The second stand-out Avalanche 64 page campaign setting I’ve come across, Endless Sands takes place in a fantasy world based on Arabian legend and manages to feel new despite coming out far after Al-Quadim. It exemplifies a truth about Campaign settings I have realised in my long journey through the elfgame archives: A good campaign … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Endless Sands (d20 3pp); Al-Quadim with a whiff of Dark Sun
In this coming time of change, fire and blood, when mettle will be tested and where the blueprints of the coming decades are laid out, it is comforting to know that there are still things that can pleasantly suprise a man. Case in point: I, Morded by Avalanche games is the first 64 page campaign … More PrinceofNothingReviews: I, Mordred (d20 3pp); An Avalanche Campaign Setting that does not suck?!?
Hah! The reviewing blitzkrieg continues unabated. Ever onward. England Upturned is an English Civil War sandbox taking place in 1642, after the Thirty Years War. Tensions are mounting but the shit has not yet hit the fan. The author is a secretive individual by the name of Barry Blatt, whom I suspect is something of … More PrinceofNothingReviews: England Upturned (Lotfp); Ambitious historical weird fantasy
A single, small cut by Michael Curtis made me very happy. It gave me hope. After wading through the entire Raggi section of the Lotfp catalogue one gets tired, as even the good adventures exert a heavy toll on one’s sanity and spirit. Barely kept cognizant on a diet of Avalanche Press supplements, Drizz’t Do’urden … More PrinceofNothingReviews: A single, small cut (Lotfp); Terre des Hommes, Ch. III: L’Avion, p. 60.
Finally, something that is an unqualified, unasterisked success that won’t gross out the kids. We return once again to that most quixotic of all OSR Publishers, Lamentations of the Flame Princess. James Raggi strikes again with an all new all powerful 8 page mini-adventure perfectly suited to rock your PC’s socks off. Like most of … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Tales of the Scarecrow (Lotfp); Short but sweet.
A belated merry christmas and a belated Happy Newyears to all my readers, fans, adherents and enemies on this joyous day, which marks the end of my delve into Cordell’s underwater adventure series, ending with the 3rd and most ambitious installment; Sea of Blood. And what an installment it is. In keeping with the format … More PrinceofNothingreviews: Sea of Blood (2e); Jumping the Shark
The time has come to delve into that most powerful and influential creature of the new wave of the OSR, mighty DCC. Forged by the sages of Goodman Games after their attempts to ressurect old DnD from the war-torn hellscapes of 3e and 4e, DCC is a triumphant return to the old ways. Like a … More [Review] Dungeon Crawl Classics Core Rulebook Pt. I; Very Advanced DnD.
How does one return from dalliances with nymphs on the edges of perdition? One does not. One goes ever onward. Also thank you to all the readers, old and new, for your kind words. Also this review is fucking long, fair warning. Better then Any Man by James Raggi for character levels 1-4 is Lamentations … More PrinceofNothingReviews; Better then Any Man (Loftp); Raggi’s Magnum Opus
Still reeling from the sinking of Albion as divine punishment for leaving the Greatest Union that Ever Was and Will Be (RIP Von!), it is difficult to put into words the raging torrent of emotion churning through me at the achievement of my 100th post. Horniness, self-satisfaction, burning hatred, hunger, envy, self-satisfaction, heroin deprivation, indefinable … More 100th Post; Prince Congratulates Himself and You! the Reader
(I instituted a new houserule. Upon death you keep half your xp. Pretty gay but jesus the deaths were getting out of hand). As our heroes grappled with the urn there came on the Guardian, a wailing thing of molten obsidean, devouring all that came in its wake. Seeking to slay it by destroying the … More [Actual Play] Lost on Carcosa Pt. XV; The Nine Banes of Uyu-Jadhmogh