[Review] Beholder Magazine #4 (OD&D); Upward

Another issue of Beholder magazine as we gear up for a long donation. No Artpunk 2 is on the way (cover coming soon). This one is overal very strong, and I agree with the editor’s that it is the best one thus far. I notice the articles of game theory cover essential components of the … More [Review] Beholder Magazine #4 (OD&D); Upward

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[Review] Shadows of Forgotten Kings (NGR); In the Pale Moonlight

[Adventure]Shadows of Forgotten Kings (2018)Zzarchov Kowolski Mid Level 30 pages Disclaimer: Sponsorish content Zzarchov Kowolski at some point branched out into 5e, thinking that perhaps the exercise would be beneficial. I hold in my hands Volume 2 of his great collection, which contains among other fine contents, a conversion to his home system, with the … More [Review] Shadows of Forgotten Kings (NGR); In the Pale Moonlight

[Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Adventure]C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1980)Harold Johnson & Jeff R. Leason (TSR)Lvl 5 – 7 The most famous tomb adventure ever to grace the hobby is unquestionably Tomb of Horrors. Though it is in quality sublime and supremely fit for its unique purpose, the legions of imitators it would inspire were ultimately detrimental to … More [Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Review] No Sun For A Wicked Moon (LL); Schizoid Magnum Opus

[Adventure]No Sun For A Wicked Moon (2019)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid Level Absolutely nutso. So far we’ve scratched the surface of the enigma, the mystic OSR hermit known only as Unbalanced Dice Games. The adventures have all been quirky, strangely imaginative, oddly compelling and undeniably functional. We shrugged our shoulders and said, ‘OK. That was pretty cool. … More [Review] No Sun For A Wicked Moon (LL); Schizoid Magnum Opus

[Review] What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (LL); As Above So Below

[Adventure]What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (2019)Unbalanced Dice GamesMid level (4-6?) Typing with one hand is laborious. Will I be more frugal with words? Let us see. WWWTWW is the key to UBDGs method. At 40 pages, It is the Lagrange point for his efforts, and in reading it his ways unveiled themselves before me. … More [Review] What’s Wrong With The Woonder Well (LL); As Above So Below

[Review] Peril in Olden Wood (OSE); Old Powers

[Adventure]Peril in Olden Wood (2022)Ray Weidner (Merciless Merchants)Lvl 3 – 5 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content, Content partner Against the Donation Cue continues. Ray is a frequent commenter on this blog, featured previously for his earlier very strong (albeit somewhat unwieldy) The Magician’s House, and is an overal standup guy. He teamed up with my publisher, the … More [Review] Peril in Olden Wood (OSE); Old Powers

[Review] The Gemeria Code (OSE); Wholesome

[Adventure]The Gemeria Code (2022)David MaynardLvl 3 – 5 Disclaimer: Sponsored content Part of the joy of having a donation cue is that you come across material that you otherwise never would have investigated. The palette is enriched. Mr. Maynard expressed an interest in an opinion before possibly signing up for No Artpunk II and in … More [Review] The Gemeria Code (OSE); Wholesome

[Review] The Ruined Tower Giant (LL); Bare Bones

[Adventure]The Ruined Tower Giant (2018)Unbalanced Dice GamesLvl ??? (About 3-5?) Unbalanced Dice Games is a mysterious publisher of adventures that are something like outsider art. A minimum of layout, conversational writing style, deliberately ugly self-made art and wacky concepts are married to a grasp of the fundamentals that is hard to reconcile. The enigma deepens … More [Review] The Ruined Tower Giant (LL); Bare Bones

[Review] Holy Mountain Shaker (OSE); While the Iron is Hot

[Adventure]Holy Mountain Shaker (2021)Luka Rejec (Necrotic Gnome Press)Lvl 5 – 6 Following the recommendation of a loyal reader by the name of Shuffling Wombat, I did indeed purchase one of Mr. Rejecs modules and see if/how his stance on gaming impacts his actual writing. In many ways it does; Holy Mountain Shaker is not something … More [Review] Holy Mountain Shaker (OSE); While the Iron is Hot