[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…

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[Review] Carcosa (Lotfp); The Measure of the OSR

[Setting]Carcosa (2011)Geoffrey McKinney & Chris Robert (Lamentations of the Princess) It’s time for another Retrospective. One of my earliest multi-part reviews was Geoffrey Mckinney’s Carcosa, a lovecraftian sword&planet hex-crawl set on the nightmare world of Carcosa, 153 light years from Earth, where mutated dinosaurs haunt the irradiated wastes and sorcerers invoke the Great Old Ones … More [Review] Carcosa (Lotfp); The Measure of the OSR

[Review] Gaz 1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (DnD Basic): Back to Basics

[Campaign Setting] Gaz 1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos  (1987) Aaron Allston (TSR) The Gaz series was TSR’s attempt to flesh out, in order, the many different lands described in the sample B/X boxed sets. The overall result was a mixed bag, though there were certainly some gems in there. The Grand Duchy belongs without … More [Review] Gaz 1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (DnD Basic): Back to Basics

[Review] Wormwitch – The Life and Death of Belinda Blood (OSE); New Weird

[Campaign Setting] Wormwitch – The Life and Death of Belinda Blood (2019) Amhisa Kerp & Wind Lothamer (Knight Owl Publishing) Disclaimer: Sponsored content. The sponsored reviews continue. Knight Owl Publishing is a quixotic little OSR publisher operating out of distant Portland Oregon and responsible for the genesis of such products as Invasion of the Tuber … More [Review] Wormwitch – The Life and Death of Belinda Blood (OSE); New Weird

[Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (OSE); The Gonzo-est

[Campaign Setting] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (2019) Wind Lothamer & Ahimsa Kerp (Knight Owl Publishing) For Old School Essentials Summary: Elric of Melniboné + Perdido Street Station + A Storm of Wings + Ill Met In Lahnkmar + In Viriconium + God Emperor of Dune + It’s Always Sunny Se10Ep5 “Charlie Work” … More [Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia v2 (OSE); The Gonzo-est

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

Pt. VI; The Dragonlands has always been a nation of immigrants… Leaving aside “ze human kwestion” the campaign setting itself is a thing of beauty with a format that is almost reminiscent of ole GG’s Greyhawk. A sprawling hexmap with rivers, mountains, forests and swamps and a few key settlements. The description of the settlements … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here be Dragons Pt. II

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Campaign setting] Dragons (1986) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 9 Summary: North vs South + The Dragon and The George Before Fireborn. Before the Draconomicon. Before Council of Wyrms. Before even Dragonlance, there existed a mighty supplement centered around Dragons. Forged in a distant aeon when pop-culture still had some residual balls left, … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery

[Campaign Setting] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (2016) Ahi Kerp & Wind Lothamer (Knight Owl Games) For Lotfp (sort of) (fucking jetlag goddammnit) Back from yet another foray into sun-scorched, coffee-shop haunted Toronto, I return with my weary heart, a well-rested body, a mind-aflame with zeal and elfgames and several new additions to my … More [Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery

[Review] On the Shoulders of Giants (Lotfp 3pp); Like a goofy fat kid trying to dance

[Campaign Setting] On the Shoulders of Giants (2018) Chance Philips (Appolyon Press) I’ve read a lot of campaign settings for fantasy games as well as a lot of fantasy novels and the one thing that strikes me is that in a medium where you can literally come up with anything you can imagine the bulk … More [Review] On the Shoulders of Giants (Lotfp 3pp); Like a goofy fat kid trying to dance

[Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…

[Campaign Setting] College of Wizardry (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) “Gee Cordell, what do you wanna do tonight?” “The same thing we do every night Monte. Try to inject more High Fantasy tossfiddle into Dnd!” – Monte & the Cordell, intro, ep 1. “Monte & Cordell Inject High Fantasy tossfiddle into DnD” When I first read … More [Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…