Monday, July 1, 2013


On July 22, 2009, LotFP officially became a business. It's been... interesting. We've gotten some cool books out of it. Honestly I thought I was scamming a way to not have to get a real job for a few more months.

In July 2010, LotFP published its own game system, Weird Fantasy Role-Playing. The Deluxe Edition! This cost so much money to produce that I thought I was sinking the company for the sake of making a cool box set.

Funny how things work out.

Anyway, I still have two of these Deluxe Editions knocking about. They have a price tag on them, and they were on a store shelf (I traded the newer Grindhouses for the store's old copies of the Deluxe Edition so they didn't have the older edition rotting on the shelf), so they're not pristine. But they are complete and unopened, with a Rules book, Magic book, Referee book, Tutorial book, Recommended Reading booklet, Tower of the Stargazer, and Weird New World. Plus dice, character sheets, graph paper, and a PENCIL!

You want one?

Send me a writeup of a MAGIC ITEM of your creation suitable for LotFP by July 21! And I'll release a free PDF featuring what everyone's submitted sometime thereafter!

What does "suitable for LotFP?" mean? Well you've seen The God that Crawls, Monolith, Tales of the Scarecrow, Joop van Ooms, Death Love Doom, and the sample items in the Grindhouse set. That sort of thing.

To enter, send an email with the subject line LOTFP MAGIC ITEM CONTEST to with your magic item, the name you'd like in the credits, and any web link you want printed with that. You retain all rights to your creation but you give LotFP permission to distribute your entry in the free PDF. You also should realize that while I won't change your entry's content, I may put my variation of the item under yours (clearly marked which part is mine and which is yours).

On July 22 I'll choose a winner and contact them by email. You have 48 hours to respond to that with your mailing address or I pick another winner.

Also looking for someone to proofread the thing, and someone to do a color cover for it (can't pay for this sort of thing since it's a non-commercial project).

(There will be a monster contest for the other Deluxe box up for grabs that will go live after Better Than Any Man's PDF is posted so everyone gets to see the latest on what "LotFP Monsters" look like.)

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