Monday, January 23, 2012

Oh, I've got the ulfire blues... oh, the ulfire blues

Editorial Note: Carcosa Warning: Rated Jale

On a planet 153 light years away from Earth, orbiting a star in the Hyades Cluster, you have been born into one of the thirteen races of men who were bred specifically to serve as components for the bizarre and horrific sorceries of the now-extinct snake people - not that you know any of that. However, even with those reptilian bastards gone, humans are still not the top of the evolutionary heap, and in fact are being held mostly in a state of primitive and ignorant "civilization" by the omni-present threats from Grey aliens, the Great Old Ones and their spawn, the mutated flora and fauna one finds there, and the remnants of Primordial Ones' fallen civilization. Life is therefore dangerous, brutal, and short for the humans of the planet, and character death should be understood at the beginning to be a likelihood, especially for adventurous 1st level characters.

For those of that who don't know, Carcosa is an unquestionably mature setting, with subject matter that some find highly objectionable. And while I don't intend to linger on or embellish over-much the grotesque and inhumane rituals of sorcerers, they will appear at some point, along with their sometimes requisite components of torture, murder, and/or rape. If you think that's something which will ruin your fun then this is not the game for you.

Mechanically I will be using the Lamentations of the Flame Princess rules and classes, including the Fighter, Specialist, and the Berserker (a variation on the Dwarf), as well as an alternate Sorcerer class than the one presented in the Carcosa supplement (basically a tweaked version of the LotFP Elf). In most every other way the LotFP rules will be followed, save that for experience I will be using Keys, as found here, with the experience charts being adjusted to reflect the smaller xp rewards. Each character will get to choose 2 Keys.

The game will be on Thursday the 27th of January at 5-7pm MST for the folks in North America, which is about 8-11am of the 28th for those of you in Singapore. I'm adam kunzang nyima on G+, with a picture of me doing a handstand on a beach, and my email is (here dot now dot relax at gmail dot com). I'm looking to make this an every-other-week game with up to four players per session. And while I may allow FLAILSNAILS characters in the future, at the moment I want to keep everything relatively close to the source material.

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