OSR Archive

  • Wyrd Ways of Walstock (OSR) (Patreon Request) This module clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, one of my patreon supporters asked me for a funny module, and I asked them whether their group had a seriously pronounced sense of gallows humor. They replied in the affirmative, and thus, I moved this module up my reviewing queue.   Important, considering the timing: This is a satirical module that is rather scathing, with the main topic being the costs associated with healthcare. If this is not something you can take right now, then skip this. If, however, gallows humor […]

    Wyrd Ways of Walstock (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Wyrd Ways of Walstock (OSR) (Patreon Request) This module clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 29 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, one of my patreon supporters asked me for a funny module, and I asked them whether their group had a seriously pronounced sense of gallows humor. They replied in the affirmative, and thus, I moved this module up my reviewing queue.   Important, considering the timing: This is a satirical module that is rather scathing, with the main topic being the costs associated with healthcare. If this is not something you can take right now, then skip this. If, however, gallows humor […]

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  • Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request) This module covers 50 pages, with two additional pages devoted to the Lands of Lunacy character sheet for OSR and 5e, respectively; this page count already excludes front- and backend matter and editorial. My review is based on the hardcover version of the module. I do not own the electronic iteration. The hardcover does not have the name on the spine, in spite of sufficient space, but considering the striking, white cover and art-direction of the book, it stands out on the shelf.   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, and as such was moved up in my reviewing queue.   I’d like to ask something of you: […]

    Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request)

    Fosc Anansi: Shadow of the Spider Goddess (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request) This module covers 50 pages, with two additional pages devoted to the Lands of Lunacy character sheet for OSR and 5e, respectively; this page count already excludes front- and backend matter and editorial. My review is based on the hardcover version of the module. I do not own the electronic iteration. The hardcover does not have the name on the spine, in spite of sufficient space, but considering the striking, white cover and art-direction of the book, it stands out on the shelf.   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, and as such was moved up in my reviewing queue.   I’d like to ask something of you: […]

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  • Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e)

    Those Dam Goblins! (Revised Edition) (OSR/5e) This adventure clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, 2 pages Land of Lunacy character sheet (one OSR, one 5e), leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. While the module does have ties to the Lands of Lunacy meta-setting/template, you do not need aforementioned supplement to run this – these ties are very subdued and tenuous at best. The review is based on the pdf. I do not own the print version.   Before I get ahead, I should note that one […]

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  • Extinguish the Sun #2: Fulminations of the Cybernetic Punk (OSR) The second installment of the Extinguish the Sun-‘zine clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a gander!   As the introduction notes, this book is essentially a genre-port/hack that takes the LotFP-rules (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and adjusts them to apply to the cyberpunk genre. (As an aside, if you’re like me and considered the first issue’s setting to be promising – it’s been picked up by Necrotic Gnome!) The different focus can be seen in layout, with corporate logos and warnings provided.   The […]

    Extinguish the Sun #2: Fulminations of the Cybernetic Punk (OSR)

    Extinguish the Sun #2: Fulminations of the Cybernetic Punk (OSR) The second installment of the Extinguish the Sun-‘zine clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 17 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a gander!   As the introduction notes, this book is essentially a genre-port/hack that takes the LotFP-rules (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and adjusts them to apply to the cyberpunk genre. (As an aside, if you’re like me and considered the first issue’s setting to be promising – it’s been picked up by Necrotic Gnome!) The different focus can be seen in layout, with corporate logos and warnings provided.   The […]

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  • Extinguish the Sun #1 (OSR) The first installment of the „Extinguish the Sun“-zine clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The rules-set assumed in this supplement would be B/X, which means that it operates relatively seamlessly with Old School Essentials, my current go-to presentation on the B/X-rules.   So, this supplement assumes a kind of Mad Max-y/Tank Girl-y setting that is somewhat fantasy-post-apocalypse like; there is a subdued, slightly allegorical quality that is particularly prevalent in the environment depicted in the beginning of the ‘zine, namely the “City in Chains” – a rotting country, where the king watches from his sealed […]

    Extinguish the Sun #1 (OSR)

