[Adventure] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (2018) Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell) Level 3 Terse, evocative description. These words are repeated around the OSR until they become a mantra. Terse. Evocative. Description. By their power do we wade through pages of text. By their teachings do we separate what is necessary and what is … More [Review] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (Lotfp 3PP); Only what you need
[Player Option] She Bleeds (2018) Elizabeth Chaipraditkul (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Summary: Disciples of the Dark Gods + Vagina Monologues She Bleeds by Elizabeth Chapraditkul for Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a 24 page supplement created for GenCon detailing the ritualistic worship of an otherworldly Mother Goddess centered around having your period and … More [Review] She Bleeds (Lotfp); Stage III – Convergence
[Hexcrawl] The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence (2014) Venger Satanis (Kort’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (est. 4 – 7) Summary: Carcosa + Star Trek TOS + Barbarella + Rifts + 60s Doctor Who + Heavy Metal “We are not the master of our fractured selves, but the servant.” – Temard the Guru, page 57, hex 29. This … More [Review] The Islands of Purple-haunted Putrescence (OSR); Pop-culture cluster-warhead
This is some next level insanity, so I suggest everyone grab a bowl of popcorn and make yourself a nice hot mug of coffee and settle in. American politics has cast its loathsome shadow upon the OSR once again. In the space of two days, our peaceful and more or less unified community has been … More The Great OSR Shitstorm is here
[Bestiary] Slügs (2016) James Raggi & Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) We are doing it live! While Lotfp waxes with plenty of good entries over the past two years, James Raggi’s writing days are over. Like a vulture, I follow on his wake, observing his footsteps till he finally crumbles in the sand. … More [Review] Slügs (Lotfp); Truth in advertisement?
[Adventure] Skull Mountain (2010) Jeff “Bighara” Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Level 4-6 At the risk of getting too meta, Skull Mountain is sort of retro-OSR, by which I mean that it was published in the dawn age of the movement, when the watchword not so much experimentation as it was Reaffirmation. How can a movement … More [Review] Skull Mountain (LL); B/X Dark Souls
[Core Game] Triumph of Death (2018) Karl Larsson (Mutant Chiron Games) Variety is the spice of life. I figured I’d change up the formula a little bit and do a review of a non OSR game that looks sufficiently metal every once in a while. After all, I wouldn’t have discovered Xas Irkalla if I’d have stuck … More [Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest