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Lamentations of the Flame Princess | Review and Page-Through

Jeff takes on the OSR RPG Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules and Magic (LotFP)Title: Lamentations of the Flame Princess – Rules and Magic

Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Author: James Edward Raggi IV

Artists: Rowena Aitken, Aeron Alfrey, Ernie Chan, Dean Clayton, Vincent Locke, Eric Lofgren, Rich Longmore, Russ Nicholson, Jason Rainville, Cynthia Sheppard, and Amos Orion Sterns

Year: 2013

Genre: Weird fantasy OSR RPG

Pages: 167 pages

Price: $20.00 for the hardcover; $5.00 for the PDF with art, or absolutely free without art, at DriveThruRPG

I share my review and page through Lamentations of the Flame Princess from James Edward Raggi IV. Is this early OSR release still one of the best? Or does LotFP focus far too much on being shocking for the sake of being shocking? You’ll find out!

01:51 Diving into Lamentations of the Flame Princess
23:54 Final thoughts and review score

9.5 VISITORS' SCORE (2 votes)
There's a lot to like about LotFP even if you don't plan to use the system as your roleplaying base; the simple yet effective encumbrance rules as well as the magic section are excellent. I also love the fact that the author doesn't drone on and each rule section is concise and to the point. Also, while Lamentations of the Flame Princess has a reputation of really pushing the envelope of good taste, outside of a few gruesome and graphic images, this book is presented pretty straight forward. sadly, most action resolution outside of the skills is kind of ignored. All in all though, I certainly do recommend kicking the tires on LotFP.
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Jeff McAleer

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