No Artpunk Entry #18: Caught in the Web of Past and Present

Caught in the Web of Past And PresentChomy16 pagesSwords And WizardryLvl 4-5 The End approaches, not with a whimper, but with a bang. From distant and exotic Hungary, written, nay, forged by the steady hand of Chomy, proofread by the inrreplacable Tamas Illes, and playtested by 5 young braves, most of which are named Gabor … More No Artpunk Entry #18: Caught in the Web of Past and Present

[Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi

[Adventure]The Gnomes of Levnec (2013)Zzarchov Kowolski (Neoclassical Geek Revival)Low levels Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. Gotta get the review backlog to reasonable levels. Gnomes of Levnec is a Kowolski regular. The characters are introduced into a semi-naturalistic low-fantasy environment that has several ongoing difficulties and there is no pre-fixed resolution that will satisfy all of them. Gnomes … More [Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi

An Apology

It is about that time. Sunday evening’s Aaron the Pedantic stream where I was fortunate enough to attend involved a chance encounter with a ghost from a distant past. The RPGPundit, my ancient foe, did rail and reave at me in the comment’s section, and laid at my feet a veritable cornucopia of sins, most … More An Apology

[Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Adventure]On the Crimson Trail (2021)Andy Marielis (Adventure Bundles)Lvl 9 (HA!) Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. I am harsh on 5e. It is true. I have a preferred play-style and 5e has many violation of its central tenets built-in. But no grognard I know HATES 5e. For of all the manifold editions that emerged in the wake of … More [Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Review] EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (AD&D 1e); Iterate

[Adventure]EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (1983)E. Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 9 – 12 The second part in the highly unusual EX series, penned by the master of D&D, Gary Gygax himself, it either took me a while to grok this style of absurd D&D or he seems to have established a rhythm that for … More [Review] EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror (AD&D 1e); Iterate

[Review] D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (AD&D 1e); Seeds of Wonder and Horror

[Adventure]D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (1978)E.G.G. Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9 – 10 In G3 you discovered that beyond the highest mountain tops, beyond the realms of Fire Giant Kings that make slaves of all the most fearsome of the world’s monsters, lies a subterrene realm of wonder and horror the likes of which … More [Review] D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (AD&D 1e); Seeds of Wonder and Horror

Adventures NOT in the Age of Dusk; The Midden Heap of Trismegistus the Incomparable

Mighty and knowledgeable was Trismegistus the Incomparable, a wizard and artificer without peer. Granted only unto the wealthiest, the fairest and the most powerful, princes beggared their realms for the right to possess his beautiful creations. But as ever there was a price, for Trismegistus, for all his brilliance, produced ten devices of questionable potency … More Adventures NOT in the Age of Dusk; The Midden Heap of Trismegistus the Incomparable

[Review] White Dwarf 30/32: The Curse of the Wildland/Chaos From Mount Dorren (AD&D); Double or nothing.

[Adventure]The Curse of the Wildland (1982)Phil Masters (White Dwarf Magazine #30) Lvl 1 – 2 The White Dwarf Crawl continues. I’ve skipped over issues that have adventures for systems I am completely unfamiliar with (like Travelller) or issues that have adventures that are essentially glorified monster manual entries with a little vignette or set up to … More [Review] White Dwarf 30/32: The Curse of the Wildland/Chaos From Mount Dorren (AD&D); Double or nothing.