[Review] Demon Bone Sarcophagus (OSR); Catastrophe

[Adventure]Demon Bone SarcophagusPatrick Stuart & ScrapprincessGeneric OSR Level who the fuck cares anymore? It is my unenviable duty as a reviewer of oldschool games to occasionally step away from contemplating the pastoral beauty of the olden days and the idyllic works made in their image by earnest hobbyists and wade instead into the fetid sewers … More [Review] Demon Bone Sarcophagus (OSR); Catastrophe

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[Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Adventure]C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1980)Harold Johnson & Jeff R. Leason (TSR)Lvl 5 – 7 The most famous tomb adventure ever to grace the hobby is unquestionably Tomb of Horrors. Though it is in quality sublime and supremely fit for its unique purpose, the legions of imitators it would inspire were ultimately detrimental to … More [Review] C1 The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (AD&D 1e); Beautification

[Review] Night of the Walking Wet (0e 3PP); Max Level

[Adventure]Night of the Walking Wet (1977)Paul Jaquays, Randy Cox & Tamara Weiland (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (3-6 seems on point) Paul Jaquays is the one module author that is often mentioned in the same breath as Gary Gygax. Not in terms of range, as a builder of encompassing systems. But as a module cobbler, a sprinter, … More [Review] Night of the Walking Wet (0e 3PP); Max Level

[Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

[Adventure]The Pharaoh’s Tomb (1976)Jim Ward (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (8+) A tomb adventure. Maybe the first published tomb adventure ever? By the creator of Metamorphosis Alpha no less? Back to the Dungeoneer. Stone Age DnD is inevitably fresh, eager, brimming with youthful exuberance, but there has been considerable growth since then. Pharaoh’s tomb, like many of … More [Review] Pharaoh’s Tomb (OD&D 3PP); Small Step For A Man

[Review] Borshak’s Lair (OD&D 3PP); The Rolls Royce of Orc Lairs

[Adventure]Borshak’s Lair (1976)Paul Jaquays & Mark Hendriks (Judges Guild)Lvl 1 (yeah right!) In the throes of pestilence, with the snot dribbling down my nose and my B/X game temporarily forestalled, I might as well tempt fate and attempt a review of another fine entry in the Dungeoneer compendium. hoping St. Jaquays will see fit to … More [Review] Borshak’s Lair (OD&D 3PP); The Rolls Royce of Orc Lairs

[Review] The Fabled Garden of Merlin (OD&D 3PP); F’Chelrak’s Tomb +1

[Adventure]The Fabled Garden of Merlin (1976)Merle Davenport (Judges Guild)Lvl ??? (somewhere in the 2-5 range?) Another entry from the excellent Adventuresome Companion by Judges Guild. The adventures in the Dungeoneer tend to be very short, almost 1-page territory, but manage to pack quite the punch. Last time we had a wizard’s tomb that was almost … More [Review] The Fabled Garden of Merlin (OD&D 3PP); F’Chelrak’s Tomb +1

[Review] The Complete Barrowmaze (LL) Pt. I; Shell

[Megadungeon]The Complete Barrowmaze (2014)Greg Gilespie (self-published)Lvl 1+ The megadungeondelve continues. In the dawn of the OSR, before the 48.756, the rising of King James and the ruin of the Invoked Molestation, there were in OSRland Greate Megadungeons Four. One of them was the incomparable Stonehell, ten layers deep. One other was the Powerful Anomalous Subsurface … More [Review] The Complete Barrowmaze (LL) Pt. I; Shell

[Review] The Saint of Bruckstadt (Lotfp 3PP); Old Powers

[Adventure]The Saint of Bruckstadt (2021)Markus Schauta (Gazer Press)Lvl 1 Disclaimer: Sponsored Content There is still power in Lotfp. It’s star, once bright and fierce, has dimmed in this evil age. But there is still a lingering heat in its embers, and with time perhaps it can be rekindled into a blazing star once again. The … More [Review] The Saint of Bruckstadt (Lotfp 3PP); Old Powers

[Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients

[Adventure]Strabonus (2004)Gabor Lux (self-published)Lvl 6 – 9 A while back, I posed a challenge to any would-be module cobblers, to resist the lure of the artpunk and come up with all manner of bizarre concepts and weird non-sensical creatures, to instead strive to master the conventional forms of D&D first, and strive to innovate when … More [Review] Strabonus (C&C 3PP); Monument to the Ancients