[Review] Oblivium (5e); Sons of Satanis

[Setting]Oblivium (2020)Thomas Alexander (Avenesse) Disclaimer: Sponsored content When a man walks up to you, at the day of your daughter’s wedding, it is customary for a reviewer to grant him one favor. Unfortunately that favor was a 136 page D&D 5e campaign setting supplement. Now I have granted such favors before, with mixed results. Let … More [Review] Oblivium (5e); Sons of Satanis

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[Review] The Trials of Ngura (5e); Met de hakken over de sloot

[Adventure] The Trials of Ngura (2020) Morten Braten (Xoth.net) Lvl 3 – 4  Disclaimer: Sponsored content Something something something for all the promises of S&S something something something actual number is low something something this is an exception.   Dr. Braten strikes again. A glancing blow that still achieves the impossible of making 5e feel like its gritty S&S fantasy. … More [Review] The Trials of Ngura (5e); Met de hakken over de sloot

[Review] Throne of Gondira (5e  3PP); Why the hell is this a 5e module?!?

[Adventure]Throne of Gondira (2020)Morten Braten (Xoth.net publishing)Lvl 4 – 6 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content.  No seriously, why is this a 5e module? Somewhere in the forgotten mists of the D20 dystopia, one man was fighting for Sword & Sorcery in the Cold Steel ruins of the Old World. His name: Morten Braten. He wrote Ancient Kingdoms … More [Review] Throne of Gondira (5e  3PP); Why the hell is this a 5e module?!?

[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] The High Moors (5e); OSR Sleeper Cell

[Hexcrawl]The High Moors (2020)Stephen J. Jones (Unsound Methods)Levels 1 – 9 Disclaimer: Sponsored content. The OSR is dead, they say. In all the salons and gay bars of the world the cry of ‘The OSR is dead’ is taken up with unseemly, high-pitched cackling, and traffic is disrupted as a colonnade of poorly maintained hybrids … More [Review] The High Moors (5e); OSR Sleeper Cell

Imperial Matchmaker III (5e 3PP); Disorganization Monogatori

This is the last part of my review of Imperial Matchmaker. In previous parts I have tried, often in vain, to scratch at the surface of this bulky, horrendously organized but laudably ambitious sandbox, only to be driven back, time and again, by layered bulwarks of flavortext and impenetrable references. We arrive at the last … More Imperial Matchmaker III (5e 3PP); Disorganization Monogatori

[Review] Imperial Matchmaker (5e 3PP) Pt. II; Over 9000 fathoms deep…

Deep will we delve into the pelagic depths of Imperial Matchmaker. My first attempt merely scratched the surface, today we are going into the mantle. In the first part I covered some of the contents of the Gazzeteer of Imperial Matchmaker and covered its major, some would say crippling, flaws so in this part I … More [Review] Imperial Matchmaker (5e 3PP) Pt. II; Over 9000 fathoms deep…