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anonymous asked:

You seem like you're a pretty big booster of lamentations of the fire princess. Why not Lanyrinth Lord or Dungeon World?

Good question. 

I should mention this first: I am under currently under contract to write an adventure for LotFP, tentatively titled ‘Blood in the Chocolate’. This book isn’t a sure thing yet, but it is something I’m currently working on. HOWEVER, my abiding affection and appreciation for LotFP books and their creators (James Raggi, Jez Gordon, Zak S, Zzarchov Kowolski, Kelvin Green, et al) predates this body of work. I just feel that it’s worth stating upfront.

Second, I know that TRPGs are a malleable thing. Every person’s game is unique and different, and just because you play a specific game doesn’t mean that game needs to resemble the game on the cover of the book. Every game is hackable, and you can play them however you want, regardless of what the rules say. That said, LotFP does a lot of things as written in the rules/adventures/art that I’m a fan of (which I go on to explain). No hacking needing.

So…why am I a big booster of Lamentations of the Flame Princess?

First, to get this out of the way, the reason I’m not a proponent of Labyrinth Lord is because I don’t really play it. It’s a good game, but it’s very much in the ‘retro-clone’ camp. While LotFP began as a similar kind of game, over five years of publishing later it has definitely become something else.

I don’t really play Dungeon World either. I think it’s a cool game, but I don’t have enough experience with it to really be a big fan. Maybe I’ll be coming around to it in the years to come. 

Lamentations of the Flame Princess, on the other hand, is a game I am invested in. It does the following three things that, while perhaps not revolutionary for the TRPG industry, are certainly very welcome and are core to my appreciation of the game.

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I wasn’t going to post this but I have been reading alot of blogs about body shaming and being body positive. I have always been a “chubby” dude or a “bigger” dude. I came to the relaxation of my weight along time ago and during that time I figured out how I would go about dealing with it. First and foremost I also gained 30lbs because i almost cut my fucking ankle off and couldn’t ride bikes for a year.  

Right around the age of 18 i think is when I figured out that i wasn’t ever going to be in shape but rather a shape. people always poke fun at the chubby person weather or not you are clothed or not. So i decided that i was going to get covered in tattoos to cover up my chubbiness and that way when i got naked or topless in public it would burry peoples dicks in the sand! well its now almost 10 years later and I’m still chubby and at my biggest. ( I blame pizza and injuries ) I wear ranger panties to the gym and short ass trunks when i swim. Its fucking rad!

I actually haven’t been reading any fucking dumb blogs about body shit but about retro AR clone builds. Im just posting a picture of me that got taken for the DNN group chat of myself in a kit / ranger panties and a pith helmet! SUCK IT!