That is why you fail – An analysis of the corrosive effect of Artpunkmanry in the essay ‘Never As Written’ by Luka Rejec

A reader linked me to a recent article by UVG author, 3rd generation Artpunkman and indie darling Luka Rejec, wherein he attempts to cope with what appears to be a perfectly reasonable if subjective and very negative commentary on his latest game by outlining his philosophy: It appears no one runs games as written! This … More That is why you fail – An analysis of the corrosive effect of Artpunkmanry in the essay ‘Never As Written’ by Luka Rejec

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[Review] Troika! (Core rules); Artpunk Prime

[Core Rules]Troika! (2018)Daniel Sell (Melsonian Arts Council) It is time to take another critical Artpunk darling to task! We’ve done Mork Borg, which is not without some problems but could certainly be used for some 1-3 hour sessions between serious gaming, so what about Troika! Winner of a million awards! Indie darling! Occasionally notorious for … More [Review] Troika! (Core rules); Artpunk Prime

[Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa Follow Up – A Comparison with Various Megadungeons

Given the responses, the buzz and the page views on my, admittedly flowery but ultimately well-founded criticisms of Maze of the Blue Medusa, I thought it might be worthwhile to do a follow up to elaborate on some of the points that were made or some of the points I did not quite cover. It … More [Review] Maze of the Blue Medusa Follow Up – A Comparison with Various Megadungeons

[Review] Red and Pleasant Land (Lotfp); Once more Unto the Breach…

It was the time of the Two Thrones when the Artpunkman first came to our lands. The OSRmen were few, living lives of pious observance to the Appendix N, and would only occasionally look upon the great purple monolith that had been erected alongside the twenty-sided throne with wary disgust. Even then the ways of … More [Review] Red and Pleasant Land (Lotfp); Once more Unto the Breach…

Mörk Borg Cult review: The Artpunk Crusade Continues

Once upon a time there was an old man named Prince who was travelling back to his home after the evening sermons. Tall, statuesque, old before his years, a leonine neck of hair, calamity had only tempered him, for above all he loved the OSR.When he approached his home through his back yard he paused. … More Mörk Borg Cult review: The Artpunk Crusade Continues

Mörk Borg 3rd party product crawl; Fuck Hitler

Artpunk (ÄarT-PoonK). An abbreviation of the so-called Einsatzschwerpunkt genre of roleplaying games, originally conceived in the trenches of the Somne in fall 1915. After an equilibrium had been reached on the western front, both sides sought desperately for any advantage that could give a decisive edge to break the stalemate. German High command under Chief … More Mörk Borg 3rd party product crawl; Fuck Hitler

[Review] Mörk Borg (Core Game): Tünnels & Trölls

[Core Game]Mörk Borg (2019)Pelle Nilson (art by Johan Nohr)Creative Consulation by Patrick Stuart If your favorite game is Mörk Borg, I like you, but I do not respect you. Mörk Borg is the latest ultra-lite Nu-SR game to contend for the throne of the Artpunk OSR in the wake of the fall of Lotfp. Dragged … More [Review] Mörk Borg (Core Game): Tünnels & Trölls