    Extinguish the Sun #1 (OSR) The first installment of the „Extinguish the Sun“-zine clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The rules-set assumed in this supplement would be B/X, which means that it operates relatively seamlessly with Old School Essentials, my current go-to presentation on the B/X-rules.   So, this supplement assumes a kind of Mad Max-y/Tank Girl-y setting that is somewhat fantasy-post-apocalypse like; there is a subdued, slightly allegorical quality that is particularly prevalent in the environment depicted in the beginning of the ‘zine, namely the “City in Chains” – a rotting country, where the king watches from his sealed […]

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  • Axes & Orcs Compendium Volume I – Non-Human & Monster Classes (OSR) This supplement clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 21 pages of content, laid out for 6’’ by 9’’/A5, so let’s take a look!   This supplement is intended for generic OSR, and does not subscribe to a single rules-set, which can be a bit of a detriment, considering how the power-levels of e.g. B/X and OSRIC can diverge, so that’s something to bear in mind. “Skill”-like abilities are noted as x-in-6-chances, with initiative and surprise being assumed to have ascending values; similarly, saving throw bonuses are noted with plusses, with the classes doing something relatively smart, namely referencing e.g. […]

    Axes & Orcs Compendium Volume I – Non-Human & Monster Classes (OSR)

    Axes & Orcs Compendium Volume I – Non-Human & Monster Classes (OSR) This supplement clocks in at 23 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, leaving us with 21 pages of content, laid out for 6’’ by 9’’/A5, so let’s take a look!   This supplement is intended for generic OSR, and does not subscribe to a single rules-set, which can be a bit of a detriment, considering how the power-levels of e.g. B/X and OSRIC can diverge, so that’s something to bear in mind. “Skill”-like abilities are noted as x-in-6-chances, with initiative and surprise being assumed to have ascending values; similarly, saving throw bonuses are noted with plusses, with the classes doing something relatively smart, namely referencing e.g. […]

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  • Broken System #000 (OSR) The first issue of the Broken System-‘zine clocks in at 14 pages, with one page devoted to the front and back cover, one page blank, leaving us with 12 pages of content. However, we actually have twice that length in pages, i.e. 24. You see, each page of the pdf contains 2 pages of the ‘zine: If you print it, you can trim the white borders of the page, and then fold it up, making a little ‘zine DIY, without any hassle: Print the pages on both sides, fold them in the middle, trim the border, staple, done. It took me literally 5 minutes to do so, and I’m notoriously bad at anything even remotely related […]

    Broken System #000 (OSR)

    Broken System #000 (OSR) The first issue of the Broken System-‘zine clocks in at 14 pages, with one page devoted to the front and back cover, one page blank, leaving us with 12 pages of content. However, we actually have twice that length in pages, i.e. 24. You see, each page of the pdf contains 2 pages of the ‘zine: If you print it, you can trim the white borders of the page, and then fold it up, making a little ‘zine DIY, without any hassle: Print the pages on both sides, fold them in the middle, trim the border, staple, done. It took me literally 5 minutes to do so, and I’m notoriously bad at anything even remotely related […]

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  • Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module was penned for the Swords & Wizardry-rules, which means that we get ascending and descending AC, one save, standard movement of 9, morale, etc. HD are provided, and sometimes, but not always, we also get specific HP-values for the entities within. The module, unfortunately, does not consistently implement the formatting-conventions of Swords & Wizardry, and instead sometimes uses bolding to highlight e.g. entities and monsters in the massive text-blocks, but […]

    Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR)

    Jewel of the Lunar Rift Folio Edition (OSR) This adventure clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module was penned for the Swords & Wizardry-rules, which means that we get ascending and descending AC, one save, standard movement of 9, morale, etc. HD are provided, and sometimes, but not always, we also get specific HP-values for the entities within. The module, unfortunately, does not consistently implement the formatting-conventions of Swords & Wizardry, and instead sometimes uses bolding to highlight e.g. entities and monsters in the massive text-blocks, but […]

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  • Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) The second adventure in the Brindle-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   So, first things first: This, unlike the previous module in the series, is a dual-system adventure, with stats and rules intended for both OSR and 5e-games; the OSR-rules employed are OSRIC, in case you were wondering. The module is intended for 3-5 character of 4th to 5th level, and it is an old-school module: You can’t just hack and slash through it and hope you’ll live to tell the […]

    Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) (Patreon Request)

