[Review] Going through Forbidden Otherworlds (Lotfp); Kowolski in shape

[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

[Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

[Campaign setting] Dragons (1986) Cory Glaberson (Mayfair Games) Levels 6 – 9 Before Fireborn. Before the Draconomicon. Before Council of Wyrms. Before even Dragonlance, there existed a mighty supplement centered around Dragons. Forged in a distant aeon when pop-culture still had some residual balls left, Dragons is a kickass supplement for old DnD that somehow … More [Review] Dragons (AD&D 3PP); Here Be Dragons Pt. I

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

[Adventure] Beastmaker Mountain (1982) William Fawcett (Mayfair games) Levels 3 – 6 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 corner is an animated … More [Review] Beastmaker Mountain (AD&D 1e 3PP); The Real Deal

[Review] The Black Gem (LL); Een goed begin is het halve werk…

[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…

[Review] The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (Lotfp 3PP); Brazen Nightmarish Buffoonery

[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-schorched, 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

[Review] The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos (Lotfp 3pp); The mirthless laughter of the damned

[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

[Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Adventure] Pinnacle (1986) Dan Greenberg (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 4 – 5 I’m starting to consider the possibility that maybe Role Aids wasn’t all garbage. After the promising but flawed Clockwork Mage and the unadulterated oldschool glory that was Deadly Power perhaps the late 80s were Role Aids’s glory days and its catalogue is in fact brimming with undiscovered … More [Review] Pinnacle (AD&D 3pp); Fool me twice…

[Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.

Welcome again to the last section of uber-black metal fantasy heartbreaker and one-man rpg army Xas Irkalla. This section is the moment supreme, where we see whether Xas Irkalla’s brutal combat system can be married to its dream-like setting of psychic coma-patients and nestled nightmare universes? Can James Vail lead us through the darkness or … More [Review] Xas Irkalla Pt. III – Conclusion.

[Review] Xas Irkalla (Core Game); Bringer of Light, Forever Shrouded by Night Pt II – Setting

Welcome back to section two of our delve into the gnostic black metal survival horror fantasy heartbreaker that is Xas Irkalla. In the previous entry we covered the rules, now we take a look at the setting. And what a glorious setting it is! ALSO SPOILERIFIC SPOILERS. IF YOU PLANNING ON PLAYING THIS GAME AS A PLAYER … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core Game); Bringer of Light, Forever Shrouded by Night Pt II – Setting

[Review] Xas Irkalla (Core game); The Carcosa we Wanted, not the One we Deserved Pt. I – Rules

[Core Game] Xas Irkalla (2018) James Vail (Atramentis Games) Suffer a Blackened Birth into a Desolate Land of Surreal Horror. A World Wounded by Psychic Warfare, Mind-Controlled Cities, Interdimensional Labyrinths and Wasteland Tribes. You are the Alien Here, the Last Survivor of your Species. Your Existence Must be Earned.  Well fuck me sideways. I took … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core game); The Carcosa we Wanted, not the One we Deserved Pt. I – Rules