Friday, December 8, 2017

Sleeping Griffon having a 50% off sale at RPGNow/DTRPG

They have a couple of OSR products, most notably Battleaxes & Beasties, a retro clone, and their adventure for it, Witches of Hagswallow  (Only 49 cents). It seems S&W based so pretty easy to use in other stuff.

They also have a small series of adventure locations which are more generic D&D (actually OSR and 5E) but interesting. Now only 75 cents each.

All include VTT maps.

"Blue Foil" edition of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea now available...

I have no idea what "blue foil" means, I guess it's maybe some sort of comic book deal to go in with the comic-book-ification of AS&SH

Only $99.99.

I'd rather have the money and that's something who mostly likes AS&SH.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — December 6th, 2017


Seems like everyone and their elderly aunt has come out with a 'zine this week.

Somewhat interestingly, Cubicle 7 has posted the 1st Edition Warhammer rulebook for $9.99, complete with color plates (or colour).

Adventures


Grave of the Heartless -  LL adventure involving a plane near the netherworld, 17 pages, $2.45

Of Beasts and Men -  The Merciless Merchants are back with another 2e/For Gold & Glory adventure for levels 3-6 involving a treasure map in a wilderness location.  49 pages, $2.99

Rules


Monsterarium -  Monsters from Knight Owl Games who have done a handful of pretty solid products. 28 pages, $3.50

Misc


Black Dogs Vol1 -  From a new face comes this 44 page zine for LotFP. 44 pages and PWYW.

Cavalier Attitude Issue 2 -  For OSRIC from the high priced Starry Knight press. $1.99 for 11 pages.

Fantasy Ark Pack (High Quality) -  14 high quality images usable as stock art. PWYW. Definitely check this out.

Friday Freebie 12-1-17 - Looks like an underground lake and its environs. $1 for enhanced version.

Megadungeon #1 -  Not sure if this is for OSR or 5e, but seems like a generic zine either way. 38 pages, $5.99

Nod 33 - John Stater's remarkable zine continues revisiting Cush. $3.39 and 108 pages

RPGPundit Presents #10: The Kitchen Sink - His comedy 'zine continues, this time about dungeon plumbing.  7 pages, 99 cents.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Inadvertent Wizard Review — Great Back Story, Okay Adventure

The Inadvertent Wizard is a short adventure by Richard Kropp ("Coach K"), currently costing $3.50 in PDF and running about 20 pages. The title refers to a troll who has come across a variant magic item, a helm that lets the user not only read languages, but use scrolls (albeit only 1st level). He uses his new found powers to terrorize, or at least mildly irritate, the locals of a swamp or bayou. Presumably the PCs will put an end to his reign of irritation by killing him, which involves a short wilderness journey and small dungeon crawl.

It's meant for 4th to 5th level characters and includes stats for the three main flavors of OSR: 0e, 1e, and B/X. I think that level range is probably a bit too high, 3rd to 4th is probably closer to the mark, at least for 1e. There's basically one possibly difficult fight, with the troll, or more specifically, his pet, a giant alligator gar with 8 hit dice, doing 4-20 damage and the ability to swallow a character whole.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 29th, 2017

I didn't forget, just didn't get a chance to last night. It's been an awful week. Had to work Thanksgiving, then I got sick (which I still am) and a couple days ago my next door neighbor and friend that I've known for 20 years died of a heart attack. He didn't show up for work, so they sent someone over to check on him and he was in his yard, collapsed. And then came to me. So I had to spend much of the day dealing with that. Ugh

Anyway, it seems like Wizards of the Coast finally remembered they actually owned Star Frontiers and they have started to put it up. Also should have a couple reviews up soon.

Adventures


SC1 Wondrous Adventures - Has 4 adventures previously published separately from Starry Knight games. I never bought any 'cause of their high price, this volume, 66 pages at $25.49 doesn't convince, either. I might that pay that much for Advanced Adventures from XRP, but that has a long pedigree.

Rules


B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment -  A more strict/faithful retroclone of er, B/X. 44 pages, $4.99

B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment: Plain Text Edition - As above, but with no art and free

Castle Oldskull Treasure Tables -  Random gibberish in table form, this time for magic items. $4.99 and 767 pages of very large text.

Seven Voyages of Zylarthen Supplement 1: Book of  Spells - Seven Voyages of Zylarthen is an original edition re-imaging (named for the sample character and mostly notable for ditching clerics) and this adds more spells. $6.95, 64 pages

Seven Voyages of Zylarthen Supplement  2: Book of Monsters - Mo' monsters for said game. 64 pages, $6.95

White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventures Game (B&W) - This is actually just a print version of an older game that is free in PDF form

Misc


Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 11-24-17 -  Looks like an underground temple for cricket players. $1 for enhanced version.

RPGPundit Presents #9: The Book of the Art of Hours -  I guess another medieval inspired thing from the Pundit, this time dealing with a saint or something.  $1.99 and 9 pages

Seven Years of Fantasy Weather: Vol 1: Medieval England - I guess good if your campaign is actually set in Medieval England.  96 pages, $7

The Illustrated Usherwood Adventures Vol 1 - Usherwood Adventures is a setting/sourcebook for OSRIC/1e similar to the Dragonlance or Greyhawk ones, some new rules/classes and a smattering of setting.  This though takes the art from that and turns them into a coloring book? Shrug. $5

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 21st, 2017

I've been meaning to post more, but it's amazing how having 30 fewer free hours a week can affect your spare time. I still have time to spare, but I'm too tired to do much.

Adventures


SCh1: The Purloined Pachyderm -   This is a mini-adventure and sort of a tribute to a deceased gamer and involves the PCs rescuing an elephant taken by an evil wizard for nefarious purposes. 12 pages, $2.50, levels 2-4.

SO4 Wayward Maiden - Sort of like the above adventure, only with a shieldmaiden and for levels 6-8. 20 pages, $10.

Swamp of Secrets -  The 32nd mini-module from Creation's Edge Games, this one for 5th-7th level characters. $1.50 and 12 pages.

Rules


Malcon's Tome of Magic -  60 pages worth of new magic items for OSRIC/1e. PWYW

The Midderlands: OSR Bestiary (and setting) - For S&W comes this 224 bestiary and setting book, seemingly based on the part of England where the author lives. $15.90 (probably likely to change since I'm guessing it's in pounds and will fluctuate with the exchange rate).

Misc


Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 11-17-17 -  This looks like a small-ish cavern.

Old School Interviews #2 -  Shane Ward of 3 Toadstools interviews several OSR people I've n ever heard of (I'm sure they haven't heard of me) plus the Basic Fantasy guy. Free.

RPGPundit Presents #8: 3 Medieval Authentic Grimoires - Because crazy stuff made up by people hundreds of years ago is much more authentic than modern stuff. 15 pages, $2.99

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New OSR Products at RPGNow/DTRPG — November 14th, 2017

Somewhat interestingly GURPS products are now on there. I absolutely hate GURPS (despite liking The Fantasy Trip) but their sourcebooks are solid.

Otherwise, slow week.

Adventures

DNH3 The City of Talos -  I wasn't impressed by the first adventure which was vaguely linked to Hastur, but its heart is in the right place. 105 pages including illustration and map book, $8.99

Floaters in the Mozz Caves - Short low level LL adventure.  22 pages, $2.50

Misc


Castle Oldschool: 1,000 Rooms of Chaos II -  1000 doesn't seem like a chaotic number, though. $1.99 and 53 pages

Friday Freebie Enhanced Map 11-10-2017 -  Looks like an underground temple. $1 for the enhanced version.

RPGPundit Presents #7: Medieval Authentic Spellbooks - Because fantasy worlds where magic actually works needs fake magic make up by crazy people or something. 7 pages, 99 cents.