Well, first of all I just got home after a day of repair work and more so its time for me to unwind and begin to look at some of the OSR material coming across my desk. Let's start with the fact that Clint and Cassie Krause plus the Red Moon Medicine Show folks just hit 11,301 for Driftwood Verses!
Congrats to another successful kickstarter and there's more rewards and such to unlock yet. So head over there and check it out! There's something damn well appealing about Driftwood Verses and as a Herman Melville fan this really hits the same spot as some of the haunted sea tales that I grew up with in Connecticut. Now Driftwood Verses is Melville meets David Cronenberg meets Gothic Literature spun through a fever dream and drenched in acid for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess system.
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I have a tendency to think of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess rpg as a separate system completely from many of the other retroclone on the market. There are a variety of reasons for this one being that the add ons & adventures are system enclosed products unto themselves such as 'Better Then Any Man', two the system is modular so that it will work with, 'The Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia' and the quality of LoFP titles have been consistently useful at my table. Which brings me to the Red Moon Medicine Show's LoFP material which is almost always of a slightly better quality then some of the OSR efforts that I've seen over the years. The Red Moon Medicine Show's Vacant Ritual Assembly LoFP zines are killer and so are they're adventures. I would expect that The Drift Wood Verses is going to be up too or exceed this standard.
Some other free resources that I ran across today on the Public Domain Review website also fit some of the themes, ideas, settings, and elements explored in Vacant Ritual Assembly and with a bit of work could be used to blow open entire campaign venues into past or future histories for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Let's start with some of the more obvious ones :