temple Archive

  • Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence This installment of the Deadly Delves series of modules clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to being prioritized by my patreons.   Now, first things first – this is a high-level adventure intended for level 15 PCs, and as such, is bound to be challenging. A well-rounded group is very much recommended. The adventure, theme-wise, centers around a sun deity and a grand malfeasance befalling her most sacred of temples, and as such, the stats for the […]

    Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence

    Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence This installment of the Deadly Delves series of modules clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to being prioritized by my patreons.   Now, first things first – this is a high-level adventure intended for level 15 PCs, and as such, is bound to be challenging. A well-rounded group is very much recommended. The adventure, theme-wise, centers around a sun deity and a grand malfeasance befalling her most sacred of temples, and as such, the stats for the […]

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  • The Temple of Lies (NGR/OSR) This little module clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with all dual-format modules by Zzarchov Kowolski, this adventure provides general stats for OSR-games, which are pretty basic. To give you an example: “A level 1 thief. Unarmoured with a high dexterity bonus. Attack as weapon + poison. Excellent morale. Speed of an unarmoured man.” As you can glean, this gives you an idea, sure, but it does mean that you’ll have to hack this into shape.   The second set of stats is for Zzarchov Kowolski’s own game, Neoclassical Geek Revival, […]

    The Temple of Lies (NGR/OSR)

    The Temple of Lies (NGR/OSR) This little module clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As with all dual-format modules by Zzarchov Kowolski, this adventure provides general stats for OSR-games, which are pretty basic. To give you an example: “A level 1 thief. Unarmoured with a high dexterity bonus. Attack as weapon + poison. Excellent morale. Speed of an unarmoured man.” As you can glean, this gives you an idea, sure, but it does mean that you’ll have to hack this into shape.   The second set of stats is for Zzarchov Kowolski’s own game, Neoclassical Geek Revival, […]

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  • 5E Mini-Dungeon: Temple of the Secret Power (5e) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a 5E-mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains…*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map, in both GM and player-friendly versions!   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is, a helpful tool in the GM’s arsenal. Got that? Great!   […]

    5E Mini-Dungeon: Temple of the Secret Power (5e)

    5E Mini-Dungeon: Temple of the Secret Power (5e) This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a 5E-mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains…*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map, in both GM and player-friendly versions!   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is, a helpful tool in the GM’s arsenal. Got that? Great!   […]

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  • Mini-Dungeon: Temple of  the Secret Power This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains…*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map! Yeah, that’s pretty amazing! Better yet: GM-friendly version of the jpg’s included as well!   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. Got that? Great!   This […]

    Mini-Dungeon: Temple of the Secret Power

    Mini-Dungeon: Temple of  the Secret Power This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains…*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map! Yeah, that’s pretty amazing! Better yet: GM-friendly version of the jpg’s included as well!   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. Got that? Great!   This […]

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  • Mists of Akuma: Scourge of Róbai Shita Temple (5e) This adventure for the Mists of Akuma-setting clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now it should also be noted that two pages of the pdf are devoted to providing a recap of the mechanics for both dignity and haitoku, the attributes introduced by Mists of Akuma. The module is intended for 7th level PCs and should be used with a well-rounded group. While this is intended to be run in the bleak, mist-shrouded lands of Soburin, the module works in other […]

    Mists of Akuma: Scourge of Róbai Shita Temple (5e)

    Mists of Akuma: Scourge of Róbai Shita Temple (5e) This adventure for the Mists of Akuma-setting clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 44 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now it should also be noted that two pages of the pdf are devoted to providing a recap of the mechanics for both dignity and haitoku, the attributes introduced by Mists of Akuma. The module is intended for 7th level PCs and should be used with a well-rounded group. While this is intended to be run in the bleak, mist-shrouded lands of Soburin, the module works in other […]

