Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Big LotFP Store Sale Through Sunday Nov 3!

From now until 11:59pm Finnish time on Sunday, everything at the LotFP Store is 33% off for orders totalling 19€ or more (before tax or shipping, and the discount does not apply to the shipping cost).

Geoffrey McKinney has also given permission for a special discount on Isle of the Unknown for this campaign. The price has been set at 10€ before the discount is applied!

Use coupon code: VISION33

The code is already live. All orders made from here til Sunday night will ship next week.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tower of the Stargazer goal ACHIEVED! 3 Days Left!

So that Ref book crowdfunding thing you see the widget for there on the right...

3 days left.

Where we stand:

For the base 30€, you get the Ref book, which includes 54 (and counting) 100+ word commentaries between Frank Mentzer, Zak S, Michael Curtis, and Kenneth Hite, and 13 monsters by Aeron Alfrey and Rafael Chandler.

PLUS you get Death Frost Doom 4th printing AND Tower of the Stargazer 2nd printing, as separate books!

PLUS a PDF of Michael Curtis' new mini-adventure A Single Small Cut (in print if you go in for 100€ or more total).

All of this separately in retail after the campaign will set you back over 60€.

Plus there's tons of extras you can add on.

Serious question: Is there a better deal in gaming?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Next Goal: Tower of the Stargazer

The next stretch goal we're going for in the Ref book campaign is a Tower of the Stargazer reprint.

So if you go in for the Ref book now, you definitely get the Ref book + Death Frost Doom + a Michael Curtis mini-adventure in PDF for the price of just the Ref book.

Enough of you doing that will cause Tower of the Stargazer to be added on at no additional cost. (Well, possibly a couple more bucks for shipping.)

604 people follow this page. Quick check shows 203 unique supporters of the campaign so far.

If you other 400 people signed on at just the PDF level (10€), we'd hit the Stargazer goal and then some. If you all signed on at the regular Ref book level (30€), we'd not only hit the Stargazer goal but there'd be two more adventures and LOADS of book improvements (maybe all the adventures in hardcover?) that you'd get at no extra (except a few bucks for shipping) charge.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

LotFP Ref Book Crowdfunding Campaign: What You Get, Where We're At

See the campaign and dump money into it here.

We've accumulated 14190€ so far with 14 days to go. That's pretty damn good.

But there's so much more to do, like more adventure reprints, if we can.


  • A DISCOUNT. While pledges on Ref books (plus stretch goal adventures) do not include shipping (no extra shipping will be charged for purchased extras though), right now we're looking at a retail price of 40€ for the physical Ref book + 12€ for Death Frost Doom, before taxes or shipping after the campaign.

    But you don't pay that much to get them if you back the Ref book campaign. You can pledge for a 30€ Standard Ref Book perk and that'll include DFD, plus as a backer you'll get bookmark ribbons in your Ref book. Hell, the limited edition cover version through the campaign is now cheaper (38€) than the normal version will be when it goes on sale after it's printed.
  • That means that yes, Death Frost Doom, revised 4th printing with a new Yannick Bouchard cover, is included as a separate book with all Ref book pledges. If you go for the PDF level, you get the adventure in PDF, if you go for a print version, you get the print version.
  • A new short adventure (commissioned for 3000-3500 words) by Michael Curtis, delivered independently of the Ref book. EVERYONE going in for at least 10€ gets this as a PDF; those putting 100€ or more into the campaign gets this as a print edition. It'll be a fully-produced mini-release, available for sale to the public as a PDF-only thing when it's ready, but backers here get it free.
  • 47 Commentaries have been purchased which means the book - for everyone! - will include over a thousand words written by Frank Mentzer, Zak S, Michael Curtis, and Kenneth Hite - EACH. This amount is sure to increase before the end.
  • 8 new monsters created by Aeron Alfrey and Rafael Chandler will be included in the Ref book. We'll probably have more of these by campaign's end.
  • Lots of brand new art, with b/w art by Eric Lofgren, Aeron Alfrey, and Jason Rainville, and new color art by Aeron Alfrey, Jason Rainville, Yannick Bouchard, Olli Hihnala, and more!
  • Completely revised text from the Grindhouse Ref book (including a new Creature Generator and Adventure Generator sections among others) with a new layout by Mattias Wickström to match the new Rules & Magic layout, and editing by Joshua Yearsley.

And that's all for 10€ in PDF, or 30€ for the standard, 38€ for the limited cover, or 60€ for both versions of the physical Ref book + shipping to be paid later (7,50€ estimated amount, economy class).


The more people get involved here, the more EVERYBODY gets. So bug your friends and your family and your pets and people on whatever message board you frequent to go in for at least the basic Ref book and who knows how much more we can add on.

So many cool extras available too:

  • Zzarchov Kowolski's THULIAN ECHOES, an adventure where PCs find an old adventure journal, and then players take over the roles of the original adventurers and go through the adventure, with the idea that whatever they do is what ends up in the journal. And when they're done, their original PCs see what happened way back when, and can delve into the dungeon hoping to avoid the errors of the previous group. It's a clever setup. 10,000+ word adventure there, and Yannick Bouchard is working on the cover as we speak.
  • A 12-piece DICE SET, 1x d4, 1x d6 (numbers), 3x d6 (pips with a Dead Sign in the 1 spot), 1x d8, 1x d10 (0-9), 1x d10 (00-90), 1x d10 (000-900), 1x d12, 1x d20, 1x d30

    (All Gardening Society members that back a physical Ref book get a set of dice included at no extra charge.)
  • CUSTOM ART by Olli Hihnala drawn directly in your book!
  • A SLIPCASE that will fit both this hardcover Ref book and the recently released hardcover Rules & Magic book. The slipcase features this new art by Olli Hihnala wrapping around the whole thing:
  • A REFEREE SCREEN, three panels, 89cm or so long, with this custom Matthew Ryan art on one side:
  • A T-SHIRT with new Aeron Alfrey art, a detail of a piece appearing in the Ref book:
  • A NOTE PAD! 48 page, A5-sized note pad. The book has graph paper on one side of each page spread and hex paper on the other - perfect for your mini One Page Dungeons and Wilderness or general notetaking needs. Cover art by Satine Phoenix:

And that's just stuff you can get for you!

  • We also have COMMENTARY! where you can sponsor your choice of Michael Curtis, Kenneth Hite, Frank Mentzer, or Zak S to write a minimum of 100 words on a subject of their choice in the book.
  • And we also have MONSTERS! where you can sponsor a new monster, including description stats and illustration, to be created by Aeron Alfrey and Rafael Chandler.

Thulian Echoes will be available in PDF after the campaign, but all other physical items here are BACKER EXCLUSIVE. You do NOT have to back the Ref book to get these extras, but you do have to order the extras through the campaign.