Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dark Corners of Mystara: LOTFP Edition

Karameikos has always struck me as a great place for a darker, weirder kind of campaign -- far from the luxuries and excesses of the Empires. It's on the frontier, where an imperial force has invaded and taken over lands from clannish natives who reside in the wilderness. Humanity in Karameikos has yet to tame itself; how can it expect to tame the monstrous inhabitants of its dark forests or the malevolent spirits and entities that lurk in its mountains?

I hope to revisit Karameikos with the Lamentations of the Flame Princess ruleset for several reasons:
a) it's my go-to setting for D&D;
b) the classes line up nicely;
c) i like the ruleset.

But the weird vibe of LOTFP seems to resonate with the setting as well. I hope to place a bunch of the modules I picked up into the larger Mystaran realm. Let's see where it takes us.

First stop: that delightfully politically correct history of Traldar and Halav... and the monsters.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea - if you play down the high fantasy and magic in Mystara, Karameikos is a great place for LOTFP style gritty and dark adventures.

    Hmmm, I may have to borrow this one sometime, replacing all the classic B series modules scattered around Karameikos with Tower of the Stargazer, Death Frost Doom, Grinding Gear, etc..


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