On No-Artpunk

Merry Christmas to all my readers. I hope these days bring you joy, contentment, allow you to visit family and rekindle relationships with absent friends and make your resolutions for the coming year. A commentary by the noble Edgewise, a long-time reader and commenter, remarked on the perils of overt negativity and the importance of … More On No-Artpunk

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[Review] Eructation of the Goblin Troll (LL); Nightmares From When We Were Young

[Adventure]Eructation of the Goblin Troll (2017)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid Level Unbalanced Dice Games is an unknown author who creates strange, compelling, genuinely original works of D&D, far from the light of Appendix N, devoid of ostentation, conversational description, with crude hand-drawn art, and the results are often good, always fascinating, and this entry is no exception. … More [Review] Eructation of the Goblin Troll (LL); Nightmares From When We Were Young

[Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Adventure]WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 5 – 10 Maybe the best module Gygax has ever done? I haven’t read Necropolis yet but it’s hard to imagine something better then this. A kind-of sequel to the inspired but somewhat uneven S4, WG4 starts off coy, unassuming, with the Gnome King that you … More [Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa Follow Up – A Comparison with Various Megadungeons

Given the responses, the buzz and the page views on my, admittedly flowery but ultimately well-founded criticisms of Maze of the Blue Medusa, I thought it might be worthwhile to do a follow up to elaborate on some of the points that were made or some of the points I did not quite cover. It … More [Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa Follow Up – A Comparison with Various Megadungeons

[Review] Wild Men in Casimir’s Mill (5e); A Hundred Dead Babies

[Adventure]Wild Men in Casimir’s Mill (2021)Ben Gibson (Coldlight Press)Lvl 1 – 3 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. Ben Gibson is a reader, author of the quite respectable Outsider’s Doom and high-ranking participant in my successfull No Artpunk competition. When he contacted me about reviewing his latest work I accepted readily. Unfortunately this module does not quite reach … More [Review] Wild Men in Casimir’s Mill (5e); A Hundred Dead Babies

[Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa (OSR); Sadhouse Dungeon

[Megadungeon]Maze of the Blue Medusa (2016)Zak Sabbath & Patrick StuartLevels 1 – 10 If I am to argue against Artpunk, as is my solemn duty, it is vital that in doing so we reach not only for low-hanging fruit, but to examine it’s most critical darlings. When Maze of the Blue Medusa hit the scene … More [Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa (OSR); Sadhouse Dungeon