old-school Archive

  • One Night Stands: Curse of the Shadowhold This pdf is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, leaving us with only 16 pages of content – not much, but let’s see whether the module holds up!   This being a review of an adventure, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The module begins when the PCs, in the border-town Nerimar, manage to save an elven ranger named Sarim Oakleaf from some thugs – he has journeyed to Nerimar to request aid for a particularly insular elven enclave located in a notoriously shadowy, dark forest.   Following […]

    One Night Stands: Curse of the Shadowhold

    One Night Stands: Curse of the Shadowhold This pdf is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 4 pages of advertisement, leaving us with only 16 pages of content – not much, but let’s see whether the module holds up!   This being a review of an adventure, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The module begins when the PCs, in the border-town Nerimar, manage to save an elven ranger named Sarim Oakleaf from some thugs – he has journeyed to Nerimar to request aid for a particularly insular elven enclave located in a notoriously shadowy, dark forest.   Following […]

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  • Hej everybody, two levels braved and oh so much more to go! Let’s go deeper into the earth in Purple Mountain III – The Feasting This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages SRD, leaving us with 40.5 pages of content for this module, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The third level of Purple Duck Games’ megadungeon Purple Mountain could be transported to any subterranean location and is, like the other modules, modular enough to fit into your setting, though author Perry Fehr has managed to steep the locale in […]

    Purple Mountain III – The Feasting

    Hej everybody, two levels braved and oh so much more to go! Let’s go deeper into the earth in Purple Mountain III – The Feasting This module is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages SRD, leaving us with 40.5 pages of content for this module, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The third level of Purple Duck Games’ megadungeon Purple Mountain could be transported to any subterranean location and is, like the other modules, modular enough to fit into your setting, though author Perry Fehr has managed to steep the locale in […]

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  • Hej! Let’s go down a mega-dungeon together, shall we? Why not tackle Purple Duck Games’ Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord This first installment of Purple Duck’s Purple Mountain dungeon is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 25.5 pages of content for the first level of the dungeon. Purple Mountain is an old-school, deadly dungeon crawl in the tradition of e.g. Rappan Athuk in mentality and atmosphere. The first level of the dungeon can easily be cut off from the rest, though, making for a valid and nest stand-alone dungeon for 1st level characters, who will have to test their mettle in a difficult, although not […]

    Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord

    Hej! Let’s go down a mega-dungeon together, shall we? Why not tackle Purple Duck Games’ Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord This first installment of Purple Duck’s Purple Mountain dungeon is 30 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1.5 pages SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 25.5 pages of content for the first level of the dungeon. Purple Mountain is an old-school, deadly dungeon crawl in the tradition of e.g. Rappan Athuk in mentality and atmosphere. The first level of the dungeon can easily be cut off from the rest, though, making for a valid and nest stand-alone dungeon for 1st level characters, who will have to test their mettle in a difficult, although not […]

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  • As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

    The Citadel Beyond the North Wind

    As you know, I’m a sucker for good, gritty Sword & Sorcery and today, I’d like to introduce yo to a module you may have missed by Xoth Publishing:   The Citadel Beyond the North Wind     This module is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page of advertisement, leaving us with a  total of 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 8-10, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions that are different from you standard fantasy fare, as befitting of the genre. First of all, 6 cultural archetypes for humans are presented in the […]

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  • Hej everybody,   today I’ll take a look at the second release by Xoth Publishing,   Song of the Beast-Gods   This adventure is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 23 pages of content for the latest adventure by Morten Braten, the mastermind behind the modern Sword & Sorcery classic Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia. It is also his first foray into PFRPG-rules to my knowledge and the first sign of life from Xoth publishing since the extremely cheap 200-page anthology “The Spider God’s Bride“, which I immensely enjoyed.   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 2-3, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions […]

    Song of the Beast-Gods

    Hej everybody,   today I’ll take a look at the second release by Xoth Publishing,   Song of the Beast-Gods   This adventure is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages SRD and 1 page advertisement, leaving 23 pages of content for the latest adventure by Morten Braten, the mastermind behind the modern Sword & Sorcery classic Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia. It is also his first foray into PFRPG-rules to my knowledge and the first sign of life from Xoth publishing since the extremely cheap 200-page anthology “The Spider God’s Bride“, which I immensely enjoyed.   This adventure for the Sword & Sorcery genre and character lvl 2-3, while utilizing the PFRPG-rules, uses some default assumptions […]

