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July 23 Update: $30+ contributions get a 16 page sandbox setting by Rob S Conley (Majestic Wilderlands, Points of Light 1 & 2, etc.) in print + pdf as an added Extra. Not to be released in any form outside these campaigns. Grab Bag contributions get to choose their adventures (up to 6). $160+ get an exclusive 64 page James Edward Raggi IV LotFP adventure. Not offered in this form outside these campaigns. See the Updates tab for full details.
Lamentations of the Flame Princess presents The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions by Vincent Baker, illustrated by Cynthia Sheppard
The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions, in which are perils and treasure both material and obscure, made vulnerable to incursion by her imprisonment in the subrealm Paume
Orphone of the Three Visions is a wizardess of restless and fitful ambition, so often seen in city market and bazaar, paced always by her velvet half-human servant and bodyguard Ioma. For decades she has kept her seclusium unassailable upon an island of three concentric gardens in the Cove of Bar's Toll, working her magics, pursuing her grandizement and mastery, forbidding all to come. Now she has ventured into the subrealm Paume, for reasons of curiosity, provocation or entrapment, and has neither returned nor left any remnant impulse of her will. Even loyal Ioma has departed for other employment.
So her seclusium stands, not vacant, but vulnerable. The wise have not yet approached it, but cast greedy and speculative looks. Who will be the first to venture an incursion? What will they find within?
The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions: a system for creating an original wizard's seclusium to fit into your own game's world, campaign and level, inspired by the iconic work of Jack Vance, with notes on tone and technique, including Orphone's Seclusium itself as a complete and playable example.
About the Author
Vincent Baker is the creator and publisher of tabletop role-playing games including the award winning, critically acclaimed, and controversial kill puppies for satan, Dogs in the Vineyard, and Apocalypse World.
About the Artist
Cynthia Sheppard is an award-winning fantasy illustrator from the suburbs of Washington, DC, specializing in artwork for books, RPGs and card games. Her most recent client work includes card illustrations for Magic: The Gathering, Fantasy Flight Games, covers for Pyr Books, and art tutorials for ImagineFX magazine. Check out her latest work at http://www.sheppard-arts.com.
LotFP is the publisher of Weird Fantasy Role-Playing, a horror-fantasy tabletop RPG. It is a second-generation retro-clone, which means that adventures compatible with LotFP are also compatible with over a dozen different games. A free no-art PDF version of the LotFP rulebook is available here. For more info hit the LotFP home page or LotFP blog.
This is one of a number of concurrent campaigns underway to get adventures by top talent published for LotFP. The full list:
Escaping Leviathan by Aeron Alfrey
The Seclusium of Orphone by Vincent Baker and Cynthia Sheppard FUNDED
Strange and Sinister Shores by Johnathan Bingham
Towers Two by Dave Brockie
The Unbegotten Citadel by Monte Cook and Eric Lofgren
The House of Bone and Amber by Kevin Crawford and Earl Geier
Of Unknown Provenance by Michael Curtis and Amos Orion Sterns
Machinations of the Space Princess by James Desborough and Satine Phoenix
Horror Among Thieves by Kelvin Green
We Who Are Lost by Anna Kreider
The Land that Exuded Evil by Cynthia Celeste Miller and Rowena Aitken
Pyre by Richard Pett and Michael Syrigos
I Hate Myself For What I Must Do by Mike Pohjola and Joel Sammallahti
Broodmother Sky Fortress by Jeff Rients and Stuart Robertson FUNDED
Normal for Norfolk by Juhani Seppälä and Rich Longmore
Poor Blighters by Jeff & Joel Sparks and Mark Allen
The Depths of Paranoia by Jennifer Steen and Jason Rainville
Red in Beak and Claw by Jukka Särkijärvi and Jason Rainville
The Dreaming Plague by Ville Vuorela and Juha Makkonen
For more information about this series of campaigns, to discuss contribution strategies, ask questions, or to simply comment about this madness, go to the message board for this campaign series here.
