In preparation of an upcoming review of a certain Warhammer Fantasy Inspired Retroclone named after the german word for a two-handed sword that came out on kickstarter recently I would propose a look at the old game is no more then wise, to see what made it tick what sucked and what did not. I … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st edition Pt. I; Small but Vicious Dog.
We are back with yet another Installment of the modules from the twisted mind of Zacharrov Kowolski, that strange Canadian pervert that sets all our hearts ablaze. Thulian Echoes is an honest to god module and it verges somewhere between meta-narrative brilliance and the nonsensical. I shall attempt to explain. The central conceit of Thulian … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Thulian Echoes (Lotfp); He is back and he’s got a new Trick
I’m starting to dig Kowolski’s stuff and I’m trying to find out why. Is it the irreverent humor scattered about the works? The thrill of playing mad professor DnD? Is it that brevity is the soul of wit? My inability to easily piece together a likely Appendix N? Is it the breezyness that nevertheless allows … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Pale Lady (Lotfp); Gingerbread v2: Electric Boogaloo
Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess by the awesomely named Zzarchov Kowolski is a short, 18-page location based adventure for character levels 1-4 set in a horrific variation of the Land of Milk and Honey. It is really fucked up and weird but kind of interesting. The premise is as follows. King Connoley IV exiled all … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (Lotfp); What is this I can’t even
After reading through multiple haunted house dungeons and ending with something of a an armpit-fart with the decidedly lukewarm The Cursed Chateau, I figured I might as well give this short lived theme a nice send-off and end with something big, bold and impressive. Castle Gargantua by crazy OSR veteran Kabuki Kaiser fits the bill … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Castle Gargantua (Lotfp); Impressionist Gothic Negadungeon
I think I can safely say I have never been more prepared for a review in my life. I not only went through the time and effort to read through the two oldschool Dnd adventures the module is based on, I also, as part of my understanding Isle of the Unknown and the strange mind … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Cursed Chateau (Lotfp); Drowning in the footsteps of Giants
There is something about Atlantis or the idea of a Hyborean Age that really appeals to me. A vast stretch of history both familiar and utterly strange, in which high adventure may be had and creatures from bygone myth may be confronted. So alluring is this apocryphal era that it has even spawned some roleplaying … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Twilight of Atlantis (d20 3pp); An age Undreamed of by Man.
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 Cursed Chateau by OSR pope and loveable Kickstarter draftdodger J.Malesewski, I … More [Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: X2 – Castle Amber (D&D Basic); A trippy masterpiece of Weird-Tale Adventure
In preparation for the review of a certain Lotfp module by a certain well-loved OSR blogger who failed to deliver on a certain kickstarter and is now ominously silent, I have decided to take a look at the two modules it lists as having ripped off the most. Tegel Manor by Judges Guild is old … More [Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: Tegel Manor (D&D 3PP); The Original Fun-House Dungeon
As God of the Sun, Amun-Re sails his mighty barge across the heavens of Nut, arising in the East and disappearing in the West each day. At night, he travels through the Underworld to begin his day anew in the Eastern sky. Pharaohs are considered the Sons of Re and acquire him as their patron … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332