    Brindlemarsh (OSR/5e) The second adventure in the Brindle-series clocks in at 39 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 36 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience.   So, first things first: This, unlike the previous module in the series, is a dual-system adventure, with stats and rules intended for both OSR and 5e-games; the OSR-rules employed are OSRIC, in case you were wondering. The module is intended for 3-5 character of 4th to 5th level, and it is an old-school module: You can’t just hack and slash through it and hope you’ll live to tell the […]

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  • Forgive Us (OSR/PFRPG) This module clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, leaving us with 45 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   First things first: I called this “module”, because it is one properly developed module, and the other two are essentially slightly prolonged adventure hooks. All have a leitmotif of, well, things you’d utter “Forgive Us” for – as you can imagine, that makes them all pretty horror-centric. As often for LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), the queasy need not […]

    Forgive Us (OSR/PFRPG) (Patreon Request)

    Forgive Us (OSR/PFRPG) This module clocks in at 50 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, leaving us with 45 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   First things first: I called this “module”, because it is one properly developed module, and the other two are essentially slightly prolonged adventure hooks. All have a leitmotif of, well, things you’d utter “Forgive Us” for – as you can imagine, that makes them all pretty horror-centric. As often for LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), the queasy need not […]

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  • Marvels & Malisons (Revised Edition) (OSR/system agnostic) Huh, that went fast! Turns out that the publisher had an updated and improved version, and that this version hadn’t been uploaded properly to OBS! So yeah, this is the review of the revised edition, which clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 53 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   That’s a lot of additional pages, for the booklet now comes with a LOT of original b/w-artwork   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explain the whole system […]

    Marvels & Malisons (Revised edition) (OSR/system agnostic)

    Marvels & Malisons (Revised Edition) (OSR/system agnostic) Huh, that went fast! Turns out that the publisher had an updated and improved version, and that this version hadn’t been uploaded properly to OBS! So yeah, this is the review of the revised edition, which clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 53 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   That’s a lot of additional pages, for the booklet now comes with a LOT of original b/w-artwork   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explain the whole system […]

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  • Marvels & Malisons (OSR/system agnostic) This expansion of the Wonder & Wickedness-system of level-less spellcasting clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 29 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explains the whole system once more. I strongly suggest reading my review of Wonder & Wickedness before continuing. Why? Well, while I criticize sub-systems on their own merits and in a global context of their systems, it makes less sense to criticize an expansion for a sub-system for duplicating flaws […]

    Marvels & Malisons (OSR/system agnostic)

    Marvels & Malisons (OSR/system agnostic) This expansion of the Wonder & Wickedness-system of level-less spellcasting clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page foreword/ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page colophon, leaving us with 29 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5); the front cover is included as a jpg, in case you were wondering.   In this review, I assume familiarity with Wonder & Wickedness, and will not explains the whole system once more. I strongly suggest reading my review of Wonder & Wickedness before continuing. Why? Well, while I criticize sub-systems on their own merits and in a global context of their systems, it makes less sense to criticize an expansion for a sub-system for duplicating flaws […]

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  • Wonder & Wickedness (OSR/system agnostic) This supplement clocks in at 88 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content. That’s 84 with editorial; these pages are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), and my review is primarily based on the perfectbound softcover PoD-version, though I did also consult the pdf-iteration.   Now, in order to talk about this supplement properly, we need to clearly state what this is, and what it isn’t. If you’re looking for a spellcasting engine compatible with a high-complexity system such as 5e or PFRPG, then this won’t do you much good. […]

    Wonder & Wickedness (OSR/system agnostic)

    Wonder & Wickedness (OSR/system agnostic) This supplement clocks in at 88 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 83 pages of content. That’s 84 with editorial; these pages are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), and my review is primarily based on the perfectbound softcover PoD-version, though I did also consult the pdf-iteration.   Now, in order to talk about this supplement properly, we need to clearly state what this is, and what it isn’t. If you’re looking for a spellcasting engine compatible with a high-complexity system such as 5e or PFRPG, then this won’t do you much good. […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: Redtooth Ridge (OSR) This module clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   This module, as always for the series, was penned with the OSRIC-rules in mind; as always, we have some deviations from OSRIC’s formatting standards, though – there are no italics in the formatting for things traditionally formatted thus, instead using bolding indiscriminately for spells, creatures and items. As always, the adventure features no read-aloud text, and otherwise adheres very much to the classic standards and […]

