OSR Archive

  • The First Sentinel (OSR) This module clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This adventure is intended for characters level 3 – 5, and, as far as old-school modules go, is dangerous, but not a meat-grinder – though there is one instance that can be considered to be brutal. It still should be noted that death is very much possible, and that a well-rounded party is recommended, with particularly a remove curse being a recommended thing to have. The adventure takes place in the Whisper Vale introduced in Whisper & Venom, and uses the same rules – descending AC, […]

    The First Sentinel (OSR)

    The First Sentinel (OSR) This module clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 25 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This adventure is intended for characters level 3 – 5, and, as far as old-school modules go, is dangerous, but not a meat-grinder – though there is one instance that can be considered to be brutal. It still should be noted that death is very much possible, and that a well-rounded party is recommended, with particularly a remove curse being a recommended thing to have. The adventure takes place in the Whisper Vale introduced in Whisper & Venom, and uses the same rules – descending AC, […]

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  • Wormskin #6 (OSR) The sixth installment of the Wormskin-zine clocks in at 78 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 74 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   As always, my review is based primarily on the PoD version – which this time around is hefty enough to sport the name on the spine. I also consulted the pdf, obviously. Rules-wise, this, as always, is written for B/X (or Labyrinth Lord) rules in mind, but conversion to other OSR-games is simple enough. The Dolmenwood content is valuable for its themes, so, once […]

    Wormskin #6 (OSR)

    Wormskin #6 (OSR) The sixth installment of the Wormskin-zine clocks in at 78 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 74 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   As always, my review is based primarily on the PoD version – which this time around is hefty enough to sport the name on the spine. I also consulted the pdf, obviously. Rules-wise, this, as always, is written for B/X (or Labyrinth Lord) rules in mind, but conversion to other OSR-games is simple enough. The Dolmenwood content is valuable for its themes, so, once […]

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  • P/X: Basic Psionics Handbook (OSR) This book clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   One of my patreon supporters pointed this book out to me, and asked me to cover it, so that’s what I’m doing!   First of all: If the title wasn’t enough of a clue, this is intended for use with the elegant and minimalist B/X-rules. If that sounds like a squaring of the circle, then you’d be right. But let me give you a brief rundown: You see, today, psionics, particularly those championed by Dreamscarred Press, have become a staple in […]

    P/X: Basic Psionics Handbook (OSR)

    P/X: Basic Psionics Handbook (OSR) This book clocks in at 58 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   One of my patreon supporters pointed this book out to me, and asked me to cover it, so that’s what I’m doing!   First of all: If the title wasn’t enough of a clue, this is intended for use with the elegant and minimalist B/X-rules. If that sounds like a squaring of the circle, then you’d be right. But let me give you a brief rundown: You see, today, psionics, particularly those championed by Dreamscarred Press, have become a staple in […]

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  • Bird of a Feather (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module uses the Swords & Wizardry rules, but can be easily converted to other OSR-rulesets. It is intended for characters level 3 – 4 and works best when used in conjunction with Whisper & Venom, as it takes place in the Whisper Vale and basically presents an overland sidequest. The module provides stats for all creatures from Whisper & Venom it uses, and sports a couple of magic items on the quirky side of things. The fantastic overland maps of […]

    Bird of a Feather (OSR)

    Bird of a Feather (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 17 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module uses the Swords & Wizardry rules, but can be easily converted to other OSR-rulesets. It is intended for characters level 3 – 4 and works best when used in conjunction with Whisper & Venom, as it takes place in the Whisper Vale and basically presents an overland sidequest. The module provides stats for all creatures from Whisper & Venom it uses, and sports a couple of magic items on the quirky side of things. The fantastic overland maps of […]

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  • Stonehell Dungeon #2: Into the Heart of Hell (OSR) The second part of the massive Stonehell mega-dungeon clocks in at 162 pages, not counting covers, editorial and index.   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. It’s time to also get the second part done, and once more dive deeply into this massive complex.   I assume familiarity with my review of the first part of Stonehell in this review; rules-wise, this is designed for Labyrinth Lord, but conversion to other OSR rules is pretty simple. More so than even the first part of this massive mega-dungeon, this book requires […]

