[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

[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] Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival (OSR); An Opium-fueled Kaleidoscope of Decay, Folklore and Horror

Disclaimer: Sponsored content Kabuki Kaiser is starting to win my heart with his weird ass products. I first encountered this strange, elusive figure by way of his grotesque Castle Gargantua, a megadungeon inspired by such works as Gargantua & Pantagruel, the Nutcracker Suite, Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungen and Mervyn Peake’s Ghormenghast. From the first page … More [Review] Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival (OSR); An Opium-fueled Kaleidoscope of Decay, Folklore and Horror

[Review] Doom of Odin – Tales of the Norse Gods (3pp d20); Riddle me this Heimdall…

Ragnarok was a pretty neat concept but only had about 48 pages. In my previous review I griped that it was, in essence, only a seed of a campaign, with neat flavour and some very interesting stripped-down rules but barely enough to make it work. Doom of Odin is a supplement to this campaign seed, … More [Review] Doom of Odin – Tales of the Norse Gods (3pp d20); Riddle me this Heimdall…

PrinceofNothingReviews: Ragnarok (d20 3pp); Raise your Horns

It is the end of the week, a big review is coming up, but before that happens, let’s take a break from settings set around rpgs based on the idea of ceaseless struggle against an inevitable doom set in a fantasy setting to review Ragnarok, an Avalanche supplement for D20 set in the pseudo-historical Age … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Ragnarok (d20 3pp); Raise your Horns

Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Last Artificer

Image is courtesy of Wayne Douglas Barlowe AND EVERYONE SHOULD SUPPORT THIS ARTIST EVEN IF IT MEANS YOUR CHILDREN WILL STARVE. Glorious and voluptuous was old Nzembar, with its gleaming streets of polished quartz and gilded minnarets that pierced the very heavens. For an age and a day its wealth was the envy of all … More Horrors of the Age of Dusk; The Last Artificer

PrinceofNothingReviews: Twilight of Atlantis (d20 3pp); An age Undreamed of by Man.

There is something about Atlantis or the idea of a Hyborean Age that really appeals to me. A vast stretch of history both familiar yet 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.

Horrors of the Age of Dusk: The Grey Maidens

(Feeling productive/Anti-productive so double post today guys) Banished to the deepest labyrinths and darkest chasms abandoned since time immemorial, the Grey Maidens were said to be the concubines of the Harrow King Ashardath. Affronted by the attempted murder by one of their own, he worked upon them a foul and nameless sorcery the world has … More Horrors of the Age of Dusk: The Grey Maidens

Setting Spotlight: Giger’s Inferno

I had another Idea for a megadungeon-based campaign setting. The players are goverment/scientist/criminal operatives exploring a predatory alternate reality that lies parallel and is slowly invading our own. Whether they are a team of eggheads on a goverment budget exploring a natural fissure or a ragtag band of loveable entrepeneurs that have scrounged together enough … More Setting Spotlight: Giger’s Inferno

PrinceofNothingReviews: Nile Empire – War in Heliopolis (d20 3pp); A History of Ancient Egypt meets Thor #332

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