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.
|Published (Last):||7 January 2012|
|PDF File Size:||13.38 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||7.82 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
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.
The implication is that they’re all totally inhuman and utterly insane.
There seems to be nothing to be gained. Not sure I can run an extended game there either, but a couple of one-shot games for sure. I know you seem to be fanatic about the setting Do not submit posts looking for players, groups or games.
Reverance Pavane February 17, at 1: I roll a d24 and a d16 and look up the hex to see what things PCs might encounter as they are exploring the wilderness.
But it’s things like cacrosa gray aliens from Close Encounters riding on the backs of dinosaurs that made it hard for me carcoxa to picture in a cartoonish way, taking away from those choice hopeless elements for me. Desert Rat February 20, at 6: Are you not aware that the carvosa map shows only a small part of the world?
So let’s take a more detailed look at this thing. Then I understood how it could be so gonzo without being cartoonish. I think I’m going to buy this product on the strength of these descriptors alone.
I’ve been wondering how reasonable people do anything with LotFP stuff. Figured out cool hotspots on the map and planned a potential itinerary around them. Below is my prep.
I love the idea of Cthulhu cycle ideas, monsters, and gods in a science fantasy setting. What I am fanatic about is truth. Most unusually, instead of having stable hit points, or carcoaa even hit dice, the book expects player characters to roll for their type of hit die every single time they go into battle, and to roll their hit points for that particular battle.
I’ve seen low-level characters manage to survive or flee the occasional 8 HD to 15 HD monster. To carry on, there’s a lot of stuff that’s in some ways redeemable about Carcosa from the point of view of what could be recycled for general OSR use. But people like me who prefer the page-spread display can get that from a single-page format PDF by pulling down the “View” menu, going into the “Page Display” sub-menu, and selecting “Two Page View”. He said that if he were to power-game as a player in Carcosa he’d play a sorceror, but only use the banishment rituals.
There’s a lot of cool stuff in Carcosa, the only real problem is cadcosa actual hex structure, it’s a bunch of great hotspots separated by vast oceans of bland random encounters. So I’m fanatically opposed to untruth.
Statistically, none of these races are any different from crcosa other; nor is any carfosa provided as to any cultural differences with the sole exception that Bone Men are particularly shunned by other races and Jale Men are said to be more adept at sorcery than the others though again, neither of these statements are in any way matched with any mechanical basis.
Some of them like the magic system are at least justified by the setting itself to some extent. Anyone that’s already bought it will be able to re-download at their convenience. Carcosa for lazy fantasy-GMs. Brunomac February 16, at 7: But the aliens stirred the hornets nest. Rules These rules can be viewed in greater detail here.
It could be playable as a sandbox that wouldn’t completely suck. 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:. I agree with your overall assessment as well, but find myself drawn to the world of Carcosa.
The Cqrcosa does not conform to standards and it is an issue. As for asking the Cthulhoid entities questions: Yes, well, conjuring up a monstrosity and then binding it to serve you; fine.