[Review] Deep Carbon Observatory (Remastered); The Grievous Miracle and the Beautification of St. Patrick

[Adventure]Deep Carbon Observatory [Remastered] (2020)Patrick Stuart & Scrap PrincessLvl 3-5 Once there was an Empire of unspeakable wealth that traded in secrets, dark wonders and death, and many of the strange things now on earth were theirs. They drew their power and magic from a gate within the earth. But, as their kingdom slowly died, … More [Review] Deep Carbon Observatory (Remastered); The Grievous Miracle and the Beautification of St. Patrick

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 34 (Mystara B/X); Disaster at the Red Blade’s Lair

And so it was that on the 17th they set out once more for the Dymrak, in search of Stephan, the Drover’s brother, who, if he was still among the living, had now been a captive of the Goblins for over a month. As the weather turned fell and the green of the trees was … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 34 (Mystara B/X); Disaster at the Red Blade’s Lair

[Review] Stonehell Pt. I (LL): Down Night-Haunted Halls; Overlord

[Megadungeon]Stonehell Pt. I; Down Night-Haunted Halls (2009)Michael Curtis (Three-Headed Monster)Lvl 1 – 5+ Beware All Who Enter These Benighted Halls of Stone. Within Lies No Solace Nor Any Comforts of Home. Toiling For Our Crimes We Must Dig Where We Dwell, With No Freedom or Mercy In Our Vast Stony Hell.– Message carved above the … More [Review] Stonehell Pt. I (LL): Down Night-Haunted Halls; Overlord

[Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Adventure]On the Crimson Trail (2021)Andy Marielis (Adventure Bundles)Lvl 9 (HA!) Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. I am harsh on 5e. It is true. I have a preferred play-style and 5e has many violation of its central tenets built-in. But no grognard I know HATES 5e. For of all the manifold editions that emerged in the wake of … More [Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Review] Halls of the Blood King (OSE); Welcome to the Machine

[Adventure]Halls of the Blood King (2021)Diogo Noguiera (Necrotic Gnome)Lvl 3 – 5 A new power is rising in the west. The promising Gavin Norman, of deserved Dolmenwood fame, has taken the OSR by storm with his slick, immaculately laid out B/X retroclone marketed to the young and this is the year of his Rising. People … More [Review] Halls of the Blood King (OSE); Welcome to the Machine

[Review] I6 Ravenloft (AD&D); First Heretic

[Adventure]I6 Ravenloft (1983)Tracy & Laura Hickman (TSR)Lvl 5 – 7 “One day I shall have a hall that is dedicated to trad gaming. Through gates of gold and ivory, marked with the motto ‘Roleplayibus non Rollplayiberent’ the players will enter, leaving all their mortal burdens behind. Amid thick wallpapers daubed with the masterpieces of Michaelangelo, … More [Review] I6 Ravenloft (AD&D); First Heretic

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 33 (Mystara B/X); Bees

It was the 11th of the Sviftmonth, with autumn creeping across Karameikos, and transforming the whole of the dymrak into a tapestry of yellows, orange, browns and ochres. Struck by queer impulses, and not yet ready to venture south in search of the missing Rancher, they instead set out to hunt for the Hive of … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 33 (Mystara B/X); Bees

[Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Adventure]Strabonus (2004)Gabor Lux (self-published)Lvl 6 – 9 A while back, I posed a challenge to any would-be module cobblers, to resist the lure of the artpunk and come up with all manner of bizarre concepts and weird non-sensical creatures, to instead strive to master the conventional forms of D&D first, and strive to innovate when … More [Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Review] EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (AD&D 1e); Iterate

[Adventure]EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (1983)E. Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 9 – 12 The second part in the highly unusual EX series, penned by the master of D&D, Gary Gygax himself, it either took me a while to grok this style of absurd D&D or he seems to have established a rhythm that for … More [Review] EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (AD&D 1e); Iterate