Sword & Sorcery Archive

  • 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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  • Adventure Quarterly #1    This new magazine is 76, one page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 70 pages of content, so what exactly is this new magazine? Well, first of all, it is a collection of 3 adventures by ADAM DAIGLE, TIM CONNORS and TIM HITCHCOCK. Yep. If those names don’t ring any bells, I probably can’t help you – they are stellar authors. Secondly, we get short supplemental articles. Sound familiar? The closest analogy I could think of is the following: If KQ is the spiritual successor of Dragon magazine, Adventure Quarterly could be considered the heir to Dungeon magazine and the very […]

    Adventure Quarterly #1

    Adventure Quarterly #1    This new magazine is 76, one page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving a whopping 70 pages of content, so what exactly is this new magazine? Well, first of all, it is a collection of 3 adventures by ADAM DAIGLE, TIM CONNORS and TIM HITCHCOCK. Yep. If those names don’t ring any bells, I probably can’t help you – they are stellar authors. Secondly, we get short supplemental articles. Sound familiar? The closest analogy I could think of is the following: If KQ is the spiritual successor of Dragon magazine, Adventure Quarterly could be considered the heir to Dungeon magazine and the very […]

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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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  • 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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