[Review] Shadows of Evil (AD&D 1e 3PP); Diablo’s Dad

[Adventure] Shadows of Evil (1984) Stephen R. Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 4 – 7 Practice makes perfect. You can fail a hundred times, if you keep at something, you will improve. Case in point, Stephen R. Bourne, purveyor of the sub-par Role Aids modules Evil Ruins and The Throne of Evil returns for a third installment that rocks your … More [Review] Shadows of Evil (AD&D 1e 3PP); Diablo’s Dad

[Review] B2 Keep on the Borderlands (D&D Basic); Crucible

[Adventure] B2 Keep on the Borderlands (1979) Gary Gygax (TSR) Level 1 Bold adventurers from the Realm set off for the Borderlands to seek their fortune. It is these adventurers who, provided they survive the challenge, carry the battle to the enemy. Such adventurers meet the forces of Chaos in a testing ground where only … More [Review] B2 Keep on the Borderlands (D&D Basic); Crucible

[Review] B1 In Search of the Unknown (DnD Basic); Firmament

[Adventure] In Search of the Unknown (1979) Mike Carr (TSR) Levels 1 – 3 Having doled out my first 10 for OSR excellence I figured it might be a good idea to go back to the wellspring and define or discover what shaped my criterion for what makes a good adventure. Unlike much of the … More [Review] B1 In Search of the Unknown (DnD Basic); Firmament

[Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal

[Adventure] Beastmaker Mountain (1982) William Fawcett (Mayfair games) Levels 3 – 6 Summary: Straight Dnd, no ice. This room has three faded pictures of pastries on each wall in silver frames, (10 gp each). The chopped up remains of a bed and chair are piled in the southwest corner. In a locked chest in the northwest … More [Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal

[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

[Review] The Throne of Evil (AD&D 3pp); Like gargling undiluted horsepiss

[Adventure] Throne of Evil (1984) Stephen Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 4 – 6 I’m rapidly starting to figure out that 80s era Role Aids D&D modules are very much not my thing, what with their overly loquacious introductions, adventures filled with random monsters that attack on sight and utterly pedestrian by the book encounters. And … More [Review] The Throne of Evil (AD&D 3pp); Like gargling undiluted horsepiss

[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

[Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: X2 – Castle Amber (D&D Basic); A trippy masterpiece of Weird-Tale Adventure

[Adventure] Castle Amber (1981) Tom Moldvay (TSR) Level 3 – 6 A while ago I reviewed The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem, and described it as proper weird fucking fantasy. But it was, despite its trappings and appearance of weird, still rather of mundane. A journeyman’s weird fantasy adventure if you will. In preparation for the … More [Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: X2 – Castle Amber (D&D Basic); A trippy masterpiece of Weird-Tale Adventure

[Old shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: Wilderlands of High Fantasy (D&D 3PP); The Grandfather of Sandboxes

[Hex crawl/campaign setting] Wilderlands of High Fantasy (1977) Bob Bledsaw & Bill Owen (Judges Guild) Levels 1 – 9 (estimated) HEX NO. 0229 Isle of Greysend- A shipwrecked squadron of charmed knights who have married all of the goblin women Before I start off, I can almost hear you people thinking: PRINCE WHAT THE FUCK … More [Old shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: Wilderlands of High Fantasy (D&D 3PP); The Grandfather of Sandboxes