[Campaign Setting] On the Shoulders of Giants (2018) Chance Philips (Appolyon Press) I’ve read a lot of campaign settings for fantasy games as well as a lot of fantasy novels and the one thing that strikes me is that in a medium where you can literally come up with anything you can imagine the bulk … More [Review] On the Shoulders of Giants (Lotfp 3pp); Like a goofy fat kid trying to dance
[Setting/Adventure] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (2002) Mike Benninghof & J.R. Phythyon Jr. (Avalanche Press) Levels 8 – 10 Fiction has always been my first love. Part of that is escapism, undeniably so. But also because fiction is pure, it washes away the graininess and chaos of the real world and is … More [Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation
[Campaign Setting] College of Wizardry (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) “Gee Cordell, what do you wanna do tonight?” “The same thing we do every night Monte. Try to inject more High Fantasy tossfiddle into Dnd!” – Monte & the Cordell, intro, ep 1. “Monte & Cordell Inject High Fantasy tossfiddle into DnD” When I first read … More [Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…
[Adventure] Gone Fishin’ (2012) Atherton (Beer & Barbarians) Levels ??? (3-6 should be about right) A tall tale about a talking fish sends a group of adventurers to a trek through the wilderlands bordering the realm of man. Meet interesting people and arrogant knights. Maybe even catch a fish of two. Keep your lines tight … More [Review] Gone Fishin (OSR); A Free Lunch.
[Adventure] Fish Fuckers (2018) Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 4 I dig Lovecraft. Since I was 18 I read Lovecraft and it was this obscure horror/fantasy author that had inspired a whole genre of fantasy fiction and whose shadowy presence was behind many an awesome horror encounter. I still recall reading the … More [Review] Fish Fuckers (Lotfp); McLovecraft
[Adventure] Atarin’s Delve (2011) Peter C Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 Atarin’s Delve is the fourth adventure for the Chronicles of Ahmerth setting and it is the weakest entry in the series so far. It’s not a bad adventure but its fairly inconsequential when compared with entries like Blood Moon Rising or the … More [Review] Atarin’s Delve (LL); “…and then I found a ten euro bill.”
[Core Rulebook] Sorcerer (2001) Ron Edwards (Adept Press) “I say to you againe, doe not call up Any that you can not put downe … Have ye Wordes for laying at all times readie, and stopp not to be sure when there is any Doubte of Whom you have … 3 Talkes with What was … More [Review] Sorcerer (Core Game); Let him who have understanding reckon the Number of the Beast…
[Adventure] Mines, Claws & Princesses (2018) Steven Oswald (Oswald Publishing) Levels 2 – 4 The groom is dead, the bride Sunnhild taken. Men rave in pain whilst their women wail in sorrow. Blood mixed with tears, the chieftain Erfried cries out “Only you are left who can hold a sword. Go now. The orcs ride … More [Review] Mines, Claws & Princesses (5e 3pp); Holy Oldschool Holy Grail Batman!
[Adventure] The Shattered Circle (1998) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 A belated happy kingsday to everyone! By popular demand and in honor of his majesty King Willem van Oranje and my beloved Netherlands I am proud to present you with another review of late TSR Bruce Cordell. The Shattered Circle is easy to … More [Review] The Shattered Circle (2e); Signature Cordell
[Adventure] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (2014) Logan Knight (www.lastgraspgrimoire.com) Levels 1 – 2 (est.) Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine is perhaps the grossest little adventure I have ever seen. Its every page is filled with wet, cloying, reeking corruption that oozes, trickles, vomits forth or wafts. No great pilgrimage into cyclopean halls … More [Review] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (Lotfp 3pp); D1 meets garbage pail kids.