From Raven God Games comes Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing, an OSR rules set with its roots in the "...original version of the world's favourite RPG" (read: Dungeons & Dragons). The game (out now in PDF) builds on the mechanics of the Swords and Wizardry White Box and other OSR-style publications. So if you want to take your Lovecraftian gaming back into the halcyon days of early 1970s roleplaying, it may be worth a look.
We first talked about Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing back in the March 2017 edition of News from Pnakotus.
Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing
Aeons before man arose from the primordial mire, ancient creatures descended from the stars or stepped through dimensional passages to inhabit the Earth. Whilst many of these Old Ones have since passed into inactivity, the secrets they carried with them have been shared with man and now terrible cults haunt the fringes of modern society. These ancient terrors thus still menace mankind and, if the prophecies are to be believed, the Old Ones shall return to reign again over the Earth!
Eldritch Tales: Lovecraftian White Box Role-Playing in an OSR rule set with its roots in the original version of the world's favourite RPG, but instead of exploring musty dungeons, characters in Eldritch Tales investigate Mythos horrors in the 1920s! The setting and background are based on the cosmic horror tales of Howard Phillips Lovecraft and other members of his writing circle.
Within the pages of Eldritch Tales you will find four character classes representing many classic pulp archetypes, occupations, rules for insanity, spells, monsters, esoteric tomes, artefacts, a starting scenario, and setting material, as well as advice on using Eldritch Tales with other White Box games. This game is compatible with Swords & Wizardry White Box and other OSR games.
Eldritch Tales offers a Compatibility License to third-party publishers interested in creating material to support the game.
Price: $9.99 USD (PDF)