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.

7 comments:

  1. Can't wait! believe I lost some sanity from the scene on the cover...

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  3. Just came across this from a discussion thread on the Swords and Wizardry Facebook page. I must say this is very impressive, sir! We have a YouTube show where we live-play and review games the first Saturday of every month. We'd love to feature this some time. If you're interested, please reach out to us. In the meantime, I'll be keeping a weather eye on future developments. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks for your interest Skinner Games! I believe I've seen one or two of your videos. I'll be contacting you!

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