[Adventure] In Search of the Unknown (1979) Mike Carr (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 Having doled out my first 10 for OSR excellence I figured it might be a good idea to go back to the wellspring and define or discover what shaped my criterion for what makes a good adventure. Unlike much of the … More [Review] B1 In Search of the Unknown (DnD Basic); Firmament
[Ad’vent’ure/S’essi’on Zer’o] Dead God Excavation (2018) Ven’ger As’Nas Sat’ani’s (Korth’alis Pub’lishing) Le’vels 1 – 3 The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space + Alien: Covenant Dead God Excavation marks my first Response review. Normally I only read what others say about a module after I have reviewed it myself so as to not influence my … More [Review] Dead God Excavation (CDS); D’ead G’o’d Ex’cav’ation
[Adventure] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (2018) Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell) Level 3 Terse, evocative description. These words are repeated around the OSR until they become a mantra. Terse. Evocative. Description. By their power do we wade through pages of text. By their teachings do we separate what is necessary and what is … More [Review] The Unseen Vaults of the Optic Experiment (Lotfp 3PP); Only what you need
[Hexcrawl] The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence (2014) Venger Satanis (Kort’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (est. 4 – 7) Summary: Carcosa + Star Trek TOS + Barbarella + Rifts + 60s Doctor Who + Heavy Metal “We are not the master of our fractured selves, but the servant.” – Temard the Guru, page 57, hex 29. This … More [Review] The Islands of Purple-haunted Putrescence (OSR); Pop-culture cluster-warhead
[Adventure] Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds (2018) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 (estimated) Summary: Doom + Event Horizon + Solomon Kane After a long exile I return to the place that spawned me. Oh Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I cannot quit you! Your domain rules are shit, your firearm … More [Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape
[Campaign Setting/Hex Crawl] Frostbitten & Mutilated (2018) Zak S. (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) For levels 6+? When I read the premise for Frostbitten & Mutilated I probably would have bet money that I would have at least liked it a little bit. Black metal violence in a land of eternal winter? Check! Norse mythology? … More [Review] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated
[Adventure] Oak Grove Whispers (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 We have reached the end of the line. Oak Grove Whispers would be the last adventure by Spahn for Labyrinth Lord (though he continues to publish stuff like Operation Whitebox, an OSR WW2 game and there are some campaign setting … More [Review] Oak Grove Whispers (LL); A last glorious huzzah!
[Adventure] Beastmaker Mountain (1982) William Fawcett (Mayfair games) Levels 3 – 6 This room has three faded pictures of pastries on each wall in silver frames, (10 gp each). The chopped up remains of a bed and chair are piled in the southwest corner. In a locked chest in the northwest corner is an animated … More [Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal
[Adventure] The Black Gem (2015) Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 1 – 3 Sometimes when you read a premise alone you know an adventure is going to be awesome. Don’t get me wrong, writing a good adventure is not easy, but it takes a real bungler to mess up a great premise. “The PCs … More [Review] The Black Gem (LL); Een goed begin is het halve werk…
[Adventure] The Shrine of St. Aleena (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 I think 2013 marks the definitive year Spahn officially ran out of steam and went from being someone who takes old things and breathes new energy and fire into them to someone who just regurgitates old things in … More [Review] The Shrine of St. Aleena (LL); Member B/X?