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Lusus Naturae


Lusus Naturae is a bestiary for Lamentations of the Flame Princess (and other old-school games), featuring 103 face-melting monsters.

This book includes sadists, predators, and colossal entities that are only peripherally aware of the actions of two-meter-tall mammals on an inconsequential telluric planet. They include:

* Cheerful and talkative Chapel Wights, who punish rudeness with scalpels

* The Narcosan Princess, who conjures mountains made of rotting flesh

* Davinia Marrow, mother of the Scryers, who curses her victims with awareness

* The Abstruct, which builds its Citadel of Perpetuated Joys from the bodies of children

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Matthew H August 08, 2019 3:54 pm UTC
Any chance for POD to be offered?
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Thilo G November 08, 2019 7:30 pm UTC
I wouldn't hold my breath for it. The book was offset printed, and PoD has other requirements re format etc., so page layouts would probably need some serious work.
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albert R August 03, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Mr Chandler, where is the print for this?
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Thilo G August 07, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Hej Albert - as noted in my post below, for the longest time, you could directly contact the author via KS to purchase the LotFP-print of this book. Alas, this time has come and gone: The final print copies have been purchased by LotFP and sold at Gencon.

If you're *really* lucky, you may find the print copy somewhere, but it's now officially a rare book to get in print.
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Thilo G February 25, 2017 11:43 pm UTC
Contacted the author via the Lusus Naturae KS - there are still a precious few print copies left, so anyone else interested may want to try that route. :)
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Thilo G January 20, 2017 11:59 pm UTC
I'd love to see a PoD print copy as well...
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albert R December 31, 2016 2:08 am UTC
I would definitely like to see a print option for this so that I can finally give you my money.
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Charles B July 21, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
It has been over a year since you mentioned a print copy becoming available, and still no luck (I checked Lulu as well). Can you give an estimated date for that? I really want a copy.
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Danica B June 13, 2015 9:37 pm UTC
Seems the big preview does not work..
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Rafael C June 16, 2015 11:34 pm UTC
Ah, thanks for letting me know! Hmm. Not sure why that is. Perhaps it's because there are multiple PDF files...? I'll look into it!
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Rafael C April 14, 2015 7:19 pm UTC
@ Timothy B: Yes, definitely! As soon as the book is printed, and all backers have received their copies, a print version of Lusus Naturae will be made available to the public.
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Timothy B April 14, 2015 4:09 pm UTC
Will there be a print version of this as well?
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This title was added to our catalog on April 12, 2015.