And so it was our heroes, made their way back to the dark and hungry forest, with empty bellies and drooping limbs, and trailing dead men. They came to find the Hermit had slain the guard set to watch their camp, and taken the donkey and nearly all their food. Dejected, they shared out what … More [Actual play] Keep on the Borderlands V (LL); Hammers of Law
The OSR is sliding into an age of darkness. The titans of old, who have snatched away the embers of the Promethean flame from the hoary clutches of Hasbro and kindled it until it is become a roaring bonfire, have perished or are reduced to shadows of their former glory. Few of the olden guard … More TRVSR
[Adventure]Borshak’s Lair (1976)Paul Jaquays & Mark Hendriks (Judges Guild)Lvl 1 (yeah right!) In the throes of pestilence, with the snot dribbling down my nose and my B/X game temporarily forestalled, I might as well tempt fate and attempt a review of another fine entry in the Dungeoneer compendium. hoping St. Jaquays will see fit to … More [Review] Borshak’s Lair (OD&D 3PP); The Rolls Royce of Orc Lairs
As I finish reading the exquisite Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith Vol 5. by Nightshade Books, the time has come to reflect on that most exotic and alluring of his myriad fantastical worlds, the Zothique cycle. Described in a series of short stories, the exotic funereal world of Zothique, with its swollen crimson sun, … More [Booktalk] The Zothique Cycle by Clark Ashton Smith
[Adventure]Down in Yon Forest (2017)Zzarchov KowolskiLvl ??? (est 3-4) Disclaimer: Sponsorish content The last entry in the Zzarchov Kowolski Omnibus Vol 1. and a holiday adventure to boot. Trepidation strikes. I must admit a certain disdain for holiday adventures. What few I have seen tend to be written more as jokes then functional adventures and … More [Review] Down in Yon Forest (NGR); Silver is For Monsters
[Adventure]The Fabled Garden of Merlin (1976)Merle Davenport (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (somewhere in the 2-5 range?) Another entry from the excellent Adventuresome Companion by Judges Guild. The adventures in the Dungeoneer tend to be very short, almost 1-page territory, but manage to pack quite the punch. Last time we had a wizard’s tomb that was almost … More [Review] The Fabled Garden of Merlin (OD&D 3PP); F’Chelrak’s Tomb +1
[Adventure]Six Faces of Death (2019)Jason Bradley Thompson (Dragon+)Lvl 11 – 13 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content Sometimes people can still surprise you. In OSR-circles, the overall shitty quality of 5e modules has become something of an accepted fact, like the abysmal quality of Mork Borg or Zweihander adventures, something that is so readily apparent that it is … More [Review] Six Faces of Death (D&D 5e): You Shall Rue This Day Ant-man!