[Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

Shadows over Bögenhafen is the second part of the Enemy Within Campaign and is an overal very excellent entry in the series, an almost perfect investigative adventure, with a single crippling flaw. I was tempted to give it a 10, not because it’s perfect, because nothing is, but because it is an almost platonic example … More [Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

[Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

The promised time is nigh. I’ve been meaning to take a look at the celebrated Enemy Within Campaign by Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher & Graeme Davis for Warhammer Fantasy 1e for a while now, with the possibility of adapting it to Zweihander for a short (ish) campaign in mind. The first part is simply titled … More [Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

[Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

Last post I checked out Chronicles of Ahmerth by Peter C Spahn and I commented on its label of ‘dark fantasy,’ noting that the way CoA was written, it did not seem to differ overmuch from regular fantasy (which is certainly not without its share of horrific inhabitants). With Blood Moon Rising, the first adventure for Chronicles … More [Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

[Review] Chronicles of Ahmerth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths

Last post I spoke about Burden of Proof or if you will Elfgame Market Value. Let’s examine that further in the context of a campaign setting. Taking into account a prior campaign setting exists, I pose that campaign settings must of necessity fall into two (admittedly arbitrary and blurry) categories; A campaign setting can either … More [Review] Chronicles of Ahmerth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths

[Review] Dark Fantasy Basic (OSR retroclone); Burden of Proof/GM’s Discretion

Disclaimer: sponsored content. The concept of burden of proof is important in philosophy and requires you to support an assertion with sufficient evidence. I prefer to think of new retroclones in terms of burden of proof as opposed to market value. In order for a retroclone to be worth your time it must A) improve … More [Review] Dark Fantasy Basic (OSR retroclone); Burden of Proof/GM’s Discretion

[Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

In the OSR we have a tendency to look to the past for guidance. The entire movement is centred around the idea that there were qualities in the olden games that the modern, more codified versions have failed to capture. With that comes a certain veneration for the modules of yesteryear: Caverns of Thracia, Expedition … More [Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

[Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

Many Gates of the Gann by Guy Fullerton of Chaotic Henchman is that rarest of rare OSR, a product that perfectly captures the spirit of classic modules like Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and Lost Caverns of Tjocanth without ever feeling like a derivative piece of shit. Whilst the community is eager to heap praise on mediocrities … More [Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Apex

The Body-thief. The Devourer. The Grand Deceiver. The Twisted Mirror. – Dictionary of Old Tzyan, Vol. XII, Sixth Scroll The Lands of Autumn are home to others things then men. Within the secluded valleys and remote plateaus a cryptic horror labours tirelessly towards unfathomable ends. Whether they are race, artifact, contagion or even a direct … More Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Apex

[Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish

There are 3 porters tied to slabs being bled to death. They were caught trying to sneak into the factory. 2d6 pygmies are having sex around them, covered in their blood Blood in the Chocolate by Kiel Chenier is an adventure for low-level characters  nominated for the coveted Ennie 2017 award (Edit: It actually won … More [Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish