[Review] In the Name of the Principle! (Swords & Magic); Science Fantasy Done Right

[Adventure]In the Name of the Principle (2016)Gabor Lux (E.M.D.T. 22)Lvl 5 – 7 Gabor Lux is probably the best kept secret in the OSR. A Fight On! Contributor, Rappan Athuk afficianado, early Castles & Crusades homebrewer and now the purveyor of the excellent Echoes from Fomalhaut Magazine and the spectacular Xyntillian, his every appearance is … More [Review] In the Name of the Principle! (Swords & Magic); Science Fantasy Done Right

[Review] G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King (AD&D); Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

[Adventure]G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9-10 Fucking spoilers. If you plan on playing G3, do so. Then read this. Of all the legendary modules penned by the masterful hand of E. Gary Gygax, the G series is among the foremost. G3 shows us why. I often gripe that 10+ … More [Review] G3 Hall of the Fire Giant King (AD&D); Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

[Review] White Dwarf 18: The Halls of Tizun Thane; Bone-Deep S&S

[Adventure]The Halls of Tizun Thane (1980)Albie Fiore (White Dwarf Magazine #18)Lvl 1 – 2 Though D&D has its roots firmly in the Sword & Sorcery genre, modules with an actual S&S theme, as the Great Melan observes, are the exception rather than the rule. Today we discuss such anexception. A recommendation by a reader by … More [Review] White Dwarf 18: The Halls of Tizun Thane; Bone-Deep S&S

[Review] G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (AD&D 1e); The birthplace of Gygaxian Naturalism

[Adventure]G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9+ The holidays are dawning, my vacation is coming, Screaming Caverns is done and once again requests are pouring in. Before we get to those I think it time to center myself by going back and looking at an old classic. G1 is famous, … More [Review] G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (AD&D 1e); The birthplace of Gygaxian Naturalism

[Review] Swordthrust (AD&D 3PP); The King of All Role-Aids

[Adventure]Swordthrust (1985)Sam Shirley & Daniel Greenberg (Mayfair Games)Lvl. 3 – 7Summary: Mad God’s Jest + Dark Crystal + Solaris + Southpark 163; “Imagination Land” Finally. After 17 Role Aids reviews of varying quality, ranging from abysmal to damn fine, I get to answer the question; What would a Role Aids Masterpiece look like? Swordthrust by … More [Review] Swordthrust (AD&D 3PP); The King of All Role-Aids

[Review] Carcosa (Lotfp); The Measure of the OSR

[Setting]Carcosa (2011)Geoffrey McKinney & Chris Robert (Lamentations of the Princess) It’s time for another Retrospective. One of my earliest multi-part reviews was Geoffrey Mckinney’s Carcosa, a lovecraftian sword&planet hex-crawl set on the nightmare world of Carcosa, 153 light years from Earth, where mutated dinosaurs haunt the irradiated wastes and sorcerers invoke the Great Old Ones … More [Review] Carcosa (Lotfp); The Measure of the OSR

[Adventure] Tomb of Horrors (AD&D); Where mettle falters the butt doth suffer persecution

[Adventure] Tomb of Horrors (1978, Green Cover) Gary Gygax (TSR) Level 10 – 14 In the far reaches of the world, under a lost and lonely hill, lies the sinister TOMB OF HORRORS. This labyrinthine crypt is filled with terrible traps, strange and ferocious monsters, rich and magical treasures and somewhere within lies the evil … More [Adventure] Tomb of Horrors (AD&D); Where mettle falters the butt doth suffer persecution

[Review] Beings from Beyond (5e) Pt. II; “…and the courage never to submit or yield.”

Part III: Incandescents “To the ear of Ozymandian came tales of the thing that hailed from the bright firmament; the breaker of chains and smiter of evil. It was said that it parted time with slender fingers, and returned curses with shimmering eyes, and wielded weapons of light whose touch was annihilation. And Ozymandian was … More [Review] Beings from Beyond (5e) Pt. II; “…and the courage never to submit or yield.”

[Review] Beings From Beyond (5e) Pt. I: I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night…

[Campaign Option] Beings From Beyond (2019) Ben Evans (Kickstarted) Summary: Fire on the Velvet Horizon + Nephandum + Planescape Atop the peak of a white mountain, two warriors in red and white armour duel. In moments, the white is slain, his body tumbling down the slope. There is a crack of lightening on the mountainside, … More [Review] Beings From Beyond (5e) Pt. I: I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night…