Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Last Candle Review — A French flavored Keep on the Borderlands

 The Last Candle from Chubby Funster is part mini-setting, part dungeon. Unlike most such things that have something of a generic but vaguely English medieval/fantasy theme, this one has a French flavor, reminding me of Clark Ashton Smith's Averoigne (which of course was used for X2 Castle Amber) and C.L. Moore's Jirel of Joiry.

Essentially though, you get a brief sketch of the region and a somewhat more detailed look at a priory (basically an abbey or monastery), the "last candle" of the module's title, as it's the last bastion of a psuedo-Christian like faith. This place is apparently meant to be the home base for the characters while they explore/loot the local dungeon (described in the last part of the module), the Eagle's Eye. Then there are several pages of adventure hooks and wilderness encounters

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New OSR Titles at RPGNow/DTRPG — March 20th, 2018

Either a slow week or DTRPG is acting nutso. Not much stuff period


The Gardens of Ynn -  A "point crawl" involving a weird garden. Basically LofFP style artsy gibberish - random table and such, not a keyed adventure or anything. Still, at $3 and 79 pages, it's not particularly expensive gibberish.


Friday Enhanced Map 3-16-18 -  Half castle, half cave. $1

RPGPundit Presents 24: History and Rule of the Clerica Order - Speaking of gibberish. 19 pages, $2.99

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New OSR Titles at RPGNow/DTRPG — March 13th, 2018

Looks like the new version of TORG is out. I remember buying the original boxed set back in the day, but the game seemed designed to sell splatbooks, one for each cosm or whatever its called.


The World of Greyhawk (Folio) -  To me, the best part of this was and is the map.  I think it's always been up as PDF, but now has a POD option. Dunno if that's just for the folio or the map.


Frostbitten and Mutilated -  More a sourcebook than adventure, for LotFP (kinda obvious from the title) and by Zak S.  144 pages and $12.99

One Page Dungeon Compendium: 2011 - $3, 70 pages

Quests of Doom 4: War of Shadows - This seems to be a sequel to some of the 412 Quest of Dooms 4 adventures, but I'm not sure which ones since they aren't numbered. $7.99 and 36 pages

Saving Sujeira's Soul -  This is a historical adventure set in 1400s Portugal which interests me because my grandmother was Portuguese. 20 pages, $2.98, written for 3e but with conversion notes for OSR


Friday Enhanced Map 3-9-2018 -  New named for his enhanced version of his friday freebie map. $1

RPGPundit Presents #23: Uncanny Creatures and Objects -  17 pages, $2.99

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Print Edition of the 1st Issue of Echoes from Fomalhaut

If you've read Fight On! or other OSR zines, you have probably come across some Fomalhaut adventures by Melan. As Fomalhaut is a star system 25 light years away, that tells you it's a mix of fantasy and Sci-Fi, more the former, a lot like Tekumel.  He does a good job of making it strange, but not stupid or silly

Anyway, he's started a 'zine dedicated to it and the first issue is now available  for $8 + shipping

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New OSR Products at DTRPG/RPGNow — March 6th, 2018

DTRPG/RPGNow is having their GM's Sale, lots of stuff 33% off.  Most notably Northwind AdventuresBeyond the Wall, Bruce Heard , and Expeditious Retreat Press (Advanced Adventures for Osric), Gallant Knight (Mazes & Perils Deluxe)


Quests of Doom 4: A Midnight Council of Quail -  I really don't understand this Quest of Doom numbering scheme. Why are they all 4? Why not 4.1, 4.2, 4.3? Or why not put them in one book/PDF instead of charging ridiculous amounts of money for them? 21 pages and $7.99

Quests of Doom 4: God of Ore -  I think his name is Ee. 33 pages, $7.99

Quests of Doom 4: In the Time of Shardfall - This might actually be good since it's by Michael Curtis. Still, $7.99 for 28 pages is out of my price range and it sounds sorta video-gamey (find 5 shards and destroy them, then kill the boss).

Quests of Doom 4: Pictures at an Exhibition -  I will be very disappointed if there's no Tarkus in this. Actually seems to be a real world adventure. $7.99 and 32 pages.

Quests of Doom 4: The Covered Bridge -  4th to 6th level adventure about a specter. 28 pages, $7.99


Dark Places & Demogorgons: Player Options and GM's Guide -  Add on book for the Strange Things inspired OSR-ish game. 125 pages, PWYW


RPGPundit Presents #22: 13 Cursed Artifacts - $1.99, 12 pages

Friday, March 2, 2018

GoFundMe for Kellri

If you've visited various OSR/old school D&D/AD&D forums you've probably come across or crossed paths with Kellri. He also put together several netbooks of tables and other random stuff on his blog

Well, apparently he's had a stroke and has started a GoFundMe to help pay for his medical bills and living expenses

He's an odd person, but he's one of us, so if you can spare anything, it would be helpful.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — February 27th, 2018

Lots of adventures this week, including one by Shane Ward



Dark Places & Demogorgons Jeffersontown Survival Guide - Apparently it's for a game called Dark Places & Demogorgons which apparently came out in January and is an 80s horror RPG (I guess inspired by Stranger Things). Oops.   140 pages, $9.99

Dungeon of the Selenian Conclave -  Weird, I bought (and reviewed this) last year. But apparently it's being released by a new company and at twice the price. $4.00, 24 pages and a middling adventure.

Dusty Door - A Blueholme adventure from Shane Ward of the 3 Toadstools blog  12 Pages and PWYW

Quests of Doom 4: Between a Rock and a Hard Place -   7th level adventure about dwarves and hobgoblins. $7.99, 29 pages.

Quests of Doom 4: Desperation of Ivy -  Sounds like a soap opera episode, but seems to be a house crawl. By a pretty good author, though, Lance Hawersomething. For 3rd to 5th level characters, 24 pages, $7.99

RPGPundit Presents: Hecate's Tomb -  Sounds more like a mystery than a tomb crawl. 18 pages, $2.99

The Cracked Lantern - The 34th module from Creation's Edge games, this one is for 7th to 9th level characters. $1.50 and 11 pages.


Friday Freebie 2-23-18 -  A smaller dungeon this time. $1 for enhanced version