[Review] The Beholder Contracts (AD&D); Railway to Heaven

[Adventure]The Beholder Contracts (1986) – Reprint 2018David Whiteland (DWK Games)Lvl 1 – 3 A recommendation by the Kent. A re-formatted edition of the adventure from the obscure Fantasy Chronicles magazine #3. Is it pretentious litwankery? Or is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? Yes. Published well into the bronze age of AD&D, The Beholder … More [Review] The Beholder Contracts (AD&D); Railway to Heaven

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[Review] The Beholder #7 (AD&D): Changing of the Guard

The landmark ‘Monster Monster’ issue, containing not only the results of the monster design contest but also a review of the 1e Dungeon Master Guide. Interesting features are slowly starting to creep into the published adventures. Super Monster competition. An eclectic collection of beasties in the image of White Dwarf Magazine. Low on gygaxian naturalism, … More [Review] The Beholder #7 (AD&D): Changing of the Guard

[Review] Beholder Magazine #3 (OD&D); Momentum

While I’m trying to polish off some long donations Beholder Magazine affords bite-sized chunks of RPG material for consideration. This issue is once again worse then the last, mainly because of the writings of a guest contributor, setting up a trend that I hope will be broken with their upcoming “super-monster issue”. Magic System. Spell … More [Review] Beholder Magazine #3 (OD&D); Momentum

[Review] Strict Time Records Must be Kept (Lotfp); Greending Gear

[Adventure]Strict Time Records Must be Kept (2022)Kelvin Green (Lamentations of the Flame Princess Adventures)Lvl 1-3 I don’t know what the fuck is going on with Kelvin Green but I like it. With the bulk of Lotfp’s coomer/furry/don’t-come-within-100-metres-of-a-public-school fan-segment shamelessly migrating to trendier pastures and many of its former champions stepping back nervously for fear of … More [Review] Strict Time Records Must be Kept (Lotfp); Greending Gear

[Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

The Ghoul Prince (2018)Zzarchov Kowolski (DIY RPG Productions)Lvl ??? (2-4?) Disclaimer: sponsorish content Of the by now somewhat scornfully regarded mid-10s OSR DIY era, when Lotfp was king and the OSR was moving out of its imitative phase and into its in hindsight disastrous creative phase, one man stands head and shoulders above the peers … More [Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

[Review] The Hole in the Oak (OSE); Adult Swim

[Adventure]The Hole in the Oak (2019)Gavin Norman (Necrotic Gnome)Lvl 1-2 I need a palette cleanser after braving such soaring heights as Caverns of Thracia. The Hole in the Oak by Gavin Norman is a widely popular flagship adventure for Old School essentials and was included in the april kickstarter. I have seen it recommended as … More [Review] The Hole in the Oak (OSE); Adult Swim