant Land 300 SEK
Scenic Dunnsmouth 150 SEK
T-Shirt 200 SEK
Tales of the Scarecrow 50 SEK
Tower of the Stargazer 80 SEK
Towers Two 250 SEK
Undercroft #1-5 + VRA #1-2 zine set 200 SEK
Vornheim 150 SEK
World of the Lost 300 SEK

Shirt styles on hand will be the Astral Fear, Spiked, and convention-only Death Tour Doom designs.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Towers Two, World of the Lost, more OUT NOW!


World of the Lost, Towers Two, and Green Devil Face are out now, along with reprints of Red & Pleasant Land and the Rules & Magic book. To get more information or to order go here! (They are on their way to the distribution as we speak as well!)

If you prefer WotL or Towers Two in PDF form, go here.

That playtest document thing? That'll go out Gardening Society members who arebackers of WotL and Towers Two, or who make any purchase, while supplies last. I printed 300 of them. Sneak peak into possible changes to the next "edition" of LotFP.