[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

[Review] G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (AD&D); Kraftwerk

[Adventure]G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9 A rare delight, to have as one’s subject a piece of artifice of such subtle craftsmanship that there are angles and aspects to it that are likely beyond my understanding or awareness. To critique, not to better the author, but to better … More [Review] G2 Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl (AD&D); Kraftwerk

[Review] G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (AD&D 1e); The birthplace of Gygaxian Naturalism

[Adventure]G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (1978)Gary Gygax (TSR Games)Lvl 9+ The holidays are dawning, my vacation is coming, Screaming Caverns is done and once again requests are pouring in. Before we get to those I think it time to center myself by going back and looking at an old classic. G1 is famous, … More [Review] G1 Steading of the Hill Giant Chief (AD&D 1e); The birthplace of Gygaxian Naturalism

[Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[Adventure] Lost Treasures of Atlantis (2019) Chainsaw (North Wind Adventures) Levels 6 – 8 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The lack of proper S&S modules is an endemic complaint in some circles of the OSR, yours truly among them. For all the Howards and Liebers in Appendix N, the actual number of S&S modules is very slim … More [Review] The Lost Treasures of Atlantis (AS&SH); Crom wept

[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