No signs of stopping in this one. Whoah. Monster Summoning: Every issue is a new delight, followed by a groan of despair at the lack of XP in the otherwise immaculate AD&D statt blocks. There’s always one monster that is clever but not so weird it seems out of place against a backdrop of Monster … More [Review] The Beholder #16; The Devil’s Quagmire
This issue has a double feature, the self-proclaimed Quest Dungeon as the appetiser and the atmospheric Pagoda for the main course. Lets dive in! Games Day V: A page long report on the event. The tables with electronic video games seemed to have attracted most of the attention, a dreadful premonition of things to come. … More [Review] The Beholder #9; The Pagoda
Another issue of Beholder magazine as we gear up for a long donation. No Artpunk 2 is on the way (cover coming soon). This one is overal very strong, and I agree with the editor’s that it is the best one thus far. I notice the articles of game theory cover essential components of the … More [Review] Beholder Magazine #4 (OD&D); Upward
[Adventure]Shadows of Forgotten Kings (2018)Zzarchov Kowolski Mid Level 30 pages Disclaimer: Sponsorish content Zzarchov Kowolski at some point branched out into 5e, thinking that perhaps the exercise would be beneficial. I hold in my hands Volume 2 of his great collection, which contains among other fine contents, a conversion to his home system, with the … More [Review] Shadows of Forgotten Kings (NGR); In the Pale Moonlight
[Adventure]Strict Time Records Must be Kept (2022)Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess Adventures)Lvl 1-3 I don’t know what the fuck is going on with Kelvin Green but I like it. With the bulk of Lotfp’s coomer/furry/don’t-come-within-100-metres-of-a-public-school fan-segment shamelessly migrating to trendier pastures and many of its former champions stepping back nervously for fear of … More [Review] Strict Time Records Must be Kept (Lotfp); Greending Gear
[Toolbox]Ashen Void (2022)Albert Rakowski (Underworld Kingdom) Disclaimer: Sponsored content There are two things in the OSR that I distrust the most; Setting neutral supplements and Toolboxes. Albert R., the author of the nonpareil World of Ortix Blog, has set out to prove me wrong. I harbor a deep mistrust for toolboxes. I think the format … More [Review] Ashen Void (OSR); Unbearable Burning Light
Dungeoneer #9 doesn’t have a lot going for it. Snatches of bad fiction, various articles dedicated to science fictional gaming, a few monster entries for Starships & Spacemen, a game that I suspect might be altogether forgotten, and a Jaquays character background generator that is suitable for little more then the induction of acute carpel … More [Review] Dungeoneer 9 – Morkendaine (OD&D 3PP); Archeotech
[Adventure]Six Faces of Death (2019)Jason Bradley Thompson (Dragon+)Lvl 11 – 13 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content Sometimes people can still surprise you. In OSR-circles, the overall shitty quality of 5e modules has become something of an accepted fact, like the abysmal quality of Mork Borg or Zweihander adventures, something that is so readily apparent that it is … More [Review] Six Faces of Death (D&D 5e): You Shall Rue This Day Ant-man!
[Adventure]F’Chelrak’s Tomb (1976)Paul Jaquays (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (4-6 seems on par) We’ve gone through most of Gygax , so now it’s time to take a look at another legend of the Dawn Age. Paul, now Jenelle, Jaquays was a prominent writer for Judges Guild, one of the first third party companies with a legendary status … More [Review] F’Chelrak’s Tomb (OD&D); Back to the Source!
[Adventure]XP4 The Land of the Silver Lotus (2016)Morten Braten (Xoth Publishing)Level 4 – 6 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. True S&S adventures, as is Known, are few and far between, maybe rarer then S&S rulesets. There is of course the excellent Lost Treasures of Atlantis. There is the great Gabor Lux. There is Temple of Lies. There … More [Review] The Land of the Silver Lotus (PF); Keepers of the Flame