[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicle Pt. IV – Nuovo Malattia (1999) Heather Grove & Matthew McFarland (White Wolf) For Ghouls (starting characters) “In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of … More [Challenge Accepted] The Giovanni Chronicle Pt. IV – Nuovo Malattia; Walking Through the Empty Age
[Adventure] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (1982) Jim Gallagher & Steve Morrison (Mayfair Games) Levels 7 – 10 In the OSR we have a tendency to look to the past for guidance. The bulk of the movement is centered around the idea that there were qualities in the olden games that the modern, slicker, … More [Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures
[Campaign Setting] Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (2002) Fred Jandt & John. R. Phythyon. Jr. (Avalanche Press LTD) As God of the Sun, Amun-Re sails his mighty barge across the heavens of Nut, arising in the East and disappearing in the West each day. At night, he travels through the Underworld to begin his … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332
[Adventure] Fuck for Satan (2013) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1-2 Oh James Raggi. You had everyone going there for a second. The God that Crawls was nice, had some good ideas and was playable. Better then Any Man was a magnificently executed historical weird adventure. You were showing signs of improvement. Everyone … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Fuck for Satan (Lotfp); A literal farce
[Campaign Setting] Black Flag (2002) Mike Benninghof & John R. Phythyon (Avalanche Press LTD) Man, reviewing Avalanche d20-stuff is depressing. All for One (and One for All long official title for a 64 page supplement) was short but just long enough to do what it needed to do but had some weird thematic inconsistencies and niggling … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Black Flag – Piracy in the Carribean (d20 3pp); The skeletal structure of a really great game.
[Adventure] The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space (2012) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 0 – infinity It is the reviewing blitzkrieg season, where we must advance quickly through the catalog towards Elf-Moscow before the winds of winter bring us low and force upon us a hasty retreat. Monolith from Beyond … More [Review] The Monolith from Beyond Time and Space (Loftp); Your weapons, you will not need them
It is no secret that Baldur’s Gate and its sequel might be one of the greatest adaptations of DnD to the world of video games of all time, (barring Planescape: Torment). I grew up playing the shit out of it and loving it to bits. The Forgotten Realms have never seemed so wonderous or exciting … More SJWs co-opt beloved classic Baldur’s Gate with identity politics horseshit, predictable backlash ensues.
[Adventure] A Darkness Gathering (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Levels 7 – 9 My brief trip into 2e Land has galvanized my thirst for exploration, thus I have set out on a quest to find more good 2e (sssssshhhh, I know Return to the Tomb of Horrors exists). I began my expedition in a region … More [Review] A Darkness Gathering(2e); An inauspicious beginning
[Sourcebook] The Illithiad (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Cruff: Additional rules so specialised or baroque that they serve no real purpose except to fill page space. Alternative term: Cruft. Flunch: Rules which simulate genre conventions in a fashion so poorly-concieved that they make you want to hide under the couch. Alternative term: Flinchers. – Some … More [Review] The Illithiad; Mind Flayer the Brain-eatening
[Campaign Setting] Mechamorphosis (2004) Lyse Kapp & Rob Vaughn (Fantasy Flight Games) In reviewing the body of RPGdom, sometimes one is blessed. One discovers a work that is sleek, elegant, beautiful, poetic and unique. Sometimes by merely perusing its pages one’s own home game is improved, no matter how slightly, forevermore. They whisper that beyond … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Mechamorphosis; A joyless descent into the worst excesses of the d20 system.