James C. Boney Archive

  • Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run II (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first 7.5 pages of this supplement depict the region of the Skathernes and the village of White Dragon Run – and yes, this section is identical to what we got back in the first Advanced Adventures-booklet, leaving us with 9.5 pages of new material. The suggested levels have been raised to 2 – 5 for this return to the Skathernes to account for the challenges presented by the new environments. Now, as always for the series, we […]

    Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run II (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run II (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page of SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The first 7.5 pages of this supplement depict the region of the Skathernes and the village of White Dragon Run – and yes, this section is identical to what we got back in the first Advanced Adventures-booklet, leaving us with 9.5 pages of new material. The suggested levels have been raised to 2 – 5 for this return to the Skathernes to account for the challenges presented by the new environments. Now, as always for the series, we […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run (OSR) This Advanced Adventure-installment clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Now, as always for the series, we have OSRIC as the default old-school rule-set, and as always for the series, we deviate from the conventions and have magic weapons not italicized, but bolded, and similarly, spells are not italicized either, but bolded. The adventure is intended for level 2 – 4 characters, and a smart and well-rounded group is definitely recommended. The pdf does […]

    Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: White Dragon Run (OSR) This Advanced Adventure-installment clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Now, as always for the series, we have OSRIC as the default old-school rule-set, and as always for the series, we deviate from the conventions and have magic weapons not italicized, but bolded, and similarly, spells are not italicized either, but bolded. The adventure is intended for level 2 – 4 characters, and a smart and well-rounded group is definitely recommended. The pdf does […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Seven Shrines of Nav’k-Qar (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, as always for the series, the default rules employed within are OSRIC, and similarly, it’s easy to convert this to your preferred old-school gaming system. As always for the series, we have some formatting deviations from the standard. The module sports functional b/w-artworks, but these come without a player-friendly version.   As far as supplemental material is concerned, the pdf comes with two different magic items, one of which, oddly has lower XP values than the other, in […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Seven Shrines of Nav’k-Qar (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Seven Shrines of Nav’k-Qar (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now, as always for the series, the default rules employed within are OSRIC, and similarly, it’s easy to convert this to your preferred old-school gaming system. As always for the series, we have some formatting deviations from the standard. The module sports functional b/w-artworks, but these come without a player-friendly version.   As far as supplemental material is concerned, the pdf comes with two different magic items, one of which, oddly has lower XP values than the other, in […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Chasm of the Damned (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my leisure.   As always with this series, we use OSRIC-rules as the default old-school system, with minor formal deviations from standard formatting, encompassing bolded spells and magic items, for example. The supplemental material includes a properly codified hand of glory magic item, and the pdf comes with 4 different, rival adventure groups that can be inserted as wild-cards into the game, […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Chasm of the Damned (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Chasm of the Damned (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my leisure.   As always with this series, we use OSRIC-rules as the default old-school system, with minor formal deviations from standard formatting, encompassing bolded spells and magic items, for example. The supplemental material includes a properly codified hand of glory magic item, and the pdf comes with 4 different, rival adventure groups that can be inserted as wild-cards into the game, […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Curse of the Witch-Head (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons to be undertaken at my leisure.   Now, it should be noted that this, like all modules in the series, manages to cram a significant amount of material into its pages, providing a rather impressive amount of text into the pages. The adventure features a new hazard-concept as well as three new monsters; however, with the exception of one of them, they tie in with the story, and thus will be covered in the […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Curse of the Witch-Head (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Curse of the Witch-Head (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons to be undertaken at my leisure.   Now, it should be noted that this, like all modules in the series, manages to cram a significant amount of material into its pages, providing a rather impressive amount of text into the pages. The adventure features a new hazard-concept as well as three new monsters; however, with the exception of one of them, they tie in with the story, and thus will be covered in the […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR) This module clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, who graciously bought the module and told me to finish it at my convenience.   Now, this is the second  of the Advanced Adventures-modules released by Expeditious Retreat Press, and as such, it is not the latest offering of the author – James C. Boney moved on to create other adventures, which will be covered in due time. As with the first module and all in the series, the default […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Red Mausoleum (OSR) This module clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front and back cover, 1 page editorial, 2/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 14 1/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreons, who graciously bought the module and told me to finish it at my convenience.   Now, this is the second  of the Advanced Adventures-modules released by Expeditious Retreat Press, and as such, it is not the latest offering of the author – James C. Boney moved on to create other adventures, which will be covered in due time. As with the first module and all in the series, the default […]

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  • Saturday Night Specials: Ice Tower of Salka This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving us with a total of 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! This module depicts a crawl into an uncommon locale – when the Zemeth ice-flow swallowed the tower of the notorious sorceress known as the Salka 60 years ago, her riches (and twisted experiments) were deemed lost – unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the perspective), a crack has been found that makes […]

    Saturday Night Special: Ice Tower of Salka

    Saturday Night Specials: Ice Tower of Salka This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving us with a total of 21 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! This module depicts a crawl into an uncommon locale – when the Zemeth ice-flow swallowed the tower of the notorious sorceress known as the Salka 60 years ago, her riches (and twisted experiments) were deemed lost – unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on the perspective), a crack has been found that makes […]

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  • Dread Saecaroth This module is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD and 2 pages advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right. Saecaroth is a name that evokes terror, for it once was the name of a Babel-like Tower devoted to 3 thoroughly vile deities – while the tower was razed by one legendary Paladin named Ardanicus the Younger, the dungeons below the tower saw said hero fall to the intervention of the dread deities, thus leaving the most powerful of the […]

    Dread Saecaroth

    Dread Saecaroth This module is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD and 2 pages advertisement, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right. Saecaroth is a name that evokes terror, for it once was the name of a Babel-like Tower devoted to 3 thoroughly vile deities – while the tower was razed by one legendary Paladin named Ardanicus the Younger, the dungeons below the tower saw said hero fall to the intervention of the dread deities, thus leaving the most powerful of the […]

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