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
[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
[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
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
[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
Witness our fury. As mentioned on the page, since the Autism Research Institute isn’t on Drivethru’s list of approved charities, setting everything up so the proceeds are automatically transferred is tricky, so the proceeds for the first 3 months will be donated (it’s PWYW), after which No Artpunk Vol 1. will become FREE. There’s been … More [HYPE] No Artpunk Vol 1. is out!!!
[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
Long short: about 5 sessions after I stopped posting play reports, my heroes having overcome the peril of Xi-ta-quah, narrowly avoiding fatalities (though Sarah was lost and her body taken by 3 hungry trolls they encountered on their shortcut to Threshold), the heroes chose to open and explore a mysterious orb that transported them into … More Errata for Screaming Caverns