[Adventure] The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga (1995) Lisa Smedman (TSR) Level 7 – 20 And we are back at it. After a harrowing descent into White Wolf hell, that cost me 35 sanity points, 2 experience levels, 3 points of permanent constitution and infected me with rabies, I stand before you a defeated man. … More [Review] The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga (2e); Wheels within Wheels
[Adventure] Sea of Blood (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 7 – 9 A belated merry Christmas and a belated Happy Newyears to all my readers, fans, adherents and enemies on this joyous day, which marks the end of my delve into Cordell’s underwater adventure series, ending with the 3rd and most ambitious installment; Sea of … More PrinceofNothingreviews: Sea of Blood (2e); Jumping the Shark
[Adventure] Night of the Shark (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 6 – 8 2e has something of a reputation problem among neckbeards and other disgusting nerds. Neither old enough to warrant veneration from the crusty old catpissmen nor new enough to enjoy the patronage of world of warcraft-playing buck-toothed girly-boys and the fake-gamer girls that … More [Review] Night of the Shark (2e); Spooky-Scary nautical horror
[Adventure] Evil Tide (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) Levels 5 – 7 It is something of an unwritten rule in both video games and their tabletop cousins that underwater adventures are fucking terrible. In tabletop, the plethora of conditions and rules add a new cartload of conditions for the GM to keep track of and few … More [Review] Evil Tide (2e); An underwater adventure that does not suck?!!
[Sourcebook] The Sea Devils (1997) Skip Williams (TSR) Since the Illithiad gained me a boatload of unexpected entertainment and a newfound respect for Rpg-heavyweight and Moonglum to Cook’s Elric Bruce Cordell, I figured I might as well check out the rest of relatively short lived Monstrous Arcana Series, which provided one fluffsplat with three linked adventures … More [Review] The Sea Devils (2e); Epic level Orcs.
[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*
[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
[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
[Sourcebook] The Illithiad (1998) Bruce R. Cordell (TSR) Cruff: Additional rules so specialised or baroque that they serve no real purpose except to fill page space. Alternative term: Cruft. Flunch: Rules which simulate genre conventions in a fashion so poorly-concieved that they make you want to hide under the couch. Alternative term: Flinchers. – Some … More [Review] The Illithiad; Mind Flayer the Brain-eatening