[Review] Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (AD&D 1e 3PP); Alien

[Adventure]Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (1982)Len Bland & James Robert (Mayfair Games)Lvl 1 -7 A rewarding aspect of delving into old modules that are relatively obscure is that you discover something genuinely alien to modern sensibilities. It is almost inconceivable that something like Fez I would be made today. It is a tournament module … More [Review] Fez 1 – Valley of Trees (AD&D 1e 3PP); Alien

[Review] Eructation of the Goblin Troll (LL); Nightmares From When We Were Young

[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

[Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Adventure]WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 5 – 10 Maybe the best module Gygax has ever done? I haven’t read Necropolis yet but it’s hard to imagine something better then this. A kind-of sequel to the inspired but somewhat uneven S4, WG4 starts off coy, unassuming, with the Gnome King that you … More [Review] WG4 The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun (AD&D); Delayed Gratification

[Review] The Trail of Stone & Sorrow / The Gem Prison of Zardax (NGR); Kowolski Double Feature

A double feature of the true Avant-garde King himself, we are proud to feature the sublime Gem Prison of Zardax and throw in the small bonus adventure the Trail of Stone & Sorrow. [Adventure]The Trail of Stone & Sorrow (2014)Zzarchov KowolskiLow Levels The bonus adventure first. This one hails from a time honored tradition of … More [Review] The Trail of Stone & Sorrow / The Gem Prison of Zardax (NGR); Kowolski Double Feature

[Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic

[Kilodungeon]T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (1985)Gary Gygax & Frank Metzer (TSR)Lvl 1 – 8+ It’s time. There’s something unique about the history of D&D in that it is littered not only with the creation of enduring classics (GD, S, B2 etc.) but also with blunders, near misses, could-have-beens and adventures that are now forever … More [Review] T1-4 The Temple of Elemental Evil (AD&D); Archaic

[Review] Deep Carbon Observatory (Remastered); The Grievous Miracle and the Beautification of St. Patrick

[Adventure]Deep Carbon Observatory [Remastered] (2020)Patrick Stuart & Scrap PrincessLvl 3-5 Once there was an Empire of unspeakable wealth that traded in secrets, dark wonders and death, and many of the strange things now on earth were theirs. They drew their power and magic from a gate within the earth. But, as their kingdom slowly died, … More [Review] Deep Carbon Observatory (Remastered); The Grievous Miracle and the Beautification of St. Patrick

[Review] Stonehell Pt. I (LL): Down Night-Haunted Halls; Overlord

[Megadungeon]Stonehell Pt. I; Down Night-Haunted Halls (2009)Michael Curtis (Three-Headed Monster)Lvl 1 – 5+ Beware All Who Enter These Benighted Halls of Stone. Within Lies No Solace Nor Any Comforts of Home. Toiling For Our Crimes We Must Dig Where We Dwell, With No Freedom or Mercy In Our Vast Stony Hell.– Message carved above the … More [Review] Stonehell Pt. I (LL): Down Night-Haunted Halls; Overlord

[Review] Halls of the Blood King (OSE); Welcome to the Machine

[Adventure]Halls of the Blood King (2021)Diogo Noguiera (Necrotic Gnome)Lvl 3 – 5 A new power is rising in the west. The promising Gavin Norman, of deserved Dolmenwood fame, has taken the OSR by storm with his slick, immaculately laid out B/X retroclone marketed to the young and this is the year of his Rising. People … More [Review] Halls of the Blood King (OSE); Welcome to the Machine

[Review] I6 Ravenloft (AD&D); First Heretic

[Adventure]I6 Ravenloft (1983)Tracy & Laura Hickman (TSR)Lvl 5 – 7 “One day I shall have a hall that is dedicated to trad gaming. Through gates of gold and ivory, marked with the motto ‘Roleplayibus non Rollplayiberent’ the players will enter, leaving all their mortal burdens behind. Amid thick wallpapers daubed with the masterpieces of Michaelangelo, … More [Review] I6 Ravenloft (AD&D); First Heretic