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  • Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord (DCC) This conversion of the first installment of Purple Duck’s Purple Mountain dungeon is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/patreons-thank you, 2 pages SRD, leaving 29 pages of content for the first level of the dungeon. It should be noted that, like most of the recent Purple Duck games-supplements, the pdf is formatted for digest-booklet size, A5 or about 6’’ by 9’’, which means that, if you print this out, you should be able to fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper,   Okay, while Purple Mountain is a mega-dungeon, rest assured that you don’t need to commit to the entirety of the series – […]

    Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord (DCC)

    Purple Mountain I: Temple of the Locust Lord (DCC) This conversion of the first installment of Purple Duck’s Purple Mountain dungeon is 33 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/patreons-thank you, 2 pages SRD, leaving 29 pages of content for the first level of the dungeon. It should be noted that, like most of the recent Purple Duck games-supplements, the pdf is formatted for digest-booklet size, A5 or about 6’’ by 9’’, which means that, if you print this out, you should be able to fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper,   Okay, while Purple Mountain is a mega-dungeon, rest assured that you don’t need to commit to the entirety of the series – […]

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  • Temple of the Opal Goddess (5e) This module by Pyromaniac Press‘ Micah Watt clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This is a module set within the sword-coast region of the Forgotten Realms, and, as a module, the following discussion of the module will contain SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great!   Antivar Ravengard, nephew of none other than Ulver Ravengard, has gone missing on an […]

    Temple of the Opal Goddess (5e)

    Temple of the Opal Goddess (5e) This module by Pyromaniac Press‘ Micah Watt clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This is a module set within the sword-coast region of the Forgotten Realms, and, as a module, the following discussion of the module will contain SPOILERS. Potential players will want to jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great!   Antivar Ravengard, nephew of none other than Ulver Ravengard, has gone missing on an […]

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  • The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil (5e/OSR) The freshman offering of Dark Naga Adventures clocks in at a classic 32 pages, with one page editorial and 1 page SRD, leaving 30 pages of content – and no, this does not include the front and back cover, since this book very much does not only hearken back to the classic era in tone – it is saddle-stitched and has a detachable color cover that sports maps on the inside – of course in the classic blue/white!   This module was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy. The review is based on this print copy of the kickstarter premium print edition.   Okay, before we dive […]

    The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil (5e/OSR)

    The Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil (5e/OSR) The freshman offering of Dark Naga Adventures clocks in at a classic 32 pages, with one page editorial and 1 page SRD, leaving 30 pages of content – and no, this does not include the front and back cover, since this book very much does not only hearken back to the classic era in tone – it is saddle-stitched and has a detachable color cover that sports maps on the inside – of course in the classic blue/white!   This module was moved up in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy. The review is based on this print copy of the kickstarter premium print edition.   Okay, before we dive […]

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  • The Grande Temple of Jing This mega-adventure dungeon-crawl-saga clocks in at 505 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page backer-list, 4 pages of blank space for notes, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 493 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This massive book was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So what is the Grande Temple of Jing? Well, basically, this is the personal playing ground of the trickster deity Jing, who baits people into entering the temple with promises of untold riches – but exiting the temple is pretty […]

    The Grande Temple of Jing

    The Grande Temple of Jing This mega-adventure dungeon-crawl-saga clocks in at 505 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page backer-list, 4 pages of blank space for notes, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 493 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This massive book was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So what is the Grande Temple of Jing? Well, basically, this is the personal playing ground of the trickster deity Jing, who baits people into entering the temple with promises of untold riches – but exiting the temple is pretty […]

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  • The Grande Temple of Jing Player’s Guide This player’s guide for the Grande Temple of Jing mega-adventure clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf begins with a brief explanation of what the Grande Temple of Jing is – a mega-adventure dungeoncrawl set in the temple of the eponymous trickster god Jing and information on what PCs know in-game about the dungeon and the god are provided, which is nice.   Unfortunately, pretty much from the get-go, there is a discrepancy between the writing and the rules-context – players are advised to bring along bandages, mundane items.  Three variants of them […]

