[Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm

[Adventure] The Chest Aaron Fairbook (The Merciless Merchants) Any Level (est. 1-6) Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The original concept of the module as an adventure that may be freely slotted into any campaign world without taking up a great deal of time or cataclysmically impacting the campaign world in question is somewhat less common or even … More [Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm

PrinceofNothingReviews: Into the Odd (OSR); Brevity is the soul of Wit.

[Core rules] Into the Odd (2015) Chris McDowall (Lost Pages) Nothing to clear a bad hangover like a good elf-game review. Case in point, Into the Odd, by Chris McDowall, is an ultra rules-light OSR weird/steampunk game. In 48 pages McDowall manages to set down not just a fully playable game, but manages, by but … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Into the Odd (OSR); Brevity is the soul of Wit.

[Review] Night of the Shark (2e); Spooky-Scary nautical horror

[Adventure] Night of the Shark (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 6 – 8 2e has something of a reputation problem among neckbeards and other disgusting nerds. Neither old enough to warrant veneration from the crusty old catpissmen nor new enough to enjoy the patronage of world of warcraft-playing buck-toothed girly-boys and the fake-gamer girls that … More [Review] Night of the Shark (2e); Spooky-Scary nautical horror

[Review] Evil Tide (2e); An underwater adventure that does not suck?!!

[Adventure] Evil Tide (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 5 – 7 It is something of an unwritten rule in both video games and their tabletop cousins that underwater adventures are fucking terrible. In tabletop, the plethora of conditions and rules add a new cartload of conditions for the GM to keep track of and few … More [Review] Evil Tide (2e); An underwater adventure that does not suck?!!

[Review] Death Love Doom (Loftp); Dare ye enter my magical realm?

[Adventure] Death Love Doom (2012) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1-2 Death Love Doom by James Raggi represents one of the turning points in the Loftp Canon, along with The Magnificent Joop van Ooms and The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space after which the published modules began to reflect the implied setting … More [Review] Death Love Doom (Loftp); Dare ye enter my magical realm?

[Review] Vornheim (Loftp); Lesser then the sum of its parts

[Campaign setting/Sourcebook] Vornheim (2011) Zak S. (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) I have promised to check out DCC by Harley Stroh but the reviewing Blitzkrieg continues and some things are simply too important to leave behind. Today we are checking out Vornheim, the ultimate city-kit by loveable award-winning avant-garde greasy raggamuffin Zak S. Vornheim, like … More [Review] Vornheim (Loftp); Lesser then the sum of its parts

[Review] Death Frost Doom (Loftp) Revised; A Rembrant painted on a landmine.

[Adventure] Death Frost Doom Revised (2014) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 3 Update: After receiving irate and whiskey-drenched feedback from one of my kind and eloquent readers I have added a smattering of relevant quotes to better illustrate my point. Lamentations of the Flame Princess is one of the … More [Review] Death Frost Doom (Loftp) Revised; A Rembrant painted on a landmine.

[Review] Qelong (Loftp); A snail crawling along the edge of a straight razor

[Sandbox] Qelong (2013) Kenneth Hite (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 4 – 6 I‘ve seen horrors… horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that… but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible … More [Review] Qelong (Loftp); A snail crawling along the edge of a straight razor

PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Part VI: “I just find that darkly and horrifically hilarious, though at the moment I just can’t quite put into words why. I guess its the idea that these kids had been sold on these ultra-liberal fantasies to the point that they weren’t actually able to distinguish them from reality.”

This the final installment of my overly long and neurotically detailed autopsy of Dark Albion. It was a good ride, but it must end, as all things do. This review will cover the section about Adventuring in Dark Albion and, given the abundance of useless historical detail that has limited utility in an actual game, … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Dark Albion Part VI: “I just find that darkly and horrifically hilarious, though at the moment I just can’t quite put into words why. I guess its the idea that these kids had been sold on these ultra-liberal fantasies to the point that they weren’t actually able to distinguish them from reality.”