[Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

[Adventure]S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (1980)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 12 The legendary S3. If the GD(Q) series can be seen as a roadmap for ‘normal’ high level adventures as T1 can be seen as a normal low-level adventure, the S series is where Gygax gets wacky and more experimental, and few things in … More [Review] S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (AD&D); Beyond

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Runway to No Artpunk II; A Proposal for the Future

With the No Artpunk manuscript mere days from release (Companion is certainly forthcoming, rest assured) and my head buried halfway into S3 the thought turns to the future. In reading Gygax’s (and some rare others) adventures I noticed that several, now regrettably endangered or perhaps altogether lost features occurred that would allow one to make … More Runway to No Artpunk II; A Proposal for the Future

Interview with a High Level Wizard & General Adress

It’s been a year for interviews. A wizardlvl80, one of my readers, was gracious enough to have me on his channel. Therein we discuss the state of the OSR, reviewing, Artpunk (obviously), the Great Zzarchov Kowolski, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, the State of the OSR, Red Prophet Rises, Deep Carbon Observatory and other stuff. … More Interview with a High Level Wizard & General Adress

[Review] The Trail of Stone & Sorrow / The Gem Prison of Zardax (NGR); Kowolski Double Feature

A double feature of the true Avant-garde King himself, we are proud to feature the sublime Gem Prison of Zardax and throw in the small bonus adventure the Trail of Stone & Sorrow. [Adventure]The Trail of Stone & Sorrow (2014)Zzarchov KowolskiLow Levels The bonus adventure first. This one hails from a time honored tradition of … More [Review] The Trail of Stone & Sorrow / The Gem Prison of Zardax (NGR); Kowolski Double Feature

[Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[Adventure]The Keep (1983)Daniel Greenberg, Samuel Shirley, Gregory Maples & Anne Jaffe (Mayfair Games)Lvl 9 – 12 Back with another Role Aids, for high level adventurers, written as an adaptation of an obscure 80s fantasy horror movie with time travel and nazis in it? Truly the oddest of oddeties. The Keep is a curiosity from the … More [Review] The Keep (AD&D 3PP); Echoes of Thulian Echoes

[Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic

[Kilodungeon]T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (1985)Gary Gygax & Frank Metzer (TSR)Lvl 1 – 8+ It’s time. There’s something unique about the history of D&D in that it is littered not only with the creation of enduring classics (GD, S, B2 etc.) but also with blunders, near misses, could-have-beens and adventures that are now forever … More [Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic