[Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Adventure]Strabonus (2004)Gabor Lux (self-published)Lvl 6 – 9 A while back, I posed a challenge to any would-be module cobblers, to resist the lure of the artpunk and come up with all manner of bizarre concepts and weird non-sensical creatures, to instead strive to master the conventional forms of D&D first, and strive to innovate when … More [Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Review] White Dwarf 39/40; A tale of two modules

The harvest was a good one this time around. Early White Dwarf seems to trump Dragon/Dungeon when it comes to adventures as well as supplementary material. Everything, even the core classes that no one uses, seem more considered and sophisticated and certainly more fantastical. Dungeon only started in 1986, has the rise of the more … More [Review] White Dwarf 39/40; A tale of two modules

[Review] D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (AD&D 1e); Seeds of Wonder and Horror

[Adventure]D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (1978)E.G.G. Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9 – 10 In G3 you discovered that beyond the highest mountain tops, beyond the realms of Fire Giant Kings that make slaves of all the most fearsome of the world’s monsters, lies a subterrene realm of wonder and horror the likes of which … More [Review] D1 Into the Depths of the Earth (AD&D 1e); Seeds of Wonder and Horror

[Review] G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (AD&D); Kraftwerk

[Adventure]G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9 A rare delight, to have as one’s subject a piece of artifice of such subtle craftsmanship that there are angles and aspects to it that are likely beyond my understanding or awareness. To critique, not to better the author, but to better … More [Review] G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (AD&D); Kraftwerk

[Review] Hyqueous Vaults (OSRIC); True Believers

[Adventure]Hyqueous Vaults (2017)R. Dettman, J.Johnson, G. Fullerton, M.Riedel, A.T. Grohe Jr., A. Zisch (Knights & Knaves Alehouse)Level 3 Knights and Knaves Alehouse is one of those oldschool forums where men fear to thread. The lords and ladies of those hallowed halls have kept their thrones for decades, and their archaic speech is laced with allusions … More [Review] Hyqueous Vaults (OSRIC); True Believers

[Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Adventure] Lost Treasures of Atlantis (2019) Chainsaw (North Wind Adventures) Levels 6 – 8 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The lack of proper S&S modules is an endemic complaint in some circles of the OSR, yours truly among them. For all the Howards and Liebers in Appendix N, the actual number of S&S modules is very slim … More [Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Review] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (LL); Legacy

[Adventure] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (2017) M. Greis (Greis Games) Lvl 1 – 3 There’s hope for high fantasy. Few things did as much damage to high fantasy DnD as published 2e. A deluge of supplements, modules and campaign settings of sub standard quality and focus and before you know it your players start … More [Review] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (LL); Legacy