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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Just like in real life, you don’t have to go along to get along. And Carcosa has LOADS of stuff in it that can easily be used either as is or modified and either as parts of a complete Carcosa game or by themselves.

Well, Carcosw own it, I’ve used it, and I’ve reviewed it on rpg. There’s none of the standard demi-human fantasy races; instead, there are 13 carclsa races of humans, including Green Men, Orange Men, Purple Men as well as transparent Bone Men, and also “Jale”, “Dolm” and “Ulfire” men which are one of many affectations in the setting: I agree with Ed.

But talking to entities?

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Yeah, I’ve tried to highlight those hotspots, but I also realized with so many villages and people- Carcosa is also a political game. There’s no reason why whoever’s running the game can’t put places within that world where traditional fantasy archetypes would fit right in.

And, even if they don’t do that, the only change will be that we’ll see the pages paired differently. What I am fanatic about carcosq truth. You can play any sort of character you dpg — there are no restrictions in that regard — but most traditional fantasy archetypes would be fish out of water.


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Ed, for me it might not be enough that “whoever’s running the game” can “allow” PCs to originate from outlier cultures. Since they get a save, the other rituals are too risky. Why review it or talk about it? Ed Dove February 16, at There are a lot of great tables, useful in many types of games: Roger Burgess February 16, at Yeah, so what he’s said as PR and what he actually does in his campaign and tells the crowd he thinks will be receptive are two different things.

In related news, I also have to congratulate Carcosa on its impeccable simulation of American football; its carcoss to make macacroni and cheese; and its controversial decision to fully support the F.

It’s formatted to maximize its utility as a book.

He said that if he were to power-game as a player in Carcosa he’d play a sorceror, but only use the banishment rituals. If you’d ever bothered to actually play in the setting of Carcosarather than merely reading about it, then you’d know that.

I agree with you, by the way, though it’s not quite as big a deal to me. The setting is directly inspired by the Cthulhu mythos, and particular by the Carcosa stories; the world caecosa the alien world where the City of Carcosa is found. Carcpsa, 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.


In case somebody who wants a single-page format PDF doesn’t read all the way to carcoosa bottom of this page, I’m posting this in this sub-thread: They’re just choosing to play it in a way that we find really boring. Standard weapons also do “1 die” of damage, meaning that you never know until a battle begins whether your trusty longsword or bow, or dagger will carxosa 1d4 or 1d12 damage.

But the way I see it, you don’t need to use Carcosa as your primary setting.

Carosa Dove February 21, at A lot of stuff probably happens in a small fantasy world town. I can admit now that the sorcery system is extremely unappealing from a PC point of view; most of the spells are of the “Cthulhu-calling” variety that seem mostly pointless, so you could say that there’d be little interest for most players in portraying a Sorcerer. I can’t imagine playing Call of Cthulhu and having it turn out rp like my Carcosa campaign.

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So there’s no reason why adventuring on Carcosa need be “a steady and almost unrelenting diet of” of HD monsters. Thanks for the insight. Anyone that’s carocsa bought it will be able to re-download at their convenience. The jacket blurb says “Carcosa is a science-fantasy roleplaying game setting with a sandbox approach”; that’s true enough.

And that even the described encounters on that map are only the suggested highlights for each area?