Friday, 7 November 2014

[Review] Forgive Us

Forgive Us is a small adventure written and illustrated by +Kelvin Green  for Lamentations of the Flame Princess weird fantasy rpg. What you get is not only one completed adventure with awesome nicely detailed maps but additional two smaller adventures.

The illustration is more cartoonish than you are used to in LotFP products. Some don't like it and think it doesn't fit LotFP-verse, but I think the art is cool. The cover alone shows you already that things are bad in this adventure, doesn't it? Also the maps are awesome with small details, and there are plenty of those.


1625 was a plague year in Norwich. History tells us that it was an outbreak of the Black Death. History is wrong.

An adventure for a party of the 4th level, for use with...

The adventure is simple. There's always something you need. And where you need it the adventure begins. In Forgive Us it means horror. The adventure is well written and interesting and the tension builds very well. The monsters are not thrown in ya face all the time, but there's still some minor action. It is the end when you realize, that things are really bad. I think the adventure goes very well. There's lots of hints of bad things going on but life-threatening situations are scarce, at the beginning. The details are also cool. Normal houses, normal life, some gore here and there. Nothing supernatural WTF in my opinion what makes this more scary investigation.

Also you'll get nice set of random loot!

RUN!!!


I hoped that the city of Norwich had a little more meat around it. I do understand that the adventure is the point and focus here and more pages means more cost but a little more detailed mini-setting would have been nice addition. Well, you can't have everything! There's little detail on the city you can work with to create your own Norwich with the help of internet (for example, or use library like a pro!).

Pleasure to the eye.
Two other adventures are nice addition to make sure that after you have ran Forgive Us the book doesn't just go to your LotFP archives. In Heaven Everything Is Fine is weird adventure. Ghost story with trapped tower (you need to detail yourself) and alien. Not bad, but you need to work a bit yourself with details to run this. Death and Taxes is very short adventure. Old dead friend, a little mystery, a hidden treasure.

Overall Forgive Us is very good adventure.

GET IT if you like suspense, movies like The Thing (Kelvin's inspiration) or suspense of the first Alien (my idea). Also if you like some exploration and ending that jumps on your face and wants to eat it.

Print and PDF available at LotFP store.
PDF also available at RPGNow.