[Review] Slügs (Lotfp); Truth in advertisement?

[Bestiary] Slügs (2016) James Raggi & Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) We are doing it live! While Lotfp waxes with plenty of good entries over the past two years, James Raggi’s writing days are over. Like a vulture, I follow on his wake, observing his footsteps till he finally crumbles in the sand. … More [Review] Slügs (Lotfp); Truth in advertisement?

[Review] Skull Mountain (LL); B/X Dark Souls

[Adventure] Skull Mountain (2010) Jeff “Bighara” Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Level 4-6 At the risk of getting too meta, Skull Mountain is sort of retro-OSR, by which I mean that it was published in the dawn age of the movement, when the watchword not so much experimentation as it was Reaffirmation. How can a movement … More [Review] Skull Mountain (LL); B/X Dark Souls

[Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Core Game] Triumph of Death (2018) Karl Larsson (Mutant Chiron Games) Variety is the spice of life. I figured I’d change up the formula a little bit and do a review of a non OSR game that looks sufficiently metal every once in a while. After all, I wouldn’t have discovered Xas Irkalla if I’d have stuck … More [Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Adventure] Crystal Barrier (1987) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6-8 Bottom line; Eternal Champion + Sailor on the Seas of Fate + the Wizard of Oz My delve into the Role Aids had a few rough starts but after the rough period of the early eighties the late eighties seem positively brimming with solid hits … More [Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Sourcebook] Vaginas are Magic (2017) James Edward Raggi (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Bottom Line; Realms of Sorcery + Happy Days “Holywood Part 3” + It’s Always Sunny Season 13 Episode 3 “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot” Before I start off this review good and proper I’d like to point everyone to Thief of Whisper’s post, … More [Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

[Monster manual/fluffsplat] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (2017) Patrick Stewart & Scrapprincess Short summary: Pokémon + Monster Hunter + Planescape + Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find them + Serotonin reuptake inhibitors I am fucking back. After perusing Fire on the Velvet Horizon literally one page at a time whilst taking time off to kick … More [Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

Intermission and a message for the audience

To everyone who is awaiting the next PoN review with bated breath, stay tuned! Last couple of weeks have been hectic and rife with birthdays, work-related trivia, Langrisser addiction, reading marathons, writing marathons, and rumblings in the interior. As a courtesy to you, my loyal reader, here is a short update. What I am reviewing; I … More Intermission and a message for the audience

[Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape

[Adventure] Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds (2018) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 (estimated) Summary: Doom + Event Horizon + Solomon Kane After a long exile I return to the place that spawned me. Oh Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I cannot quit you! Your domain rules are shit, your firearm … More [Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

Pt. VI; The Dragonlands has always been a nation of immigrants… Leaving aside “ze human kwestion” the campaign setting itself is a thing of beauty with a format that is almost reminiscent of ole GG’s Greyhawk. A sprawling hexmap with rivers, mountains, forests and swamps and a few key settlements. The description of the settlements … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II