    Stonehell Dungeon #2: Into the Heart of Hell (OSR)

    Stonehell Dungeon #2: Into the Heart of Hell (OSR) The second part of the massive Stonehell mega-dungeon clocks in at 162 pages, not counting covers, editorial and index.   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. It’s time to also get the second part done, and once more dive deeply into this massive complex.   I assume familiarity with my review of the first part of Stonehell in this review; rules-wise, this is designed for Labyrinth Lord, but conversion to other OSR rules is pretty simple. More so than even the first part of this massive mega-dungeon, this book requires […]

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  • What Ho, Frog Demons! (OSR) The fourth Hill Cantons book clocks in at a massive 112 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 106 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair review. My review is primarily based on the print version, to be precise, on the full-color version. That POD-version has one full-color artwork inside, but uses a better quality of paper, so personally, I’d recommend paying the extra buck for the better quality paper. Unlike previous Hill Cantons-books, this one does have proper […]

    What Ho, Frog Demons! (OSR)

    What Ho, Frog Demons! (OSR) The fourth Hill Cantons book clocks in at a massive 112 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 106 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair review. My review is primarily based on the print version, to be precise, on the full-color version. That POD-version has one full-color artwork inside, but uses a better quality of paper, so personally, I’d recommend paying the extra buck for the better quality paper. Unlike previous Hill Cantons-books, this one does have proper […]

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  • The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to read the entirety of the review. This one will be either a hit or a miss for you, depending on your priorities. Secondly, I have […]

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR)

    The Chaos Gods Come to Meatlandia (OSR) This campaign setting/toolkit clocks in at 92 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content, laid out in approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Before we take a look at the content, there are two things of note: For one, I am very ambivalent about this product, so I advise you to read the entirety of the review. This one will be either a hit or a miss for you, depending on your priorities. Secondly, I have […]

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  • Roadside Respite (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page mostly blank, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this. Since the font-size is pretty large, this indeed is a solid option here.   This module is designated as compatible with OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord AEC, though it should be noted that there are several inconsistencies regarding rules-language; we have, for example, a mention of summon zombie, which, for example, would in OSRIC rather be handled via animate dead. There is […]

    Roadside Respite (OSR)

    Roadside Respite (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 36 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page mostly blank, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 31 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this. Since the font-size is pretty large, this indeed is a solid option here.   This module is designated as compatible with OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord AEC, though it should be noted that there are several inconsistencies regarding rules-language; we have, for example, a mention of summon zombie, which, for example, would in OSRIC rather be handled via animate dead. There is […]

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  • Wormskin #5 (OSR) This installment of the Wormskin-zine clocks in at 54 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 48 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   All right, so there is a general article that fans of Dolmenwood will not want to miss in this issue, namely one that details hexcrawling through Dolmenwood. While the basic OSR-rules do cover these aspects, the book smoothly codifies a rules skeleton that allows for methodical and fun means to structure the treks through the wilderness. These are btw. not just […]

    Wormskin #5 (OSR)

    Wormskin #5 (OSR) This installment of the Wormskin-zine clocks in at 54 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 48 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   All right, so there is a general article that fans of Dolmenwood will not want to miss in this issue, namely one that details hexcrawling through Dolmenwood. While the basic OSR-rules do cover these aspects, the book smoothly codifies a rules skeleton that allows for methodical and fun means to structure the treks through the wilderness. These are btw. not just […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Obsidian Sands of Syncrates (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as one of a series of reviews by one of my patreon supporters.   All right, so this module is intended for 6 – 10 characters level 4 – 7, and the minimum number of players, at least without modifying a component of the module rather extensively, you do need at least 6 players (or at least PCs) to use this one. Rules-wise, this employs the OSRIC rules-set, and the module may be translated […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Obsidian Sands of Syncrates (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Obsidian Sands of Syncrates (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 17 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as one of a series of reviews by one of my patreon supporters.   All right, so this module is intended for 6 – 10 characters level 4 – 7, and the minimum number of players, at least without modifying a component of the module rather extensively, you do need at least 6 players (or at least PCs) to use this one. Rules-wise, this employs the OSRIC rules-set, and the module may be translated […]

