Carcosa – Warning: For Adults Only! Contains explicit DriveThruRPG: Your One -Stop Shop for the Best in RPG PDF Files! The Largest RPG. In addition to making Carcosa look like a grimoire (but not in the gaudy way many RPG books have attempted this in the past), I also found. Ok, fuck it. Let’s do this thing. This is a review of Geoffrey McKinney’s Carcosa, a setting and heavily-modified OSR game published by LotFP.
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McKinney has been known to give two different apologetics for this: Comments deemed abusive may be removed by moderators. Ed Dove February 17, at Just like in real life, you don’t have to go along to get along. Now their galaxy-wide empire is getting a kick in the teeth from a bunch of stick-wielding neanderthals who are spreading like a virus amongst the stars. But I’d have a better chance of selling my gaming group on playing Rifts than I would a world as bleak as Carcosa.
This certainly is a sandbox: The gruesome rituals Barker’s setting used were in the context of that complex setting. This is given its own chapter; where not every single hex is detailed as before, but rather areas within the map are detailed with their particular encounters and groups. Hrmm, you made me look back to see.
Experiences Running LotFP’s Carcosa? : rpg
Matt Celis 1 June at And of course, there’s the moral element of the human sacrifice; particularly as each ritual is very specific about just what type and how many sacrifices are required; most are something along the lines of “two ulfire youths, one male and one female, must be sacrificed” or “sixteen bone men”; but there’s also quite a few that involve children, including babies being thrown into pits, another ritual where children are cast into a pit, a young girl ageif I recall having molten metal poured on her naked body, and of course the now-famous case of an 11 year old girl being raped 11 times and then strangled to death.
Your comments regarding the psionics are no exaggeration. That this hope involves unleashing horrifically destructive technologies says a lot. There seems to be nothing to be gained.
Deinol February 16, at 2: Got rid of the alternative dice rules. Is Carcosa actually He-Man?
There’s no reason why whoever’s running the game can’t put places within that world where traditional fantasy archetypes would fit right in.
My assessment pretty much matches yours, I use quite a bit of csrcosa for my Zharillia campaign but it’s not nearly as bleak as Geoffrey’s. I agree with Ed.
It’s formatted two pages to a PDF page which means that it can’t be effectively printed booklet style because it doesn’t paginate properly and it can’t be printed in standard format for spiral binding either – your only option there is flip-up but then you have to either print the obverse page upside down to read it flat or flip the book over every page.
Instead of displaying in page spreads as a default, it has now been changed to display single pages. The alien technology and technological artifacts are quite good, and could easily be used in any other gonzo-type setting.
Been a while since I thought about this and the players noped out of Carcosa pretty quick so we didn’t get to see any of it in action: The original release gained some notoriety for dubious content, although this was greatly exaggerated and an rpf edition existed with the same page count as the original due to the minimal editing required to remove ‘offensive’ content.
Lawful In need of help ; Neutral Rationally motivated ; Chaotic insane. There are a lot of great tables, useful in many types of games: Even the temptation of great power is fraught with the likelihood of eventual disaster. Changed the city of Carcosa itself to be a sentient construct that can summon a duplicate of any person, living or dead, if any members of the party wish it. Cap’n February 16, at 5: I didn’t even consider how it’d work for rich folks with their iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and such.
Please browse through our FAQ before posting. The Grumpy Celt February 20, at 3: I include stats for the Old Ones in Carcosa with the full expectation that PCs will sometimes fight against and even sometimes slay the Old Ones. Glad to see that’s a solid direction. Geoffrey McKinney Crcosa 16, at Of course, I’d still rather it skipped the child-torture and murder. I just finished up running a campaign of OGL 3.
I’ve been wondering how reasonable people do anything with LotFP stuff. Aplus February 16, at 2: They’re still playing the game. Apologies– I got called away and really shouldn’t have ended by comment on that note.
Yeah, I’ve tried to highlight those hotspots, but I also realized with so many villages and people- Carcosa is also a political game. All the way up to nuclear weapons.