[Adventure]Death Love Doom (2012)James Edward Raggi (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)Level 1 While I’m wading through another 200-pager and doing the patron rules for Palace DCC I think it’s time for another one of these. My opinion of it changed over the years, both with time, and with experience. That’s right kids. Uncle Prince actually … More [Review] Death Love Doom (Lotfp); Death by Edge.
[Adventure]In the Vine’s Eye (2015)Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games)Lvl 4 – 6 Near the town of Rennington is said to be a mysterious valley. Rumors speak of great treasure, wine so good it drives people to obsession and a terrible curse on any who go into it. You are hired by a merchant to find … More [Review] In the Vine’s Eye (LL); Mythology & Craftmanship
[Adventure]War of Darkness (1985)Mark Perry (Mayfair Games)Lvls 12 – 14Summary: B12 + Shadows of Evil – Subtlety Whelp we are back again. High level adventures aren’t very good, case #192425. This entry in the Role Aids bypasses the laudably ambitious but somewhat unwieldy Lich Lords and instead fails reasons all too familiar, despite a handful … More [Review] War of Darkness (1e 3PP); On the Nose
This is the last part of my review of Imperial Matchmaker. In previous parts I have tried, often in vain, to scratch at the surface of this bulky, horrendously organized but laudably ambitious sandbox, only to be driven back, time and again, by layered bulwarks of flavortext and impenetrable references. We arrive at the last … More Imperial Matchmaker III (5e 3PP); Disorganization Monogatori
William Morris is arguably the world’s first fantasy writer. There were stories with elements in them that the author believed was fiction (just look at the Gothic period), but Morris was the first to set his story in an entirely fictional world. Coming out in 1896, Well at the World’s End spans 4 volumes and … More [Booktalk] The Well at the World’s End (William Morris)
On the 2nd of the Fyrmont they arose from fur-covered sleep and garbed themselves in mail and procured for them what supplies they could obtain in populous, dauntless Threshold. Laden with Iron Ration and Rope and Oil and caltrops and a Riding Horse each they set out for the Black Peaks to wage war on … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 18 (Mystara B/X); Sandmen
[Adventure]Swordthrust (1985)Sam Shirley & Daniel Greenberg (Mayfair Games)Lvl. 3 – 7Summary: Mad God’s Jest + Dark Crystal + Solaris + Southpark 163; “Imagination Land” Finally. After 17 Role Aids reviews of varying quality, ranging from abysmal to damn fine, I get to answer the question; What would a Role Aids Masterpiece look like? Swordthrust by … More [Review] Swordthrust (AD&D 3PP); The King of All Role-Aids
And so it was that on the 22nd of the Felmont our Heroes awoke as the searing sun beat down on the gorges, valleys and ravines of the Black Peaks. Salt meat and hard bread, softened with spring water was their meal, as it had been so many times before. They strapped on their swords … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 17 (B/X Mystara); Born Again