[Review] S4 Lost Caverns of Tjocanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Adventure]Lost Caverns of Tjocanth (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 6 – 10 The famous S module series stood for ‘Special’, denoting a departure from the usual procedure of adventuring and the ambition to do things differently. Of the original four module run, three of which were written by Gary Gygax, and among them was numbered the legendary … More [Review] S4 Lost Caverns of Tjocanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Review] Scourge of the Tikbalang (NGR); Modernity

[Adventure]Scourge of the Tikbalang (2014)Zzarchov Kowolski??? (1-2 est.) Disclaimer: Sponsored content The Kowolski omnibuscrawl continues. One of the modern writers with something resembling a distinct non-dungeon based style that is any good, Kowolski excels at creating little sandboxes with a handful of NPCs and then releasing the PCs into them to cause havoc. This one … More [Review] Scourge of the Tikbalang (NGR); Modernity

[Review] Card Dungeon (LL); Sierra Adventure Game Style Baby

[Adventure]Card Dungeon (2017)Unbalanced Dice GamesLow levels Innovation in module writing is hard. On the one hand we have slavish imitation; a thousand Tegel Manors, Caves of Chaos and Tombs of Horrors. On the other hand we have someone handing in their 1st year creative writing assignment (“the theme is Dada children”) and expecting lavish praise … More [Review] Card Dungeon (LL); Sierra Adventure Game Style Baby

[Review] T1 The Village of Hommlet (AD&D); Foreshadow

[Adventure]T1 The Village of Hommlet (1979)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 1 Summary: (B2) ^2 Back from vacation so it’s time to get busy. T1 is legendary, the granddaddy of introductory dungeons penned by the Gygaxter himself, and likely resting place of many first level characters. A sort of spiritual successor to B2, everything has been given a … More [Review] T1 The Village of Hommlet (AD&D); Foreshadow

[Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi

[Adventure]The Gnomes of Levnec (2013)Zzarchov Kowolski (Neoclassical Geek Revival)Low levels Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. Gotta get the review backlog to reasonable levels. Gnomes of Levnec is a Kowolski regular. The characters are introduced into a semi-naturalistic low-fantasy environment that has several ongoing difficulties and there is no pre-fixed resolution that will satisfy all of them. Gnomes … More [Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi

[Review] Floaters in the Mozz Caves (LL); Oddity

[Adventure]Floaters in the Mozz Caves (2017)Unbalanced Dice GamesLow Levels A true enigma. Unbalanced Dice Games is the OSR equivalent of Batman, a mysterious outsider that hit the scene at around 2014, made a number of bizarre but fascinating projects for a few years and may or may not still be active if the Drivethru page … More [Review] Floaters in the Mozz Caves (LL); Oddity

[Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…

[Adventure]Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980)David C. Sutherland III (TSR)Lvl 10 – 14 Q1 is the Return of the Jedi of the GDQ series. Still well liked by some, it is obvious to any but a casual observer that the final episode of the great AD&D Epic that started with G1, both in tone … More [Review] Q1 Queen of the Demonweb Pits (AD&D); Not with a Bang…

[Review] The Saint of Bruckstadt (Lotfp 3PP); Old Powers

[Adventure]The Saint of Bruckstadt (2021)Markus Schauta (Gazer Press)Lvl 1 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content There is still power in Lotfp. It’s star, once bright and fierce, has dimmed in this evil age. But there is still a lingering heat in its embers, and with time perhaps it can be rekindled into a blazing star once again. The … More [Review] The Saint of Bruckstadt (Lotfp 3PP); Old Powers

[Review] Mystery of the Mantle’s Pockets (OSR); In Russia Module Crushes You!

[Adventure]Mystery of the Mantle’s Pockets (2020)Ransvind (self-published)Lvl ??? (low) This spot was hit by a fireball explosion. The charred plot of caked dust looks as if the Allfather himself has put out his cigarette here. Occasional pieces of wood are marked by tiny inextinguishable flames, however, they don’t burn down and barely give off any … More [Review] Mystery of the Mantle’s Pockets (OSR); In Russia Module Crushes You!

[Review] Wizard’s Vengeance (Lotfp 3PP); Tribute

[Adventure]Wizard’s Vengeance (2021)Filip Gruszczyński (Self-Published)Lvl ??? Disclaimer: Sponsored Content but fuck that noise, get this one now!!! Sometimes there is a charming synchronicity to events. My first donation after my revisitation of all the works of James Raggi, and what could it be but a homage to Tower of the Stargazer, with genes from Death … More [Review] Wizard’s Vengeance (Lotfp 3PP); Tribute