    Advanced Adventures: Redtooth Ridge (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Advanced Adventures: Redtooth Ridge (OSR) This module clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 9 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   This module, as always for the series, was penned with the OSRIC-rules in mind; as always, we have some deviations from OSRIC’s formatting standards, though – there are no italics in the formatting for things traditionally formatted thus, instead using bolding indiscriminately for spells, creatures and items. As always, the adventure features no read-aloud text, and otherwise adheres very much to the classic standards and […]

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  • The Mutants of Ixx (OSR) This pamphlet roleplaying game is essentially a hack of Chris McDowall’s popular underground game “Into the Odd.“ Pamphlet RPG? Well, yeah. The game is essentially 4 pages – one 2-page pdf for players, and one for the GM. If you print them, you can fold them alongside two dotted lines into a pamphlet like the ones you’d get in theater, etc. Much to my pleasant surprise, the game comes in two iterations – one for the A4 paper-size convention, and one for the US letter-size. Kudos for going the extra mile there.   One third of a page is the same for both the player booklet and the GM booklet: These contain the artworks that […]

    The Mutants of Ixx (OSR)

    The Mutants of Ixx (OSR) This pamphlet roleplaying game is essentially a hack of Chris McDowall’s popular underground game “Into the Odd.“ Pamphlet RPG? Well, yeah. The game is essentially 4 pages – one 2-page pdf for players, and one for the GM. If you print them, you can fold them alongside two dotted lines into a pamphlet like the ones you’d get in theater, etc. Much to my pleasant surprise, the game comes in two iterations – one for the A4 paper-size convention, and one for the US letter-size. Kudos for going the extra mile there.   One third of a page is the same for both the player booklet and the GM booklet: These contain the artworks that […]

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  • Dark Albion: The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge (OSR) This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page hyperlinked ToC (only in the pdf), 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD; the print-version, obviously, does have a back cover as well. We have 21.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, who sent me the Dark Albion books, to be reviewed at my convenience.   Okay, so this is an introductory adventure/setting book, and it is billed as a dual-format book for both Fantastic Heroes & Witchery (one of the most underappreciated games ever), and generic OSR. A few […]

    Dark Albion: The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Dark Albion: The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge (OSR) This module clocks in at 26 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page hyperlinked ToC (only in the pdf), 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD; the print-version, obviously, does have a back cover as well. We have 21.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested by one of my patreon supporters, who sent me the Dark Albion books, to be reviewed at my convenience.   Okay, so this is an introductory adventure/setting book, and it is billed as a dual-format book for both Fantastic Heroes & Witchery (one of the most underappreciated games ever), and generic OSR. A few […]

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  • Advanced Adventures: Beneath the Heart of Empire (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 6 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is part of a series of reviews made possible by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. Like all adventures in the series, this module is penned for the OSRIC-rules system (based on 1e), and like all adventures in the series, rules-language formatting deviates from the standards of OSRIC, but is pretty consistent, so functionality is not impeded. Spells and magic items are bolded. The adventure is intended for 6-10 adventurers […]

    Advanced Adventures: Beneath the Heart of Empire (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Advanced Adventures: Beneath the Heart of Empire (OSR) This installment of the Advanced Adventures-series clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front/back cover, 1 page editorial, 1/3 of a page SRD, leaving us with 6 2/3 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This module is part of a series of reviews made possible by my patreon supporters, to be undertaken at my convenience. Like all adventures in the series, this module is penned for the OSRIC-rules system (based on 1e), and like all adventures in the series, rules-language formatting deviates from the standards of OSRIC, but is pretty consistent, so functionality is not impeded. Spells and magic items are bolded. The adventure is intended for 6-10 adventurers […]

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  • The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) The pdf for this book clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 61 pages, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5).   This review was made possible by one of my patreon supporters, who made the purchase of this book when it was released possible, asking for a review at some time in the future. I figured that it was high time to get on it.   As you can see, the artwork on the cover features […]

    The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) (Patreon Request)

    The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra – Tenth Anniversary Edition (OSR/system agnostic) The pdf for this book clocks in at 66 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 61 pages, which are laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5).   This review was made possible by one of my patreon supporters, who made the purchase of this book when it was released possible, asking for a review at some time in the future. I figured that it was high time to get on it.   As you can see, the artwork on the cover features […]

