Ravenloft Archive

  • End of Autumn This pdf is 35 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 1 blank page, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, thus potential players are advised to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The Wandering River area into which the PCs stumble makes one thing relatively clear – they’re in for trouble, as ominous mists are rising and no matter how well they fare survival-wise, they always seem to end up in the same location again. Healing magic seems to be impeded in certain areas as […]

    End of Autumn

    End of Autumn This pdf is 35 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 1 blank page, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, thus potential players are advised to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The Wandering River area into which the PCs stumble makes one thing relatively clear – they’re in for trouble, as ominous mists are rising and no matter how well they fare survival-wise, they always seem to end up in the same location again. Healing magic seems to be impeded in certain areas as […]

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  • I’m taking a look at a review that took me ages to write: Oathbound Seven       Oathbound Seven is a massive tome of 496 pages, 2 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an epic of 493 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Before I go into the details of this review, I’ll tell you a bit about how I came to finally review this. Remember the 3.X days of old when just about every one cranked out supplement after supplement, book after book and the glut stared growing? Much like other people, for me, this was an age of uncontrolled spending – each visit to […]

    Oathbound Seven

    I’m taking a look at a review that took me ages to write: Oathbound Seven       Oathbound Seven is a massive tome of 496 pages, 2 pages editorial, 2 pages ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with an epic of 493 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   Before I go into the details of this review, I’ll tell you a bit about how I came to finally review this. Remember the 3.X days of old when just about every one cranked out supplement after supplement, book after book and the glut stared growing? Much like other people, for me, this was an age of uncontrolled spending – each visit to […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

    Up From Darkness

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at Rite Publishing’s latest offering from the Japanese-horror-themed setting Kaidan,     Up From Darkness This scenario is 36 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a total of 31 pages of content -not bad for the low price point!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS and indeed, more so than usually, I’d urge any player to NOT READ AHEAD. Much of this module’s appeal is due to its mysteries and by reading on, you’ll deprive yourself of the basic tenets o the module.   Still here? LAST WARNING   Okay, “You awaken in pure Darkness.” […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at a nice horror-module that should have the Horror-aficionados cackle with glee, Run Amok Games’   Teeth of the Storm   This adventure is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, this text contains a bunch of major SPOILERS – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right! This module kicks off when the PCs are finding their way through the lands of the mysterious Klaustad family and happen upon the carnage of the aftermath of a dread attack on a retinue of guards on a stone bridge while the […]

    Teeth of the Storm

    Today I’ll take a look at a nice horror-module that should have the Horror-aficionados cackle with glee, Run Amok Games’   Teeth of the Storm   This adventure is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s check this out! This being an adventure-review, this text contains a bunch of major SPOILERS – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right! This module kicks off when the PCs are finding their way through the lands of the mysterious Klaustad family and happen upon the carnage of the aftermath of a dread attack on a retinue of guards on a stone bridge while the […]

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  • Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at the final installment of the critically-acclaimed Kaidan-trilogy!   Kaidan III: Dark Path  The final part of the epic Japanese horror saga by Jonathan McAnulty and Micheal Tumey is 62 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 3 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 53 pages of content for your perusal, so let’s check them out!   After the lurking estrangement and the despair-ridden darkness of the second installment, the PCs, cursed and on the run, finally have allies and will reap the seeds they have sown in the two predecessors on their way to the climax. And boy, the introduction already […]

    Kaidan: Dark Path (Part III)

    Hej everybody, today I’ll take a look at the final installment of the critically-acclaimed Kaidan-trilogy!   Kaidan III: Dark Path  The final part of the epic Japanese horror saga by Jonathan McAnulty and Micheal Tumey is 62 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages SRD, 3 pages of advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 53 pages of content for your perusal, so let’s check them out!   After the lurking estrangement and the despair-ridden darkness of the second installment, the PCs, cursed and on the run, finally have allies and will reap the seeds they have sown in the two predecessors on their way to the climax. And boy, the introduction already […]

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  • Hej everybody, with the Kaidan Campaign Setting kickstarter running, I figure I’d post the second review of the critically-acclaimed trilogy! Dim Spirit   The second part of the three-part Japanese horror saga set in Kaidan, “Dim Spirit” clocks in at a whopping 64 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page list of contributors, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of advertisement and 2 pages SRD, leaving 51 pages for the second part of the epic, so let’s check out whether it stands up to the excellent quality we had in the first part!   First of all you’ll notice the, once again, excellent quality of the layout: The Bamboo-lined pages and the artworks serve greatly […]

    Kaidan:Dim Spirit (Part II) and #30 Haunts for Kaidan

    Hej everybody, with the Kaidan Campaign Setting kickstarter running, I figure I’d post the second review of the critically-acclaimed trilogy! Dim Spirit   The second part of the three-part Japanese horror saga set in Kaidan, “Dim Spirit” clocks in at a whopping 64 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page list of contributors, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, 6 pages of advertisement and 2 pages SRD, leaving 51 pages for the second part of the epic, so let’s check out whether it stands up to the excellent quality we had in the first part!   First of all you’ll notice the, once again, excellent quality of the layout: The Bamboo-lined pages and the artworks serve greatly […]

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  • Hej everybody! You may perhaps not know this, but I’m a  sucker for horror-games. I really love them to death. Whether it’s CoC, ToC or any kind of gothic horror, I’m all in. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I backed a trilogy that depicted horror from a  source that is rather rarely seen in gaming: Very dark, Japanese horror in the style of the old stories, blended with a significant touch of Ravenloft. Jonathan McAnulty and Michael K. Tumey have created an adventure trilogy as an introduction to these dark lands. Now, with a kickstarter for the whole setting, I figured it would be prudent to introduce as many people as possible to these neat modules. Thus, […]

    Kaidan: The Gift (Part I) and a FREE module

    Hej everybody! You may perhaps not know this, but I’m a  sucker for horror-games. I really love them to death. Whether it’s CoC, ToC or any kind of gothic horror, I’m all in. Thus, it should come as no surprise that I backed a trilogy that depicted horror from a  source that is rather rarely seen in gaming: Very dark, Japanese horror in the style of the old stories, blended with a significant touch of Ravenloft. Jonathan McAnulty and Michael K. Tumey have created an adventure trilogy as an introduction to these dark lands. Now, with a kickstarter for the whole setting, I figured it would be prudent to introduce as many people as possible to these neat modules. Thus, […]

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  • Take a short pause in your day to reflect on your D&D legacy, the RPG games that you used to play with friends when there were no limits on time and anything was possible.  Take a moment and share those memories with us today in the comments section below, and if you have the time read this article where I lament over the death of my youth and subsequent loss of free time. When I was a teenager in school, without a job, and spending summers with my friends we used to game like there was no tomorrow.  Our game of choice was AD&D 2nd edition and we played in all the campaign settings.  Our favorites were Forgotten Realms, Dark […]

    D&D the Good Old Days: Share your Stories

    Take a short pause in your day to reflect on your D&D legacy, the RPG games that you used to play with friends when there were no limits on time and anything was possible.  Take a moment and share those memories with us today in the comments section below, and if you have the time read this article where I lament over the death of my youth and subsequent loss of free time. When I was a teenager in school, without a job, and spending summers with my friends we used to game like there was no tomorrow.  Our game of choice was AD&D 2nd edition and we played in all the campaign settings.  Our favorites were Forgotten Realms, Dark […]

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