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  • Midnight Oliviah Revised (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 4-6 PCs of level 3-4, using OSRIC as the rules-set of choice. As always, adapting this to other OSR rule-sets is pretty simple.   This adventure comes with 2 new undead-ish creatures, and a briefly noted magic item mainly set apart by the flavor; the module does have a couple of components that may require some modification of the GM’s world, so that is something to bear in mind. On a positive side of things, the book provides a TON […]

    Midnight Oliviah Revised (OSR)

    Midnight Oliviah Revised (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for 4-6 PCs of level 3-4, using OSRIC as the rules-set of choice. As always, adapting this to other OSR rule-sets is pretty simple.   This adventure comes with 2 new undead-ish creatures, and a briefly noted magic item mainly set apart by the flavor; the module does have a couple of components that may require some modification of the GM’s world, so that is something to bear in mind. On a positive side of things, the book provides a TON […]

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  • Fuck for Satan This module clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 31 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5). I own the Pdf-version of this supplement, and one of my generous supporters has sent me the softcover print copy of this adventure for my edification as well (#114 of 666); while the gentleman in question did not tell me to review the book at my earliest convenience, I’ve had it for a while, and so figured, it’d be time to cover this.   This module contains a drawing of a penis-shaped creature. If that offends you, steer clear.   Anyways, the first thing you need […]

    Fuck for Satan

    Fuck for Satan This module clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 31 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5). I own the Pdf-version of this supplement, and one of my generous supporters has sent me the softcover print copy of this adventure for my edification as well (#114 of 666); while the gentleman in question did not tell me to review the book at my earliest convenience, I’ve had it for a while, and so figured, it’d be time to cover this.   This module contains a drawing of a penis-shaped creature. If that offends you, steer clear.   Anyways, the first thing you need […]

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  • Stonehell Dungeon #1: Down Night-Haunted Halls (OSR) The first part of the massive two-part mega-dungeon Stonehell clocks in at 128 pages of content, though it should be noted that editorial, index, how to use etc. are not included in that number.   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. That time has finally come.   Stonehell is a mega-dungeon, obviously, and it is deliberately designed to be capable of carrying a whole campaign, from the lowest levels to the highest echelons. It is intended for use with Labyrinth Lord, and can be converted to most other OSR-games with minimal fuss. […]

    Stonehell Dungeon #1: Down Night-Haunted Halls (OSR)

    Stonehell Dungeon #1: Down Night-Haunted Halls (OSR) The first part of the massive two-part mega-dungeon Stonehell clocks in at 128 pages of content, though it should be noted that editorial, index, how to use etc. are not included in that number.   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. That time has finally come.   Stonehell is a mega-dungeon, obviously, and it is deliberately designed to be capable of carrying a whole campaign, from the lowest levels to the highest echelons. It is intended for use with Labyrinth Lord, and can be converted to most other OSR-games with minimal fuss. […]

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  • Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #2: Buried Secrets (OSR) The second optional expansion for the massive Stonehell mega-dungeon clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. Since I am a bit OCD, I have decided to cover the supplements as well. So here we go!   This book contains two optional dungeons that are presented in a more classic manner, as well as a new sub-level for Stonehell. Said sub-level may be accessed from e.g. level 1C, and […]

    Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #2: Buried Secrets (OSR)

    Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #2: Buried Secrets (OSR) The second optional expansion for the massive Stonehell mega-dungeon clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. Since I am a bit OCD, I have decided to cover the supplements as well. So here we go!   This book contains two optional dungeons that are presented in a more classic manner, as well as a new sub-level for Stonehell. Said sub-level may be accessed from e.g. level 1C, and […]

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  • Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #1: The Brigand Caves (OSR) The first expansion of Stonehell clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. Since I am a bit OCD, I have decided to cover the supplements as well. So here we go!   So, this pdf depicts the brigand caves on the surface-level of the mega-dungeon; as such, my brief discussion of the supplement contains minor SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump ahead to the conclusion.   […]

    Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #1: The Brigand Caves (OSR)

    Stonehell Dungeon Supplement #1: The Brigand Caves (OSR) The first expansion of Stonehell clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The Stonehell dungeon books were donated by one of my patreon supporters for my edification, with the note that I can review them, if I’d like to. Since I am a bit OCD, I have decided to cover the supplements as well. So here we go!   So, this pdf depicts the brigand caves on the surface-level of the mega-dungeon; as such, my brief discussion of the supplement contains minor SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump ahead to the conclusion.   […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Riddle of Anadi (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, leaving us with 10.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was sponsored by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   All right, as always for the series, we use the OSRIC rules-set, including a couple of deviations from said system’s formatting conventions; conversion to other OSR-games is pretty simple. As for level-range, the module is intended for 5 – 7 characters of levels 6 – 10, and takes place as the PCs explore the complex that ostensibly holds the remains of […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Riddle of Anadi (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Riddle of Anadi (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page SRD, leaving us with 10.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was sponsored by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   All right, as always for the series, we use the OSRIC rules-set, including a couple of deviations from said system’s formatting conventions; conversion to other OSR-games is pretty simple. As for level-range, the module is intended for 5 – 7 characters of levels 6 – 10, and takes place as the PCs explore the complex that ostensibly holds the remains of […]

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  • Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR) This tiny booklet consists of 25 pages of content, not accounting for editorial, etc. – why do I call it “Tiny booklet”? Because it is basically a means to gage interest in an alternative setting for Chris McDowall’s much-beloved rules-lite “Into The Odd”-game; as such, it can be run with the rules presented for Bastion (the regular game) or for Electric Bastionland, and it could be considered to be a weird sort of fantastic post-apocalypse. As far as other OSR-games are concerned, conversion will take some effort, as Into the Odd employs a 3 attribute-based system etc. – for a detailed discussion on the system, please consult my review of “Into the Odd.”   As […]

    Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR)

    Bastion Ein Sof ZERO (OSR) This tiny booklet consists of 25 pages of content, not accounting for editorial, etc. – why do I call it “Tiny booklet”? Because it is basically a means to gage interest in an alternative setting for Chris McDowall’s much-beloved rules-lite “Into The Odd”-game; as such, it can be run with the rules presented for Bastion (the regular game) or for Electric Bastionland, and it could be considered to be a weird sort of fantastic post-apocalypse. As far as other OSR-games are concerned, conversion will take some effort, as Into the Odd employs a 3 attribute-based system etc. – for a detailed discussion on the system, please consult my review of “Into the Odd.”   As […]

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  • The Ogress of Anubis (OSR) This module clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for a group of characters level 4 – 6, with the suggested number of characters contingent on a) system chosen, and b) the skill of the players. This adventure, unlike most OSR-modules, does not simply subscribe to a single rule-set, nor does it provided barebones basic stats – one of its big advantages would be that the module truly covers 0e, 1e and B/X stats, […]

    The Ogress of Anubis (OSR)

    The Ogress of Anubis (OSR) This module clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is intended for a group of characters level 4 – 6, with the suggested number of characters contingent on a) system chosen, and b) the skill of the players. This adventure, unlike most OSR-modules, does not simply subscribe to a single rule-set, nor does it provided barebones basic stats – one of its big advantages would be that the module truly covers 0e, 1e and B/X stats, […]

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  • Preview: Winter’s Daughter (5e/OSR) NOTE: This is not a review in the traditional sense – it is a developer’s commentary, a preview of sorts. I try to be as SPOILER-free as possible below, but I do mention some themes and design paradigms employed.   So, I worked on the latest Dolmenwood adventure, “Winter’s Daughter“ – an adventure, originally penned for the B/X-rules by Gavin Norman. In the original iteration, it clocks in at 24 pages, and I converted it to 5e, which extended the page-count to 36 pages. Why the page-count discrepancy? Well, let me explain!   First of all, “Winter’s Daughter” is an introductory adventure for Dolmenwood, and as such, it does introduce players to several of the leitmotifs […]

    Preview: Winter’s Daughter (5e/OSR)

