[Review] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated

[Campaign Setting/Hex Crawl] Frostbitten & Mutilated (2018) Zak S. (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) For levels 6+? When I read the premise for Frostbitten & Mutilated I probably would have bet money that I would have at least liked it a little bit. Black metal violence in a land of eternal winter? Check! Norse mythology? … More [Review] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated

[Review] Oak Grove Whispers (LL); A last glorious huzzah!

[Adventure] Oak Grove Whispers (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 We have reached the end of the line. Oak Grove Whispers would be the last adventure by Spahn for Labyrinth Lord (though he continues to publish stuff like Operation Whitebox, an OSR WW2 game and there are some campaign setting … More [Review] Oak Grove Whispers (LL); A last glorious huzzah!

[Review] Noble Knights (D20 3pp); Deus does not quite Veult…

[Sourcebook] Noble Knights – A d20 Guide to Knightly Orders (2002) Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press Ltd.) Upon reading this sourcebook it struck me that had it been published today it probably would have been qualified as an Alt-right sourcebook. Among other things, it describes a religious order of God-fearing Christian Knights that are respected throughout Europe, … More [Review] Noble Knights (D20 3pp); Deus does not quite Veult…

[Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal

[Adventure] Beastmaker Mountain (1982) William Fawcett (Mayfair games) Levels 3 – 6 This room has three faded pictures of pastries on each wall in silver frames, (10 gp each). The chopped up remains of a bed and chair are piled in the southwest corner. In a locked chest in the northwest corner is an animated … More [Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal

[Review] The Black Gem (LL); Een goed begin is het halve werk…

[Adventure] The Black Gem (2015) Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 1 – 3 Sometimes when you read a premise alone you know an adventure is going to be awesome. Don’t get me wrong, writing a good adventure is not easy, but it takes a real bungler to mess up a great premise. “The PCs … More [Review] The Black Gem (LL); Een goed begin is het halve werk…

[Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery

[Campaign Setting] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (2016) Ahi Kerp & Wind Lothamer (Knight Owl Games) For Lotfp (sort of) (fucking jetlag goddammnit) Back from yet another foray into sun-schorched, coffee-shop haunted Toronto, I return with my weary heart, a well-rested body, a mind-aflame with zeal and elfgames and several new additions to my … More [Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery

[Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned

[Adventure] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (2017) Evey Lockhart (In Search of Games) Levels 1 – 3 One thing I noticed about retroclones is that for all the pretensions of freshness and originality and new life brought to an old hobby, the plethora of retroclones has actually caused the libraries of these mostly setting-neutral … More [Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned

[Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Adventure] Pinnacle (1986) Dan Greenberg (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 4 – 5 I’m starting to consider the possibility that maybe Role Aids wasn’t all garbage. After the promising but flawed Clockwork Mage and the unadulterated oldschool glory that was Deadly Power perhaps the late 80s were Role Aids’s glory days and its catalogue is in fact brimming with undiscovered … More [Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.

Welcome again to the last section of uber-black metal fantasy heartbreaker and one-man rpg army Xas Irkalla. This section is the moment supreme, where we see whether Xas Irkalla’s brutal combat system can be married to its dream-like setting of psychic coma-patients and nestled nightmare universes? Can James Vail lead us through the darkness or … More [Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.