[Review] The Beholder Contracts (AD&D); Railway to Heaven

[Adventure]The Beholder Contracts (1986) – Reprint 2018David Whiteland (DWK Games)Lvl 1 – 3 A recommendation by the Kent. A re-formatted edition of the adventure from the obscure Fantasy Chronicles magazine #3. Is it pretentious litwankery? Or is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? Yes. Published well into the bronze age of AD&D, The Beholder … More [Review] The Beholder Contracts (AD&D); Railway to Heaven

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[Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Adventure]C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1980)Harold Johnson & Jeff R. Leason (TSR)Lvl 5 – 7 The most famous tomb adventure ever to grace the hobby is unquestionably Tomb of Horrors. Though it is in quality sublime and supremely fit for its unique purpose, the legions of imitators it would inspire were ultimately detrimental to … More [Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Review] No Sun For A Wicked Moon (LL); Schizoid Magnum Opus

[Adventure]No Sun For A Wicked Moon (2019)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid Level Absolutely nutso. So far we’ve scratched the surface of the enigma, the mystic OSR hermit known only as Unbalanced Dice Games. The adventures have all been quirky, strangely imaginative, oddly compelling and undeniably functional. We shrugged our shoulders and said, ‘OK. That was pretty cool. … More [Review] No Sun For A Wicked Moon (LL); Schizoid Magnum Opus

[Review] Peril in Olden Wood (OSE); Old Powers

[Adventure]Peril in Olden Wood (2022)Ray Weidner (Merciless Merchants)Lvl 3 – 5 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content, Content partner Against the Donation Cue continues. Ray is a frequent commenter on this blog, featured previously for his earlier very strong (albeit somewhat unwieldy) The Magician’s House, and is an overal standup guy. He teamed up with my publisher, the … More [Review] Peril in Olden Wood (OSE); Old Powers

[Review] Dark Tower (AD&D 1e 3PP); Summa Coom Laude

[Adventure]Dark Tower (1979)Paul Jaquays [0] (Judges Guild)Lvl 7 – 11 Alright. It’s time. I’ve done my push ups. Its time for one of the big ones. This is about as close as we get to the absolute zenith of old DnD short of Gygax himself. After some initial fan publications, Paul Jaquays and the chaps … More [Review] Dark Tower (AD&D 1e 3PP); Summa Coom Laude

[Review] Night of the Walking Wet (0e 3PP); Max Level

[Adventure]Night of the Walking Wet (1977)Paul Jaquays, Randy Cox & Tamara Weiland (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (3-6 seems on point) Paul Jaquays is the one module author that is often mentioned in the same breath as Gary Gygax. Not in terms of range, as a builder of encompassing systems. But as a module cobbler, a sprinter, … More [Review] Night of the Walking Wet (0e 3PP); Max Level

[Review] Borshak’s Lair (OD&D 3PP); The Rolls Royce of Orc Lairs

[Adventure]Borshak’s Lair (1976)Paul Jaquays & Mark Hendriks (Judges Guild)Lvl 1 (yeah right!) In the throes of pestilence, with the snot dribbling down my nose and my B/X game temporarily forestalled, I might as well tempt fate and attempt a review of another fine entry in the Dungeoneer compendium. hoping St. Jaquays will see fit to … More [Review] Borshak’s Lair (OD&D 3PP); The Rolls Royce of Orc Lairs

[Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Adventure]WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984)Robert J. Kuntz & Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 14 Twilight approaches. The great odyssey through Gary Gygax’s ouvre of fantastic modules, beginning with the platonic B2, covering the fantastic GDQ series, the stellar S series, the promising but ultimately unrealized T series, the interesting but sub-par EX duology ends at … More [Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Adventure]WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 5 – 10 Maybe the best module Gygax has ever done? I haven’t read Necropolis yet but it’s hard to imagine something better then this. A kind-of sequel to the inspired but somewhat uneven S4, WG4 starts off coy, unassuming, with the Gnome King that you … More [Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification