temple Archive

  • 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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