Friday, September 16, 2016

List of LotFP Classes from Official and Semi-Official Sources (Print and PDF Only)

There are a ton of awesome custom-made classes on various blogs and other websites for Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other OSR games, but I found myself wondering how many different classes have actually appeared in official LotFP releases, and how many have likewise appeared in "third-party" print or PDF publications that are considered to be intentionally compatible with or based on LotFP.

So, I decided to make a list of classes from such publications. This is mostly just meant to be a quick reference for anyone curious as to what's out there so far. If I missed anything, please let me know!

Also, I may do a round-up of links to interesting online character classes at some point.

UPDATED ON FEB. 21, 2017 TO ADD APPENDIX 3.

Official Sources:

Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules & Magic
  • Cleric
  • Fighter
  • Magic-User
  • Specialist
  • Dwarf
  • Elf
  • Halfling
A Red & Pleasant Land
  • Alice (or Alistair or Fool)
Carcosa
  • Sorcerer
Green Devil Face #4
  • Knight of Science
Third-Party Sources (in Print or PDF):

The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia
  • Raconteur (Bard)
  • Chaos DJ (Bard)
  • Nexus Bard
  • Kaldane
  • Carnomancer (or Meat Mage)
Pusher Gnomes (Pay What You Want add-on for The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia)
  • Pusher Gnome
Saltmouth Issue Zero (playtest document for The Driftwood Verses)
  • Blattarian
  • Vassal
  • Navigator
Saltmouth Issue Negative One (playtest document for The Driftwood Verses)
  • Blattarian (updated from Issue Zero)
  • Navigator (updated from Issue Zero)
  • Vassal (updated from Issue Zero)
  • Whaler
The Undercroft #9
  • Skinned Moon Daughter
  • Doctor
  • Detached*
  • Partners in Crime*
  • Fallen*
  • Pariah*
*These classes are from an article called "Dead Inside," and are intended to completely replace the character classes from the Rules & Magic book, rather than simply supplementing the list.

Vacant Ritual Assembly #4
  • Barbarian
Vacant Ritual Assembly #5
  • Ritualist
Wolf-packs and Winter Snow (Technically a separate game, but partially based on LotFP and compatible with it)
  • Expert
  • Hunter
  • Magician
  • Neanderthal
  • Aberrant**
  • Morlock**
  • Mystic**
  • Orphan**
  • Wendigo**
**These "Alternate Classes" are not intended to be available to players without the explicit permission of the GM.

Appendix 1: Classless Systems and Alternate Character Advancement Systems
  • "New Character Creation and Advancement Techniques" from Green Devil Face #5.
  • "Classless Lamentations of the Flame Princess" from The Undercroft #4.
  • "Everyone is an Adventurer" from The Undercroft #9.
Appendix 2: Honorable Mentions
  • The Lotus Monk from Qelong is intended to be a template of abilities for specific NPCs, but if you want to stick it to the man you can probably turn it into a character class pretty easily.
  • There are some special rules for religion that can be used with many classes, but especially Clerics, in England Upturn'd.
  • If you wanted to make a Psionic class, the psionic rules in Carcosa might not be a bad place to start.
  • The Meat Men from The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia constitute more of a suite of abilities/mutations for PCs to acquire than a separate class per se, but the text does briefly touch on the possibility of using the Meat Man as a class.
  • The Thundercloud Druid from Vacant Ritual Assembly #3 is not a separate class, but rather a background that can be chosen along with a class. Rules-wise, a Thundercloud Druid essentially gets a specific package of starting equipment instead of randomly-rolled starting money. This issue of Vacant Ritual Assembly also introduces two new skills: Falconry and Play Wind. Conceivably, a separate Thundercloud Druid class could be created if one so desired.
  • An article in Vacant Ritual Assembly #4 called "The Oolai Cloth-Skins and Dragon Blackhide Bastards" presents a system of magic item creation/character enhancement (depending on how you look at it) which could perhaps be used as the basis for some kind of Magical Weaver class.
  • A new skill that is exclusive to Magic-Users, Pipe Arts, is presented in Vacant Ritual Assembly #5. In the same issue, Lycanthropy Rules are introduced, which could possibly be used to make a Werewolf class.
Appendix 3: Some Classes That Technically Count Because They're in PDFs, but Which Are Not "Published" in the Sense of Either Being in Print, Being on a Storefront Like DriveThruRPG, or Being Released as a Playtest Document for a Future Publication
(This is definitely an incomplete list, and this stuff should really go in a separate post about free online character classes, but because I didn't define what I meant by "published" well enough until now, I guess these technically belong in this post somewhere. Besides, they're cool.)
Heliothra: A LotFP Class for G+ (Available here)
  • Heliothra
Lycan's Bane: A LotFP Class for G+ (Available here)
  • Lycan's Bane

2 comments:

  1. There was a LotFP conversion to Dark Sun thing around, it has a Half-Giant, Half-Dwarf, Thri-Kreen, Gladiator and Defiler class.

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to see if I can find that.

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