[Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

Shadows over Bögenhafen is the second part of the Enemy Within Campaign and is an overal very excellent entry in the series, an almost perfect investigative adventure, with a single crippling flaw. I was tempted to give it a 10, not because it’s perfect, because nothing is, but because it is an almost platonic example … More [Old Shit] Enemy Within Pt. II – Shadows over Bögenhafen; Your grandfather’s DnD

[Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

The promised time is nigh. I’ve been meaning to take a look at the celebrated Enemy Within Campaign by Jim Bambra, Phil Gallagher & Graeme Davis for Warhammer Fantasy 1e for a while now, with the possibility of adapting it to Zweihander for a short (ish) campaign in mind. The first part is simply titled … More [Old Shit] The Enemy Within (WFRP 1e) Pt.I; All aboard!

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

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 into two (admittedly arbitrary and blurry) categories; A campaign setting can either … More [Review] Chronicles of Ahmerth (OSR LL); Down familiar paths

[Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

In the OSR we have a tendency to look to the past for guidance. The entire movement is centred around the idea that there were qualities in the olden games that the modern, more codified versions have failed to capture. With that comes a certain veneration for the modules of yesteryear: Caverns of Thracia, Expedition … More [Old Shit] The Quest for the Nanorien Stones (AD&D 3pp); The Iacton Cruze of adventures

[Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

Many Gates of the Gann by Guy Fullerton of Chaotic Henchman is that rarest of rare OSR, a product that perfectly captures the spirit of classic modules like Expedition to the Barrier Peaks and Lost Caverns of Tjocanth without ever feeling like a derivative piece of shit. Whilst the community is eager to heap praise on mediocrities … More [Review] F3 Many Gates of the Gann (AD&D 1e 3pp); The Sincerest form of Flattery

[Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish

There are 3 porters tied to slabs being bled to death. They were caught trying to sneak into the factory. 2d6 pygmies are having sex around them, covered in their blood Blood in the Chocolate by Kiel Chenier is an adventure for low-level characters  nominated for the coveted Ennie 2017 award (Edit: It actually won … More [Review] Blood in the Chocolate (Lotfp); Degenerate rubbish

[Review] Jade & Steel – Roleplaying in Mythic China (d20 3pp); Ping-pongs and Ting-Tongs and all sorts of Wing-Wongs

Another year has passed. My holiday foray into winter-haunted canada rocked, the new Star Wars was a piece of shit and elfgames are still delicious. Now back to your regular programming. I figured there would be no better way to kickstart the new year then with a look at yet another obsolete campaign setting from … More [Review] Jade & Steel – Roleplaying in Mythic China (d20 3pp); Ping-pongs and Ting-Tongs and all sorts of Wing-Wongs

[Review] The Purple Worm Graveyard (OSR LL); Slightly above average dungeoncrawl

Purple Worm Graveyard by Tony Dowler is a 7-page (5-pages are pure dungeon) 13-room dungeon for Labyrinth Lord for character levels 1-3. It’s alright, and that is always a bitch because I can’t get worked up over things that are alright (while statistically, most adventures are bound to fall into this category). The central premise … More [Review] The Purple Worm Graveyard (OSR LL); Slightly above average dungeoncrawl

[Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm

Disclaimer: Sponsored Content The original concept of the module as an adventure that may be freely slotted into any campaign world without taking up a great deal of time or cataclysmically impacting the campaign world in question is somewhat less common or even trendy in the days of the OSR. Many adventures either have built-in … More [Review] The Chest (OSR 2e); Oldschool Charm