Monday, July 20, 2020

Updated 17th Century Timeline

I've updated my timeline for the 17th century. LotFP adventures with a fixed date have been inserted.

Here is the PDF, Timeline of the 17th Century.

Timeline of the 17th Century

The Thirty Years War 1618-1648
The English Civil War 1642-1651

Kings of England – James I 1603-1625, Charles I 1625-1649, Charles II 1660-1685, James II & VII 1685-1688, William III & II & Mary II 1689-1702.
Kings of France – Louis XIII 1610-1643, Louis XIV 1643-1715.
Czars of Russia – Michael I 1613-1645, Alexi I 1645-1676, Feodor III 1676-1682, Peter I 1682-1725.
Kings of Spain – Phillip III 1598-1621, Phillip IV 1621-1665, Charles II 1665-1700.
Holy Roman Emperors – Matthias 1612-1619, Ferdinand II 1619-1637, Ferdinand III 1637-1657, Leopold I 1658-1705.
Popes – Paul V 1605-1621 (persecuted Galileo), Gregory XV 1621-1623, Urban VIII 1623-1644, Innocent X 1644-1655, Alexander VII 1655-1667, Clement IX 1667-1669, Clement X 1670-1676, Innocent XI 1676-1689, Alexander VIII 1689-1691, Innocent XII 1691-1700.

1600. Giordano Bruno is burned as a heretic.
English East India Company established.

1600-1603. The God that Crawls.

1603. Ieyasu rules Japan, moves capital to Edo (Tokyo).
Shakespeare's Hamlet is first performed.

1605. Cervantes's Don Quixote de la Mancha, the first modern novel.

1607. Jamestown, Virginia, established—first permanent English colony on American mainland.
Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, saves the life of John Smith.

1609. Samuel de Champlain establishes French colony of Quebec.
The Relation, the first newspaper, debuts in Germany.
The telescope is invented by Hans Lippershey, a Dutch scientist.
From 1609 to 1611 Henry Hudson of England, sailing for the Dutch East India Company, explores the Chesapeake, Delaware, and New York bays.

1610. Galileo sees the moons of Jupiter through his telescope.

1611. Gustavus Adolphus elected King of Sweden.
King James Version of the Bible published in England.
Rubens paints his Descent from the Cross.

1614. John Napier discovers logarithms.

1615. The Magnificent Joop van Ooms.

1616. Shakespeare dies.

1617. Blood in the Chocolate.

1618. Start of the Thirty Years' War, Protestants revolt against Catholic oppression; Denmark, Sweden, and France will invade the Holy Roman Empire (Germany) in later phases of the war.
Kepler proposes last of three laws of planetary motion.

1619. A Dutch ship brings the first African slaves to British North America.

1620. Pilgrims, after a three-month voyage on the Mayflower, land at Plymouth Rock.
Francis Bacon's Novum Organum is published.
The first weekly newspaper in Europe begins publication in Amsterdam.

1623. New Netherland founded by Dutch West India Company.

1625. Death Love Doom, Forgive Us, More Than Meets the Eye.
New Amsterdam is founded in July by the Dutch West India Company.

Late 1620’s. No Salvation for Witches.

1630. Midvinter.
Massachusetts Bay Colony established.

1631. Better Than Any Man.

1632. No Rest for the Wicked.
Maryland founded by Lord Baltimore.

1633. Inquisition forces Galileo (astronomer) to recant his belief in Copernican theory.

1635. Fish F***ers.

1642. England Upturn’d.
English Civil War. Cavaliers, supporters of Charles I, fight against Roundheads, parliamentary forces.
Abel Tasman of the Netherlands discovers Tasmania and New Zealand.
Rembrandt paints his Night Watch.

1643. Taj Mahal completed.

1644. End of Ming Dynasty in China—Manchus comes to power.
Descartes's Principles of Philosophy.

1646. Oliver Cromwell defeats Royalists.

1648. End of the Thirty Years' War. German population about half of what it was in 1618 because of war and pestilence.
In England, Parliament demands reforms. Charles I offers concessions, and is brought to trial.

1649. Charles I is beheaded.
The Bank of England is founded. Merchants and tradesmen began to exchange promissory notes as a form of money. The goldsmiths realized that not all of their customers would withdraw their gold at the same time. So it was safe to issue notes for more gold than they actually had. They could then lend money using the extra notes.

1653. Cromwell becomes Lord Protector.

1658. Cromwell dies; son Richard resigns and Puritan government collapses.

1660. English Parliament calls for the restoration of the monarchy; invites Charles II to return from France.

1661. Charles II is crowned King of England.
Louis XIV begins personal rule as absolute monarch; starts to build Versailles.

1664. The British take New Amsterdam from the Dutch, renaming it New York. English limit “Nonconformity” with reestablished Anglican Church.
Isaac Newton experiments with gravity.

1665. Great Plague in London kills 75,000.

1666. Aresde de Torki prints “The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows”, adapted from the “de la Malonica” a book supposedly written by the devil.
Great Fire of London.
Molière's Misanthrope is printed.

1667. Milton's Paradise Lost is printed, widely considered the greatest epic poem in English.

1682. Pennsylvania founded by William Penn.

1683. War of European powers against the Turks (to 1699). Vienna withstands three-month Turkish siege; high point of Turkish advance in Europe.

1684. The Squid, the Cabal, and the Old Man.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's Calculus published.

1685. James II succeeds Charles II in England, calls for freedom of conscience (1687). Protestants fear restoration of Catholicism and demand “Glorious Revolution.” William of Orange invited to England and James II escapes to France (1688). William III and his wife, Mary, crowned.
In France, Edict of Nantes of 1598, granting freedom of worship to Huguenots, is revoked by Louis XIV; thousands of Protestants flee.

