Episode 5: James Edward Raggi IV and Lamentations of the Flame Princess

Tonight’s guest is game designer James Edward Raggi IV, the author and creator of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess — a “weird fantasy role-playing game.” Originally published in 2010, Lamentations of the Flame Princess is much more than just another Open Game License twist on the World’s Most Popular Role Playing Game. In an effort to share the style of his own campaign with the world, James drew from some unusual influences when creating Lamentations, from death metal music to underground horror movies to explicit album cover art. Tonight we’re going to talk to James about all of this and more.

Works and influences discussed on this show:

Lamentations of the Flame Princess
http://www.lotfp.com/RPG/

Better Than Any Man – LotFP Free PDF
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/116452/Better-Than-Any-Man
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/116452/Better-Than-Any-Man?manufacturers_id=2795&filters=0_0_0_0

Napalm Death – Mentally Murdered EP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k7GWhHWBQs

The Blob (1988) trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwj-OEnPKUo

Reverend Bizarre – Doom Over the World
(Lamentations of the Flame Princess inspirational music)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMAXMMoBvQ

3 Responses to “Episode 5: James Edward Raggi IV and Lamentations of the Flame Princess”

  1. Jim Yoder says:

    That was awesome, maybe he could come back and talk about some of the inspiration behind the adventures/supplements he has written.

  2. It’s a fair cop. :)

  3. You did a great job interviewing him, Mr. Wampler. You are very humble, patient, balanced, and engaging.

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