[Review] Beholder Magazine #2 (OD&D); Echoes

The second issue of Beholder Magazine and already we are in a bit of a slump. Nothing has drastically altered but it seems like most articles are a bit below the first one. The Loner. New classes in Beholder continue to suprise, if only because gameplay ramifications are at least considered. I would include new … More [Review] Beholder Magazine #2 (OD&D); Echoes

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[Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

The Ghoul Prince (2018)Zzarchov Kowolski (DIY RPG Productions)Lvl ??? (2-4?) Disclaimer: sponsorish content Of the by now somewhat scornfully regarded mid-10s OSR DIY era, when Lotfp was king and the OSR was moving out of its imitative phase and into its in hindsight disastrous creative phase, one man stands head and shoulders above the peers … More [Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

[Review] The Hole in the Oak (OSE); Adult Swim

[Adventure]The Hole in the Oak (2019)Gavin Norman (Necrotic Gnome)Lvl 1-2 I need a palette cleanser after braving such soaring heights as Caverns of Thracia. The Hole in the Oak by Gavin Norman is a widely popular flagship adventure for Old School essentials and was included in the april kickstarter. I have seen it recommended as … More [Review] The Hole in the Oak (OSE); Adult Swim

[Review] The Dungeoneer #12; Sifting through the Rubble

I’ve heard it said that as Judges Guild started publishing many of its offerings as standalone modules, particularly by Paul Jaquays, this meant only the absolute dregs were left for Dungeoneer. An aenemic bestiary, a type of vampiric bear that is statted for 5 different systems for no discernable reason, is indicative of the overal … More [Review] The Dungeoneer #12; Sifting through the Rubble

[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

[Review] Terror in the Streets (Lotfp); I am not proud, but I am happy

[Adventure]Terror in the Streets (2021)Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess Adventures)Lvl 1 – 3 This review contains a shittonne of spoilers. Once Lotfp was King of the OSR and I a tiny biting gnat, my reviews barred from its social media pages for being too hurtful, and in its meteoric flight across the heavens, … More [Review] Terror in the Streets (Lotfp); I am not proud, but I am happy

[Review] What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (LL); As Above So Below

[Adventure]What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (2019)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid level (4-6?) Typing with one hand is laborious. Will I be more frugal with words? Let us see. WWWTWW is the key to UBDGs method. At 40 pages, It is the Lagrange point for his efforts, and in reading it his ways unveiled themselves before me. … More [Review] What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (LL); As Above So Below

[(P)Review] By This Axe (ACKS); Give a Dwarf an Ale…

[Sourcebook]By This Axe (2022)Alexander Macris (with additional work by D.Hicks, M. Jarmack, D. McGrane & D. Wheeler) Disclaimer: Sponsored content Alexander Macris reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in doing a sort of sneak-(p)review of his upcoming Kickstarter Dwarfbook By This Axe for the Adventurer Conqueror King system. Offering my … More [(P)Review] By This Axe (ACKS); Give a Dwarf an Ale…