[Adventure] Shadowbrook Manor (2010) Patrick Kennedy (Goblinoid Games) Levels 1 – 3 If you didn’t know this already, this review is FULL of spoilers. Goblinoid Games is the original publisher of Labyrinth Lord, one of the first “commercial” retroclones on the market with the stated intent of recapturing the feel of oldschool games. Shadowbrook manor … More [Review] Shadowbrook Manor (LL); Tegel Manor v2 – Electric Boogaloo
[Adventure] Clockwork Mage (1985) Susan Stone & M.E Allen (Mayfair Games) Levels 2 – 5 I know I know I know Role Aids sucks but getting through the Giovanni Chronicle is pretty grueling and I need a break alright? I almost found another good module. Or at least I think I did. This module tries … More [Old Shit] Clockwork Mage (AD&D 3PP); Going down swinging
[Adventure] Beneath Two Suns (1986) Troy Denning (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 8 Even the best concepts can be executed terribly. Picture the following: Troy Denning of Dark Sun fame writes a Sword & Planet module for the Role Aids series where the characters are transported to the ancient city of Zenicce on the world … More [Old shit] Beneath Two Suns (AD&D 3pp); Great premise, Terrible Execution
Q: Why do you drink Virgin blood? D: I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. V: I think of it like this. If you are going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had fucked it. – Deacon & Vladislav, What we do in … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicles III – The Set has Set Pt. II; Tapping dat X-card
I can’t say I’m not immensely pleased with the verdict. The writing is evocative without being verbose. At one point there’s a captive centaur forced to fight an opponent to the death. He continues trampling his opponent on the ground “long after the cheers of the crowd have ceased.” Recall, this is a warrior blood cult. … More Meanwhile over at Tenfootpole.org…
[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicle III: The Sun has set (1998) Christopher Howard (White Wolf) Elders This series is pretty grating. Every new entry in the Giovanni Chronicle is longer then the preceding one and increasingly bloated. The frustration is compounded because for all their faults, the adventures do not repeat their mistakes, instead replacing them with … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicle III – The Sun Has Set Pt. I; One step Forward…
[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicles II – Blood and Fire (1996) Richard E Dansky, Cynthica Summers & Christopher Howard (White Wolf) for Neonates “Walter, why is there a coffin in my bedroom?” “It’s here on orders from Sir Integra. We can’t have a vampire that doesn’t sleep in a coffin.” “Where’s my bed?” “I disposed of it. (Seras … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicles Pt. II – Blood and Fire; What is that there is that the script?
[Adventure] The Giovanni Chronicles I – The Last Supper (1995) Daniel Greenberg (White Wolf) Fledglings “Die, monster! You don’t belong in this world!” “It was not by my hand that I’m once again given flesh. I was called here by humans who wish to pay me tribute.” “Tribute?! You steal men’s souls and make them … More [Challenge Accepted] The Giovanni Chronicles I – The Last Supper (VtM); Press X to pay respect
[Adventure/Self-help book] Broodmother Sky-fortress (2016) Jeff Rients (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level JEFF RIENTS GIVES ZERO FUCKS (but anything around 3-7 seems legit, Lvl 1’s only for the most hairy-chested of murderhobos) Hot damn what a time to be alive. The elfgames flow richly like wine, winter is ending, I am gradually but inexorably … More [Review] Broodmother Skyfortress (Lotfp); Laws Control the Lesser man, Right Conduct controls the Great one.
[Adventure] No Salvation for Witches (2014) Raphael Chandler (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 4 Proper Horror is hard to do in elfgames. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve genuinely managed to get under the player’s skin. Horror is a delicate thing and requires finesse, a combination of … More [Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements