[Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Adventure]  Lich Lords (1985) Lynn Sellers (Mayfair Games) Levels 12 – 16 It’s something of a trueism in the OSR that high level, truly high level, adventures don’t really work. The level of system mastery demanded of both players and designer, let alone the time spent building up characters to such a point means that … More [Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

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[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 13 (B/X Mystara); Arts of War

It was the 17th of the Felmont, and our heroes celebrated their victory. Niffa and Ioric went out and shot hares and mountain goat, so that our heroes would have ample food for two days. Till the sun set they talked long and discussed their next plan, for though the Forces of Queen Ilyana had … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 13 (B/X Mystara); Arts of War

[Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Adventure] Lost Treasures of Atlantis (2019) Chainsaw (North Wind Adventures) Levels 6 – 8 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The lack of proper S&S modules is an endemic complaint in some circles of the OSR, yours truly among them. For all the Howards and Liebers in Appendix N, the actual number of S&S modules is very slim … More [Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Booktalk] A literary Appendix N; The Aenead

A.k.a History’s first fanfiction a.k.a Warhammer -400 B.C., the Aenead is an essential part of the Classic Western Canon that has mostly sunk into obscurity among my generation. For shame, says I. Here’s why it rocks. The Aenead is the unofficial sequel to Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey, and follows the adventures of Aeneas, son of … More [Booktalk] A literary Appendix N; The Aenead

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 12 (B/X Mystara); First Blood

With heavy hearts and dry mouths our heroes set for Haradraith’s Keep on the 17th, to deal the first blow against Chaos or meet an end ignominious. They had sent the Hobgoblin Guglak before them, telling him only to say his patrol had met with hostile humanoids, with only him escaping. Evidently he was believed, … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 12 (B/X Mystara); First Blood

[Review] Veins of the Earth Pt. III (Lotfp); Descent

And so we reach the bottom. The most important part of Veins, besides the bestiary which communicates mood, is its random cavern generation system. This is arguably, where the true value of Veins should be found. There is an elaborate list of possible entrances that is well done. In the wake of a giant monster, … More [Review] Veins of the Earth Pt. III (Lotfp); Descent

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 11 (B/X Mystara); Favor the Bold

And so it was on the 15th of the Felmont, our Heroes, laden with tent, cold weather clothing, horses and supplies, set course for the Keep of Lady Ilyanna, with glory in their hearts and murder on their minds. They were joined by the fair Edmin Os Tray-Tor, a Thyatian worshipper of Korotiku the Spider, … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 11 (B/X Mystara); Favor the Bold

[HYPE!!!] PALACE OF UNQUIET REPOSE KICKSTARTER COMING AUGUST 10TH

You have waited. You have begged. You have threatened. You have demanded. Your patience is rewarded.   Adventuring will NEVER be the same… Featuring SHORT BUT EVOCATIVE AND HAUNTINGLY POETIC Writing by MYSELF, Mapping and Executive Producing by Malrex of the Merciless Merchants, Art by James Vail and Chris Cold. Yes THAT James Vail. Representing … More [HYPE!!!] PALACE OF UNQUIET REPOSE KICKSTARTER COMING AUGUST 10TH