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  • Hej everybody,   today I’ll take a look at AaW’s second classic play module,   C2 -Goblin Cave    This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving 25 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Oh. The module is called “Goblin Cave”. Guess what you’ll get? Goblins. In a cave? Perhaps. Yeah that might be it. Seriously, though. The title is lame as hell.   Still here? All right! The village of Svor has recently suffered from incursions of goblins that are oddly well trained and since the isolated village is rather […]

    C2: Goblin Cave

    Hej everybody,   today I’ll take a look at AaW’s second classic play module,   C2 -Goblin Cave    This module is 28 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving 25 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. Oh. The module is called “Goblin Cave”. Guess what you’ll get? Goblins. In a cave? Perhaps. Yeah that might be it. Seriously, though. The title is lame as hell.   Still here? All right! The village of Svor has recently suffered from incursions of goblins that are oddly well trained and since the isolated village is rather […]

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  • I’m going to take a look at Adventureaweek.com‘s first module in their Classic-Play-Series, which is wholly devoted to old-school gaming, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Alagoran’s Gem   This module is 48 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC (& recommended reading for those not familiar with old-school style gaming) and 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the first of AdventureaWeek.com’s C-series of classic modules in the spirit of old-school gaming! This being an adventure review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Let’s take a look! Intended for levels 3-5, […]

    C1: Alagoran’s Gem

    I’m going to take a look at Adventureaweek.com‘s first module in their Classic-Play-Series, which is wholly devoted to old-school gaming, so let’s take a look, shall we?   Alagoran’s Gem   This module is 48 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC (& recommended reading for those not familiar with old-school style gaming) and 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look at the first of AdventureaWeek.com’s C-series of classic modules in the spirit of old-school gaming! This being an adventure review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Let’s take a look! Intended for levels 3-5, […]

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  •   You might know that I’m a sucker for all things Scandinavian and that vikings have a special place in my heart from my involvement in Open Design’s Northlands. I’m happy to introduce you to 3 nice modules today that take place in the frozen North, Frog God Games’   Northlands Saga I – Vengeance of the Long Serpent   This adventure is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving 17 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out, shall we? I’ve been quite involved in OD’s “Northlands” and have, I confess, an infatuation with sagas, Scandinavian culture and customs and have studied Scandinavian Literature […]

    Northlands Saga I – III

      You might know that I’m a sucker for all things Scandinavian and that vikings have a special place in my heart from my involvement in Open Design’s Northlands. I’m happy to introduce you to 3 nice modules today that take place in the frozen North, Frog God Games’   Northlands Saga I – Vengeance of the Long Serpent   This adventure is 24 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD and 3 pages of advertisements, leaving 17 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out, shall we? I’ve been quite involved in OD’s “Northlands” and have, I confess, an infatuation with sagas, Scandinavian culture and customs and have studied Scandinavian Literature […]

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  •   Today I’m going to take a look at the second half of the Splinters of Faith Saga, starting with   Splinters of Faith VI – Morning of Tears This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving 25 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right!   This installment of “Splinters of Faith” brings us to the Monastery of World Sundering, where a passive, Illmater-like god was once worshiped – before the monastery was swallowed by a now receding glacier, […]

    Splinters of Faith VI – X

      Today I’m going to take a look at the second half of the Splinters of Faith Saga, starting with   Splinters of Faith VI – Morning of Tears This pdf is 32 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 3 pages of advertisements, 1 page SRD, leaving 25 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This being an adventure-review, the following text contains SPOILERS. Potential players might want to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right!   This installment of “Splinters of Faith” brings us to the Monastery of World Sundering, where a passive, Illmater-like god was once worshiped – before the monastery was swallowed by a now receding glacier, […]

