I can’t say I’m not immensely pleased with the verdict. The writing is evocative without being verbose. At one point there’s a captive centaur forced to fight an opponent to the death. He continues trampling his opponent on the ground “long after the cheers of the crowd have ceased.” Recall, this is a warrior blood cult. … More Meanwhile over at Tenfootpole.org…
[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicle III: The Sun has set (1998) Christopher Howard (White Wolf) Elders This series is pretty grating. Every new entry in the Giovanni Chronicle is longer then the preceding one and increasingly bloated. The frustration is compounded because for all its faults, the adventures do not repeat their mistakes, they merely replace them … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicle III – The Sun Has Set Pt. I; One step Forward…
[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicles II – Blood and Fire (1996) Richard E Dansky, Cynthica Summers & Christopher Howard (White Wolf) for Neonates “Walter, why is there a coffin in my bedroom?” “It’s here on orders from Sir Integra. We can’t have a vampire that doesn’t sleep in a coffin.” “Where’s my bed?” “I disposed of it. (Seras … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicles Pt. II – Blood and Fire; What is that there is that the script?
[Adventure] The Giovanni Chronicles I – The Last Supper (1995) Daniel Greenberg (White Wolf) Fledglings “Die, monster! You don’t belong in this world!” “It was not by my hand that I’m once again given flesh. I was called here by humans who wish to pay me tribute.” “Tribute?! You steal men’s souls and make them … More [Challenge Accepted] The Giovanni Chronicles I – The Last Supper (VtM); Press X to pay respect
[Adventure/Self-help book] Broodmother Sky-fortress (2016) Jeff Rients (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level JEFF RIENTS GIVES ZERO FUCKS (but anything around 3-7 seems legit, Lvl 1’s only for the most hairy-chested of murderhobos) Hot damn what a time to be alive. The elfgames flow richly like wine, winter is ending, I am gradually but inexorably … More [Review] Broodmother Skyfortress (Lotfp); Laws Control the Lesser man, Right Conduct controls the Great one.
[Adventure] No Salvation for Witches (2014) Raphael Chandler (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 4 Proper Horror is hard to do in elfgames. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve genuinely managed to get under the player’s skin. Horror is a delicate thing and requires finesse, a combination of … More [Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements
So on a completely different note: After backseatdriving for about 3 years now I took the plunge. The last two months I have been talking, writing and collaborating with Aaron Fairbrook, author of The Chest, on an absolutely kickass adventure titled The Red Prophet Rises. As of today, I am proud to announce it is now on sale … More PrinceofNothing & Malrex Present: The Red Prophet Rises
[Adventure] Throne of Evil (1984) Stephen Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 4 – 6 I’m rapidly starting to figure out that 80s 3rd party Role Aids D&D modules are very much not my thing, what with their overly loquacious introductions, adventures filled with random monsters that attack on sight and utterly pedestrian by the book encounters. … More [Review] The Throne of Evil (AD&D 3pp); Like gargling undiluted horsepiss
[Adventure] Pyramid of the Dragon (2010) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 5-7 Ah Dragons. Without a doubt the most iconic, and thereby overused monster in the entire bestiary of DnD. I can still remember dry-heaving when I pawed through the 3rd edition Dragon Magic, an expansion so aggressively unnecessary it put the Draconomicon … More [Review] Pyramid of the Dragon (OSR LL); The devil is in the details
[Adventure] The Last Days of Constantinople (2000) Mike Benninghof (Avalanche Press LTD) Levels 1 – 3 It is that time of the month again where we descend back into the distant mists of history and check out (mostly shitty but always interesting) Avalanche Supplements for the d20 system. Today’s offering is an adventure by the … More [Review] The Last Days of Constantinople (d20 3pp): Deus absolutely Vult