About the Campaigns
The "Extras" aka "What I Would Do With This" sheets are each a single A5 sheet written by James Edward Raggi IV advising how he would change an adventure to give it a different sort of twist or fit into his own campaign.
There are risks for choosing bundle options - if the project you chose the bundle options on does not fund, you'd end up with nothing. If fewer than expected adventures fund, you're paying more than you would have by contributing to each adventure individually. Be aware of how you are contributing and what cost/benefit ratio you're willing to risk.
The perks above the single adventure levels are leaps of faith representing a desire to help get things funded and a hope of a better deal - but this is crowdfunding, we cannot guarantee results.
What is the Pembrooktonshire Gardening Society?
That's the LotFP Fan and Discount club. It costs 10€ to join (+23% VAT for EU orders), and you get a 1€ discount on all print products in the LotFP store forever. Sometimes other benefits too, like saving $50 on an exclusive hardcover set in these campaigns. Details on joining the Society here.
Where Does the Money Go?
Two-thirds of the money goes to the talent working on the project: The writer, artist, graphic designer, editor. The rest goes towards printing and shipping (and IndieGoGo's fees). The exact figure varies depending on how many of which perks are chosen, but LotFP will not begin making money on these projects until they hit $7000. LotFP's profits will (hopefully) come after the adventures are released and you all start raving about how cool the adventures are so the non-hardcore supporters go for them.
July 10 Update:
(see the July 10 entry in the Updates tab for more info on these points)
All funded adventures will include a PDF supplement with conversions to the "OGL 3.PF" rules system.
A new funding level has been added: The 3.PF Faithful, with all these conversion notes and stats included in their own booklet
New perks and information for The Faithful and Collecting Faithful levels:
- If you go in for The Faithful level or above, and that adventure is the only one that funds, you will receive a 100€ coupon for the LotFP store. If only that and one other funds, you will receive a 50€ coupon.
- An exclusive 64 page adventure by James Edward Raggi IV. This adventure will never again be printed in this format (only an abridged 32 or 48 page version in the future), only those pledging at the Faithful or Collecting Faithful levels on funded adventures will receive it. There will be no PDF version of this adventure. This adventure does not count against the ones mentioned in the previous bullet point. It will be included in your Collecting Faithful package but will not be a hardcover inside the slipcase.
- A booklet with all of the "How I Would Fit This Into My Campaign" sheets, with cover art by Zak S (Vornheim, Playing D&D With Porn Stars, etc), will be included with these perks (will not be made as a hardcover for the slipcase).
For the Grab Bags, you may choose which adventures you want.
A new perk: "Retail Support" has been added
Three random Collector-level contributors on funded projects will get to have a character of their choice drawn by Jez Gordon in a situation from a funded adventure of their choice, with this art appearing in the Extras booklet.
(end July 10 Update)
It is our intention to go to press in late November/early December. However, with a potential 19 authors and 18 artists involved, someone is likely to be late so the adventures may not ship out until the new year.
Some of the adventures in these campaigns will be for ages 18+ because of (im)mature content, so be aware of that before contributing to any adventures or multi-adventure perks. If you want to double-check whether any individual adventure will be an 18+ affair, leave a note in the comments and we'll get back to you shortly.
Adventure titles are all subject to change although I'll roast the authors' bits if they turn in something ridiculously different than their supplied description.
All prices include first class shipping from Finland, or a tracked parcel if your stuff comes out to over 1kg.
Each adventure is scheduled to be an A5 sized 32 page book and would retail for 10€-13€ ($13.00-$16.00 depending on exchange rates) not including taxes or shipping. The $20 single copy purchase price is the best approximation of the price including first class shipping worldwide but the real amount may or may not match that. Some adventures, depending on the adventure structures, may be more than 32 pages.
Each funded adventure will have a full print run done for distribution.
The author of a funded adventure will get 10% of all money raised above the $7000 mark, and the artist will get 5% of all money raised above that amount, in addition to their agreed-on fees. Additional profits go into the LotFP war chest.