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General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 2/12/2019 9:50 am

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Caveman wrote:

joseph wrote:

Caveman - I'm not planning a book of spells, per se, but new sorcery and eldritch tomes will certainly appear in upcoming products - zines, adventures, etc.

Spellbook: I probably create my own in ten years from now, there is no rush.

Good stuff, I wait patiently, I truly enjoying the game.
 

Happy to hear that!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 2/09/2019 7:53 am

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Caveman - I'm not planning a book of spells, per se, but new sorcery and eldritch tomes will certainly appear in upcoming products - zines, adventures, etc.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 2/09/2019 7:51 am

joseph
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Hello Everyone,
Print On Demand versions of Eldritch Tales were recently released and the referee screen/reference sheets will be available soon!

Grab the POD/PDF over at RPGNow!
https://www.rpgnow.com/product/250356/Eldritch-Tales-Lovecraftian-White-Box-RolePlaying

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/26/2018 11:49 am

joseph
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Caveman wrote:

Converted from CoC

Scry Scripture
Spell
Level: 1
Learn Spell: +0
Casting Time: 15 minutes
Spell Check: Intelligence -1
Range: Self
Duration: The time it take to read one book/scroll, etc.
Failure: He becomes blind for 1d6 hours, if he is previously blind, there is no effect. A temporary blinded character (caused by failing to cast this spell) who attempts to cast his spell again and fails will have their eyeballs tore from their head and destroyed; disintegrating into a grey dust.

Allows the caster to read writing in the dark, or to read when blind. The caster must know how to interpret the symbols to begin with; this spell does not teach languages. The writing appears plainly before the caster, the words seemingly graven in space; but is actually in his mind. An ordinary hand motion turns the page or rolls out the scroll. The spell requires the caster to be touching the desired book or other unit of writing. To read a new book requires a new Scry Scripture to be cast. 

I like this quite a bit! Nice work!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/26/2018 11:47 am

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Hi guys,
Sorry for my slow response here, been away with the wife!

I will look into copy/paste for the next version and thanks for noting the irregularities I'll make sure they get corrected!

For the Tradesman, Repair is a holdover from an earlier MS. At the moment I think we'll allow them to choose 2 Trades.

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/16/2018 6:30 am

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Thanks guys, happy to hear that you are enjoying the book!

Son of a gun! I'll make sure that "engineer" gets fixed, thanks!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/15/2018 10:19 am

joseph
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Hi Rhiato,
I can do that!
Attributes are +/-1 as you say, but also have an "Attribute Feat" associated with them. This is basically an attribute based test on a d6, which helps to determine success or failure on character actions, skills, spells.

There are four classes representing pulp archtypes - Antiquarian, Combatant, Opportunist, Socialite - each with a handful of abilities. And all members of a class have the same abilities. Each class grants some skills.

Skills are limited and do not represent everything a character can do; Class Skills give a bonus to Attribute Feats.

Optionally, referees may allow each character to roll or choose an Occupation, so that while the classes are not very customizable, Occupations can greatly expand character types - a Combatant (Sailor) would likely be quite different from a Combatant (Writer). [Occupations can be entirely ignored to speed character creation or maintain a more WB feel]

Spellcasting system is entirely revamped and includes classic spells and Lovecraftian spells. An insanity system tracks a characters fall into madness. Lots of Mythos monsters, tomes, and items.

Let me know if you have any specific questions!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/14/2018 6:02 am

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Quick update.
Early supporters who purchase the PDF before Print release day will receive a discount for Hardcovers purchased through OBS! See my blog post for details...

https://ravengodgames.blogspot.com/2018/09/eldritch-tales-hardcover-discount.html?m=1

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/03/2018 8:49 pm

joseph
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Jeff - thanks for your kind words bro!

Del - always a pleasure to work with with you man, you're a fellow that creates quality art and can come through with some unique, exciting work. And in a pinch at that; not everyone has that kind of work ethic. Thanks so much for your help on this! Your WWII mash-up sounds great!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/02/2018 3:30 pm

joseph
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mabon5127 wrote:

Ok so I couldn't resist.  I must say I am impressed with the translation of the Mythos to a White-box system.  The look of the product is very nice.  I like the very lite addition of Occupations and Skills with a very simple mechanism.

The background info on the 1920's is good with enough equipment to get a group started.  The Adversaries and Mythos background are the right amount of "thorough" to start a beginning group in a journey of madness!!

I didn't read everything as yet but so far this is a great product!
 

Thanks for the kind words Mabon! I'm happy to hear you like what you've read so far!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 9/02/2018 12:16 pm

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For anyone on Google+, I wanted to let you all know that we've started an Eldritch Tales community there. Please sign up to receive speedy news and updates!

https://plus.google.com/communities/102708753717585764291

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 8/22/2018 6:43 am

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Me too Mabon, I already printed Jeff's most recent modules. Haha
Thanks for your interest!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing » 8/21/2018 1:19 pm

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Hello Everyone, 

Wow, it has been quite some time since I posted here! However during the intervening time, work on this game continued and now, Raven God Games is proud to announce that, after more than two years of development, Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing has released yesterday, the birthday of Howard Phillips Lovecraft himself. Eldritch Tales brings Mythos horror to the OSR and OSR gaming into the 1920s!

From the product description:

"Aeons before man arose from the primordial mire, ancient creatures descended from the stars or stepped through dimensional passages to inhabit the Earth. Whilst many of these Old Ones have since passed into inactivity, the secrets they carried with them have been shared with man and now terrible cults haunt the fringes of modern society. These ancient terrors thus still menace mankind and, if the prophecies are to be believed, the Old Ones shall return to reign again over the Earth!

Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing in an OSR rule set with its roots in the Original version of the world's favorite RPG, but instead of exploring musty dungeons, characters in Eldritch Tales investigate Mythos horrors in the 1920s! The setting and background are based on the cosmic horror tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other members of his writing circle. 

Within the pages of Eldritch Tales you will find four character classes representing many classic pulp archetypes, occupations, rules for insanity, spells, monsters, esoteric tomes, artifacts, and setting material, as well as advice on using Eldritch Tales with other White Box games. This game is compatible with Swords & Wizardry White Box and other OSR games."

Available now in PDF format on RPGNow!
 https://www.rpgnow.com/product/250356/Eldritch-Tales-Lovecraftian-White-Box-RolePlaying?src=hottest

Please note that Print on Demand versions (black & white softcove

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Beyond the Ice-Fall S&W WhiteBox Adventure Released! » 4/08/2017 11:51 am

joseph
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mavfire wrote:

Joe, 

Eric Tenkar of Tenkar's tavern blog picked up both of my pieces for this one at garycon... he didnt know what they were for so I pointed him in your direction. 

Hey thanks Del!

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Beyond the Ice-Fall S&W WhiteBox Adventure Released! » 3/20/2017 7:11 pm

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grodog wrote:

Joseph---

Do you have anyone selling this for you at GaryCon?  If so, I'll pick it up there.  If not, we should talk about carrying your books at the Black Blade booth at GaryCon and NTX!

Allan.

Allan,
That sounds great, but this is unfortunately pdf-only for now. I'll pm you...

General Discussion (Off-Topic) » Beyond the Ice-Fall S&W WhiteBox Adventure Released! » 3/14/2017 9:11 am

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Sounds great Druvas! Hope they enjoy it! Try not to kill too many! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

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