Some time needs to be spent mentioning the overly elaborate and almost Byzantine random encounter tables for both inside and outside. It is regretable that most of them are just creatures, with no other details added, but to Chandler’s credit, a FUCKING RANDOM TABLE is added so you can generate complex encounters between multiple parties … More PrinceofNothingReviews: World of the Lost (lotfp) Pt. III; Barrier Peaks Redux
Amid a cluster of fifty-foot sapele trees with bright yellow petals, there is a contamination. Anyone moving through this area will experience a bright flash of light, followed by a moment of disorientation. All characters must save versus Magic. Failure means that there is a moment of darkness, and when the characters open their eyes … More PrinceofNothingReviews: World of the Lost (Lotfp) Pt. II; Sandbox-ah-la-roi
I am proud to present the 2nd review request, a PWYW Lotfp 3rd party supplement. I give assurances to my other patron that the GREAT WORK is by no means neglected and continues on at a steady, if at times glacial, pace. The Atheneum of Yearning by Steven Oswald is a PWYW adventure for character … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Atheneum of Yearning (Lotfp 3PP); Had I the heavens embroidened cloths…
Nothing to clear a bad hangover like a good elf-game review. Case in point, Into the Odd, by Chris McDowall, is an ultra rules-light OSR weird/steampunk game. In 48 pages McDowall manages to set down not just a fully playable game, but manages, by but a few details and hints, to convey a unique setting. … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Into the Odd (OSR); Brevity is the soul of Wit.
Full disclaimer: I was asked to review this strange pay-what-you want adventure nominally compatible with the OSR by fellow rpg-blogger and fellow Euro-trash Jens Durke aka the Disoriented Ranger (Swamp-German hello to you my Teutonic brother in arms!). I was naturally flattered and took to the task post-haste (or semi-post haste). Unfortunately it sucks in … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Monkey Buisness (OSR); WHAT IN THE NAME OF GARL GLITTERGOLD DID I JUST READ?
We are back with yet another Installment of the modules from the twisted mind of Zacharrov Kowolski, that strange Canadian pervert that sets all our hearts ablaze. Thulian Echoes is an honest to god module and it verges somewhere between meta-narrative brilliance and the nonsensical. I shall attempt to explain. The central conceit of Thulian … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Thulian Echoes (Lotfp); He is back and he’s got a new Trick
I’m starting to dig Kowolski’s stuff and I’m trying to find out why. Is it the irreverent humor scattered about the works? The thrill of playing mad professor DnD? Is it that brevity is the soul of wit? My inability to easily piece together a likely Appendix N? Is it the breezyness that nevertheless allows … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Pale Lady (Lotfp); Gingerbread v2: Electric Boogaloo
Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess by the awesomely named Zzarchov Kowolski is a short, 18-page location based adventure for character levels 1-4 set in a horrific variation of the Land of Milk and Honey. It is really fucked up and weird but kind of interesting. The premise is as follows. King Connoley IV exiled all … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (Lotfp); What is this I can’t even
After reading through multiple haunted house dungeons and ending with something of a an armpit-fart with the decidedly lukewarm The Cursed Chateau, I figured I might as well give this short lived theme a nice send-off and end with something big, bold and impressive. Castle Gargantua by crazy OSR veteran Kabuki Kaiser fits the bill … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Castle Gargantua (Lotfp); Impressionist Gothic Negadungeon
A while ago I reviewed The Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem, and described it as proper weird fucking fantasy. But it was, despite its trappings and appearance of weird, still rather of mundane. A journeyman’s weird fantasy adventure if you will. In preparation for the Cursed Chateau by OSR pope and loveable Kickstarter draftdodger J.Malesewski, I … More [Old Shit] PrinceofNothingReviews: X2 – Castle Amber (D&D Basic); A trippy masterpiece of Weird-Tale Adventure