[Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Adventure]  Lich Lords (1985) Lynn Sellers (Mayfair Games) Levels 12 – 16 It’s something of a trueism in the OSR that high level, truly high level, adventures don’t really work. The level of system mastery demanded of both players and designer, let alone the time spent building up characters to such a point means that … More [Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Adventure] Lost Treasures of Atlantis (2019) Chainsaw (North Wind Adventures) Levels 6 – 8 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The lack of proper S&S modules is an endemic complaint in some circles of the OSR, yours truly among them. For all the Howards and Liebers in Appendix N, the actual number of S&S modules is very slim … More [Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[HYPE!!!] PALACE OF UNQUIET REPOSE KICKSTARTER COMING AUGUST 10TH

You have waited. You have begged. You have threatened. You have demanded. Your patience is rewarded.   Adventuring will NEVER be the same… Featuring SHORT BUT EVOCATIVE AND HAUNTINGLY POETIC Writing by MYSELF, Mapping and Executive Producing by Malrex of the Merciless Merchants, Art by James Vail and Chris Cold. Yes THAT James Vail. Representing … More [HYPE!!!] PALACE OF UNQUIET REPOSE KICKSTARTER COMING AUGUST 10TH

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 08 (Mystara/BX); Remember Me

And so it was on the 8th of the Felmont, that our heroes ventured deeper into the cellars of the Wizard Kavorquian, and found therein many perils but many riches also. Through cramped corridors they crawled and tapped until they found a hidden entrance. Ioric in the front and the rest followed. They opened the … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 08 (Mystara/BX); Remember Me

[Review] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (LL); Legacy

[Adventure] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (2017) M. Greis (Greis Games) Lvl 1 – 3 There’s hope for high fantasy. Few things did as much damage to high fantasy DnD as published 2e. A deluge of supplements, modules and campaign settings of sub standard quality and focus and before you know it your players start … More [Review] Tomb of the Dragon’s Heart (LL); Legacy

[Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (AD&D 2e) Pt. I; Where Eagles Dare…

[Adventure] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Levels 13 – 16 TSR headquarters, Renton, 1998. Lorraine Williams and Gary Gygax are distant memories. Wizards Executives and men with clipboards and lab coats watch through plate glass as Monte Cook demonstrates yet another high level spell proficiency subsystem, quotes Monty Python … More [Review] Return to the Tomb of Horrors (AD&D 2e) Pt. I; Where Eagles Dare…

[Review] The Grinding Gear (Lotfp); Something Something Something Complete…

[Adventure] The Grinding Gear (2009) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 4 I’m reading something long so in the meantime I figured I could go back and cover one particular module that I’ve since changed my mind on. The Grinding Gear by James Raggi fascinated me in my rediscovery of … More [Review] The Grinding Gear (Lotfp); Something Something Something Complete…

[Review] Winter’s Daughter (B/X); Lirazel Remembers the Fields We Know

[Adventure] The King of Elfland’s Daughter (2018) Gavin Norman (Necrotic Gnome) Lvl 1 – 3 Finally. Finally someone gets it. Rather then divorcing DnD further from its fundamental components by the introduction of random noise, someone has gone back to the wellspring of fantasy and tapped from it deeply. Spencer, Dunstany, and beyond even that, … More [Review] Winter’s Daughter (B/X); Lirazel Remembers the Fields We Know