Sunday, June 5, 2016

Some Free Resources and Commentary On England Upturn'd By Barry Blatt For The Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rpg System

Swords, politics, warfare, and strife all against the occult clash of history mark the England Upturn'd adventure campaign book from the twisted pen of Barry Blatt. Now Barry reached out to me on G+ and shared some of the additional material on his blog that supports the adventure. After reading through ninety percent of it, I feel like its a great asside to add to the over all feel of weirdness and warfare of the product.
I already did a complete review of England Upturn'd right over here and I think its a damn bloody good piece of thunderously nasty book for the Lamentations of the Flame Princess system.
How is it different then other alternative historical setting books such as Dark Albion? Well besides being set in a completely different era of English history, it also impacts much more squarely into the blood and thunder pulp era material of writers such as Robert Howard's Solomon Kane series. The occult and magickal elements are taking a center stage with the various factions working and scheming against the backdrop of politics of the first half of the English Civil War. Its not an era in English history to take lightly at all and its echoes are still felt today on the ground in England in everything religion to the impact  of the blood that was split on the ground there. How does this impact the PC's in England Upturn'd? Its at the very center point of their lives and the events happening around them.
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 England Upturn'd 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 :

England Upturn'd is a complex and wonderfully weird addition to the Lamentations of the Flame Princess line and its impact with regards to history should not be underestimated. With a bit of work and expansion this book could be used as a stepping stone into a whole range of history and extended campaign weirdness for the dungeon master who wants to make the effort.

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