Beware of the Spirits of the Woods

web-coverDo you want strange, supernatural encounters that you can confront your players with when they travel through a forest? Something that is a tad more scary or spooky than an ambush of a pack of wolves or a raging owlbear? Beware of the Spirits of the Woods, my latest pay-what-you-want-title, provides you with six such encounters. None of them should be used as a random encounter, as they are in no case something that may happen each and every day to a group of travelers. They are something  special, that perhaps happens once every couple of month (or even less often), or something that happens in a certain, cursed or hexed part of the woods.

All creatures encountered are supernatural (pixies, sprites and spirits) and chaotic, magical beings. Clerical spells like Protection from Evil will affect them. And as nobody reads my blog for my advertisement, I will give you two examples below.

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It is gone… or is it?

Halloween is now over, and the Blood-Drenched Room disappeared from the lists of the available downloads on drivethrurpg.com. The search engine still shows that it was there, but the page it should lead to is gone. Only the next Halloween will summon it back to our world, unless…

Well, unless this blog posts here gets at least 13 likes. As soon as this happens, I will make the Blood-Drenched Room “public” again, for 13 days.

If you want to summon something, gather a small cult and start chanting *chuckles*.

It is gone… or is it?

[SHA]What the Smithy has to offer

Hi everyone. The weekend is coming a little earlier for me today, and so does my next release: What the Smithy has to offer is another pay-what-you-want, LotFP-compatible title of mine that is now available at drivethrurgp.com. The next time your players ask “what weapons and armor are offered for sale?” instead of stating what they are looking for, roll 2-5 times (or: 1d4+1 times) on this list. All prices assume “silver standard”, of course.

This product is an independent production by Gregorius21778 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.

To sweeten my shameless house advertising I add the whole list to the blog post as well. After all, it is pwyw, anyway! But please remember, everything counts in large amounts.

 

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Halloween Horror: The Blood-Drenched Room

This is a Halloween Horror: it will pop up when Halloween comes close, and I hope you find a way to make use of it.

cover-webA new -=freebee=- waits for you at drivethrurpg.com: The Blood-Drenched Room

This product is an independent production by me, Gregorius21778 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.

The Blood-Drenched Room is a place that has been formed by mankind murdering and slaughtering another. It may be summoned by a Magic-User (as a special, stand alone version of the Level 1 Summon spell, found on p.134 of the Player Core Book: Summon the Blood-Drenched Room), so that it is just behind the door the summoner opens after the spells has been cast. It has another door that leads out of it, and if the Magic-User was able to dominate the Room this very door may open into any other room were a life was taken and blood was spilled within this very turn. Distance does not matter, all that matter is death and blood. When the spell has been cast successfully, the door it was cast upon will lead into the Blood Drenched Room for 2d6 rounds. Anybody may pass through the door this way. Those who wish to get to the room that physically is behind the door must close it, pass a Saving Throw vs. Devices, and open it again. But once the door is closed once more, it will open up into the Blood Drenched Room again (until the duration ends, see above).

What are you waiting for? Get your copy while it is online! Happy Halloween!

Halloween Horror: The Blood-Drenched Room

Optional Rules for LotFP Clerics

In the forums of lotfp.com, some folks discuss how to improve the cleric class. While I cannot side with the “does not hits as good as fighter” argument (NO class in lotfp has a higher to-hit-bonus as the fighter, as all but the fighter have a flat THB of “+1”), I see the point that is made about the spells.

I would not say that they are less powerful. People tend to measure power in “opponents killed”, which is something that I happily leave to the fighters. To revive somebody from the dead is more powerful to me than to burn said somebody to crisps with the flick of a wrist (again, I fighters take more time, but do the job). But I agree that the clerics spells are in total less fancy as they are often defensive or “negating” in nature: the majority of magic-user spells create a certain effect of their own (which gives the player a moment to shine) as the PC does something. What the cleric does often negates something somebody else did: removing damage, disease, curses etc. is reactive instead of active, the kind of support role that those who want to hug the limelight like to avoid.

This is hard to change without mixing the two classes up into one and the same thing, which turns it into a question of flavor if your PC is “C or MU”. But what -could- be done for those that feel that their cleric is “underpowered” and “un-shiny” compared to a regular MU? Here are some suggestions of mine:

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Other people on “Veins of the Earth”

Hi everyone,

as my regular readers will already have noted, I started to delve into the material of Veins of the Earth. Others already did so before me, and the opinions and thoughts of two of them I would like to recommend.

For one, there is Almost a review on the Against The Wicked City blog. In my opinion, it sums up the the title pretty well: if you are unsure if you want to buy it, give it a read.

To those who already own a copy I recommend Feeding Cities in the Veins of the Earth on the False Machine blog. The post deals with one of the drawbacks off VotE that was mentioned in the AtWC review: food supply/economy. I do not like all the solutions and concepts mentioned in the blog post (the Food Malmukes are my prime example), but that being said it is a good source for ideas.

Thanks to both authors for sharing their thoughts and ideas with us.

 

 

Other people on “Veins of the Earth”