Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Single Small Cut: Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mesdames et Messieurs, Damen und Herren, from what was once an inarticulate mass of lifeless tissues, may I present a cultured, sophisticated, Man About Town.  WAIT WHAT IN THE SEVEN WOUNDS IS THAT...ABOMINATION

Horrifying and disgusting, but much worse when combined with Sarah's detailed descriptions.

I finally had the chance to play Lamentations of the Flame Princess.  It's more like D&D than Dungeon Crawl Classics is really, like Basic D&D but with black-powder firearms and a horror element. The world is a fantasy-horror version of the 30 Years War. They burn pointed eared magic-using people at the stake in this world, so we had to convince them that our elf was just a weird albino guy with a strange accent.

A Single, Small Cut is designed to be a short adventure, played as a one-shot or right after your party has emerged from some hideous dungeon or grasping wilderness.

That didn't stop us from making it into an all-night affair, but we had a larger group than usual and we rolled up our own characters.

Our party consisted of a Sorcerer, two Specialists, a Fighter and an Elf. I got a huge kick out of blasting at things with my brace of flintlock pistols, and the Elf was crucial to our success: by reversing his Enlarge spell, he shrunk our huge and disgusting opponent and gave us the fighting chance to kill it. Here, I took pictures of that.

A huge hideous mass of flesh and sphincters and fluids

Still hideous but 60% smaller thanks to arcane Elf magic

I enjoyed the system and the scenario very much and hope to run something myself at some point soon.

You can pick up "A Single, Small Cut" here:

Free rules with no art for Lamentations of the Flame Princess here!

But if you like grisly, sexy art then you'll want to buy it.