I’m starting to dig Kowolski’s stuff and I’m trying to find out why. Is it the irreverent humor scattered about the works? The thrill of playing mad professor DnD? Is it that brevity is the soul of wit? My inability to easily piece together a likely Appendix N? Is it the breezyness that nevertheless allows … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Pale Lady (Lotfp); Gingerbread v2: Electric Boogaloo
Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess by the awesomely named Zzarchov Kowolski is a short, 18-page location based adventure for character levels 1-4 set in a horrific variation of the Land of Milk and Honey. It is really fucked up and weird but kind of interesting. The premise is as follows. King Connoley IV exiled all … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (Lotfp); What is this I can’t even
After reading through multiple haunted house dungeons and ending with something of a an armpit-fart with the decidedly lukewarm The Cursed Chateau, I figured I might as well give this short lived theme a nice send-off and end with something big, bold and impressive. Castle Gargantua by crazy OSR veteran Kabuki Kaiser fits the bill … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Castle Gargantua (Lotfp); Impressionist Gothic Negadungeon
A reader by the name of Lanifarne on Dragonsfoot (grognard forum, page 3 of the topic and onward) has commented on my review of Deep Carbon Obervatory, in response to the recent kurfuffle surrounding the statements of the Honoured Kabuki Kaiser, whose Castle Gargantua is currently on my reviewing slab. Since I am banned from Dragonsfoot (for reasons … More Clarification Topic: Why do you like DCO Prince?
Image is courtesy of Wayne Douglas Barlowe AND EVERYONE SHOULD SUPPORT THIS ARTIST EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR CHILDREN WILL STARVE. Glorious and voluptuous was old Nzembar, with its gleaming streets of polished quartz and gilded minnarets that pierced the very heavens. For an age and a day its wealth was the envy of all … More Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Last Artificer
I think I can safely say I have never been more prepared for a review in my life. I not only went through the time and effort to read through the two oldschool Dnd adventures the module is based on, I also, as part of my understanding Isle of the Unknown and the strange mind … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Cursed Chateau (Lotfp); Drowning in the footsteps of Giants
There is something about Atlantis or the idea of a Hyborean Age that really appeals to me. A vast stretch of history both familiar yet utterly strange, in which high adventure may be had and creatures from bygone myth may be confronted. So alluring is this apocryphal era that it has even spawned some roleplaying … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Twilight of Atlantis (d20 3pp); An age Undreamed of by Man.
A while ago I reviewed The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem, and described it as proper weird fucking fantasy. But it was, despite its trappings and appearance of weird, still rather of mundane. A journeyman’s weird fantasy adventure if you will. In preparation for the Cursed Chateau by OSR pope and loveable Kickstarter draftdodger J.Malesewski, I … More [Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: X2 – Castle Amber (D&D Basic); A trippy masterpiece of Weird-Tale Adventure