[Review] War of Darkness (1e 3PP); On the Nose

[Adventure]War of Darkness (1985)Mark Perry (Mayfair Games)Lvls 12 – 14Summary: B12 + Shadows of Evil – Subtlety Whelp we are back again. High level adventures aren’t very good, case #192425. This entry in the Role Aids bypasses the laudably ambitious but somewhat unwieldy Lich Lords and instead fails reasons all too familiar, despite a handful … More [Review] War of Darkness (1e 3PP); On the Nose

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[Review] Swordthrust (AD&D 3PP); The King of All Role-Aids

[Adventure]Swordthrust (1985)Sam Shirley & Daniel Greenberg (Mayfair Games)Lvl. 3 – 7Summary: Mad God’s Jest + Dark Crystal + Solaris + Southpark 163; “Imagination Land” Finally. After 17 Role Aids reviews of varying quality, ranging from abysmal to damn fine, I get to answer the question; What would a Role Aids Masterpiece look like? Swordthrust by … More [Review] Swordthrust (AD&D 3PP); The King of All Role-Aids

[Review] Shipwreckers (AD&D 3pp); Versimilitude where is thy sting?

[Adventure]Shipwreckers (1983)S.Stone (Mayfair Games)Lvl 4 – 7 Part of an occupational hazard of reviewing adventures for the internet is that at some point you attain the elfgame equivalent of satori and you begin to get a sense of the cosmic pattern of adventure design, and individual entries start to blur together, becoming points on a … More [Review] Shipwreckers (AD&D 3pp); Versimilitude where is thy sting?

[Review] Ice Elves (AD&D 3PP); You kept everything inside and even though I tried…

[Adventure] Ice Elves (1985) Brian Humphrey (Mayfair Games Inc.) Levels 7 – 9 A high level adventure set in the world of Elves, involving the Ice Elves, beyond the uttermost north of the campaign map? There was at least a 50% chance it was any good. As it stands it remains a tragic footnote, a … More [Review] Ice Elves (AD&D 3PP); You kept everything inside and even though I tried…

[Review] Dark Folk (1e 3PP); Keep on the Borderlands Coverband

[Sourcebook/Adventure Anthology] Dark Folk (1983) P. Karczag, S. Morrison, R.L. Asprin, L. Kay, A. Miller, I. Goldstein, A. Nudelman & S. Khas edited by P. Karczag (Mayfair Games) Levels 5 – 9 Summary: (Orcs of Thar + Keep on the Borderlands + In the Shadow of Mount Rotten)/5 Note: As part of the spiritual rebirth … More [Review] Dark Folk (1e 3PP); Keep on the Borderlands Coverband

[Review] Shadows of Evil (AD&D 1e 3PP); Diablo’s Dad

[Adventure] Shadows of Evil (1984) Stephen R. Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 4 – 7 Practice makes perfect. You can fail a hundred times, if you keep at something, you will improve. Case in point, Stephen R. Bourne, purveyor of the sub-par Role Aids modules Evil Ruins and The Throne of Evil returns for a third installment that rocks your … More [Review] Shadows of Evil (AD&D 1e 3PP); Diablo’s Dad

[Review] Evil Ruins (AD&D 1e 3PP); Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale…

[Adventure] Evil Ruins (1983) Stephen R. Bourne (Mayfair Games) Levels 2 – 5 Once more it is that destined time, when the bluejays sing like royal clarions and the sun rises forth like the Aegis of Zeus itself. A time of renewal, of baptism, of hope. A time of laughter, rebirth and fine omens. What … More [Review] Evil Ruins (AD&D 1e 3PP); Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale…