Okay, so I have seen a lot of references to the Lamentations of the Flame Princess (LotFP) rules by James Edward Raggi IV and finally decided to give it proper full read and do a review. (FYI, the version I reviewed was the "no art" free version from the website.) Right off, I was intrigued by the subtitle: "WEIRD FANTASY Role-Playing". I knew that it was a D&D old school renaissance game, but this subtitle suggested that these rules would have a different flavor or texture to them. As you may have seen in earlier posts of mine I am not a fan of OSR rules but I was willing to give it a look based on the subtitle.
Diving in I found it to be a huge disappointment. LotFP is pretty much just another OSR game. There are a lot of tweaks and cleaned-up bits. Alignment is just Lawful-Neutral-Chaotic. Halflings are available as a playable demi-human class. And so on.
So where's the "weird fantasy" stuff? Well as far as I can see there isn't any. It's just a vanilla OSR game.
When an author says there's going to be some weird content, I'm expecting something along the lines of Wermspittle over on the Hereticwerks blog. Wermspittle is a seriously weird, creepy setting.
Bottom line: if you're looking for a walk on the weird side, skip LotFP, go straight to Wermspittle.