[Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned

[Adventure] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (2017) Evey Lockhart (In Search of Games) Levels 1 – 3 One thing I noticed about retroclones is that for all the pretensions of freshness and originality and new life brought to an old hobby, the plethora of retroclones has actually caused the libraries of these mostly setting-neutral … More [Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned

[Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Adventure] Pinnacle (1986) Dan Greenberg (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 4 – 5 I’m starting to consider the possibility that maybe Role Aids wasn’t all garbage. After the promising but flawed Clockwork Mage and the unadulterated oldschool glory that was Deadly Power perhaps the late 80s were Role Aids’s glory days and its catalogue is in fact brimming with undiscovered … More [Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Review] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (OSR); A Hot Mess

[Adventure] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (2013) Venger Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) 0-1 Levels In no way whatsoever suitable for DCC uh I mean (((DCC))) Back after a small break and damn have I got something for your sorry eyes today. Liberation of the Demon Slayer by self-declared Cthulhu High priest and loveable OSR raggamuffin Venger … More [Review] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (OSR); A Hot Mess

[Review] The Stealer of Children (LL); Back to form

[Adventure] The Stealer of Children (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 I have to admit I looked toward The Stealer of Children with no small amount of trepidation. After Atarin’s Delve I didn’t know if Spahn still had it in him. Another great man, I told myself, another great man brought low by fame … More [Review] The Stealer of Children (LL); Back to form

[Review] Deadly Power (AD&D 3pp); The sun and the moon, and even mars…

[Adventure] Deadly Power (1984) Laurel Nicholson, John Keefe & Donald Nicholson (Mayfair games Inc.) Levels 6 – 9 This is it boys. The Coffers! The rarest of pepes. Do you notice and recognize miracles? A good Role Aids adventure. And I don’t mean Clockwork Mage good. I mean good like an old TSR module. Hidden depth up … More [Review] Deadly Power (AD&D 3pp); The sun and the moon, and even mars…

[Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation

[Setting/Adventure] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (2002) Mike Benninghof & J.R. Phythyon Jr. (Avalanche Press) Levels 8 – 10 Fiction has always been my first love. Part of that is escapism, undeniably so. But also because fiction is pure, it washes away the graininess and chaos of the real world and is … More [Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation

[Review] Fish Fuckers (Lotfp); McLovecraft

[Adventure] Fish Fuckers (2018) Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 4 I dig Lovecraft. Since I was 18 I read Lovecraft and it was this obscure horror/fantasy author that had inspired a whole genre of fantasy fiction and whose shadowy presence was behind many an awesome horror encounter. I still recall reading the … More [Review] Fish Fuckers (Lotfp); McLovecraft

[Review] Atarin’s Delve (LL); “…and then I found a ten euro bill.”

[Adventure] Atarin’s Delve (2011) Peter C Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 Atarin’s Delve is the fourth adventure for the Chronicles of Ahmerth setting and it is the weakest entry in the series so far. It’s not a bad adventure but its fairly inconsequential when compared with entries like Blood Moon Rising or the … More [Review] Atarin’s Delve (LL); “…and then I found a ten euro bill.”

[Review] Mines, Claws & Princesses (5e 3pp); Holy Oldschool Holy Grail Batman!

[Adventure] Mines, Claws & Princesses (2018) Steven Oswald (Oswald Publishing) Levels 2 – 4 The groom is dead, the bride Sunnhild taken. Men rave in pain whilst their women wail in sorrow. Blood mixed with tears, the chieftain Erfried cries out “Only you are left who can hold a sword. Go now. The orcs ride … More [Review] Mines, Claws & Princesses (5e 3pp); Holy Oldschool Holy Grail Batman!