[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/Hexmap] Monkey Business (2017) Jens Durke Levels ??? Full disclaimer: I was asked to review this strange pay-what-you want adventure nominally compatible with the OSR by fellow rpg-blogger and fellow Euro-trash Jens Durke aka the Disoriented Ranger (Swamp-German hello to you my Teutonic brother in arms!). I was naturally flattered and took to the task … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Monkey Buisness (OSR); WHAT IN THE NAME OF GARL GLITTERGOLD DID I JUST READ?
[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.
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.
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