[Booktalk] A Literary Appendix N; The Volsunga Saga (William Morris & Eirikir Magnusson)

The Volsunga saga or Saga of the Volsungs is probably the most influential of the Viking sagas, serving as inspirational fuel for the likes of Wagner, Eddison and Tolkien. In this evil age, it is all but forgotten by the common man. It is time to bring it back and remember the old ways. Now … More [Booktalk] A Literary Appendix N; The Volsunga Saga (William Morris & Eirikir Magnusson)

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[Review] War of Darkness (1e 3PP); On the Nose

[Adventure]War of Darkness (1985)Mark Perry (Mayfair Games)Lvls 12 – 14Summary: B12 + Shadows of Evil – Subtlety Whelp we are back again. High level adventures aren’t very good, case #192425. This entry in the Role Aids bypasses the laudably ambitious but somewhat unwieldy Lich Lords and instead fails reasons all too familiar, despite a handful … More [Review] War of Darkness (1e 3PP); On the Nose

[Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Adventure]  Lich Lords (1985) Lynn Sellers (Mayfair Games) Levels 12 – 16 It’s something of a trueism in the OSR that high level, truly high level, adventures don’t really work. The level of system mastery demanded of both players and designer, let alone the time spent building up characters to such a point means that … More [Review] Lich Lords (AD&D 3PP); Reaching for the Sun

[Booktalk] A literary Appendix N; The Aenead

A.k.a History’s first fanfiction a.k.a Warhammer -400 B.C., the Aenead is an essential part of the Classic Western Canon that has mostly sunk into obscurity among my generation. For shame, says I. Here’s why it rocks. The Aenead is the unofficial sequel to Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey, and follows the adventures of Aeneas, son of … More [Booktalk] A literary Appendix N; The Aenead

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[Autism] Deriving Levels For Fighting Men From Literary Sources

A continuation of our previous entry while I struggle manfully through my homework for a donation. Last time when we spitballed some level requirements for the great heroes of the Illiad we ran into comparatively little disagreement as regards to the relative position of the various heroes but the most coherent disagreement was voiced by … More [Autism] Deriving Levels For Fighting Men From Literary Sources