[Core Game] Xas Irkalla (2018) James Vail (Atramentis Games) Suffer a Blackened Birth into a Desolate Land of Surreal Horror. A World Wounded by Psychic Warfare, Mind-Controlled Cities, Interdimensional Labyrinths and Wasteland Tribes. You are the Alien Here, the Last Survivor of your Species. Your Existence Must be Earned. Well fuck me sideways. I took … More [Review] Xas Irkalla (Core game); The Carcosa we Wanted, not the One we Deserved Pt. I – Rules
[Adventure] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (2013) Venger Satanis (Kor’Thalis Publishing) 0-1 Levels In no way whatsoever suitable for DCC uh I mean (((DCC))) Summary: Lovecraft + Star Trek TOS + Synnabar + 80s DnD Back after a small break and damn have I got something for your sorry eyes today. Liberation of the Demon … More [Review] Liberation of the Demon Slayer (OSR); A Hot Mess
[Adventure] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (2014) Logan Knight (www.lastgraspgrimoire.com) Levels 1 – 2 (est.) Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine is perhaps the grossest little adventure I have ever seen. Its every page is filled with wet, cloying, reeking corruption that oozes, trickles, vomits forth or wafts. No great pilgrimage into cyclopean halls … More [Review] Sleeping Place of the Feathered Swine (Lotfp 3pp); D1 meets garbage pail kids.
[Toolkit] The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions (2013) D. Vincent Baker (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) “If you want these to have any magical qualities, create them yourself” -Vincent Baker, The Seclusium of Orphone of the Three Visions It’s back to the trenches boys! After the soothing words of Lisa Smedman restored to … More [Review] The Seclusium of Orphone (Lotfp); A blunted tool of excessive verbosity but sparse utility
[Adventure] No Salvation for Witches (2014) Raphael Chandler (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) Level 1 – 4 Proper Horror is hard to do in elfgames. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve genuinely managed to get under the player’s skin. Horror is a delicate thing and requires finesse, a combination of … More [Review] No Salvation for Witches (Lotfp); An eclectic mix of seemingly discordant elements
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
[Adventure] The Atheneum of Yearning (2017) Steven Oswald Level 3 – 6 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 … More PrinceofNothingReviews: The Atheneum of Yearning (Lotfp 3PP); Had I the heavens embroidened cloths…
[Core rules] Into the Odd (2015) Chris McDowall (Lost Pages) 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 … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Into the Odd (OSR); Brevity is the soul of Wit.
[Adventure/Hexmap] Monkey Business (2017) Jens Durke Levels ??? 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 … More PrinceofNothingReviews: Monkey Buisness (OSR); WHAT IN THE NAME OF GARL GLITTERGOLD DID I JUST READ?