[Review] Skull Mountain (LL); B/X Dark Souls

[Adventure] Skull Mountain (2010) Jeff “Bighara” Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Level 4-6 At the risk of getting too meta, Skull Mountain is sort of retro-OSR, by which I mean that it was published in the dawn age of the movement, when the watchword not so much experimentation as it was Reaffirmation. How can a movement … More [Review] Skull Mountain (LL); B/X Dark Souls

[Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Core Game] Triumph of Death (2018) Karl Larsson (Mutant Chiron Games) Variety is the spice of life. I figured I’d change up the formula a little bit and do a review of a non OSR game that looks sufficiently metal every once in a while. After all, I wouldn’t have discovered Xas Irkalla if I’d have stuck … More [Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Adventure] Crystal Barrier (1987) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6-8 Bottom line; Eternal Champion + Sailor on the Seas of Fate + the Wizard of Oz My delve into the Role Aids had a few rough starts but after the rough period of the early eighties the late eighties seem positively brimming with solid hits … More [Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Sourcebook] Vaginas are Magic (2017) James Edward Raggi (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Bottom Line; Realms of Sorcery + Happy Days “Holywood Part 3” + It’s Always Sunny Season 13 Episode 3 “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot” Before I start off this review good and proper I’d like to point everyone to Thief of Whisper’s post, … More [Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

[Monster manual/fluffsplat] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (2017) Patrick Stewart & Scrapprincess Short summary: Pokémon + Monster Hunter + Planescape + Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find them + Serotonin reuptake inhibitors I am fucking back. After perusing Fire on the Velvet Horizon literally one page at a time whilst taking time off to kick … More [Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

Intermission and a message for the audience

To everyone who is awaiting the next PoN review with bated breath, stay tuned! Last couple of weeks have been hectic and rife with birthdays, work-related trivia, Langrisser addiction, reading marathons, writing marathons, and rumblings in the interior. As a courtesy to you, my loyal reader, here is a short update. What I am reviewing; I … More Intermission and a message for the audience

[Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape

[Adventure] Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds (2018) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 (estimated) Summary: Doom + Event Horizon + Solomon Kane After a long exile I return to the place that spawned me. Oh Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I cannot quit you! Your domain rules are shit, your firearm … More [Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

Pt. VI; The Dragonlands has always been a nation of immigrants… Leaving aside “ze human kwestion” the campaign setting itself is a thing of beauty with a format that is almost reminiscent of ole GG’s Greyhawk. A sprawling hexmap with rivers, mountains, forests and swamps and a few key settlements. The description of the settlements … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Campaign setting] Dragons (1986) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 9 Summary: North vs South + The Dragon and The George Before Fireborn. Before the Draconomicon. Before Council of Wyrms. Before even Dragonlance, there existed a mighty supplement centered around Dragons. Forged in a distant aeon when pop-culture still had some residual balls left, … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Review] The Mad God’s Jest (LL); The cooky quasi-deity’s pun…

[Adventure] The Mad God’s Jest (2014) Shane Ward (3 Toadstools Publishing) Levels 6 After exhausting all of my bants in my previous review, let’s see if we can get through a couple of them without swearing. Highscore; 1. I’m in a stage of blogging where I want to tackle some significant (or at least wildly … More [Review] The Mad God’s Jest (LL); The cooky quasi-deity’s pun…