[Review] The Queen of Spades (5e): Ren-Faire Prime

[Adventure]The Queen of Spades (2022)Artem Serebrennikov (DM’s Guild)Lvl 7 Disclaimer: Sponsored content. After what was apparently a sound thrashing on tenfootpole [1], mr. Serebrennikov contacted me and asked me if I would be willing to take a look at his doorstopper 5e high level murder mystery adventure. I’ll say this much, you’ve got guts. I’m … More [Review] The Queen of Spades (5e): Ren-Faire Prime

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[Review] Dark Tower (AD&D 1e 3PP); Summa Coom Laude

[Adventure]Dark Tower (1979)Paul Jaquays [0] (Judges Guild)Lvl 7 – 11 Alright. It’s time. I’ve done my push ups. Its time for one of the big ones. This is about as close as we get to the absolute zenith of old DnD short of Gygax himself. After some initial fan publications, Paul Jaquays and the chaps … More [Review] Dark Tower (AD&D 1e 3PP); Summa Coom Laude

[Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

[Adventure]The Pharaoh’s Tomb (1976)Jim Ward (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (8+) A tomb adventure. Maybe the first published tomb adventure ever? By the creator of Metamorphosis Alpha no less? Back to the Dungeoneer. Stone Age DnD is inevitably fresh, eager, brimming with youthful exuberance, but there has been considerable growth since then. Pharaoh’s tomb, like many of … More [Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

[Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[Adventure]WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (1984)Robert J. Kuntz & Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 8 – 14 Twilight approaches. The great odyssey through Gary Gygax’s ouvre of fantastic modules, beginning with the platonic B2, covering the fantastic GDQ series, the stellar S series, the promising but ultimately unrealized T series, the interesting but sub-par EX duology ends at … More [Review] WG5 Mordekainen’s Fantastic Adventure (AD&D); Left-Hand Path

[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] S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Adventure]Lost Caverns of Tjocanth (1982)Gary Gygax (TSR)Lvl 6 – 10 The famous S module series stood for ‘Special’, denoting a departure from the usual procedure of adventuring and the ambition to do things differently. Of the original four module run, three of which were written by Gary Gygax, and among them was numbered the legendary … More [Review] S4 Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (AD&D); Enigma

[Review] The Garden of Al-Astorion (C&C); The sweet taste of Sword & Sorcery

[Adventure]The Garden of Al-Astorion (2006)Gabor Lux (E.D.M.T.)Castles & CrusadesLvl 6 -9 I have been on my best behavior and thus, like all good boys, I deserve a treat. The treat is Gabor Lux’s Garden of Al-Astorion, a free module for Castles & Crusades positively dripping with S&S. Ah, Sweet S&S Modules, how often do you … More [Review] The Garden of Al-Astorion (C&C); The sweet taste of Sword & Sorcery

[Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Adventure]On the Crimson Trail (2021)Andy Marielis (Adventure Bundles)Lvl 9 (HA!) Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. I am harsh on 5e. It is true. I have a preferred play-style and 5e has many violation of its central tenets built-in. But no grognard I know HATES 5e. For of all the manifold editions that emerged in the wake of … More [Review] On the Crimson Trail (5E); The Problem of Scale and Coherence Erosion in Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons as Illustrated by a Sponsored Contribution

[Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Adventure]Strabonus (2004)Gabor Lux (self-published)Lvl 6 – 9 A while back, I posed a challenge to any would-be module cobblers, to resist the lure of the artpunk and come up with all manner of bizarre concepts and weird non-sensical creatures, to instead strive to master the conventional forms of D&D first, and strive to innovate when … More [Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients