[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 07 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

It was the 8th of the Felmont, and our band awoke in the sunken depths of the Wizard Kavorquian’s dungeon. Groggy from injuries and paralytic poisons, Ioric the Hunter still trapped within a prison of stone, they gathered their lanterns and went west, to explore the Wizard’s library, and opened there the desk that had … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 07 (B/X Mystara); Turning Point

[Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 06 (Mystara B/X); Disaster!

And so it was, that on the 7th of the Felmont, our heroes did sojourn south, in search of the Wizard Kavorkian and new adventures, to deliver news of dire calamity in the mountains to the west. Afore they left Egil gathered them and said his goodbyes, claiming the sea was calling him home. As … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 06 (Mystara B/X); Disaster!

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 05 (B/X Mystara); Terminus Est

The door swept open to reveal the cadaverous face of Petrides, servant of Chaos. With prayers to a nebulous Outer Darkness on his lips and enchanted steel in his hands he met them, fearing them not. Arrows splintered on his impregnable mail as he rose his spike-topped mace to smite at Hummingbird, when the Sleep … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 05 (B/X Mystara); Terminus Est

[Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 04 (B/X Mystara); Blood & Commerce

Know then that on the 4th of the Felmont our heroes continued their Sojourn in those ancient crypts in the Wulfholde hills, and gained much thereby. In the throne-room of the Orc Jarl, our heroes found much in the way of coin, bauble, jewel, and items of enchantment besides. They encountered there the Jarl’s Wives … More [Actual Play] Swords against Chaos 04 (B/X Mystara); Blood & Commerce

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 03 (B/X Mystara); Fighting Men

On the third day of the Felmont they girded their blades and stowed their packs, already used to the grim routine. Only two of the original six remained, Mad Hummingbird and crafty Shing. The Maiden Earendil said her prayers and stringed her cousins bow. Once more they set out. Others had joined. Sellswords and wanderers … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 03 (B/X Mystara); Fighting Men

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 02 (B/X Mystara); An Ancient and Accursed place…

And so it was our heroes continued onward in that ancient cairn in the Wulfholde Hills, searching for the Cleric Alaric, taken by treacherous beastmen. Six had entered and now Five remained. Shing carved open the slain Chameleon and liberated the head of Ilyanka and bathed it in the pool and placed it near her … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 02 (B/X Mystara); An Ancient and Accursed place…

[Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 01 (B/X Mystara); King’s Festival

This being a chronicle of that band of unlikely heroes that stood for all of Karameikos in the thousandth year of the reign of the Thyatian Emperors, Felmont 1st. The prior day they had made their way into Stallanford from the South along the Duke’s Road, in search of coin and a warm bed and … More [Actual Play] Swords Against Chaos 01 (B/X Mystara); King’s Festival

[Review] Winter’s Daughter (B/X); Lirazel Remembers the Fields We Know

[Adventure] The King of Elfland’s Daughter (2018) Gavin Norman (Necrotic Gnome) Lvl 1 – 3 Finally. Finally someone gets it. Rather then divorcing DnD further from its fundamental components by the introduction of random noise, someone has gone back to the wellspring of fantasy and tapped from it deeply. Spencer, Dunstany, and beyond even that, … More [Review] Winter’s Daughter (B/X); Lirazel Remembers the Fields We Know

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

[Campaign Setting] Gaz 1 The Grand Duchy of Karameikos┬á (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] B12 Queen’s Harvest (DnD Basic); Night & Day

[Adventure] B12 Queen’s Harvest (1989) Carl Sargent (TSR) Levels 2-3 Color me surprised, looks like I need to put Carl Sargent back on my christmas list. After the carefully studied insult that was B11 I groaned and wailed piteously at the prospect of immediately doing a fucking sequel by the same author. Fortunately for everyone, … More [Review] B12 Queen’s Harvest (DnD Basic); Night & Day