[Adventure]Eructation of the Goblin Troll (2017)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid Level Unbalanced Dice Games is an unknown author who creates strange, compelling, genuinely original works of D&D, far from the light of Appendix N, devoid of ostentation, conversational description, with crude hand-drawn art, and the results are often good, always fascinating, and this entry is no exception. … More [Review] Eructation of the Goblin Troll (LL); Nightmares From When We Were Young
[Adventure]Big Puppet (2020)Alucard Finch (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)Low levels Big Puppet made me realize that Lotfp is never going to publish another Carcosa, or another Veins for that matter. Lotfp’s undeniable asset has always been to gather a host of interesting, popular and talented authors with distinct visions and to have them produce weird, … More [Review] Big Puppet (Lotfp); Dying of the Light
[Adventure] Death Frost Doom revised (2014) James Edward Raggi IV & Zak S (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 Summary: Evil Dead II + Army of Darkness + Lichway When I was but a sprightly young lad and my blog was but a tiny waxinelichtje amidst radiant roaring bonfires of the OSR, … More [Review] Death Frost Doom Revised; A Revision Revisited
[Adventure] Horror at Milltown (2018) Donald MacVittie (Hellebarde Games) Levels 3 – 5 Summary: Dawn of the Dead + DnD + Easy Mode Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. I was approached by Don Macvittie, a collaborator on Gary Gygax’s Yggsburgh (part of E.G.G’s lamentably never completed Castle Zagyg megadungeon project) with the question if I would be … More [Review] Horror at Milltown (D&D 5e); Making Friends
[Pointcrawl generator] The Gardens of Ynn (2018) Emmy Allen (Dying Stylishly Games) Levels 3 – 5 (though suitable for a wider range) Summary: Alice in Wonderland + Arthur Machen + The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem + Castle Gargantua + A Red and Pleasant Land + Changeling: The Lost As I read more of the OSR, my concept of … More [Review] The Gardens of Ynn (OSR); Looking Glass Emperor
[Adventure] Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds (2018) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 (estimated) Summary: Doom + Event Horizon + Solomon Kane After a long exile I return to the place that spawned me. Oh Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I cannot quit you! Your domain rules are shit, your firearm … More [Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape
[Adventure] Oak Grove Whispers (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 We have reached the end of the line. Oak Grove Whispers would be the last adventure by Spahn for Labyrinth Lord (though he continues to publish stuff like Operation Whitebox, an OSR WW2 game and there are some campaign setting … More [Review] Oak Grove Whispers (LL); A last glorious huzzah!
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 find whether Xas Irkalla’s brutal combat system can be married to its dream-like setting of psychic coma-patients and matroiska-doll nightmare universes. Can James Vail lead us through the darkness into … 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 SPOILER ALERT. CODE OBSIDEAN! IF YOU PLANNING ON PLAYING THIS GAME AS … 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