[Adventure] Throne of Evil Stephen Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 4 – 6 I’m rapidly starting to figure out that 80s 3rd party Role Aids D&D modules are very much not my thing, what with their overly loquacious introductions, adventures filled with random monsters that attack on sight and utterly pedestrian by the book encounters. When … More [Review] The Throne of Evil (AD&D 3pp); Like gargling undiluted horsepiss
[Adventure] Pyramid of the Dragon Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 5-7 Ah Dragons. Without a doubt the most iconic, and thereby overused monster in the entire bestiary of DnD. I can still remember dry-heaving when I pawed through the 3rd edition Dragon Magic, an expansion so aggressively unnecessary it put the Draconomicon to … More [Review] Pyramid of the Dragon (OSR LL); The devil is in the details
[Adventure] The Last Days of Constantinople Mike Benninghof (Avalanche Press) Levels 1 – 3 It is that time of the month again where we descend back into the distant mists of history and check out (mostly shitty but always interesting) Avalanche Supplements for the d20 system. Today’s offering is an adventure by the name of … More [Review] The Last Days of Constantinople (d20 3pp): Deus absolutely Vult
Time to trade in the simple, synth-laden, fist-pumping and shotgun-firing 80s for the fire-and-hairdye powderkeg gender-ambiguous wonderland of the modern day. Today we are doing a horror-adventure, not the most common format for adventure in the OSR, even in a genre that relies so strongly on Sword & Sorcery tropes. Let’s dive in. The Inn … More [Review] The Inn of Lost Heroes (LL); Welcome to Silent Hill!
Shadows over Bögenhafen is the second part of the Enemy Within Campaign and is an overal very excellent entry in the series, an almost perfect investigative adventure, with a single crippling flaw. I was tempted to give it a 10, not because it’s perfect, because nothing is, but because it is an almost platonic example … More [Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD
The promised time is nigh. I’ve been meaning to take a look at the celebrated Enemy Within Campaign by Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher & Graeme Davis for Warhammer Fantasy 1e for a while now, with the possibility of adapting it to Zweihander for a short (ish) campaign in mind. The first part is simply titled … More [Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!
Last post I checked out Chronicles of Ahmerth by Peter C Spahn and I commented on its label of ‘dark fantasy,’ noting that the way CoA was written, it did not seem to differ overmuch from regular fantasy (which is certainly not without its share of horrific inhabitants). With Blood Moon Rising, the first adventure for Chronicles … More [Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless