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Lamentations of the Flame Princess, subtitled Weird Fantasy Role-Playing, is a dark fantasy RPG in the "old-school" vein. That means that it shares many characteristics with the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

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To Beef up my Summon Spell, do I need Thaumaturgic Circles, or will Human Sacrifice alone suffice?

Specifically, my question's about the wording of this sentence in LotFP's Summon Spell (Rules & Magic pg. 134-143). 500 sp worth of materials is required to invest in a circle for every +1 ...
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How does surprise affect AC?

Under wrestling rules, the Grindhouse rulebook tells that everyone involved in wrestling is attacked as though they were surprised. Under Encounters, in the surprise section, there is info on how to ...
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When was LotFP grindhouse edition published?

I have some trouble finding bibliographic information for Lamentations of the flame princess grindhouse edition referee book, or the set as a whole. The pdf of the referee book contains no ...
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LotFP Combining Power for Summon

I have a bit of a fascination with the lamentations-of-the-flame-princess summon spell (Grindhouse Rules & Magic p142). I am wondering if there are any rules or guidelines for combining HD of ...
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Surprise attacks

In the current rules it states on page 56: When surprise is possible, roll 1d6 for each side which might be surprised; most normal characters are surprised on a roll of 1–2. Surprised ...
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What are the differences between Labyrinth Lord and Lamentations of the Flame Princess?

I'm planning to use OSR modules like Caverns of Thracia, Keep on the Borderlands (and new material also as Vornheim) and so on in a open table project I'm running. I'm not sure whether using ...
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What happen to HP maximum in case of hit dice loss?

According to LotFP player core book (page 7), when a character levels up, it's maximum Hit Points are incremented by a random variable: For determining Hit Points at level two and higher, it is ...
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Running LotFP Weird Fantasy Role-Playing one-shot in 5e

I've decided to run the "Tower of the Stargazer" module, created for Lamentations of the Flame Princess RPG. It is a highly lethal adventure, though it has almost no combat encounters and being ...
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Conversion of LotFP (OSR) monsters to D&D Next Final Playtest rules

I am running an LotFP adventure for my group; we play using the Final Playtest ruleset of D&D Next. LotFP is part of the old school renaissance, and James Raggi (the creator) writes that it ...
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Sneaking up on sleeping giants

There's this dwarf that might want to sneak up next to a sleeping giant and slay it or steal its coins (from a sack near the giant). How would you handle this? Some tools the rules offer: Dexterity ...
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What do I need to play Lamentations of the Flame Princess?

There are many, many PDFs for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I'm confused! And the website doesn't help. What do I need? There doesn't seem to be a central book. What's the minimum I need to ...
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Using 2x on d12 instead of x on a d6 in OD&D/Classic D&D/Clones

A staple of of early D&D is the "1 in 6" or "2 in 6" chance for surprise, finding secret doors, and so on. Recently, some of the retro-clones, mostly noticeably Lamentations of the Flame Princess ...
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How connected are the LOTFP rules with the adventures?

I've been reading up on Raggi's Lamentations of the Flame Princess, and was considering introducing it to my players using one of the adventures but using 1e/OSRIC rules. Would this break the whole ...