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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Broodmother Sky Fortress

Hey OSR fans, let's get this funded: Broodmother Sky Fortress

"Lamentations of the Flame Princess presents Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients, illustrated by Stuart Robertson
You know what your crapsack campaign world needs? Giants made out of sharks and elephants, lurking in a haunted house in the clouds, ready to jump out of cyclopean shadows and murder your PCs right in their stupid faces.
About the Author
Jeff Rients received the 1981 Basic D&D box for his eighth birthday and he's never been quite right since. A regular contributor to Fight On! magazine, a fixture at his local nerd conventions and a general purpose weirdo, Jeff is perhaps best known for his long running blog, the imaginatively titled Jeff's Gameblog, where his greatest contributions to the hobby may be rules for getting your PC into trouble while drunk or his theory that all RPGs are Retro, Stupid and/or Pretentious.

About the Artist
Stuart Robertson is a game designer and illustrator who has been a fan of weird sci-fi, comic books, monster movies, westerns, roleplaying games and miniatures since the early 1980s. He is the creator of the Weird West RPG and posts artwork at http://stuartrobertson.deviantart.com

About LotFP
LotFP is the publisher of Weird Fantasy Role-Playing, a horror-fantasy tabletop RPG. It is a second-generation retro-clone, which means that adventures compatible with LotFP are also compatible with over a dozen different games. A free no-art PDF version of the LotFP rulebook is available here. For more info hit the LotFP home page or LotFP blog.

This is one of a number of concurrent campaigns underway to get adventures by top talent published for LotFP."

James Raggi, creator of LotFP also has this to say:

"So why should *you* participate in this?
  • You are putting money into the creator's hands. Over 50% of each adventure's $6000 goal goes directly to the writer and the artist. Plus money to the editor. And the layout/graphic designer. LotFP won't make a dime until after these are printed and put into general sale for all the non-diehards who didn't jump on the campaigns.
  • Each author gets "final cut" on the adventure. You're getting what Jeff Rients wants to do. What Kelvin Green wants to do. What Anna Kreider wants to do. LotFP will provide editorial input but the writer has final say, and sets the tone for the artwork.
  • You are getting old-school oriented stuff into stores and the public consciousness. LotFP now goes through Impressions to reach distribution, the same company that Goodman Games, Pelgrane Press, Troll Lord Games, Goblinoid Games, and more uses to reach retail. The $6000 goal includes a large enough print run to go into distribution, so supporting these campaigns means we can get names like Jeff Rients, Michael Curtis, Kevin Crawford, etc on (more) shelves and taking up gamer headspace and making sure the Old School way is right in peoples' faces.
  • You can get names like Vincent Baker, Monte Cook, Richard Pett, and Mike Pohjola, not known for their traditional publishing credits, to not only apply their creativity to our games, but also show them there's interest and money here. We can show them it is in their interest to be more interested in making cool things for us.
So, fund it for OSR pride.  Fund it to push LotFP and fund it for Jeff Rients!  You all know you love the guy.