Hello everyone! I'd like to announce an upcoming project that might be of interest to a few readers here! The game is currently in playtesting and is on track to release in 2017!
ELDRITCH TALES: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing is a new, old-school game that builds on the mechanics of Swords and Wizardry WhiteBox and other original edition RPGs. In Eldritch Tales, players will investigate the oddities of Mythos Earth, learn arcane secrets, and experience sanity-blasting terror!
Looks nice so far. Can't wait to see how the WB gets applied to Lovecraft.
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Wow, it has been quite some time since I posted here! However during the intervening time, work on this game continued and now, Raven God Games is proud to announce that, after more than two years of development, Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing has released yesterday, the birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft himself. Eldritch Tales brings Mythos horror to the OSR and OSR gaming into the 1920s!
From the product description:
"Aeons before man arose from the primordial mire, ancient creatures descended from the stars or stepped through dimensional passages to inhabit the Earth. Whilst many of these Old Ones have since passed into inactivity, the secrets they carried with them have been shared with man and now terrible cults haunt the fringes of modern society. These ancient terrors thus still menace mankind and, if the prophecies are to be believed, the Old Ones shall return to reign again over the Earth!
Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing in an OSR rule set with its roots in the Original version of the world's favorite RPG, but instead of exploring musty dungeons, characters in Eldritch Tales investigate Mythos horrors in the 1920s! The setting and background are based on the cosmic horror tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other members of his writing circle.
Within the pages of Eldritch Tales you will find four character classes representing many classic pulp archetypes, occupations, rules for insanity, spells, monsters, esoteric tomes, artifacts, and setting material, as well as advice on using Eldritch Tales with other White Box games. This game is compatible with Swords & Wizardry White Box and other OSR games."
Allan - yes, the pdf will be bundled with the print versions and a reduced price, at least 50%. I haven't quite decided what versions will be available at OBS, but certainly Premium Color Hardcover and Standard Color Softcover. US Trade. I want to do a low-cost B&W version but may put that up on Lulu instead. Print prices will be similar to existing WB products of similar length.
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Now that we have this nifty new sub-board, I saw that we had a thread announcing the Lovecraft eZine. Earlier this year I was interviewed for the eZine about Eldritch Tales, for anyone looking for some background...
Post by Lord Kjeran on Feb 9, 2019 12:38:48 GMT -6
Question: what size are the pods? 8.5x11 or 6x9?
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