[Review] Scenic Dunnsmouth (Lotfp); How long has it been?

[Adventure] Scenic  Dunnsmouth (2014) Zzarchov Kowolski (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Levels 2 – 5 Long before I forgot the warmth of the noonday sun or the refreshing coolness of the evening breeze, I forgot my name. Call me what you will. I am the Rogue. – Rogue Instruction manual, 1980 Back from a kickass … More [Review] Scenic Dunnsmouth (Lotfp); How long has it been?

[Review] The Seclusium of Orphone (Lotfp); A blunted tool of excessive verbosity but sparse utility

[Toolkit] The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (2013) D. Vincent Baker (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) “If you want these to have any magical qualities, create them yourself” -Vincent Baker, The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions It’s back to the trenches boys! After the soothing words of Lisa Smedman restored to … More [Review] The Seclusium of Orphone (Lotfp); A blunted tool of excessive verbosity but sparse utility

[Review] Shadowbrook Manor (LL); Tegel Manor v2 – Electric Boogaloo

[Adventure] Shadowbrook Manor (2010) Patrick Kennedy (Goblinoid Games) Levels 1 – 3 If you didn’t know this already, this review is FULL of spoilers. Goblinoid Games is the original publisher of Labyrinth Lord, one of the first “commercial” retroclones on the market with the stated intent of recapturing the feel of oldschool games. Shadowbrook manor … More [Review] Shadowbrook Manor (LL); Tegel Manor v2 – Electric Boogaloo

[Review] Broodmother Skyfortress (Lotfp); Laws Control the Lesser man, Right Conduct controls the Great one.

[Adventure/Self-help book] Broodmother Sky-fortress (2016) Jeff Rients (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level JEFF RIENTS GIVES ZERO FUCKS (but anything around 3-7 seems legit, Lvl 1’s only for the most hairy-chested of murderhobos) Hot damn what a time to be alive. The elfgames flow richly like wine, winter is ending, I am gradually but inexorably … More [Review] Broodmother Skyfortress (Lotfp); Laws Control the Lesser man, Right Conduct controls the Great one.

[Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements

[Adventure] No Salvation for Witches (2014) Raphael Chandler (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 4 Proper Horror is hard to do in elfgames. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve genuinely managed to get under the player’s skin. Horror is a delicate thing and requires finesse, a combination of … More [Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements

[Review] Pyramid of the Dragon (OSR LL); The devil is in the details

[Adventure] Pyramid of the Dragon (2010) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Levels 5-7 Ah Dragons. Without a doubt the most iconic, and thereby overused monster in the entire bestiary of DnD. I can still remember dry-heaving when I pawed through the 3rd edition Dragon Magic, an expansion so aggressively unnecessary it put the Draconomicon … More [Review] Pyramid of the Dragon (OSR LL); The devil is in the details

[Review] The Inn of Lost Heroes (LL); Welcome to Silent Hill!

[Adventure] The Inn of Lost Heroes (2010) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Level 3 – 5 Time to trade in the simple, synth-laden, fist-pumping and shotgun-firing 80s for the fire-and-hairdye powderkeg gender-ambiguous wonderland of the modern day. Today we are doing a horror-adventure, not the most common format for adventure in the OSR, even … More [Review] The Inn of Lost Heroes (LL); Welcome to Silent Hill!

[Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

[Adventure] Blood Moon Rising (2010) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Level 1 – 3 Last post I checked out Chronicles of Ahmerth by Peter C Spahn and I commented on its label of ‘dark fantasy,’ noting that the way CoA was written, it did not seem to differ overmuch from regular fantasy (which is certainly not … More [Review] Blood Moon Rising (LL OSR); Seamless

[Review] Chronicles of Ahmerth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths

[Campaign Setting] Chronicles of Ahmerth (2011) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) Last post I spoke about Burden of Proof or if you will Elfgame Market Value. Let’s examine that further in the context of a campaign setting. Taking into account a prior campaign setting exists, I pose that campaign settings must of necessity fall … More [Review] Chronicles of Ahmerth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths