[Adventure] The Hidden Serpent (2010) Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 2 – 4 Today I am reminded of an adage, whose source I have conveniently forgotten, that if one seeks to do a remake or a homage one best selects mediocre or obscure works rather then trying to vainly imitate greatness. Case in point; … More [Review] The Hidden Serpent (LL); Surface Mimicry
[Adventure] Going Through Forbidden Otherworlds (2018) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 1 – 3 (estimated) Summary: Doom + Event Horizon + Solomon Kane After a long exile I return to the place that spawned me. Oh Lamentations of the Flame Princess. I cannot quit you! Your domain rules are shit, your firearm … More [Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape
[Campaign Setting/Hex Crawl] Frostbitten & Mutilated (2018) Zak S. (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) For levels 6+? When I read the premise for Frostbitten & Mutilated I probably would have bet money that I would have at least liked it a little bit. Black metal violence in a land of eternal winter? Check! Norse mythology? … More [Review] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated
[Adventure] Oak Grove Whispers (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 We have reached the end of the line. Oak Grove Whispers would be the last adventure by Spahn for Labyrinth Lord (though he continues to publish stuff like Operation Whitebox, an OSR WW2 game and there are some campaign setting … More [Review] Oak Grove Whispers (LL); A last glorious huzzah!
[Adventure] The Black Gem (2015) Jeff Sparks (Faster Monkey Games) Levels 1 – 3 Sometimes when you read a premise alone you know an adventure is going to be awesome. Don’t get me wrong, writing a good adventure is not easy, but it takes a real bungler to mess up a great premise. “The PCs … More [Review] The Black Gem (LL); Een goed begin is het halve werk…
[Adventure] The Shrine of St. Aleena (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 – 3 I think 2013 marks the definitive year Spahn officially ran out of steam and went from being someone who takes old things and breathes new energy and fire into them to someone who just regurgitates old things in … More [Review] The Shrine of St. Aleena (LL); Member B/X?
[Campaign Setting] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (2016) Ahi Kerp & Wind Lothamer (Knight Owl Games) For Lotfp (sort of) (fucking jetlag goddammnit) Back from yet another foray into sun-scorched, coffee-shop haunted Toronto, I return with my weary heart, a well-rested body, a mind-aflame with zeal and elfgames and several new additions to my … More [Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery
[Adventure] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (2017) Evey Lockhart (In Search of Games) Levels 1 – 3 One thing I noticed about retroclones is that for all the pretensions of freshness and originality and new life brought to an old hobby, the plethora of retroclones has actually caused the libraries of these mostly setting-neutral … More [Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned
[Adventure] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (2013) Venger Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) 0-1 Levels In no way whatsoever suitable for DCC uh I mean (((DCC))) Summary: Lovecraft + Star Trek TOS + Synnabar + 80s DnD Back after a small break and damn have I got something for your sorry eyes today. Liberation of the Demon … More [Review] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (OSR); A Hot Mess
[Adventure] The Stealer of Children (2013) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 1 Summary: DnD + It I have to admit I looked toward The Stealer of Children with no small amount of trepidation. After Atarin’s Delve I didn’t know if Spahn still had it in him. Another great man, I told myself, another great man … More [Review] The Stealer of Children (LL); Back to form