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  • Mystery at Ravenrock (OSR) The OSR-version of this module clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD,1  page back cover, leaving us with 19 pages, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, so, first things first – this is the second of James Thomas’ modules dealing with the frontier’s region of Ravenreach. The module focuses on a very Borderlands-ish feel and should slot seamlessly into such regions. Of course, you can also use it in the Lost Lands-setting without any hassle. The module is intended for 4-6 characters of 4th to 7th […]

    Mystery at Ravenrock (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Mystery at Ravenrock (OSR) The OSR-version of this module clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD,1  page back cover, leaving us with 19 pages, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   All right, so, first things first – this is the second of James Thomas’ modules dealing with the frontier’s region of Ravenreach. The module focuses on a very Borderlands-ish feel and should slot seamlessly into such regions. Of course, you can also use it in the Lost Lands-setting without any hassle. The module is intended for 4-6 characters of 4th to 7th […]

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  • Winter Eternal (OSR) So, this adventure clocks in at 20 pages, with the first page also containing some basics and the editorial.   This was moved up in my reviewing queue due to a patreon supporter requesting that I cover it. This review is based on the full-color, saddle-stitched softcover of the adventure. I do not own the pdf-version.   First of all: The name is used with the express permission of the copyright holders of the setting of the same name. Rules-wise, this is designated as an adventure for 3-6 characters of 3rd to 4th level, using the OSRIC rules as the default. As often with OSR-supplements, conversion to other rules systems is relatively painless, particularly so in this […]

    Winter Eternal (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    Winter Eternal (OSR) So, this adventure clocks in at 20 pages, with the first page also containing some basics and the editorial.   This was moved up in my reviewing queue due to a patreon supporter requesting that I cover it. This review is based on the full-color, saddle-stitched softcover of the adventure. I do not own the pdf-version.   First of all: The name is used with the express permission of the copyright holders of the setting of the same name. Rules-wise, this is designated as an adventure for 3-6 characters of 3rd to 4th level, using the OSRIC rules as the default. As often with OSR-supplements, conversion to other rules systems is relatively painless, particularly so in this […]

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  • D30 Sandbox Companion (OSR/almost system neutral) This massive gaming toolkit clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page index, leaving us with 49 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, the first thing you need to know, is that while this has been penned with an eye towards the 0e, 1e and B/X-rules in particular, the VAST MAJORITY of this book ultimately works for most games – whether they be 2e, another retro-clone, or even modern games; one could use the majority of this book just as well with e.g. 13th Age, […]

    D30 Sandbox Companion (OSR/almost system neutral)

    D30 Sandbox Companion (OSR/almost system neutral) This massive gaming toolkit clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, 1 page index, leaving us with 49 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, the first thing you need to know, is that while this has been penned with an eye towards the 0e, 1e and B/X-rules in particular, the VAST MAJORITY of this book ultimately works for most games – whether they be 2e, another retro-clone, or even modern games; one could use the majority of this book just as well with e.g. 13th Age, […]

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  • The Undercroft #7 (OSR) The seventh installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 22 pages (not counting cover, editorial, etc.; laid out in 6’’ by 9’’/A5) of content, so let’s take a look!   The default system intended for this ’zine would be LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and, as always, the material can be adapted to other OSR-systems with relative ease, particularly since the stats are presented in a way that references e.g. plate mail, etc. instead of fixed values. This is a horror/dark fantasy supplement, and as such, reader discretion is advised – if you’re easily offended or triggered, consider this to be your warning. This review is based on the saddle-stitched softcover of the ’zine. This […]

    The Undercroft #7 (OSR)

    The Undercroft #7 (OSR) The seventh installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 22 pages (not counting cover, editorial, etc.; laid out in 6’’ by 9’’/A5) of content, so let’s take a look!   The default system intended for this ’zine would be LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and, as always, the material can be adapted to other OSR-systems with relative ease, particularly since the stats are presented in a way that references e.g. plate mail, etc. instead of fixed values. This is a horror/dark fantasy supplement, and as such, reader discretion is advised – if you’re easily offended or triggered, consider this to be your warning. This review is based on the saddle-stitched softcover of the ’zine. This […]

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  • D30 DM’s Companion (OSR) This supplement clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC,.1 page index/SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue at the behest of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so, this supplement begins with a page that explains the D30 (and how you can use it I conjunction with this supplement); this includes e.g. referencing d30’s digits separately to index two resulting outputs on the same table: There are essentially 3 rules conventions: A single result can […]

