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“de Profundis – Letters From The Abyss” – A Lovecraftian Game, Of Sorts – posted in The Write Stuff: Has anyone else here heard of this game?. 1. Introduction. Upon its publication, De Profundis: Letters from the Abyss was marketed and generally recognised as a role-playing game.1 Created by a game . I could only come to one conclusion from this anonymous letter. I had just been invited to a game of De Profundis. And, looking at the postmark.

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Add me to the startup list. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 39 13. De Profundis is a revelation in gaming, a return to the noble roots of horror with an entirely new style of play.

What if the hobo who was run out of town last year for suspicious doings really WAS involved with things that would make an honest soul catatonic with fright? I have this eerie impression that if only Thw had the right key, and unlocked the right door in my brain, the whole game would just abysd out, complete, finished, as though it were already there somewhere, and I just had to peep through the keyhole to see it.

De Profundis

The first edition was from Hogshead Publishing, and is still available through Chaosium. Diary Narratives in Fact and Fiction. This Is Not A Game: We do background checks and checks on validity and usability of provided email addresses. If you prefer to see no adverts, support FPN by donating towards an Ads Free view, either by a monthly contributionor a yearly contribution.


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Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: But I wonder if this could be adapted into another setting for non-Lovecraft fans. Explore the Home Gift Guide. A uniquely presented, creepy and inspired little book.

I’ve never played even though I bought the game when it came out – everybody who’s shown any interest has said they’d love to play The players — gathered in a darkened room — simply close their eyes, and one of them describes a ayss. This sound’s really interesting, but I have no knowledge in H. From what came of that I urge small groups, and probably as little reliance on tech as possible.

White Wolf — Black Dog. Alternate Reality Gaming — a Definition. I think it would be more Lovecraft-like. Popular covers see all 4 covers.

CD Audiobook 0 editions. It can be used solo or with a group. I somewhat agree in light of keeping it authentic, though I could see how some might really enjoy having another excuse to use their favorite pens and boutique lefters.

So, the participants in this build a emergent narrative by weaving together their separate personal narratives. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Posted 04 May – I’ve uploaded my PDF copy of the rules to Google Drive – keep in mind that they’re not so much rules as they are ideas and potential guidelines for play, mostly written in letter format.


Immersive Aesthetics and Collective Play. Esoteric Fiction and Fictional Esoterica. This seems interesting – I’m interested.

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All that would be needed is a venue, such as a dedicated website or a blog, where correspondence and journals could be posted, a framework for the setting of the story, and a bunch of crazy kids interested in forming a secret psychodrama cult club … you know, maybe not something to start up smack in the middle of NaNoWriMobut what about starting that up in the coming New Year?

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Selected contents from this journal. A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming. JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Get to Know Us. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Radio shows were to that time period lettdrs TV and video games are now, and information access was still limited to libraries public and private and print news media. BernieC, keeping it between and makes sense, anchoring the game in a simpler time with more mysteries, when the world was smaller and our modern media was in its infancy.

Archaeology, History, the Occult. Interest, imagination and a love of handwriting are all one really needs. Now that would be interesting! Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.