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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It reminds me of all those would-be comic-book artists who read Watchmen and entirely missed the point, thinking that what made Watchmen great was its “dark” style and superficial violence. Also the Satanic High Priest janitor analogy carcosaa very amusing. Keith February 16, at 3: Are you not aware that the provided map shows only a small part of the world? There is no expurgated version of the release.
Marcus February 17, at Carcosa is an excellent work. Again, lore stuff but also it’s much more fun to have historical figures or past PCs show up as reinforcements instead of just playing weird technicolour barbarians when your PC bites the dust. Were it to have more of a sense of self-awareness of its own stupidity, were it rpb itself a little less Rpf or Chambers or even Moorcock and instead realized it was a little more Gwar, carcsoa would probably be a lot more tolerable.
Roger Burgess February 17, at I think it is important to factor a lot of CHA and the 2d6 Reaction table in.
Its about pages long, very nice paper and apparently quite good binding; it has a half-dustjacket with some promotional blurbs about the book, and the interior front and back covers feature colour hexmaps; carcksa rest of the art interior is black and white.
But when the game world is serving up a steady and almost unrelenting diet of them? I do like what RPGPundit said about a sense of humor. No, it’s formatted to maximize its utility as a PDF on large wide-screen monitorswhich is a very different thing. Carcosa is still pretty cool, though, cacrosa I’m gonna ramble on a bit. I can’t think of anything that sounds more caecosa a Call of Cthulhu game than that.
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The linking in the pdf is incredible though. This is a real product?!
The setting provides a Cthulhu Mythos setting for ‘swords and sorcery’ adventure in which characters can battle the Great Old Ones with sorcerous rituals, psionics and strange technologies, although it does not appear to have too much to do, specifically, with The Carcosa Mythos proper.
I think it deserves a better score in the utility department. Brian February 16, at 6: That way, all the page pairs will still display as they do now. While several orders of magnitude better than Isle of the Unknown, the sandbox setting of Carcosa is still very far from carcoza masterpiece; its quality varies from repetitive, to mediocre, with a few smatterings of very-interesting sprinkled literally about.
We’re going to re-do the PDF so it displays as single pages. Deinol February 16, at 2: The back inside cover takes a single hex hex and blows it up into its own map of yard hexes, which are detailed in depth as an example of how a GM could elaborate on any single hex.
It’s the place your mid level rog visits through a mysterious portal perhaps chasing a villain to retrieve some artifact and by the time they return home they say to themselves, “I am so glad we don’t live there. Carcosaa particular version I’m reviewing here is the Second Expanded Edition; which is a very nice hardcover book very close to being almost as stunningly pretty as the otherwise-awful Isle of the Unknown, also written by McKinney and published by LotFP.
If doing that, why play Carcosa at all? And, frankly, I couldn’t possibly care less.
This certainly is a sandbox: Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Yes, well, conjuring up a monstrosity and then binding it to serve you; fine. Except it’s not very useful as a PDF, either.
GROGNARDIA: REVIEW: Carcosa (LotFP Edition)
And then, there’s your kids. Submit a new text post. Only a member of this blog may post a comment. I’d rather have a single page on fit-to-screen and not have to squint. I know you seem to be fanatic about the setting, but it’s pretty clear you don’t know the origin of Carcosa or so I’m guessing and the Hastur mythos.
Experiences Running LotFP’s Carcosa? : rpg
The printed book is one of the most beautiful and usefully cross-referenced RPG books I own. But a much wider range of styles than people who focus on only the world-situation of Carcosa tend to assume.
There’s nothing in here that indicates anything near a carcoda of genius, but as a setting Carcosa is certainly far more coherent and usable than Isle.
As for asking the Cthulhoid entities questions: