[Age of Dusk] Meditations on the importance of a Timeline for a Last Age Pt. II

A sequel to a previous post. The Awful Weapon – Upon the plains of Sriatus the divine host did come to terms with the nightmare legions of Tzyan. A shrieking tide of flesh, living and dead and in between, did cast itself upon the unbreakable ranks of the Sial-Atrementar and was rent asunder by spears of … More [Age of Dusk] Meditations on the importance of a Timeline for a Last Age Pt. II

[Review] Beings from Beyond (5e) Pt. II; “…and the courage never to submit or yield.”

Part III: Incandescents “To the ear of Ozymandian came tales of the thing that hailed from the bright firmament; the breaker of chains and smiter of evil. It was said that it parted time with slender fingers, and returned curses with shimmering eyes, and wielded weapons of light whose touch was annihilation. And Ozymandian was … More [Review] Beings from Beyond (5e) Pt. II; “…and the courage never to submit or yield.”

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