It is not easy being famous, but a man of my undeniable talent and skill must suffer its burden with grace and dignity. It is not easy, hating the OSR, yet running and reviewing OSR games, but one must persevere in the face of such apparent inconsistencies, indeed, one must embrace them wholeheartedly and without … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. VI: From Death’s Rictus-grasp an unlikely Victory.
It is good to receive recognition for one’s best efforts. Never in a million years would I have conceived that a man of my humble stature and modest following would receive recognition for my service to the OSR. Like an early christmas miracle, the time has finally arrived. John Tarnowski, an avid follower and close friend, … More RPGPundit officially endorses Review as proof of Dark Albion’s greatness, gets minor details wrong.
This the final installment of my overly long and neurotically detailed autopsy of Dark Albion. It was a good ride, but it must end, as all things do. This review will cover the section about Adventuring in Dark Albion and, given the abundance of useless historical detail that has limited utility in an actual game, … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Part VI: “I just find that darkly and horrifically hilarious, though at the moment I just can’t quite put into words why. I guess its the idea that these kids had been sold on these ultra-liberal fantasies to the point that they weren’t actually able to distinguish them from reality.”
It’s Crunch Time for DA. We have seen its fluff is uneven and wonky at times but can it compensate for a lack of creativity with a surplus of useful mechanics? It certainly makes the attempt. One interesting innovation is the so-called Noble House simulator. If you want to run a Noble House in Dark … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion pt. V: D&D has become what I said it should become. The OSR has become what I said it should become. And nothing you say is going to change any of that. They’re mine now. You’re all living in Pundit’s world, and it’s working, and it’s beautiful.”
(muchos gracias to Timothy for providing some of the choicest Pundit quotes for us to gaze upon and admire on YDIS) Dark Albion stretches out before me and behind me, as unfathomable and dimensionless as the heart of some primordial ocean. I can no longer turn back but there is no end in sight. I … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Pt. IV: So fuck that and fuck you, you sad little shit. I know it must be really hard to see me win again and again at every thing I do, but frankly, I couldn’t give a fuck anymore about whatever issues you have with me. I don’t need to anymore, because I won.
Thus continues this interminable endeavour. We’d let off at the Gazetteer and we shall finish that and see how far I can go. I’d given it up before it got good and that is a damn shame. Dark Albion can be a bit lukewarm at times, but its immediate environs are more along the type … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Pt. III: I think the “grudge” here is from people who felt they owned the OSR only to find that its moved past them now, and they’re suddenly living in Pundit’s World.
The second part of my review of Dark Albion covers the gazetteer of Dark Albion and its environs. Long story short it is functional and can be used to set campaigns of all suggested types in Dark Albion. Once again, the hex map is gorgeous and very useful, nice job on that one. As has … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Pt. II: The funny thing is that the Swine will only end up making Me money.
This objective review requires some background for the unilluminated. No more then a year ago I wrote my first review on Your Dungeon Is Suck, a vile vitriolic blog filled with narcissists, sexual deviants and the criminally insane. After an intense negotiation, during which several promises were made to destroy certain compromising photographs, the host … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Pt. I: John Tarnowski is a Fraud and a Liar
(Posting activity has gone down somewhat. I’ve been reading Lovecraft and Leiber and a new Horus Heresy novel came out and i am doing shit and it gets in the way of elfgamefagging. Still, 50 posts!) So continues the chronicling of our ragged band of adventurers on far off, daemon-haunted Carcosa. When we last left … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Part V: Of the Gratitude of Ulfire Men and the Wrath of Snake-men