[Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

Shadows over Bögenhafen is the second part of the Enemy Within Campaign and is an overal very excellent entry in the series, an almost perfect investigative adventure, with a single crippling flaw. I was tempted to give it a 10, not because it’s perfect, because nothing is, but because it is an almost platonic example … More [Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

[Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

The promised time is nigh. I’ve been meaning to take a look at the celebrated Enemy Within Campaign by Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher & Graeme Davis for Warhammer Fantasy 1e for a while now, with the possibility of adapting it to Zweihander for a short (ish) campaign in mind. The first part is simply titled … More [Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

[Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

Last post I checked out Chronicles of Ahmerth by Peter C Spahn and I commented on its label of ‘dark fantasy,’ noting that the way CoA was written, it did not seem to differ overmuch from regular fantasy (which is certainly not without its share of horrific inhabitants). With Blood Moon Rising, the first adventure for Chronicles … More [Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

[Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

In the OSR we have a tendency to look to the past for guidance. The entire movement is centred around the idea that there were qualities in the olden games that the modern, more codified versions have failed to capture. With that comes a certain veneration for the modules of yesteryear: Caverns of Thracia, Expedition … More [Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

[Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

Many Gates of the Gann by Guy Fullerton of Chaotic Henchman is that rarest of rare OSR, a product that perfectly captures the spirit of classic modules like Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and Lost Caverns of Tjocanth without ever feeling like a derivative piece of shit. Whilst the community is eager to heap praise on mediocrities … More [Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

[Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish

There are 3 porters tied to slabs being bled to death. They were caught trying to sneak into the factory. 2d6 pygmies are having sex around them, covered in their blood Blood in the Chocolate by Kiel Chenier is an adventure for low-level characters  nominated for the coveted Ennie 2017 award (Edit: It actually won … More [Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish

[Review] The Purple Worm Graveyard (OSR LL); Slightly above average dungeoncrawl

Purple Worm Graveyard by Tony Dowler is a 7-page (5-pages are pure dungeon) 13-room dungeon for Labyrinth Lord for character levels 1-3. It’s alright, and that is always a bitch because I can’t get worked up over things that are alright (while statistically, most adventures are bound to fall into this category). The central premise … More [Review] The Purple Worm Graveyard (OSR LL); Slightly above average dungeoncrawl

[Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm

Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The original concept of the module as an adventure that may be freely slotted into any campaign world without taking up a great deal of time or cataclysmically impacting the campaign world in question is somewhat less common or even trendy in the days of the OSR. Many adventures either have built-in … More [Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm

[Review] Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival (OSR); An Opium-fueled Kaleidoscope of Decay, Folklore and Horror

Disclaimer: Sponsored content Kabuki Kaiser is starting to win my heart with his weird ass products. I first encountered this strange, elusive figure by way of his grotesque Castle Gargantua, a megadungeon inspired by such works as Gargantua & Pantagruel, the Nutcracker Suite, Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungen and Mervyn Peake’s Ghormenghast. From the first page … More [Review] Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival (OSR); An Opium-fueled Kaleidoscope of Decay, Folklore and Horror