Tuesday 12 June 2012

I am taking players for De Profundis

A while back I looked at the intriguing De Profundis, a Lovecraftian roleplaying game that merges letter-writing and live-action roleplay. I initially tried to get a game off the ground, but I found it difficult to find the materials I wanted to run an authentic 1920s style game, so now I've decided to fire up an email version of the game. Why email? Scope, baby. Scope.

The author, Michal Oracz, yammers on about how email takes away from the eeriness of the game, and while he may be right, I think there is huge potential when utilising this medium. As well as the core emails, the game will include Twitter accounts, blogs, video, real-life news links and audio, which will hopefully come together to create a rich tapestry of horror, although I do plan on posting parcels too.

I have a couple of players interested in the game, but I'm opening it up to others as well if they want to get involved. I think around 5 people in total would be enough to have a good game and keep the story moving. So, if you do fancy joining my De Profundis game, email me or let me know in the comments. Please do make sure you have read the De Profundis rules if you want to play.


  1. I'm crazy-busy with other projects and games, else I'd join you. (I've played in the past.) I think your modern spin would be a good one.

  2. I picked up a PDF copy of this the day before yesterday and was googling around looking for some correspondents.

    I'm certainly interested - browndd funny symbol of an a in a circle tiscali dot co dot uk

    Were you thinking of an email 1920s thing with typed or scanned letters sent by e thingy or were you thinking of a more modern one?

    1. Sorry TD the anonymous thing came out wrong - comes from being a little slow with the technology. I'm not really anonymous.

      My name is Dave Brown and I'm a long time player of PBEMs on Yahoo. Invariably they seem to bring to a halt somewhere though and De Pro seems like an excellent idea

      Thanks for your consideration

      Dave B