[Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Core Game] Triumph of Death (2018) Karl Larsson (Mutant Chiron Games) Variety is the spice of life. I figured I’d change up the formula a little bit and do a review of a non OSR game that looks sufficiently metal every once in a while. After all, I wouldn’t have discovered Xas Irkalla if I’d have stuck … More [Review] Triumph of Death (Storygame); Misery Tourism at its finest

[Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Sourcebook] Vaginas are Magic (2017) James Edward Raggi (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Bottom Line; Realms of Sorcery + Happy Days “Holywood Part 3” + It’s Always Sunny Season 13 Episode 3 “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot” Before I start off this review good and proper I’d like to point everyone to Thief of Whisper’s post, … More [Review] Vaginas are Magic (Lotfp); Magic for Pussies

[Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

[Monster manual/fluffsplat] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (2017) Patrick Stewart & Scrapprincess Short summary: Pokémon + Monster Hunter + Planescape + Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find them + Serotonin reuptake inhibitors I am fucking back. After perusing Fire on the Velvet Horizon literally one page at a time whilst taking time off to kick … More [Review] Fire on the Velvet Horizon (OSR/Avant-garde); Admirable but Mistaken

[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 Summary: North vs South + The Dragon and The George 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, … 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…