It was the 8th of the Felmont, and our band awoke in the sunken depths of the Wizard Kavorquian’s dungeon. Groggy from injuries and paralytic poisons, Ioric the Hunter still trapped within a prison of stone, they gathered their lanterns and went west, to explore the Wizard’s library, and opened there the desk that had … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 07 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point
And so it was, that on the 7th of the Felmont, our heroes did sojourn south, in search of the Wizard Kavorkian and new adventures, to deliver news of dire calamity in the mountains to the west. Afore they left Egil gathered them and said his goodbyes, claiming the sea was calling him home. As … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 06 (Mystara B/X); Disaster!
The door swept open to reveal the cadaverous face of Petrides, servant of Chaos. With prayers to a nebulous Outer Darkness on his lips and enchanted steel in his hands he met them, fearing them not. Arrows splintered on his impregnable mail as he rose his spike-topped mace to smite at Hummingbird, when the Sleep … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 05 (B/X Mystara); Terminus Est
Know then that on the 4th of the Felmont our heroes continued their Sojourn in those ancient crypts in the Wulfholde hills, and gained much thereby. In the throne-room of the Orc Jarl, our heroes found much in the way of coin, bauble, jewel, and items of enchantment besides. They encountered there the Jarl’s Wives … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 04 (B/X Mystara); Blood & Commerce
On the third day of the Felmont they girded their blades and stowed their packs, already used to the grim routine. Only two of the original six remained, Mad Hummingbird and crafty Shing. The Maiden Earendil said her prayers and stringed her cousins bow. Once more they set out. Others had joined. Sellswords and wanderers … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 03 (B/X Mystara); Fighting Men
And so it was our heroes continued onward in that ancient cairn in the Wulfholde Hills, searching for the Cleric Alaric, taken by treacherous beastmen. Six had entered and now Five remained. Shing carved open the slain Chameleon and liberated the head of Ilyanka and bathed it in the pool and placed it near her … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 02 (B/X Mystara); An Ancient and Accursed place…
When we last left our heroes they had fled the catacombs of ancient Kra’adumek, trading them for a far more perilous venture. The gullet of the Demon Worm itself, kept quiescent by freak ice storms, held a far more promising reward. Perhaps salvation could be found in the creature’s heart? The journey continued onward. Erstwhile companions … More [Actual Play] Inside the Daemon Worm Session 3 (Cha’alt)
When last we left Prince Nomad and the Sorcerer Quintus in their quest for vengeance in the cavernous depths of the Catacombs of Kra’adumek, fleeing from the Spider Cannibals after learning of the Black Pyramid. Time passed under alien suns. Swearing to return, poisoned, laden with spoils, supplies and sorcery, our heroes made for distant A’agrybah, jewel … More [Actual Play] The Dungeons of Kra’adumek Session 2
As my review of Warhammer Fantasy 1e draws to a close and it’s descendant and vaguely german-sounding revenant loom on the Horizon, I figured I’d take a short moment to offer some insights gained from actually playing some of the shit I review on my blog. Without further ado, here goes. Tower of the Stargazer … More Lessons from the Front: 3 Actual Play reviews.
[Campaign Setting] Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (2002) Ree Soesbee (Avalanche Press LTD) Summary: War God + Apocalypto – effort Aztecs fascinate me. A sophisticated alien culture with advanced knowledge of astrology, engineering and statecraft, with no access to iron or horses, yet with an absolutely batshit insane religion of human sacrifice driving … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Aztecs – Empire of the Dying Sun (D20 3PP); A bucket when you needed a swimming pool.