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Lowlife is a toolkit for old-school RPGs about delving into tunnels, trenches, and mines. 

Inside, you'll find:

  • Rules and procedures for caving, climbing, and tunneling
  • Hazards and dangers cavers might encounter beneath the surface
  • Monsters, plants, and fungi that dwell in and around the hills and caves
  • Items and tools to use for digging and surviving the tunnels
  • Generators and tools for building your own tunnel networks or modifying existing dungeons
  • Bits of aesthetic, flavor, and worldbuilding scattered throughout
Lowlife isn't a setting guide or adventure: rather, it's a collection of modular tools and content for you to use. It's designed to make the underground a dangerous, unpredictable, and thoroughly frightening place—as it should be.
Lowlife is broadly compatible with most old-school systems, and is built to be modular and easy to hack if yours is a bit different. 
If you need an adventure to use with Lowlife right away, here's one: Beneath Harlowe House, a pamphlet dungeon about exploring an old haunted mansion.
Physical copies available at ratti incantati, Spear Witch, Rook's Press, Monkey's Paw, LF OSR, and more to come.
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david M February 08, 2022 6:37 pm UTC
any chance of a print friendly version?
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Charleslebronn X September 17, 2021 1:46 pm UTC
I heard there is a docx file for itch buyers , do we not get that ?
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Sam S September 17, 2021 6:03 pm UTC
There was an issue with uploading it to DriveThru—message me on twitter @HeadOfTheGoat and I'll send you a copy!
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Charleslebronn X September 18, 2021 8:38 am UTC
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Charleslebronn X September 18, 2021 8:43 am UTC
sent you a message but i won't give a phone number to twitter please find a better way to communicate
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