    Preview: Winter’s Daughter (5e/OSR) NOTE: This is not a review in the traditional sense – it is a developer’s commentary, a preview of sorts. I try to be as SPOILER-free as possible below, but I do mention some themes and design paradigms employed.   So, I worked on the latest Dolmenwood adventure, “Winter’s Daughter“ – an adventure, originally penned for the B/X-rules by Gavin Norman. In the original iteration, it clocks in at 24 pages, and I converted it to 5e, which extended the page-count to 36 pages. Why the page-count discrepancy? Well, let me explain!   First of all, “Winter’s Daughter” is an introductory adventure for Dolmenwood, and as such, it does introduce players to several of the leitmotifs […]

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  • Whisper & Venom Compendium (OSR/PFRPG) This massive hardcover compendium of Whisper & Venom clocks in at 99 pages if you take away the editorial SRD, etc. for the OSR-version; for this version, I have consulted the hardcover, which a generous patreon supporter has sent my way as a present; while the person in question told me not to worry about a review, I figured it’s time to cover this.   I also have the PFRPG-version of this book, but I have that version only as a pdf. It clocks in at 142 pages, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page ToC, 5 pages editorial/dedications, leaving us with 131 pages of that iteration.   […]

    Whisper & Venom Compendium (OSR/PFRPG)

    Whisper & Venom Compendium (OSR/PFRPG) This massive hardcover compendium of Whisper & Venom clocks in at 99 pages if you take away the editorial SRD, etc. for the OSR-version; for this version, I have consulted the hardcover, which a generous patreon supporter has sent my way as a present; while the person in question told me not to worry about a review, I figured it’s time to cover this.   I also have the PFRPG-version of this book, but I have that version only as a pdf. It clocks in at 142 pages, 3 pages of SRD, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page ToC, 5 pages editorial/dedications, leaving us with 131 pages of that iteration.   […]

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  • THOT Police (OSR) This Alpha Blue-module clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, this is an Alpha Blue adventure. Alpha Blue is a sleazy scifi-game in the vein of 70s/early 80s scifi porn parodies that uses the dice-pool based VSd6-engine, and as such, the pdf contains a couple of suggestive images and sexual themes. As far as Alpha Blue is concerned, these are pretty tame, though – there is not a single exposed beast to be seen inside. Impressive, btw. – we get an array of cosplay-ish photography to serve as interior art, with one of the pieces being somewhat […]

    THOT Police (OSR)

    THOT Police (OSR) This Alpha Blue-module clocks in at 21 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 19 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always, this is an Alpha Blue adventure. Alpha Blue is a sleazy scifi-game in the vein of 70s/early 80s scifi porn parodies that uses the dice-pool based VSd6-engine, and as such, the pdf contains a couple of suggestive images and sexual themes. As far as Alpha Blue is concerned, these are pretty tame, though – there is not a single exposed beast to be seen inside. Impressive, btw. – we get an array of cosplay-ish photography to serve as interior art, with one of the pieces being somewhat […]

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  • Wormskin #4: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt.II (OSR) This installment of the Wormskin-‘zine that depicts the strange and wondrous forests of Dolenwood clocks in at a massive 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 67 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Full Disclaimer: I converted the latest Dolmenwood module, “Winter’s Daughter” to 5e. I have no stake in the Wormskin-zine, and have had it for a year, slowly portioning my reading of the zines to when I got frustrated or bored. And yes, I bought them all long […]

    Wormskin #4: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt.II (OSR)

    Wormskin #4: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt.II (OSR) This installment of the Wormskin-‘zine that depicts the strange and wondrous forests of Dolenwood clocks in at a massive 72 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 67 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Full Disclaimer: I converted the latest Dolmenwood module, “Winter’s Daughter” to 5e. I have no stake in the Wormskin-zine, and have had it for a year, slowly portioning my reading of the zines to when I got frustrated or bored. And yes, I bought them all long […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Secret of the Callair Hills (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was sponsored by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   All right, as always for the series, we use the OSRIC rules-set, including a couple of deviations from said system’s formatting conventions; conversion to other OSR-games is pretty simple. As for level-range, the module is intended for 4-6 characters of levels 3 – 5 and it takes places in a borderlands-like frontier’s region, which is represented by […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Secret of the Callair Hills (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Secret of the Callair Hills (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was sponsored by one of my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   All right, as always for the series, we use the OSRIC rules-set, including a couple of deviations from said system’s formatting conventions; conversion to other OSR-games is pretty simple. As for level-range, the module is intended for 4-6 characters of levels 3 – 5 and it takes places in a borderlands-like frontier’s region, which is represented by […]

