[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…

[Review] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (LL); Blue-collar Mordor

[Gazetteer] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (2012) Peter C Spahn (Small Niche Games) Hades. Mordor. The Shadowlands. Stygia. Zothique. The Lands beyond the Wall. The Land of Iuz. The Plains of Obsidean. Citadel Cavitius. We all know these places. We might not know all of them specifically. But we know what they mean, in … More [Review] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (LL); Blue-collar Mordor

[Review] Chronicles of Amherth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths

[Campaign Setting] Chronicles of Amherth (2011) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Last post I spoke about Burden of Proof or if you will Elfgame Market Value. Let’s examine that further in the context of a campaign setting. Taking into account a prior campaign setting exists, I pose that campaign settings must of necessity fall … More [Review] Chronicles of Amherth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths