A gentleman by the name of ~ZOZ asked to see more OSR campaign setting reviews since Bryce doesn’t touch them. Well and good, says I, I’ve reviewed some in the past, but I’ve never really made any of my standards explicit. With the purpose of increasing usability I shall do so now. This post focuses … More [Ramble] On Campaign Settings: Review Standards
Far away from the fields where the Titan had fallen laid the valley of Lord Rients. Once a sprawling domain, now much diminished, the men of the OSR would still visit it on occasion to breathe its fragrant air, admire the fine architecture of its tidy townships and bask in the general goodness of Lord … More Of the Adventures of Lord Rients and his Journey into the Accursed Valley of the Titan
Midnight upon a silent field. Where the day before raged a clash of titans, now not a living soul remains. Even the crows have long departed, leaving behind them a landscape of clean-picked bone and broken weapons. The moon appears from behind a covering of clouds to bathe the landscape in soft light. A titan’s … More The Doom of King James
Bleeding and slime-covered I made my way from that accursed place, with no memory of what had transpired, nor what dark bargains were struck under alien stars. When finally I returned to my abode I glanced at the calendar to find that months had passed, and on some distant, alien rock a black pyramid had … More [Interview] The Merciless Merchants Vermillion Kickstarter Interview a.k.a. A Genius Interviews A Genius
In my last post I reviewed the experimental Dead God Excavation by mr. Venger Satanis, previously featured (rather positively I might add) on this blog here and here. This more recent outing failed to titillate my elfgame taste buds, netting it a negative judgement, and he responded here. While he was very polite and agreed with roughly half of what I … More PrinceofNothing Presents; A Gentlemanly Response to the Claims of Reverend Satanis In Which Several Misunderstandings are Clarified.
[Adventure] Giovanni Chronicles II – Blood and Fire (1996) Richard E Dansky, Cynthica Summers & Christopher Howard (White Wolf) for Neonates “Walter, why is there a coffin in my bedroom?” “It’s here on orders from Sir Integra. We can’t have a vampire that doesn’t sleep in a coffin.” “Where’s my bed?” “I disposed of it. (Seras … More [Challenge Accepted] Giovanni Chronicles Pt. II – Blood and Fire; What is that there is that the script?
In this last installment of this interminable series I will cover the Setting, Bestiary and the sample Adventure in the back of the book so you do not accidentally stumble upon it whilst idly flipping through rulebooks in the rpg-section at the ABC and throw up all over the tabletop section. The setting has not … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying 2e Pt. VII; Setting & Conclusion.
First off: I ran Tales of the Scarecrow yesterday and it was awesome. This is the Tales of the Scarecrow entry that won the xp award (and added a nice ticking clock element). The scarecrow wants to become a living being and for that it needs to have living flesh. It will start moving at … More Negadungeons and the thespian wankathon; Idle musings.
A reader by the name of Lanifarne on Dragonsfoot (grognard forum, page 3 of the topic and onward) has commented on my review of Deep Carbon Obervatory, in response to the recent kurfuffle surrounding the statements of the Honoured Kabuki Kaiser, whose Castle Gargantua is currently on my reviewing slab. Since I am banned from Dragonsfoot (for reasons … More Clarification Topic: Why do you like DCO Prince?
Image is courtesy of Wayne Douglas Barlowe AND EVERYONE SHOULD SUPPORT THIS ARTIST EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR CHILDREN WILL STARVE. Glorious and voluptuous was old Nzembar, with its gleaming streets of polished quartz and gilded minnarets that pierced the very heavens. For an age and a day its wealth was the envy of all … More Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Last Artificer