Monday, November 30, 2015

Free OSR Adventure Resource - An (un)Deathly Storm From Sacrosanct Games & Adapting It To The Lamentations Of The Flame Princess Rpg Systems or Your Old School Pseudo Historical Game Campaigns

An (un)Deathly Storm is a free pdf D&D style adventure that I stumbled across a few days ago, with a bit of work it can be turned into a touch stone for a Lamentations of the Flame Princess campaign.Here's some of my thoughts on this adventure.


Its been a long while since I cracked open my copy of Lamentations of the Flame Princess Magic and Rules book. There haven't been many changes in my gaming habits really, I've simply become far more vocal about them on this blog. I don't have a ton of money to spend on gaming really, mostly I've come to adapt, twist and use a wide variety of resources that are really are low cost and on the cheap. This isn't a marketing ploy to get you to buy my book, or back my Kickstarter. Economics has over the years forced me to create and write my own adventures, monsters, etc. This is one of the reasons why I've stuck with OD&D, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess has struck a cord with me. I can use it for a wide variety of horror/dark fantastic adventures and the players come back to the table time and again.

Recently I was looking into a precursors adventure for either Death, Frost, Doom, or Better Then Any Man to run at the table. I needed something fast, interesting, and potentially deadly that could be dropped into my version of the dark fantastic Europe of peusdo historical Lamentations. For Better Then Any Man this might mean a dungeon in the adventure itself such as the Abandoned Farmhouse or Goblin Hill. Hmm that might not work that well. What about an unlikely adventure location that get's used and reused all of the time. In this case a German Inn right in the middle of the action. This sandbox is set in the ruins and aftermath of Karlstalt as the Swedish army coming through on its way for conquest against the Roman Catholic forces. Yes this adventure uses actual history as its backdrop using Catholic against Protestant forces.    Sacrosanct Games has a free adventure that could work very well as a Dario Agentio style zombie romp foreshadowing the events of Better Then Any Man called An (un)Deathly Storm. The plot is easy to run and fits the time table for Better Then Any Man.

For Death, Death, Frost, Doom, I simply made the main 'villain' of An (Un) Deathly Storm a survivor of another adventuring party. The fact that the stats are mostly standard Advanced Dungeons and Dragons isn't a problem for the experienced dungeon master here. There's a chart in the back of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Grind House Referee's Guide that can easily help you convert over the material from the (Un)Deathly Storm into Lamentations. After a night or two of going through this one page adventure then drop your party of adventurers straight into Death, Frost, Doom.

Death, Frost, Doom has the feel of a high octane dark fantastic pulp adventure romp and given the time and energy if the PC's survive can be a mini campaign unto itself. This is one of the strong points of Lamentations of the Flame Princess that against the ever changing horror adventure elements strong willed survivor PC's can win with a bit of luck and careful play. The (un)Deathly Storm adds in a new wrinkle to jump start a dark fantastic game and get the skulls rolling at your gaming table.

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