    D30 DM’s Companion (OSR) (Patreon Request)

    D30 DM’s Companion (OSR) This supplement clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial,1 page ToC,.1 page index/SRD, 1 page inside of back cover, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 33 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested to be moved up in my reviewing queue at the behest of my patreon supporters.   Okay, so, this supplement begins with a page that explains the D30 (and how you can use it I conjunction with this supplement); this includes e.g. referencing d30’s digits separately to index two resulting outputs on the same table: There are essentially 3 rules conventions: A single result can […]

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  • Monkey Business (OSR) Okay, the first thing you’ll notice upon downloading this, is that you get an archive that contains 6 files – one is a read me, while three are cheat sheets; the other two files are Monkey Business, and the “Appendices”-file – which may be rather misnamed, but I’ll get to that below. The adventure booklet is 51 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover left blank, 1 page editorial, 1 page introductory quote, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 46 pages; the Appendices booklet clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 52 pages of content. The booklets are laid out in […]

    Monkey Business (OSR)

    Monkey Business (OSR) Okay, the first thing you’ll notice upon downloading this, is that you get an archive that contains 6 files – one is a read me, while three are cheat sheets; the other two files are Monkey Business, and the “Appendices”-file – which may be rather misnamed, but I’ll get to that below. The adventure booklet is 51 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover left blank, 1 page editorial, 1 page introductory quote, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 46 pages; the Appendices booklet clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, leaving us with 52 pages of content. The booklets are laid out in […]

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  • The Undercroft #6 (OSR) The sixth installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 26 pages (laid out in 6‘‘ by 9‘‘/A5) if you ignore the editorial – though I did really enjoy it this time around – the text flows around a medieval image of the Rittertod (Knight’s death), with the text on the left and right of the artwork continuing the previous paragraph independently from each other, only to once again coalesce below – kinda like an alternate timeline in textform. …this made me sound like a pretentious prick, right? Sorry.   Anyhow, rules-wise, the default system intended for this ’zine would be LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and, as always, the material can be adapted to other […]

    The Undercroft #6 (OSR)

    The Undercroft #6 (OSR) The sixth installment of the Undercroft-‘zine clocks in at 26 pages (laid out in 6‘‘ by 9‘‘/A5) if you ignore the editorial – though I did really enjoy it this time around – the text flows around a medieval image of the Rittertod (Knight’s death), with the text on the left and right of the artwork continuing the previous paragraph independently from each other, only to once again coalesce below – kinda like an alternate timeline in textform. …this made me sound like a pretentious prick, right? Sorry.   Anyhow, rules-wise, the default system intended for this ’zine would be LotFP (Lamentations of the Flame Princess), and, as always, the material can be adapted to other […]

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  • Crypt of the Science-Wizard (OSR) The first publication of Skeeter Green Publishing clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 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 of a fair and unbiased review. I have consulted both the pdf and the print version for the review.   So, let’s start with the first thing you’ll notice upon opening the module: The covers are sturdy and detachable and hold a massive map of the main adventure area; […]

    Crypt of the Science-Wizard (OSR)

    Crypt of the Science-Wizard (OSR) The first publication of Skeeter Green Publishing clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 38 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 of a fair and unbiased review. I have consulted both the pdf and the print version for the review.   So, let’s start with the first thing you’ll notice upon opening the module: The covers are sturdy and detachable and hold a massive map of the main adventure area; […]

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  • The Price of Evil (OSR/NGR/system agnostic) This supplement clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page blank for notes, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due a patreon supporter asking me for helpful horror tools.   So, what is this? This is, essentially, and adventure toolkit that allows you to create a wide variety of haunted houses, with a first use of the generator taking approximately 30 minutes to make an adventure. But this booklet is more than that.   First of all, this is available as a pdf – I also […]

    The Price of Evil (OSR/NGR/system agnostic) (Patreon Request)

    The Price of Evil (OSR/NGR/system agnostic) This supplement clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page blank for notes, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due a patreon supporter asking me for helpful horror tools.   So, what is this? This is, essentially, and adventure toolkit that allows you to create a wide variety of haunted houses, with a first use of the generator taking approximately 30 minutes to make an adventure. But this booklet is more than that.   First of all, this is available as a pdf – I also […]

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