Carcosa – Warning: For Adults Only! Contains explicit DriveThruRPG: Your One -Stop Shop for the Best in RPG PDF Files! The Largest RPG. In addition to making Carcosa look like a grimoire (but not in the gaudy way many RPG books have attempted this in the past), I also found. Ok, fuck it. Let’s do this thing. This is a review of Geoffrey McKinney’s Carcosa, a setting and heavily-modified OSR game published by LotFP.

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Would recommend a read. The above image is licensed under GPL 2. I was thinking of picking up the PDF, but now I won’t. Because none of it does to me. Submit a new link. It was originally a homemade product billed as ‘Supplement V’ for Dungeons and Dragons with rules modifications but has been recently been republished at a greatly-expanded page count for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess ruleset including the previously released encounter PDF and adventure released for the original.

I’ll update the LotFP blog when it’s ready. Please feel free to add to this book, or to delete or change anything within. I like the idea of Carcosa as an entity. There’s also about 36 pages of bestiary, which include many of the Cthulhu Mythos classics Mi-go, Nyarlathotep, deep ones, shub-niggurath, even great Cthulhu himselfas well as a variety of other monsters, oozes, and a variety of weird creatures.

Desert Rat February 21, at As for the hopelessness, I really don’t see it any more hopeless than “Call of Cthulhu” before tweaking it to fit your cardosa and campaign which I love. In other words, its the fact that Carcosa or rather, its author doesn’t seem to want to just admit how stupid it is that gets to me.

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GROGNARDIA: REVIEW: Carcosa (LotFP Edition)

Is Carcosa actually He-Man? There is a lot more utility here than meets the eye. Posted by James Maliszewski at 9: Ed Dove February 16, at Resources Find the right game for you!

David Booth February 16, at 6: A lot of stuff probably happens in a small fantasy world town. Changed the city of Carcosa itself to be a sentient construct that can summon a duplicate of any person, living or dead, if any members of the party wish it.

I have no problem with dark fantasy, in fact, it’s my preferred flavor of fantasy. Most of the hexes are pretty bland spots of slime monsters or generic villages, which do work for a session or two but don’t really interact to make a very interesting campaign.

Carcowa explained that myself, in a reply below, four days ago. This throws you clear to the other side of the map, to the massive city of the Bonemen. Carcosa’s a bleak, brutal place and I expect that bleakness and brutality will very quickly color the way people play characters within the setting.


Desert Rat February 20, at 6: And then, there’s your kids. Sounds disgusting and juvenile. Carcosa is closer to the Rob Liefeld school of totally superficial “exxxtreme” pseudo-intensity. Oh god, my brain is overloading with post-revelation Carcosa ideas. Almost all epg them have tried to force their own worldviews upon those worlds. That’s still completely up to whoever’s running the game. Yeah, gpg what he’s said as PR and what he actually does in his campaign and tells the crowd he thinks will be receptive are two different things.


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Andrew S February 16, at There’s some really great stuff in there to use even if you are turned off by the idea of a “Carcosa campaign”. Were it to have more of a sense of self-awareness of its own stupidity, were it imagining itself a little less Barker or Chambers or even Moorcock and instead realized it was a little more Gwar, it would probably be a lot more tolerable. carcoza

I don’t see that working as a “booklet” regardless; you’ll save money by just buying the printed book. There’s some coherence to the setting, though again, do not expect great sophistication.

I do know all that. Cap’n February 16, at 5: The biggest one is probably the fact that in many situations the book tells you to “roll x dice”, and instead of having a fixed die to roll e. They’re still playing the game. Lawful In need of help ; Neutral Rationally motivated ; Chaotic insane. Ed Dove February 18, at 5: I agree that a lot of people take the “GWAR” approach, because really to play this thing straight would just be sad.

Is it possible to buy the hardcover from someplace besides the link given above? Ed Dove does make a good point in that in its current form it’s perfectly suited for reading on PCs.