Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-playing

Coming soon from Raven God Games!

ELDRITCH TALES: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing is a new, old-school game that builds on the mechanics of Swords and Wizardry WhiteBox and other original edition RPGs. In Eldritch Tales, players will investigate the oddities of Mythos Earth, learn arcane secrets, and experience sanity-blasting terror!

Eldritch Tales is inspired by the weird fiction of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other pulp writers including Clark Ashton Smith and Robert E. Howard. Lovecraft created a version of terror called cosmic horror, which emphasizes the idea that man is an insignificant creature and that mankind's history and even biology has been influenced by ancient, inhuman beings known collectively as the Great Old Ones. Many of these Old Ones continue to alter the course of normal events through sorcery, weird science and the machinations of diabolical cults!

Eldritch Tales includes four base classes - Antiquarian, Combatant, Opportunist, and Socialite, a new spell-casting system based on the original but tweaked to better suit the genre, a system for tracking your character's increasing madness,  Mythos artifacts, a host of sinister adversaries to thwart the party, and much more!

Eldritch Tales is entirely compatible with Swords and Wizardry WhiteBox, and can be used with most other OSR games with ease. Coming in 2017!

Keep checking back for more information!! 

Artwork copyright 2016 Eric Lofgren, used with permission. All rights reserved.

Monday, October 17, 2016


I've been away from the blog for quite some time, busy with work, life and projects. Its certainly time for an update. Since December of last year I have been methodically working on a Swords and Wizardry compatible game that will soon be announce officially. It's written as a White Box game, but could easily be used with any version of S&W, or other OSR games. The game is entirely written as a first draft and is in playtest. I've contacted some artists and will be ordering commissons in January or February, but in the meantime I've licensed some fine art by +Eric Lofgren.

More details will be released very soon, but by way of a hint...

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die."