[Review] In the Name of the Principle! (Swords & Magic); Science Fantasy Done Right

[Adventure]In the Name of the Principle (2016)Gabor Lux (E.M.D.T. 22)Lvl 5 – 7 Gabor Lux is probably the best kept secret in the OSR. A Fight On! Contributor, Rappan Athuk afficianado, early Castles & Crusades homebrewer and now the purveyor of the excellent Echoes from Fomalhaut Magazine and the spectacular Xyntillian, his every appearance is … More [Review] In the Name of the Principle! (Swords & Magic); Science Fantasy Done Right

[Review] White Dwarf 20/21 (AD&D); Just another day at the mill…

[Adventure]Grakt’s Crag (1980)Will Stephenson (White Dwarf 20)Lvl 3 The delve into White Dwarf, praying for another Halls of Tizun Thane, continues. With some adventures it feels like just another day at the office. Grakt’s crag is a 3 page tomb that never reaches the level of bad but isn’t particularly good or memorable either. There … More [Review] White Dwarf 20/21 (AD&D); Just another day at the mill…

Imperial Matchmaker III (5e 3PP); Disorganization Monogatori

This is the last part of my review of Imperial Matchmaker. In previous parts I have tried, often in vain, to scratch at the surface of this bulky, horrendously organized but laudably ambitious sandbox, only to be driven back, time and again, by layered bulwarks of flavortext and impenetrable references. We arrive at the last … More Imperial Matchmaker III (5e 3PP); Disorganization Monogatori

[Review] Shipwreckers (AD&D 3pp); Versimilitude where is thy sting?

[Adventure]Shipwreckers (1983)S.Stone (Mayfair Games)Lvl 4 – 7 Part of an occupational hazard of reviewing adventures for the internet is that at some point you attain the elfgame equivalent of satori and you begin to get a sense of the cosmic pattern of adventure design, and individual entries start to blur together, becoming points on a … More [Review] Shipwreckers (AD&D 3pp); Versimilitude where is thy sting?

[Review] Wheel of Evil (LL); Smells like Matango

[Adventure] Wheel of Evil (2010) Jeff Sparks & Joe Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 3 – 5 Another early OSR entry, Wheel of Evil shows us how much can be done with the classic elements and 24 pages if these are used properly, intelligently and creatively. Picture the town of Renneton, famous for its cheeses. … More [Review] Wheel of Evil (LL); Smells like Matango

[Review] Creeping Cold (S+W); When Hell Freezes Over…

[Adventure] Creeping Cold (2019) Ian McGarty & Jason Gartner (Silver Bulette Games) Levels 3 – 5 Creeping Cold is an S&W conversion of what I assume is a 3.5 adventure and reads like something the authors worked really hard on and probably had a lot of fun running online or on conventions. My hatred for … More [Review] Creeping Cold (S+W); When Hell Freezes Over…