Issue Archive

  • The Dragon Horde #2 (OSR) The second installment of the Dragon Horde-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisement (one inside the ‘zine), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, so first things first: The title is not a typo – it’s a pun, and the editorial confirms as much. Without much ado, we dive right into the first article herein, which depicts linnorms, 6 types of them, to be more precise. These list their respective bites, breath weapons and […]

    The Dragon Horde #2 (OSR)

    The Dragon Horde #2 (OSR) The second installment of the Dragon Horde-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisement (one inside the ‘zine), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, so first things first: The title is not a typo – it’s a pun, and the editorial confirms as much. Without much ado, we dive right into the first article herein, which depicts linnorms, 6 types of them, to be more precise. These list their respective bites, breath weapons and […]

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  • The Dragon Horde #1 (OSR) This ‘zine clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   So, first things first – this publication’s name is not a typo, but a joke. While hoard/horde is indeed one of the most common homophone errors I encounter, this time it’s no error. As for the rules-sets employed, the publication sports both 0e/1e stats and B/X-stats for the monsters included in the start – these would be a leech man, and a halfling/elf racial mix. Both are decent, if not spectacular critters. Both […]

    The Dragon Horde #1 (OSR)

    The Dragon Horde #1 (OSR) This ‘zine clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1page ToC, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   So, first things first – this publication’s name is not a typo, but a joke. While hoard/horde is indeed one of the most common homophone errors I encounter, this time it’s no error. As for the rules-sets employed, the publication sports both 0e/1e stats and B/X-stats for the monsters included in the start – these would be a leech man, and a halfling/elf racial mix. Both are decent, if not spectacular critters. Both […]

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  • Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC) The third installment of the Dungeon lord-zine clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page b/w con-photo, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, laid out, as always in the approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5) size, which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   This review was requested by one of my patreons – and provided the impetus for me to check out the other offerings by Death Machine Press.   It should be noted that the back cover contains a rudimentary one-page dungeon […]

    Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC) The third installment of the Dungeon lord-zine clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page b/w con-photo, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, laid out, as always in the approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5) size, which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   This review was requested by one of my patreons – and provided the impetus for me to check out the other offerings by Death Machine Press.   It should be noted that the back cover contains a rudimentary one-page dungeon […]

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  • Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC) The second installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank for autographs, 1 page b/w-photograph of Wayne Con attendees, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 5 pages of Con-program, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of relevant content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can theoretically fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   We once more begin the pdf with a nice poem crafted by Julian Bernick – though this one, to me, reads almost like a song and might be ranked better as […]

    Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC) The second installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank for autographs, 1 page b/w-photograph of Wayne Con attendees, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 5 pages of Con-program, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of relevant content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can theoretically fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   We once more begin the pdf with a nice poem crafted by Julian Bernick – though this one, to me, reads almost like a song and might be ranked better as […]

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  • Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC) The first installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the pdf contains a one page basic generator that allows you to randomly determine inclines in your dungeon, with a d3 to determine incline or lack thereof, and the gradient of the slope. Basic, but potentially useful, if you really needed such a super basic table. I couldn’t help but feel that a finer differentiation and nuance would have helped there. We also get a nice […]

    Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC) The first installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the pdf contains a one page basic generator that allows you to randomly determine inclines in your dungeon, with a d3 to determine incline or lack thereof, and the gradient of the slope. Basic, but potentially useful, if you really needed such a super basic table. I couldn’t help but feel that a finer differentiation and nuance would have helped there. We also get a nice […]

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  • Wizardzine #1 – The Aquatic Issue (OSR) This e-zine clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page space for notes, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 43 pages of content. It should be noted that, as in most OSR-supplements, the pages are formatted for booklet-size (6’’ by 9’’, A5), which means that you can fit up to 4 pages on a given sheet of paper when printing this out. Personally, I’d at least contemplate getting the softcover PoD – I based most of review on that. All righty, let’s take a look!   Ah, one more thing, in case that’s relevant to you: The OSR-engine employed […]

    Wizardzine #1 – The Aquatic Issue (OSR)

    Wizardzine #1 – The Aquatic Issue (OSR) This e-zine clocks in at 52 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page space for notes, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 43 pages of content. It should be noted that, as in most OSR-supplements, the pages are formatted for booklet-size (6’’ by 9’’, A5), which means that you can fit up to 4 pages on a given sheet of paper when printing this out. Personally, I’d at least contemplate getting the softcover PoD – I based most of review on that. All righty, let’s take a look!   Ah, one more thing, in case that’s relevant to you: The OSR-engine employed […]

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