[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

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[Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

The Ghoul Prince (2018)Zzarchov Kowolski (DIY RPG Productions)Lvl ??? (2-4?) Disclaimer: sponsorish content Of the by now somewhat scornfully regarded mid-10s OSR DIY era, when Lotfp was king and the OSR was moving out of its imitative phase and into its in hindsight disastrous creative phase, one man stands head and shoulders above the peers … More [Review] The Ghoul Prince (NGR); The Price of Innovation

[Review] Down in Yon Forest (NGR); Silver is For Monsters

[Adventure]Down in Yon Forest (2017)Zzarchov KowolskiLvl ??? (est 3-4) Disclaimer: Sponsorish content The last entry in the Zzarchov Kowolski Omnibus Vol 1. and a holiday adventure to boot. Trepidation strikes. I must admit a certain disdain for holiday adventures. What few I have seen tend to be written more as jokes then functional adventures and … More [Review] Down in Yon Forest (NGR); Silver is For Monsters

[Review] The Roots of Bitterness (NGR/OSR); You Can’t Have Any! Nyah!

[Adventure]The Roots of Bitterness (2017)Zzarchov KowolskiLvl 1 – 2 Disclaimer: Sponsorish content Slowly working through the backlog of donations at an accelerated pace. By this time I’ll be scott free in mere months! Another good one, par for Kowolksi, a short dungeon with a shell of procedurally generated encounters surrounding it which can be cracked … More [Review] The Roots of Bitterness (NGR/OSR); You Can’t Have Any! Nyah!

[Review] Temple of Lies (NGR/OSR); On Par

[Adventure]Temple of Lies (2016)Zzarchov KowolskiLvl 1-2 Disclaimer: Sponsorish content Another entry in the currently lamentably unavailable Kowolski Omnibus Vol 1., Temple of Lies took all of 4 days to produce and was part of the Lotfp Bundle of Holding charity drive. The adventure is seasoned lightly with S&S elements and involves a delve into a … More [Review] Temple of Lies (NGR/OSR); On Par

[Review] The Price of Evil (NGR); A Black Belt in OSR Horror

[Toolkit]The Price of Evil (2015)Zzarchov Kowolski Lvl ??? (1-4 should do you fine) Disclaimer: Sponsorish content The term toolbox or toolkit is a sort of OSR-slang for ‘I fucked this together without any thought of how to organize or implement this and I can’t be bothered to sort this out so there you go’ but … More [Review] The Price of Evil (NGR); A Black Belt in OSR Horror

[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] Under the Waterless Sea (NGR); Minor loss of fidelity

[Adventure]Under the Waterless Sea (2014)Zzarchov KowolskiLow levels (2-4?) Disclaimer: Sponsorish Content The Kowolski Omnibuscrawl continues. A laudably ambitious entry, hampered by some problems of organization and implementation. The customary Kowolski sandbox is expanded to involve the fate of an entire Island Kingdom, and it’s a predecessor to Kowolski’s best module, the spectacular Thulian Echoes! Underwater … More [Review] Under the Waterless Sea (NGR); Minor loss of fidelity

[Review] Scourge of the Tikbalang (NGR); Modernity

[Adventure]Scourge of the Tikbalang (2014)Zzarchov Kowolski??? (1-2 est.) Disclaimer: Sponsored content The Kowolski omnibuscrawl continues. One of the modern writers with something resembling a distinct non-dungeon based style that is any good, Kowolski excels at creating little sandboxes with a handful of NPCs and then releasing the PCs into them to cause havoc. This one … More [Review] Scourge of the Tikbalang (NGR); Modernity

[Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi

[Adventure]The Gnomes of Levnec (2013)Zzarchov Kowolski (Neoclassical Geek Revival)Low levels Disclaimer: Sponsored Content. Gotta get the review backlog to reasonable levels. Gnomes of Levnec is a Kowolski regular. The characters are introduced into a semi-naturalistic low-fantasy environment that has several ongoing difficulties and there is no pre-fixed resolution that will satisfy all of them. Gnomes … More [Review] The Gnomes of Levnec (NGR); Modus Operandi