Monday, July 11, 2011

Flavors of Fear Freebie

Jack Shear has released an excellent 44-page rundown on 13 horror-inflected "weird fantasy" campaign settings. The booklet is designed for LotFP but it is generic enough that it will likely work in most classic fantasy rpgs.

Particularly interesting is how much emphasis he places on neglected setting elements like mood, common foes, overarching themes, literary/cinematic inspirations, and matching soundtracks even.

Download it for free here.


  1. Anytime. If I sounded effusive in my praise that's because I was.

    Good timing with the first setting description too. Picked up the fifth GRRM book on the kindle this morning and it starts Beyond the Wall with a theme that dovetails nicely with the Cold Northern Wind. Good stuff.

  2. It's on my list of things to read, but I've got a pile of academic journals to get through first, sadly!