De Profundis, new Lovecraftian horror RPG, released
WORLD'S FIRST STOCKING-CHILLER RPG:
DE PROFUNDIS UNLEASHED IN TIME FOR XMAS
Hogshead Publishing has released "De Profundis", the new horror RPG by
top Polish games designer Michal Oracz.
"De Profundis" is a radical new game, blending the imagination of H.P.
Lovecraft with elements of psychodrama and the correspondence-based
story-telling methods of classic horror.
"De Profundis" is designed to break down the borders between gaming-time
and real-life, and between reality and illusion, in the same way that
the latest generation of computer games such as "Majestic" and the Nokia
Game do. It runs without a GM, and can be played solo.
"De Profundis" is the latest addition to Hogshead's "New Style" line of
ground-breaking RPGs, loved by critics and reviewers, and hated by old-
school traditionalists who can't understand how you can roleplay without
dice, much less a GM. The rulebook boasts a gloriously creepy cover by
Dennis Detwiller, and retails for $6.95. That's not a typo.
The game is packed with innovation, new ways to roleplay and new
insights into the nature of horror-gaming. What's more, in a virtuoso
display of games design, readers will slowly become aware that the
entire rulebook is also an example of play.
"We're not going to explain how that's possible," said James Wallis,
director of Hogshead Publishing. "Just buy the thing. It's $6.95, for
DE PROFUNDIS by Michal Oracz, published by Hogshead Publishing Ltd under
licence from Portal Publishing. Stock code HOG405; ISBN 1-899749-35-7.
32 pages; $6.95. Available from Hogshead Publishing, Wizard's Attic and
all fine games retailers.
More information: http://www.hogshead.demon.co.uk