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Jeff Rients
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My first OSR rpg publication is available now! Primary for LOTFP. It allows the players to play marginalized women in an awful medieval village who decide to form a Coven of witches. They must hold unholy sabbath every month while avoiding the other villagers and authorities who would seek to stop or destroy them.

This product is an independent production by Luminescent Lich Publishing and is not affiliated with Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a registered trademark owned by James Edward Raggi IV.

https://luminescentlich.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-coven-available-now.html
The Coven, available now!
The Coven, available now!
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How about some circa 1600 treasure?

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In the course of unrelated research I stumbled across some references to a book that ought to be of use to someone here:
Gamini Salgado, The Elizabethan Underworld, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

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Apart from the Bible, the first big bestseller of the age of the early printing press was Johannes de Sacrobosco's De sphaera mundi. Over 80 known editions were printed from the 15th to the 17th century. Written in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest known texts to compare the universe to a giant machine. You could do worse than incorporate some of Sacrobosco's ideas into write-ups for learned magic-users. Or you could use it to bolster an adventure based upon some sort of cyborg yog-sothoth or something.

http://www.esotericarchives.com/solomon/sphere.htm

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Lazy DM + Ugly Dice = Astrology!
I've never been good at keeping track of time in the game.  I rarely remember to let torches go out, for example.  By Uncle Gary's standards ("YOU CAN NOT HAVE A MEANINGFUL CAMPAIGN IF STRICT TIME RECORDS ARE NOT KEPT.") I kinda suck at this part of DMing, ...
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What does this monster know?
Here's a go at something I've wrestled with forever. Monster's Dungeon Knowledge Roll Hostile Neutral Friendly 2 or less Walks into nearest trap Wanders randomly for d6 turns Moves in circle 2d6 turns 3-5 Nearest hostile lair Nearest stairs, etc. Nearest po...
What does this monster know?
What does this monster know?
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Just got some fan mail, which I share with permission:

"James,
Your Random Esoteric Creature Generator helped a friend of mine in a difficult time and I wanted to tell you about it and to thank you. My friend is bipolar and had neglected his health to the point that he had been hospitalized after a seizure. I went to visit him and he had another (grand mal) seizure while I was there. Afterward in the ICU I was a bit freaked after the frantic calling for nurses and aftermath and he was freaked having gone through it so we were mostly just sitting in silence. He was on the verge of tears for a long time, so I didn't want to leave him but I couldn't come up with anything to get his mind off of where he was and what had happened.

The nurses sent me off to get some dinner while he went in for an MRI and on the way home I realized the Random Esoteric generator might be just the thing so I brought the book back with me along with some dice. He's a gamer too - we go to Gen Con, Gary Con, and Origins together - and hadn't seen the generator. After rolling the first creature up - a giant amoeboid flying creature colored like an oriole that we named The Camden - he was clearly feeling less stressed and after we finished our third he was laughing and rolling dice. He asked me to return with it on my next visit and we had another great time making up creatures and discussing their habitats.

I know you get a lot of shit that you don't deserve while you make the beautiful, creative, wonderfully engaging things that you create. I hope you know how much your work means to us in general but wow - how powerful your voodoo turned out to be when my friend was very much in need."
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Review: Broodmother Skyfortress for LotFP
Review: Broodmother Skyfortress for LotFP
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