[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-schorched, 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
Welcome again to the last section of uber-black metal fantasy heartbreaker and one-man rpg army Xas Irkalla. This section is the moment supreme, where we see whether Xas Irkalla’s brutal combat system can be married to its dream-like setting of psychic coma-patients and nestled nightmare universes? Can James Vail lead us through the darkness or … More [Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.
Welcome back to section two of our delve into the gnostic black metal survival horror fantasy heartbreaker that is Xas Irkalla. In the previous entry we covered the rules, now we take a look at the setting. And what a glorious setting it is! ALSO SPOILERIFIC SPOILERS. IF YOU PLANNING ON PLAYING THIS GAME AS A PLAYER … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core Game); Bringer of Light, Forever Shrouded by Night Pt II – Setting
[Core Game] Xas Irkalla (2018) James Vail (Atramentis Games) Suffer a Blackened Birth into a Desolate Land of Surreal Horror. A World Wounded by Psychic Warfare, Mind-Controlled Cities, Interdimensional Labyrinths and Wasteland Tribes. You are the Alien Here, the Last Survivor of your Species. Your Existence Must be Earned. Well fuck me sideways. I took … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core game); The Carcosa we Wanted, not the One we Deserved Pt. I – Rules
[Adventure] The Stealer of Children (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 I have to admit I looked toward The Stealer of Children with no small amount of trepidation. After Atarin’s Delve I didn’t know if Spahn still had it in him. Another great man, I told myself, another great man brought low by fame … More [Review] The Stealer of Children (LL); Back to form
[Setting/Adventure] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (2002) Mike Benninghof & J.R. Phythyon Jr. (Avalanche Press) Levels 8 – 10 Fiction has always been my first love. Part of that is escapism, undeniably so. But also because fiction is pure, it washes away the graininess and chaos of the real world and is … More [Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation
[Adventure] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (2014) Logan Knight (www.lastgraspgrimoire.com) Levels 1 – 2 (est.) Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine is perhaps the grossest little adventure I have ever seen. Its every page is filled with wet, cloying, reeking corruption that oozes, trickles, vomits forth or wafts. No great pilgrimage into cyclopean halls … More [Review] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (Lotfp 3pp); D1 meets garbage pail kids.
[Adventure] Scenic Dunnsmouth (2014) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 2 – 5 Long before I forgot the warmth of the noonday sun or the refreshing coolness of the evening breeze, I forgot my name. Call me what you will. I am the Rogue. – Rogue Instruction manual, 1980 Back from a kickass … More [Review] Scenic Dunnsmouth (Lotfp); How long has it been?
[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
Q: Why do you drink Virgin blood? D: I think we drink virgin blood because it sounds cool. V: I think of it like this. If you are going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had fucked it. – Deacon & Vladislav, What we do in … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicles III – The Set has Set Pt. II; Tapping dat X-card