1689. Peter the Great becomes Czar of Russia—attempts to westernize nation and build Russia as a military power.
Beginning of the French and Indian Wars (to 1763), campaigns in America linked to a series of wars between France and England for domination of Europe.

1690. William III of England defeats former king James II and Irish rebels at Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.
John Locke's Human Understanding is printed.

1699. End of the War with the Turks.

LotFP Armor Conversions

I have used Lamentations to run D&D adventures, usually BX, AD&D, or 5E. So here's an AC conversion table I use for quick converting on the fly. I've seen other more complete AC conversions but this is the one I use.

By using the creatures HD as their attack bonus (max of +10), and this table to convert AC, you can run any old school module using LotFP. 

It's easier to just make this a PDF, Armor Conversion

Friday, July 17, 2020

New LotFP Books

Lamentations of the Flame Princess is an awesome ass game. I just got into the OSR about a year and a half ago and it was LotFP that hooked me. The system is smooth and the adventures are insanely fun.
New books are available in the US store.

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPC Stats for Barbarians of Orange Boiling Seas

So, for some reason Barbarians of Orange Boiling Seas has no NPC stats what-so-ever, and there are a lot of NPCs in the adventure. Never fear, I've stated them all! For your convenience and enjoyment.

Here's a PDF: NPC Stats for BoOBS

Friday, April 17, 2020

French Tax Collector for LotFP

Ferme Générale (Farmer General, tax collector)
Need to rid your players of their silver? Enter the tax man: Theodore Bourbeau is a cleric and tax collector for King Louis XIII and has come to audit the PCs properties. Bourbeau expects to be shown the grounds and all assists, and will then, after his deduction, collect payment. It may take several days to assess all the holdings of the PCs, in which case he and his men will expect to be put up and fed during their stay. If he is not obeyed, he has the authority to bring in the French Royal Army. The King has been given permission by the Pope to bring any rebellious nobles in line. Bourbeau will overlook any nefarious activities for a hefty payment of 50,000sp and 25,000sp for his fee, a total of 75,000sp. Or whatever amount the Ref sees fit to charge, something that's gonna hurt.

Theodore Bourbeau: Armour 14, Move 120’, 7th-Level Cleric, 24hp, Rapier 1d8, Flintlock 1d8, Morale 10. Leather armor, hooded cape, wide-brimmed hat, rapier, flintlock pistols (2), and 30sp. 
Spells: 1st: Bless, Command, Detect Evil, Sanctuary, 2nd: Delay Poison, Heroism, Silence 15’ Radius, 3rd: Dispel Magic x3, 4th: Divination.

Four Assistants/Enforcers: Armour 14, Move 120’, 0-Level, 4hp, Clubs or Swords (1d8), Morale 9. Leather armor, clubs, swords.

If the military is called in it will consist of 2 units of one sergeant and ten privates:

Sergeant (2): Armor 16, Move 90, 1st Level Fighter, 5hp, arquebus 1d8 (1d6 melee), sword 1d8, Morale 9. Pikeman’s armor, buff coat, lobster tail pot, longsword, arquebus, powder horn, shot bag.

Privates (20) Armor 14, Move 120, 0-Level, 4hp, pike 1d10, sword 1d8, Morale 8. Buff coat, lobster tail pot, longsword, pike.

If things go absolutely pear-shaped a full army could come to raze the property.

French Royal Army
Capitaine Gustave Foquier: Armor 17, Move 90, 2nd Level Fighter, 9hp, Flintlock 1d8, (1d4 melee), Longsword 1d8, Morale 10. Pikeman’s armor, buff coat, lobster tail pot, tassets, longsword, flintlock, powder horn, shot bag. French, German, Spanish.

Sergeants (13): Armor 16, Move 90, 1st Level Fighter, 5hp, arquebus 1d8 (1d6 melee), sword 1d8, Morale 9. Pikeman’s armor, buff coat, lobster tail pot, longsword, arquebus, powder horn, shot bag.

Privates (130) Armor 14, Move 120, 0-Level, 4hp, pike 1d10, sword 1d8, Morale 8. Buff coat, lobster tail pot, longsword, pike.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Map of Maryland 1650

I'm working on a scenario set in the Maryland Colony in 1650. This was a pain to make, but I'm pretty happy with it. Figured I'd share it. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Alien, Fairy, or Demon

Since I started playing LotFP I see Alien Greys popping up in several books. I got really into the idea of aliens in the 17th century. They've now popped up in several of our games over the last year.

I used this guy in a fantasy campaign, he arrived in a ziggurat-shaped ship and mind-controlled some native tribes, who thought he was a god. You could also drop him right into the middle of the 17th century as well, what could go wrong.

Alien, Fairy, Demon
Armor 19, Move 120’, 6th Level Alien Grey
17hp, +3 melee 1d4+2, +3 uranium pistol 1d6+2, gamma cannon 6d6 save versus poison or roll mutation (Carcosa p.265), Morale 10.
Weird Spellcasting: 7 slots: Chaos, Wizard Eye, Duo-Dimension, Prismatic Wall, Gust of Wind, Shadow Monsters, False Alignment, Continual Light, Stone Shape.
Skills: Search 3.
Psionics: Mind Control, Telepathy 3/day.
Electronic Spellbook, 2 power cells, Battle Armor: AC 19, uranium pistol (300’, 100 charges), gamma radiation emitter (20 miles, 15 charges), +2 to hit and damage, can carry 900 pounds, force field 50hp.