[Adventure] In Search of the Unknown (1979) Mike Carr (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 Having doled out my first 10 for OSR excellence I figured it might be a good idea to go back to the wellspring and define or discover what shaped my criterion for what makes a good adventure. Unlike much of the … More [Review] B1 In Search of the Unknown (DnD Basic); Firmament
[Pointcrawl generator] The Gardens of Ynn (2018) Emmy Allen (Dying Stylishly Games) Levels 3 – 5 (though suitable for a wider range) Summary: Alice in Wonderland + Arthur Machen + The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem + Castle Gargantua + A Red and Pleasant Land + Changeling: The Lost As I read more of the OSR, my concept of … More [Review] The Gardens of Ynn (OSR); Looking Glass Emperor
In my last post I reviewed the experimental Dead God Excavation by mr. Venger Satanis, previously featured (rather positively I might add) on this blog here and here. This more recent outing failed to titillate my elfgame taste buds, netting it a negative judgement, and he responded here. While he was very polite and agreed with roughly half of what I … More PrinceofNothing Presents; A Gentlemanly Response to the Claims of Reverend Satanis In Which Several Misunderstandings are Clarified.
[Ad’vent’ure/S’essi’on Zer’o] Dead God Excavation (2018) Ven’ger As’Nas Sat’ani’s (Korth’alis Pub’lishing) Le’vels 1 – 3 The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space + Alien: Covenant Dead God Excavation marks my first Response review. Normally I only read what others say about a module after I have reviewed it myself so as to not influence my … More [Review] Dead God Excavation (CDS); D’ead G’o’d Ex’cav’ation
[Adventure] Horse-Fondlers of Greater Aione (2018) Kent (Somekingskent.blogspot.ie) Levels 1 – 4 When Kent initially approached me to be the first to review his module, I was skeptical to say the least. The mere mention of Kent in anything but the vilest curses provides a platform to literary and philosophical crimes of a nature and … More [Review] Horse-Fondlers of Greater Aione (Lotfp 3PP); All that matters
[Adventure] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (2018) Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell) Level 3 Terse, evocative description. These words are repeated around the OSR until they become a mantra. Terse. Evocative. Description. By their power do we wade through pages of text. By their teachings do we separate what is necessary and what is … More [Review] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (Lotfp 3PP); Only what you need
[Player Option] She Bleeds (2018) Elizabeth Chaipraditkul (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Summary: Disciples of the Dark Gods + Vagina Monologues She Bleeds by Elizabeth Chapraditkul for Lamentations of the Flame Princess is a 24 page supplement created for GenCon detailing the ritualistic worship of an otherworldly Mother Goddess centered around having your period and … More [Review] She Bleeds (Lotfp); Stage III – Convergence
[Hexcrawl] The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence (2014) Venger Satanis (Kort’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (est. 4 – 7) Summary: Carcosa + Star Trek TOS + Barbarella + Rifts + 60s Doctor Who + Heavy Metal “We are not the master of our fractured selves, but the servant.” – Temard the Guru, page 57, hex 29. This … More [Review] The Islands of Purple-haunted Putrescence (OSR); Pop-culture cluster-warhead
This is some next level insanity, so I suggest everyone grab a bowl of popcorn and make yourself a nice hot mug of coffee and settle in. American politics has cast its loathsome shadow upon the OSR once again. In the space of two days, our peaceful and more or less unified community has been … More The Great OSR Shitstorm is here
[Bestiary] Slügs (2016) James Raggi & Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) We are doing it live! While Lotfp waxes with plenty of good entries over the past two years, James Raggi’s writing days are over. Like a vulture, I follow on his wake, observing his footsteps till he finally crumbles in the sand. … More [Review] Slügs (Lotfp); Truth in advertisement?