Art & Writing by Zak S.
Published by Lamentations of the Flame Princess
64 page Hardcover, also available as PDF
For the TLDNR crowd I'll condense my first statement to this:
VORNHEIM SPARKS JOY IN THE COLD DEAD COCKLES OF MY ASHY WITHERED HEART.
I purchased Vornheim in January of 2013 and it changed and improved my games, more than any other gaming book I've read. My only regret ends up being a personal one, in that I didn't learn about it and buy it sooner!
How did it change your game Bast?
The timing of when I bought the book is important for context; it landed in my paws about five years into my flailing or failing Changeling: the Lost campaign. It helped me streamline my NPC creation in the end months of running that campaign. I'll elaborate on that in Part 2 of this review.
Bast, you say Vornheim improved your games more than any other game book. That's a strong claim. Can you say more about how Vornheim can help someone who might be struggling with city portions of their TTRPG campaigns?
I think this question can be better served by re-appearing in Part 2 where I'll be explaining how I use Vornheim either in prep or at the table. What I will say here in Part 1 is this book helped me to think more about information design. Also, if you haven't gotten the memo: DIE DROP TABLES FUCKIN' RULE.
This is a high quality book in physical form. I've been bringing it to every game I've run since I started my LotFP campaign a few years ago. It's one of my must haves for both prep and in-game.
To purchase a physical (plus PDF) copy from Lamentations of the Flame Prince webstore
If your are a digital only cat, you can get the PDF by itself from DriveThru RPG