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  • Wormskin #3: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt. I (OSR) The third installment of the Wormskin-‘zine clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 50 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Full Disclaimer: I converted the latest Dolmenwood module, “Winter’s Daughter” to 5e. I have no stake in the Wormskin-zine, and have had it for a year, slowly portioning my reading of the zines to when I got frustrated or bored. And yes, I bought them all long before getting the chance to work on “Winter’s Daughter”. I have […]

    Wormskin #3: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt. I (OSR)

    Wormskin #3: Ye Ruined Abbey of St. Clewd Pt. I (OSR) The third installment of the Wormskin-‘zine clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 50 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   Full Disclaimer: I converted the latest Dolmenwood module, “Winter’s Daughter” to 5e. I have no stake in the Wormskin-zine, and have had it for a year, slowly portioning my reading of the zines to when I got frustrated or bored. And yes, I bought them all long before getting the chance to work on “Winter’s Daughter”. I have […]

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  • Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you could fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper, so let’s take a look!   This is an adventure intended for characters level 1 – 4, and it is one that can have some high-impact consequences. It should be known that, at level 1 and 2, the likelihood of PC death is pretty high. Compared to many Lamentations-modules, the adventure is not as lethal, though. The OSR-rules-set employed is obviously LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame […]

    Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (OSR)

    Lamentations of the Gingerbread Princess (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages of content, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you could fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper, so let’s take a look!   This is an adventure intended for characters level 1 – 4, and it is one that can have some high-impact consequences. It should be known that, at level 1 and 2, the likelihood of PC death is pretty high. Compared to many Lamentations-modules, the adventure is not as lethal, though. The OSR-rules-set employed is obviously LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: The Forsaken Sepulcher (OSR) This module 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 is part of a series of reviews requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, nominally, this module is intended for 4 – 6 PCs level 10 – 15, though I certainly advise in favor of sticking to the higher end of the level-range here. The adventure, like all Advanced Adventures-modules, uses the OSRIC rules-set, and can be converted to other OSR-rules relatively easily. It should be noted, that, like the entirety of […]

    Advanced Adventures: The Forsaken Sepulcher (OSR)

    Advanced Adventures: The Forsaken Sepulcher (OSR) This module 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 is part of a series of reviews requested by one of my patreons, to be undertaken at my convenience.   Okay, nominally, this module is intended for 4 – 6 PCs level 10 – 15, though I certainly advise in favor of sticking to the higher end of the level-range here. The adventure, like all Advanced Adventures-modules, uses the OSRIC rules-set, and can be converted to other OSR-rules relatively easily. It should be noted, that, like the entirety of […]

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  • Creature Compendium (OSR) This massive book clocks in at 94 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page Foreward (which is a typo or a pun – I opt for the latter), 1 page alphabetic ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 88 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Why am I reviewing this? Well, Gavin Norman’s B/X Essentials-line up of new and refined takes on the classic and much beloved B/X-rules made me look for monsters, and this is one of the books I found. As noted in the “foreward”, the mission of this book, and I quote, is “The memories of that original tome inspire this one—a book that […]

    Creature Compendium (OSR)

    Creature Compendium (OSR) This massive book clocks in at 94 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page Foreward (which is a typo or a pun – I opt for the latter), 1 page alphabetic ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 88 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Why am I reviewing this? Well, Gavin Norman’s B/X Essentials-line up of new and refined takes on the classic and much beloved B/X-rules made me look for monsters, and this is one of the books I found. As noted in the “foreward”, the mission of this book, and I quote, is “The memories of that original tome inspire this one—a book that […]

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