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10/23/2016 12:17 pm  #1


Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Hello everyone! I'd like to announce an upcoming project that might be of interest to a few readers here! The game is currently in playtesting and is on track to release in 2017!

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!

http://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/2016/10/eldritch-tales-lovecraftian-white-box.html?m=1

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll46/jdsal3/ET%20poster1.jpg

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10/23/2016 4:05 pm  #2


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Sounds interesting, Joseph. I loved the original S&W White Box. Count me in!


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10/23/2016 5:21 pm  #3


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Very intriguing! Keep us posted!


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10/23/2016 7:08 pm  #4


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

How will you release it, Joseph? Kickstarter? PoD?


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10/24/2016 3:17 am  #5


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Colour me interested!
How is it different from Silent Legions and Black Books? (The two other properly published Lovecraftian investigative OSR titles I know of) Is it mostly the rules chassis or are there significant gameplay differences as well? Or is it mostly the assumed setting?

Edit: Remembered there's Black Books as well.

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10/24/2016 8:01 am  #6


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Thanks for the interest guys.
I currently plan to fund this on my own, without Kickstarter. I am currently speaking with a few artists and have an idea of what my art budget will be. Still need an editor and am considering having someone other than me do layout. That's extremely time consuming. End product will be PDF and POD, though I may order a stock of print copies for myself, cons and such.

I got into a brief discussion on comparisons to Silent Legions on G+ yesterday and here was my answer: "I can't compare ET to Silent Legions, as I have no experience with that game. However, I can say the Eldritch Tales will put a game on the table that is designed to run adventures set in any era, that is meant to work with other White Box games seamlessly, and that will include rules that can be hacked out and used in other OSR games.

Additionally, I plan to support it in a number of ways - era books, for playing in a variety of time periods, and adventures, to start. More importantly I will produce a compatibility license that will allow third-party publishers to create their own material.

I'm not sure how that stacks up against Silent Legions or other Mythos-type games, but I hope it sparks your interest and that of others in the community. Cheers!"

From that discussion it sounds like the games will be relatively similar, but there will certainly be some differences in mechanics. I also have no experience with Black Books... I totally missed that one. I'll have to grab it and have a look.


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10/25/2016 12:27 am  #7


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Happy to learn more, Joseph! :D

Allan.

 

11/02/2016 7:44 am  #8


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

New blog post offering descriptions of the four core classes in Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing!

http://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/


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11/02/2016 9:25 am  #9


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Will check this out!

 

11/23/2016 6:47 am  #10


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11/23/2016 10:55 am  #11


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Thanks, Joseph. I'm keeping an eye on this!

 

11/23/2016 4:29 pm  #12


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Yeah, this is an exciting development!


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11/23/2016 4:33 pm  #13


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

Thanks, amigos!


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1/26/2017 4:26 pm  #14


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

A quick update on ET and announcing a new adventure module for S&W!

http://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/2017/01/update-and-announcement.html


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3/06/2017 1:28 pm  #15


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A discussion of Skills and Attributes in Eldritch Tales!

http://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/2017/03/eldritch-tales-attributes-and-skills.html


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3/14/2017 9:09 am  #16


Re: Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing

A new blog post is up! I discuss the magic system in use in Eldritch Tales. Happy to hear thoughts!

https://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/2017/03/magic-and-spellcasting-in-eldritch-tales.html


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