    The Grande Temple of Jing Player’s Guide

    The Grande Temple of Jing Player’s Guide This player’s guide for the Grande Temple of Jing mega-adventure clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf begins with a brief explanation of what the Grande Temple of Jing is – a mega-adventure dungeoncrawl set in the temple of the eponymous trickster god Jing and information on what PCs know in-game about the dungeon and the god are provided, which is nice.   Unfortunately, pretty much from the get-go, there is a discrepancy between the writing and the rules-context – players are advised to bring along bandages, mundane items.  Three variants of them […]

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  • Shattered Heart #2: The Temple of Jewels and Mirrors The second installment of Michael Allen’s saga about the fight over the soul of the halfling people of Piccolo clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players of this AP should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? After re-consecrating the subaqueous temple of the Goddess and potentially brokering a peace between the folk of Pembroke and the Vikmordere (or killing the intruders), there may be an angle for […]

    Shattered Heart #2: The Temple of Jewels and Mirrors

    Shattered Heart #2: The Temple of Jewels and Mirrors The second installment of Michael Allen’s saga about the fight over the soul of the halfling people of Piccolo clocks in at 48 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players of this AP should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? After re-consecrating the subaqueous temple of the Goddess and potentially brokering a peace between the folk of Pembroke and the Vikmordere (or killing the intruders), there may be an angle for […]

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  • Alternate Dungeons: Abandoned Temple The latest installment of RSP’s Alternate Dungeons-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is this series? In case you haven’t read my reviews of the previous installments of this series, the basic idea is a simple one: Always adventuring below the surface becomes boring. Instead, this series is devoted to providing essentially dungeon templates, for, as we all know, changing one component of an environment can have significant repercussions for different aspects of gaming – under open skies, you e.g. have no ceiling […]

    Alternate Dungeons: Abandoned Temple

    Alternate Dungeons: Abandoned Temple The latest installment of RSP’s Alternate Dungeons-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So what is this series? In case you haven’t read my reviews of the previous installments of this series, the basic idea is a simple one: Always adventuring below the surface becomes boring. Instead, this series is devoted to providing essentially dungeon templates, for, as we all know, changing one component of an environment can have significant repercussions for different aspects of gaming – under open skies, you e.g. have no ceiling […]

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  • Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (AE Version) This adventure for the “Heroes of the Jade Oath”-supplement is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Once upon a time, Heng-O, Goddess of the Moon, broke the vase sealing dragon fire and her brothers promptly absconded with it, turning into no less than 10 suns, scorching the earth. When the archer Yi-Shan proposed a solution, he was granted leeway to do so and, thus, did he […]

    Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (AE Version)

    Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (AE Version) This adventure for the “Heroes of the Jade Oath”-supplement is 44 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Once upon a time, Heng-O, Goddess of the Moon, broke the vase sealing dragon fire and her brothers promptly absconded with it, turning into no less than 10 suns, scorching the earth. When the archer Yi-Shan proposed a solution, he was granted leeway to do so and, thus, did he […]

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  • Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (PFRPG-Version) This adventure for the “Heroes of the Jade Oath“-supplement is 45 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Once upon a time, Heng-O, Goddess of the Moon, broke the vase sealing dragon fire and her brothers promptly absconded with it, turning into no less than 10 suns, scorching the earth. When the archer Yi-Shan proposed a solution, he was granted leeway to do so and, thus, did he shoot […]

    Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (PFRPG-Version)

    Infernal Romance at Moon Temple (PFRPG-Version) This adventure for the “Heroes of the Jade Oath“-supplement is 45 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? Once upon a time, Heng-O, Goddess of the Moon, broke the vase sealing dragon fire and her brothers promptly absconded with it, turning into no less than 10 suns, scorching the earth. When the archer Yi-Shan proposed a solution, he was granted leeway to do so and, thus, did he shoot […]

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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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  •   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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