[Hot Mess] Battle for the Purple Islands (2017) Venger As’Nas Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) Levels ??? (something like 3, depending on what system you are using) A courier has raced halfway across the galaxy to send a holographic message to an old hermit living in a mountain cave infested by shadow shoggoths—it’s time-sensitive, for his eyes … More [Review] Battle for the Purple Islands (O5R); Disjunction
[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?
[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
[Adventure Seed/Sourcebook] The Magnificent Joop van Ooms (2012) James Raggi IV (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) For the Dutchman it is not often one sees one’s native land portrayed in an rpg supplement. Therefore I looked forward to the Magnificent Joop van Ooms but I was somewhat disappointed at the actual result. Dat sweet ass … More [Review] The Magnificent Joop van Ooms (Loftp); Specificity Error
Oh Halycon 2016. Though thou art surely a harbinger of horrid (albeit cathartic) violence to come, thou doth provide us with a plentitude of soft targets in the meantime. Case in point, crazy cat-lady and rabid feminst loon (scheduled to be one of the speakers at Gencon 2016, largest tabletop gaming convention in america, because … More Not all bad; Anna Kreider a.k.a Wundergeek finally speaks out against gay killings on behalf of ISIS.
Where do heroes go? Into the Earth where they may rot In the gullets of worms and eels and subterrene things To the bottom of the Night Ocean -Carcosan children’s nursery rhyme [approximate translation] I have been neglectful in transcribing my make-belief campaigning of blood-splattered nightmare fantasy-adventure on lost, cursed Carcosa. At long last, the … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. VIII: Where do Heroes Go?
[Campaign Setting] Mechamorphosis (2004) Lyse Kapp & Rob Vaughn (Fantasy Flight Games) Summary: Transformers + Autism 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. … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Mechamorphosis; A joyless descent into the worst excesses of the d20 system.
[Campaign Setting] Virtual (2003) Anthony Pryor (Fantasy Flight Games) Summary: Tron (Christ this one is long. Something about Tron-clones triggers my logorrhoea). Ah, the halcyon days of the d20 boom. Brimming with potential, the d20 market eventually got clogged with a flood of substandard if not utterly wretched supplements married to a system that was … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Virtual
I promised to look in on psychic powers and so I will. The psychic powers are really cool but how likely are you to get them during play? This we will find out. We will also find out if beer and math go together. This section is math heavy so it will likely be a … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Carcosa [Addendum]
This section concludes my perhaps overly detailed review of dreaded Carcosa. I was going to calculate what your actual chance is of starting with a psionic dude but I gave up halfway through when I figured out you get a chance of psychic powers starting from int/wis/cha 15, not 16. I have a theory that … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Carcosa[Pt IV: From the jaws of defeat]