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  •   Today is a grand day for a reviewer like yours truly since I’m going to take a look at Frog God Games’ new iteration of the granddaddy of all dungeons,   RAPPAN ATHUK   This pdf is 676 pages long, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 10 pages of thanks for kickstarter backers, 4 pages of SRD, 15 pages of space for character obituaries, 5 pages of advertisements,1 page front cover and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 635 pages of content.   How does one review the third iteration of Rappan Athuk? Seriously. I asked myself this question for quite some time. Slumbering Tsar, the last monster-book by Frog God Games came in installments. Not so […]

    Rappan Athuk

      Today is a grand day for a reviewer like yours truly since I’m going to take a look at Frog God Games’ new iteration of the granddaddy of all dungeons,   RAPPAN ATHUK   This pdf is 676 pages long, 1 page editorial, 2 pages ToC, 10 pages of thanks for kickstarter backers, 4 pages of SRD, 15 pages of space for character obituaries, 5 pages of advertisements,1 page front cover and 1 page back cover, leaving a total of 635 pages of content.   How does one review the third iteration of Rappan Athuk? Seriously. I asked myself this question for quite some time. Slumbering Tsar, the last monster-book by Frog God Games came in installments. Not so […]

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  •  Retribution Retribution is 71 pages in pdf format with 1 front cover, 1 blank page (inside the front cover), 3 pages credits, half a page OGL, 1 page ads and 1 page back cover. The pdf is extensively bookmarked for ease of reference; all the statblocks also have flavor-text describing the monsters/enemies as well as summaries of the obtainable treasure at the end of each part, making the adventure very easy and comfortable on the DM. The adventure starts off with the obligatory 3 pages of introduction, synopsis of the adventure, background and a map of the Lonely Coast, the region in which Retribution is set. This being an adventure review, the following does contain SPOILERS. Potential players may wish […]

    Retribution & Road of the Dead

     Retribution Retribution is 71 pages in pdf format with 1 front cover, 1 blank page (inside the front cover), 3 pages credits, half a page OGL, 1 page ads and 1 page back cover. The pdf is extensively bookmarked for ease of reference; all the statblocks also have flavor-text describing the monsters/enemies as well as summaries of the obtainable treasure at the end of each part, making the adventure very easy and comfortable on the DM. The adventure starts off with the obligatory 3 pages of introduction, synopsis of the adventure, background and a map of the Lonely Coast, the region in which Retribution is set. This being an adventure review, the following does contain SPOILERS. Potential players may wish […]

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  • Today, I want to introduce all of you to a truly hidden gem of the 3.5 era, one that still ranks among my favorite anthologies and which you actually might now know about. Now some of you may know the name Morten Braten from necromancer Games’ excellent “Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia“-book. What most of you won’t know is that he, more or less all by himself, released an anthology/setting-book breathing the spirit of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith etc. – all contained in Xoth Publishing’s   The Spider God’s Bride & Other Tales of Sword and Sorcery This adventure-anthology for 3.X is 200 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page appendix for references and bibliography, 1 […]

    The Spider God’s Bride & Other Tales of Sword & Sorcery

    Today, I want to introduce all of you to a truly hidden gem of the 3.5 era, one that still ranks among my favorite anthologies and which you actually might now know about. Now some of you may know the name Morten Braten from necromancer Games’ excellent “Ancient Kingdoms: Mesopotamia“-book. What most of you won’t know is that he, more or less all by himself, released an anthology/setting-book breathing the spirit of Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith etc. – all contained in Xoth Publishing’s   The Spider God’s Bride & Other Tales of Sword and Sorcery This adventure-anthology for 3.X is 200 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page appendix for references and bibliography, 1 […]

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  • Hej everybody! How better than to delve into a series of reviews than with an epic trilogy? The Adventureaweek.com-crew has recently launched their first multiple module spanning epic, the Rise of the Drow and today, I’m going to take a look at Part 1!  Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld This pdf is 121 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 116 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The underdark is boiling from the flames of war – Maelora […]

    Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld

    Hej everybody! How better than to delve into a series of reviews than with an epic trilogy? The Adventureaweek.com-crew has recently launched their first multiple module spanning epic, the Rise of the Drow and today, I’m going to take a look at Part 1!  Rise of The Drow I: Descent into the Underworld This pdf is 121 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 116 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? The underdark is boiling from the flames of war – Maelora […]

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