[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 16 (B/X Mystara); Night Assault

It was the 21st of the Felmont, and our Heroes stirred from weary slumber with the morning halfway gone, and gathered them weapons and prepared their spells, and set out like automatons marching to murderous inner gears. They marched to the Red Hill and looked upon all that they had wrought. Through a haze of … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 16 (B/X Mystara); Night Assault

[Booktalk] Actual Appendix N: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

As a break from this series, let’s take a look at an entry that is actually on the appendix N. Lord Dunsany is a turn of the century author of “weird” and fantastic fiction and was much admired by the likes of Lovecraft, Howard, C.A. Smith and Tolkien, among countless others. The King of Elfland’s … More [Booktalk] Actual Appendix N: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

[Hype] Palace of Unquiet Repose Successfully Funded!!!

  We did it. My thanks to all of you for believing in my grimdark dream. So let’s to business shall we:* Text is done, barring final editing and any playtesting changes* We are currently toiling away at the DCC conversion, there’s some tricky parts involving magic item conversion since some spells don’t exist in … More [Hype] Palace of Unquiet Repose Successfully Funded!!!

[Review] Fermentvm Nigrvm Dei Sepvlti (Lotfp); Peppridge Farm Remembers

[Adventure]Fermentvm Nigrvm Dei Sepvlti (2020)Gord Sellar (Lamentations of the Flame Princess Adventures)Lvls 1 – 3 If there is one man in the OSR to which the attribute of Fool’s Luck applies, it is probably James Raggi. A man who, his generous rates and ability to gather a troupe of talented authors notwithstanding, blunders from ill-conceived … More [Review] Fermentvm Nigrvm Dei Sepvlti (Lotfp); Peppridge Farm Remembers

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 15 (B/X Mystara); Massacre at Red Hill

It was the 20th of the Felmont, and our heroes had rested all day from the hard fighting and the evening march over difficult terrain, and regained much of their strength thereby. They prepared what flasks of oil they would, and spread caltrops before the entrance, and awaited nightfall. And though they heard dimly the … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 15 (B/X Mystara); Massacre at Red Hill

[Review] Imperial Matchmaker (D&D 5e) Pt. I; Hills are for dying on

[Adventure]Imperial Matchmaker (2020)Mike Myler (StormBunny Studios)Lvls 3 – 12   Disclaimer: I’m three beers into a review. Also sponsored content. A wise man once said Victory is its own defeat. The long years in the muck, living on hate, pall malls and water, doing 10 part reviews of Avalanche products for an audience of ghosts seem … More [Review] Imperial Matchmaker (D&D 5e) Pt. I; Hills are for dying on

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 14 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

In grim silence, Edmund marched outside with his newfound companion. “No tricks sweetling,” the hard-eyed one spoke, as he ensured his blade was loose in its sheath. “Or I’ll gut thee like a carp.” In the barracks of Fortress Haradraith, Rallo the Bastard was subjected to hard questioning, taking many a punch, and yelping and … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 14 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

[Booktalk] A Literary Appendix N; Xenophon’s Anabasis

The world is changing. As the wheel of time grinds on we are seperated further from the roots of our past and cast forth into the seething cauldron of the future, wherein all manner of streams are converged and distilled down to form the murky, indistinct soup of modern popculture. To prevent fantasy from sliding … More [Booktalk] A Literary Appendix N; Xenophon’s Anabasis

[Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Adventure]  Lich Lords (1985) Lynn Sellers (Mayfair Games) Levels 12 – 16 It’s something of a trueism in the OSR that high level, truly high level, adventures don’t really work. The level of system mastery demanded of both players and designer, let alone the time spent building up characters to such a point means that … More [Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 13 (B/X Mystara); Arts of War

It was the 17th of the Felmont, and our heroes celebrated their victory. Niffa and Ioric went out and shot hares and mountain goat, so that our heroes would have ample food for two days. Till the sun set they talked long and discussed their next plan, for though the Forces of Queen Ilyana had … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 13 (B/X Mystara); Arts of War