Return of the Vivimancer!



Exciting news! Twisted bio-research is back in fashion!

Yesterday's announcement from James Raggi (Lamentations of the Flame Princess):

LotFP has come to an agreement with Gavin Norman  (The Complete Vivimancer, Dolmenwood) to write a new supplement! 
The working title is "A Treatise on Biological and Chemical Manipulation For The Purpose of The Creation and Alteration of Living Creatures, Including Game Mechanics, For Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other Traditional Tabletop Role-Playing Games by Gavin Norman, Master of Science" 
It will be a brand new rules subsystem for OSR games, inspired by the likes of Frankenstein, Herbert West: Reanimator, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes, The Fly, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Jurassic Park, Weird Science, The Nutty Professor, Flubber, etc. 
Release date: Wheneverthehell. As usual.

Work on the rules is already under way.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome. Will this include new kinds of vivimancers?

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    1. We're still in the very early stages of development, so I can't really say what form exactly the final material will take. Generally, though, it's likely to be a new take on the concept, not simply an "LotFP vivimancer".

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  2. Is there anything you can tell us at this point? Are you making changes to the actual class, or just adding options? Many of the inspirations seem more geared toward mad-scientists rather than spell-casters.

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    1. It's still very early in development, but yes, the systems in the book will describe the methods and possibilities of weird science, rather than a new type of spell-caster. So some of the capacities of the vivimancer will be included, within the scope of biological / cellular experiments, but that will not be the sole focus. (I also have plans for many different types of experiment... electrical, surgical, etc.)

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