[Review] Ice Elves (AD&D 3PP); You kept everything inside and even though I tried…

[Adventure] Ice Elves (1985) Brian Humphrey (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 7 – 9 A high level adventure set in the world of Elves, involving the Ice Elves, beyond the uttermost north of the campaign map? There was at least a 50% chance it was any good. As it stands it remains a tragic footnote, a … More [Review] Ice Elves (AD&D 3PP); You kept everything inside and even though I tried…

[Review] Dark Folk (1e 3PP); Keep on the Borderlands Coverband

[Sourcebook/Adventure Anthology] Dark Folk (1983) P. Karczag, S. Morrison, R.L. Asprin, L. Kay, A. Miller, I. Goldstein, A. Nudelman & S. Khas edited by P. Karczag (Mayfair Games) Levels 5 – 9 Summary: (Orcs of Thar + Keep on the Borderlands + In the Shadow of Mount Rotten)/5 Note: As part of the spiritual rebirth … More [Review] Dark Folk (1e 3PP); Keep on the Borderlands Coverband

[Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Adventure] Crystal Barrier (1987) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6-8 Bottom line; Eternal Champion + Sailor on the Seas of Fate + the Wizard of Oz + The Heroes of Telemark My delve into the Role Aids had a few rough starts but after the rough period of the early eighties the late eighties seem … More [Review] Crystal Barrier (AD&D 3PP); A good planar adventure

[Review] Deadly Power (AD&D 3pp); The sun and the moon, and even mars…

[Adventure] Deadly Power (1984) Laurel Nicholson, John Keefe & Donald Nicholson (Mayfair games Inc.) Levels 6 – 9 This is it boys. The Coffers! The rarest of pepes. Do you notice and recognize miracles? A good Role Aids adventure. And I don’t mean Clockwork Mage good. I mean good like an old TSR module. Hidden depth up … More [Review] Deadly Power (AD&D 3pp); The sun and the moon, and even mars…

[Old shit] Beneath Two Suns (AD&D 3pp); Great premise, Terrible Execution

[Adventure] Beneath Two Suns (1986) Troy Denning (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 8 Even the best concepts can be executed terribly. Picture the following: Troy Denning of Dark Sun fame writes a Sword & Planet module for the Role Aids series where the characters are transported to the ancient city of Zenicce on the world … More [Old shit] Beneath Two Suns (AD&D 3pp); Great premise, Terrible Execution

[Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

[Adventure] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (1982) Jim Gallagher & Steve Morrison (Mayfair Games) Levels 7 – 10 In the OSR we have a tendency to look to the past for guidance. The bulk of the movement is centered around the idea that there were qualities in the olden games that the modern, slicker, … More [Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

[Review] Dawn of the Overmind (2e); An epic, majestic finale that makes one remember just how high we can soar if we follow our dreams *sniff*

[Adventure] Dawn of the Overmind (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Levels 8 – 10 A recent very interesting conversation with a fellow scholar of the questionable and divisive art of psychology recently informed me that if I am to generate more readers I should interpose my articles with imagery with captions and possibly some cat … More [Review] Dawn of the Overmind (2e); An epic, majestic finale that makes one remember just how high we can soar if we follow our dreams *sniff*

[Review] Masters of Eternal Night (2e); A promising second act

[Adventure] Masters of Eternal Night (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Level 7 – 9 The second part of the Illithiad adventure trilogy (unofficial title) by Bruce Cordell takes place almost immediately after the first part, but this is where the similarities end. Part 1 was an investigation, this is a sort of wilderness trek with a … More [Review] Masters of Eternal Night (2e); A promising second act

[Review] A Darkness Gathering(2e); An inauspicious beginning

[Adventure] A Darkness Gathering (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Levels 7 – 9 My brief trip into 2e Land has galvanized my thirst for exploration, thus I have set out on a quest to find more good 2e (sssssshhhh, I know Return to the Tomb of Horrors exists). I began my expedition in a region … More [Review] A Darkness Gathering(2e); An inauspicious beginning