[Review] EX1 Dungeonland (AD&D 1e); The world’s first Artpunk module

[Adventure]EX1 Dungeonland (1983)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 9 – 12 Great news gang. It turns out some hack fraud had already written a module for Red & Pleasant Land before it even came out! A little known OSR author by the name of E. Gary Gygax introduced such a venture in his original Castle Greyhawk campaign, and … More [Review] EX1 Dungeonland (AD&D 1e); The world’s first Artpunk module

[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] 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

Mörk Borg Cult review: The Artpunk Crusade Continues

Once upon a time there was an old man named Prince who was travelling back to his home after the evening sermons. Tall, statuesque, old before his years, a leonine neck of hair, calamity had only tempered him, for above all he loved the OSR.When he approached his home through his back yard he paused. … More Mörk Borg Cult review: The Artpunk Crusade Continues

[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] The Dark Heart of Space (3PP SWN); In the void, the distant gleam of sulfur

Requested content Thief of Whispers, a longtime fan of the blog, has requested I review his homebrew SWN adventure. I don’t normally take requests for free stuff, or blog posts or whatever [1], but I am making a rare exception. SF gaming and especially SF adventure writing is different from the regular OSR material. The … More [Review] The Dark Heart of Space (3PP SWN); In the void, the distant gleam of sulfur

[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] A Fool’s Errand (OSR); Skill Curve

[Adventure]Fool’s Errand (2020)Shane Ward (3toadstool Publishing)Lvl 3 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. Humble adventure cobbler Shane Ward tried to get me to take his submission with the tagline ‘Feel like ripping me a new one?’ and at the promise of some of the ole’ rip & tear I could not, in good conscience, refuse. The damage is … More [Review] A Fool’s Errand (OSR); Skill Curve

[Review] Big Puppet (Lotfp); Dying of the Light

[Adventure]Big Puppet (2020)Alucard Finch (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)Low levels Big Puppet made me realize that Lotfp is never going to publish another Carcosa, or another Veins for that matter. Lotfp’s undeniable asset has always been to gather a host of interesting, popular and talented authors with distinct visions and to have them produce weird, … More [Review] Big Puppet (Lotfp); Dying of the Light

[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