Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 14th, 2017

Somewhat interestingly GURPS products are now on there. I absolutely hate GURPS (despite liking The Fantasy Trip) but their sourcebooks are solid.

Otherwise, slow week.

Adventures

DNH3 The City of Talos -  I wasn't impressed by the first adventure which was vaguely linked to Hastur, but its heart is in the right place. 105 pages including illustration and map book, $8.99

Floaters in the Mozz Caves - Short low level LL adventure.  22 pages, $2.50

Misc


Castle Oldschool: 1,000 Rooms of Chaos II -  1000 doesn't seem like a chaotic number, though. $1.99 and 53 pages

Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 11-10-2017 -  Looks like an underground temple. $1 for the enhanced version.

RPGPundit Presents #7: Medieval Authentic Spellbooks - Because fantasy worlds where magic actually works needs fake magic make up by crazy people or something. 7 pages, 99 cents.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 7th, 2017

Pretty sparse week, but features an adventure from a new company/dude.

Adventures


Beware of the Spirits in the Wood -  More encounters than an adventure, this is for LotFP. PWYW and 6 pages.

Statues -  Despite the minimalistic name, this is a fairly hefty adventure set in a Byzantine style city. Although supposedly for "advanced" edition, AC seems to start at 9 not 10. Pretty interesting though. $4.99 and 39 pages.

Under Tenkar's Tavern - The first 3 levels of a mini-megadungeon? 10 pages and PWYW.

Rules


RPGPundit Presents #6: Pipes & Pipeweed -  For whatever reason, pipeweed is one of those things that was very popular in the 1970s and is mostly forgotten now. Which is odd, because it was obviously considered to be pot back then and that still seems endlessly amusing to some. $1.99 and 10 pages.

Misc


Castle Oldskull - The Oldskull Deck of Strangest Things - Add on for the Deck of Many Things. $2.99 and 103 very small pages with giant text.

Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 11-3-17 - Relatively simple underground lair. $1 for enhanced version

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 1st, 2017

I was going to do this last night, but I was playing the space 4x game Stars in Shadow (very much a Moo2 clone with turn based combat, but a good one) and in the midst of crushing an alien empire. Hard to pull yourself away from that, especially as they had been winning.


Adventures

Advanced Adventures #38: White Dragon Run II -  Evidently there were a bunch released when I was away since they are up to 38 now. This is a sequel to a module that was more a town with some side quests than a typical module. This adds more sidequests/sandbox stuff.  $7, 18 pages

Flower Liches of the Dragonboat Festival -  Another Kabuki Kaiser sandbox deal, this time Asian horror. $4.99 and 96 pages.  These are a must buy for me even if they weren't cheap.

RPGPundit Presents #5 - The Child Eaters -  This issue of his periodical is an adventure about witches meant for his Dark Albion setting. 9 pages, $1.99

SO3 Wycked Summons -  Shouldn't that be "Wyckyd Summyns"? (and the u with an an umlaut). This is a one shot adventure for 1e/2e and 4th to 6th level characters. $10 for 24 pages.

The Dying Sword - From Unbalanced Dice games comes another LL adventure, this one short by his standards at 16 pages and $2.50

Rules


The Puppeteer -  New class specifically for LotFP but probably usable in most basic games. I have one called that in the works but this seems somewhat different than mine, and is bard based. 8 pages, PWYW

The Witch for S&W Continual Light -  From the witch guy of course. $1.49 and 13 pages.

Witch S&W Bundle - Whatever witch is which this has you covered.

Wizardry Unearthed for S&W Continual Light - Let the cash ins for a new flavor of S&W begin, I guess. $1.25




Friday, October 27, 2017

Updated Version of Engines & Empires

Engines & Empires was a rules addition and setting for Labyrinth Lord, basically a steampunk/Victorian era game by John Higgins.

It's still the latter, but apparently now it's a stand alone game, with the setting separate. The PDFs are free (from Lulu) and reasonbly priced hard copies are also available

I have not looked at the new version yet (and won't get a chance until Monday night, likely), but the old version was exceptionally well done and this should be a must download.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

New OSR Products at DTRPG/RPGNow — October 24th, 2017

Bad time to come back, what with the Frank Menzter stuff and the Frog God Guy stuff going on.

But on the bright side, it's also a busy week, lots of interesting OSR products, particularly adventures.

Official


Guess they finished releasing everything?

Adventures


Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin -  Seems like Jon Brazer Enterprises is publishing Swords & Wizardry modules now (they did a lot of Pathfinder and 5e stuff).  This one is for 6th level PCs and has them pitted against a black dragon and a ruined temple. Sounds good until the price tag, $10 for 34 pages.

Dungeon Full of Monsters -  From Red Box Vancouver comes this large dungeon. I'm not sure it qualifies as "mega" as it's 5 levels, but each level has 5 sections, so I shouldn't quibble, I guess. And it's 352 pages. Only $15, which seems like a very good deal (hard covers are pricier, but what you'd expect)

Eructation of the Goblin Troll -  No, he's not happy to see you, he just is burping. A mid level LL adventure from Unbalanced Die Games. 35 pages, $3.50

Fever Swamp - .Swamp hex crawl for LotFP. $7.99 and 32 pages.

Wrath of Grapes -  There's trouble brewing at the winery. Well, fermenting. This is a mini-adventure from Creation's Edge for 4th to 6th level characters. $1.50, 13 pages.

Rules


Microlight81  Complete Digest  Epub - E-book format for e-readers (as opposed to tablets and PDF) the excellent game. $7.50 and 382

Sabres & Sorcery - Seems to be inspired by Sabres & Witchery, which was sort of a Solomon Kane styled game, though this seems to have more traditional fantasy races as well. $7 and 170 pages.

Space Age Sorcery 1.5 -  This is non-fantasy spells for D&D style games. Free, 29 pages

Misc


Castle Oldskull: 1000 Rooms of Chaos -  Thankfully Rob Zombie had nothing to do with this. But it's another random table product. $2.99 and 63 pages.

Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 10-20-17 - Looks like a combination temple and cave complex. $1 for enhanced version.

RPGPundit Presents #4 - Hipster Elves -  The 4th in his series of comedy products, though at $2.99 and 10 pages< I think the joke is on the buyer.

Weird Zone - After Richard Tucholka's death Tri-Tac products are showing up on DTRPG/RPGNow instead of just being sold on cd-rom from their website. But they are a bit overpriced. This systemless game premise seems to have the PCs as dimension travelers in a starship. It's $17.95 and 38 pages

Monday, October 23, 2017

800 1930s-1950s Fanzines online at the University of Iowa's digital library

Hopefully someday we will see this for RPG related 'zines. But until then, this is still pretty cool, this is how nerds argued before the internet

( BTW I've finally settled in at my new part time job (working weekends) and probably will start posting regularly again soon.)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Update of sorts

Thanks for the emails. I'm still somewhat frazzled by dealing with the aftermath of my father's passing. Having to make arrangements for the body, contacting people to notify he passed (and inevitably having them choke up when they hear the news), dealing with this or that (and since I was the only family he had, I'm the only one to do it).

Beyond that, he did have any life insurance or leave any money (as he was living off of social security) and left a lot of debts, most of which I will ignore (like the $1500 3 mile ambulance ride), but some stuff needs to be paid. I tried a GoFundMe on his Facebook page but that failed spectacularly (I got angry comments from his friends) so I have to get another part time job for that (in the next week or so) and I have no idea how much free time that will leave me. 

So time will tell if I have time to do this in the future. And thanks again