When Venger asked me to review him I initially refused. “Not in a thousand lifetimes sir! I run a respectable family oriented blog about wholesome dungeoncrawling reviews that shall have no truck with your perverted, genre-mixing smut! No Za’akier shall darken this blogs doorstep and wrap its loathsome green tentacles about my daughter! Not even,” … More [Interview]The Inevitable Venger Satanis Interview about his Cha’alt kickstarter.
[Adventure] Dusty Door (2018) Shane Ward (3 Toadstools Publishing) Level 3 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content A while back I reviewed Shane Ward’s The Mad God’s Jest and found it not to my taste. I was approached by him again very respectfully and asked whether I would consider reviewing another one out of the kindness of my dutch heart. Dusty … More [Review] Dusty Door (Blueholme); Redemption
[Because Fuck You That’s Why] Eldritch Cock (2018) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) EDIT: FREE RPG DAY PRODUCT (thanks Brandon) Jan’uari is on full swing. Embrace the suck. Two year ago James Raggi inflicted upon his fans the aggressively unnecessary Vaginas are Magic a supplement of weirdo magic spells that only girls could use. … More [Review] Eldritch Cock (Lotfp): The Masks We Wear
[Adventure] Horror at Milltown (2018) Donald MacVittie (Hellebarde Games) Levels 3 – 5 Summary: Dawn of the Dead + DnD + Easy Mode Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. I was approached by Don Macvittie, a collaborator on Gary Gygax’s Yggsburgh (part of E.G.G’s lamentably never completed Castle Zagyg megadungeon project) with the question if I would be … More [Review] Horror at Milltown (D&D 5e); Making Friends
[Adventure] The Hidden Serpent (2010) Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 2 – 4 Today I am reminded of an adage, whose source I have conveniently forgotten, that if one seeks to do a remake or a homage one best selects mediocre or obscure works rather then trying to vainly imitate greatness. Case in point; … More [Review] The Hidden Serpent (LL); Surface Mimicry
[Hot Mess] Battle for the Purple Islands (2017) Venger As’Nas Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (something like 3, depending on what system you are using) A courier has raced halfway across the galaxy to send a holographic message to an old hermit living in a mountain cave infested by shadow shoggoths—it’s time-sensitive, for his eyes … More [Review] Battle for the Purple Islands (O5R); Disjunction
[Adventure] In Search of the Unknown (1979) Mike Carr (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 Having doled out my first 10 for OSR excellence I figured it might be a good idea to go back to the wellspring and define or discover what shaped my criterion for what makes a good adventure. Unlike much of the … More [Review] B1 In Search of the Unknown (DnD Basic); Firmament
[Pointcrawl generator] The Gardens of Ynn (2018) Emmy Allen (Dying Stylishly Games) Levels 3 – 5 (though suitable for a wider range) Summary: Alice in Wonderland + Arthur Machen + The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem + Castle Gargantua + A Red and Pleasant Land + Changeling: The Lost As I read more of the OSR, my concept of … More [Review] The Gardens of Ynn (OSR); Looking Glass Emperor
In my last post I reviewed the experimental Dead God Excavation by mr. Venger Satanis, previously featured (rather positively I might add) on this blog here and here. This more recent outing failed to titillate my elfgame taste buds, netting it a negative judgement, and he responded here. While he was very polite and agreed with roughly half of what I … More PrinceofNothing Presents; A Gentlemanly Response to the Claims of Reverend Satanis In Which Several Misunderstandings are Clarified.
[Ad’vent’ure/S’essi’on Zer’o] Dead God Excavation (2018) Ven’ger As’Nas Sat’ani’s (Korth’alis Pub’lishing) Le’vels 1 – 3 The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space + Alien: Covenant Dead God Excavation marks my first Response review. Normally I only read what others say about a module after I have reviewed it myself so as to not influence my … More [Review] Dead God Excavation (CDS); D’ead G’o’d Ex’cav’ation