[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] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated

[Campaign Setting/Hex Crawl] Frostbitten & Mutilated (2018) Zak S. (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) For levels 6+? When I read the premise for Frostbitten & Mutilated I probably would have bet money that I would have at least liked it a little bit. Black metal violence in a land of eternal winter? Check! Norse mythology? … More [Review] Frostbitten & Mutilated (Lotfp); Half-Baked & Dissassociated

[Review] On the Shoulders of Giants (Lotfp 3pp); Like a goofy fat kid trying to dance

[Campaign Setting] On the Shoulders of Giants (2018) Chance Philips (Appolyon Press) I’ve read a lot of campaign settings for fantasy games as well as a lot of fantasy novels and the one thing that strikes me is that in a medium where you can literally come up with anything you can imagine the bulk … More [Review] On the Shoulders of Giants (Lotfp 3pp); Like a goofy fat kid trying to dance

[Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation

[Setting/Adventure] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (2002) Mike Benninghof & J.R. Phythyon Jr. (Avalanche Press) Levels 8 – 10 Fiction has always been my first love. Part of that is escapism, undeniably so. But also because fiction is pure, it washes away the graininess and chaos of the real world and is … More [Review] Vlad the Impaler – Blood Prince of Wallachia (3e 3PP); Terror is the Passion of Revelation

[Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…

[Campaign Setting] College of Wizardry (1997) Bruce Cordell (TSR) “Gee Cordell, what do you wanna do tonight?” “The same thing we do every night Monte. Try to inject more High Fantasy tossfiddle into Dnd!” – Monte & the Cordell, intro, ep 1. “Monte & Cordell Inject High Fantasy tossfiddle into DnD” When I first read … More [Review] College of Wizardry (2e); Clowns to the left of me…

[Review] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (LL); Blue-collar Mordor

[Gazetteer] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (2012) Peter C Spahn (Small Niche Games) Hades. Mordor. The Shadowlands. Stygia. Zothique. The Lands beyond the Wall. The Land of Iuz. The Plains of Obsidean. Citadel Cavitius. We all know these places. We might not know all of them specifically. But we know what they mean, in … More [Review] Ghoul Keep and the Ghoul Lands (LL); Blue-collar Mordor

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

[Campaign Setting] Chronicles of Ahmerth (2011) Peter C. Spahn (Small Niche Games) 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 … 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

[Campaign Setting] Jade & Steel  (2001) Jim Lai (Avalanche Press LTD) 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 … 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

[Adventure/Location] Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival (2017) Kabuki Kaiser  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 … 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…

[Campaign setting supplement/Adventure] Doom of Odin – Tales of the Norse Gods (2002) John R. Phythyon, Jr. (Avalanche Press LTD) Level 7 – 9 Summary; Pure, unadulterated Nordic awesomeness 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 … More [Review] Doom of Odin – Tales of the Norse Gods (3pp d20); Riddle me this Heimdall…