[Adventure] Pinnacle (1986) Dan Greenberg (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 4 – 5 I’m starting to consider the possibility that maybe Role Aids wasn’t all garbage. After the promising but flawed Clockwork Mage and the unadulterated oldschool glory that was Deadly Power perhaps the late 80s were Role Aids’s glory days and its catalogue is in fact brimming with undiscovered … More [Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…
Welcome again to the last section of uber-black metal fantasy heartbreaker and one-man rpg army Xas Irkalla. This section is the moment supreme, where we see whether Xas Irkalla’s brutal combat system can be married to its dream-like setting of psychic coma-patients and nestled nightmare universes? Can James Vail lead us through the darkness or … More [Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.
And has a damn fine grasp on what inspired it and made it tick. Lest I sully the noble hungarian’s honeyed words of praise with my own vulgar hooting, here is the gib from the horse’s mouth: The first part of the adventure is Khazra’s canyon, where the People of the Bull took camp. The place evokes … More Vorpalmace raises the Red Banner
Welcome back to section two of our delve into the gnostic black metal survival horror fantasy heartbreaker that is Xas Irkalla. In the previous entry we covered the rules, now we take a look at the setting. And what a glorious setting it is! ALSO SPOILERIFIC SPOILERS. IF YOU PLANNING ON PLAYING THIS GAME AS A PLAYER … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core Game); Bringer of Light, Forever Shrouded by Night Pt II – Setting
[Core Game] Xas Irkalla (2018) James Vail (Atramentis Games) Suffer a Blackened Birth into a Desolate Land of Surreal Horror. A World Wounded by Psychic Warfare, Mind-Controlled Cities, Interdimensional Labyrinths and Wasteland Tribes. You are the Alien Here, the Last Survivor of your Species. Your Existence Must be Earned. Well fuck me sideways. I took … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core game); The Carcosa we Wanted, not the One we Deserved Pt. I – Rules
[Adventure] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (2013) Venger Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) 0-1 Levels In no way whatsoever suitable for DCC uh I mean (((DCC))) Back after a small break and damn have I got something for your sorry eyes today. Liberation of the Demon Slayer by self-declared Cthulhu High priest and loveable OSR raggamuffin Venger … More [Review] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (OSR); A Hot Mess
[Adventure] The Stealer of Children (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 I have to admit I looked toward The Stealer of Children with no small amount of trepidation. After Atarin’s Delve I didn’t know if Spahn still had it in him. Another great man, I told myself, another great man brought low by fame … More [Review] The Stealer of Children (LL); Back to form