Into the Unknown

Even without monsters, the world is full of challenges. Exploring jungles, deserts, land near the North/South Poles can be trying even for the most prepared parties. Reading about the early explorers of Antarctica and how they fared is a great example. There are even TV shows dedicated to people trying to survive in the wilderness. . . . → Read More: Into the Unknown

Adventures in 5e, The Fey Sisters’ Fate

I started this series last week with Adventures in 5e, Overview and Character Generation… So let’s move on to the module I chose…

Spoilers ahead, so don’t read if you’re planning on diving into this adventure from Goodman Games.

Fifth Edition Fantasy #2: The Fey Sisters’ Fate from designer Chris Doyle and Goodman Games was . . . → Read More: Adventures in 5e, The Fey Sisters’ Fate

The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had an opportunity to continue a D&D 4e adventure we started a year ago. With this particular group, we have now met three times in 12 months and only worked through about 2/3 of the dungeon so far. But that’s not the fun part…

The fun part is that the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

Supplement Review: Liberation of the Demon Slayer by Venger Satanis

Usually I tend to stay on the mainstream side of RPG reviews, but occasionally I walk on the wild side with a product from Lamentations of the Flame Princess or some other dark supplement with a distinctly mature feel. It’s been a while, but Venger Satanis reached out recently to have a look at Liberation . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Liberation of the Demon Slayer by Venger Satanis

Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Fantasy worlds often overlook the little people. Elves, humans, and the bigger races always seem to get the spotlight. Dwarves occasionally get attention, but often gnomes and halflings are left on the outskirts panhandling for loose change.

In The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill, designer Mike Myler takes care of that by giving you a quaint . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

If it’s one thing that can get me going as a gamer, it’s a good story. Couple that with a good setting and the opportunity to change the course of events (or even the perception of being able to change the course of events) and you have my attention as a GM and as a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh from Goodman Games

The Old School movement and Dungeon Crawl Classics have produced some of my favorite adventures of late. There’s something especially freeing about the wanton destruction of beginning adventurers. And why should they make any apologies for weeding out the would-be’s and the has-beens from the tally of real heroes?

Goodman Games’ Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings by Harley Stroh from Goodman Games

Supplement Review: A0: Crow’s Rest Island from AdventureAWeek.com

Yes, I’m more than a bit behind on reviews, but I keep chugging along. This past weekend I had an opportunity to check out A0: Crow’s Rest island from Adventure A Week (AdventureAWeek.com). I’ve been meaning to check their stuff out for nearly a year now, but didn’t have a chance until I received this . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: A0: Crow’s Rest Island from AdventureAWeek.com

Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

When you think of H.P. Lovecraft, what do you think of? For me, it’s his story “At the Mountains of Madness,” which forever merges Antarctica and Cthulhu in my mind. So I have to say I became a little giddy when I heard that Chris Birch and the talented crew Achtung! Cthulhu were tackling that . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

What is it about open ended adventures that really makes them work well when they’re done right? Is it the fact that the railroad factor seems to fade into the background and offer less of a way to beat players over the head? Or is it the fact that there are multiple paths and the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

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