Wednesday, December 30, 2015

41 new monsters from Wampus Country

Apparently I've completely missed out on the Wampus Country blog, but thankfully the author has made some of his creations available on DTRPG with Wampus Country Tome 41: Theriospheric Transfigurations.

Forty-one animal-themed spells of dubious use to the discerning wizard, along with some notes on various animals of the Wampus Country.  Tome 41: Theriospheric Transfigurations is a compilation of material from the Wampus Country blog supplemented with new material.  The spell descriptions therein are for use with Labyrinth Lord or any similar grey-haired game, or can provide inspiration for any system which tolerates some silliness in its magic.
Wampus Country is a fantasy frontier setting of tall tales, humorous action, and winking satire.  As such, the content of Theriospheric Transfigurations may be incompatible with Very Serious Campaigns.

Check it out, it's Pay What you Want, and if you like it, I'm sure a donation would be appreciated. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG/RPGNow — December 27th, 2015

Not surprisingly, not much this week.


Rules


Champions of ZED: Zero Edition Dungeoneering -  If White Box isn't "pure" or pretentious enough for you, here you go. 190 pages, $7.75

Misc


Dungeons in Blue Expansion Set G and H. Geomorphs, $3.49 each.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG/RPGNow

A little slow this week, as to be expected. The most notable item is a free adventure from 3 Toadstools


Adventures


One Waiting One Prisoner One Sacrifice - One adventure from Tim Shorts. 21 pages, $3.99

The Mad God's Jest - Free adventure from Shane Ward of 3 Toadstools. 19 pages. And did I mention it's free? Check it out.

Misc


Under-sized Adventures #1 - The Kobold Nest - Despite the name, it's just a map and vague descriptions. 50 cents.

Wormskin Issue 1 - This is more of a campaign setting than anything else. For B/X, it seems to be fairy inspired. Or maybe furry inspired, there's spells for cat people. $3, 41 pages.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara Review — The Keep on the Borderlands, Autarch Style

Thirty-Five years ago, Gary Gygax wrote The Keep on the Borderlands as an introductory module for Basic D&D, to replace Mike Carr's In Search of the Unknown for inclusion in the basic box set. It was different from most existing modules in two notable ways. Firstly, it described with some detail a home base for the players, the Keep in the name of the module. Secondly, instead of a providing a fairly static dungeon for the players to explore, it provided a more dynamic one ruled by different factions.

As such an influential module, it has spawned numerous imitators as well as a reboot from TSR/WOTC themselves. Most of these provide far more detail than the original, easy enough since the orignal was a scant 32 pages. The Sinister Stone of Sakkara is Autarch's attempt at producing an homage, meant for their Adventurer Conqueror King System (aka ACKS) but with the exception of armor class and some classes, is more or less Basic/Expert D&D with a focus on bookkeeping. And that sort of focus in one display here, with a large amount of detail in some areas and sparseness in others.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG/RPGNow — December 13th, 2015

Still kinda slow but a handful of new products. Strange new products, including a pig based dungeon and rules for dodo breeding.


Adventures

 

Flickpig - Described as an old school dungeon crawl with pigs.  35 pages, $3.50

Rules

Classes of Fantasy - This is a compilation of classes for Labyrinth Lord. Pay What You Want

Classes of Ruin -  Even more classes for Labyrinth Lord. Pay What You Want

Didus Ineptus Avis Nobilis -  These are rules for breeding dodo birds for use as mounts and such by halflings.  28 pages, Pay What You Want

Misc


Dungeons in Blue - #21, #22, #23, #24, #25 - Geomorphs, 99 cents each or a mega pack of those five for $4.19

Midnight Oliviah Review — Good Read, Not So Good Adventure

Midnight Oliviah is a module for first edition (and OSRIC and Advanced Edition Character Labyrinth Lord) from Lloyd Metcalf Inc, meant for 3rd to 4th level characters. I bought the PDF, but it's also a print product. It's described as a "mini mod", but at $5 and almost 30 pages, albeit single column, it's a bit more than that, but still likely representing a single play sessions.

Oliviah is also the name of an NPC, a tavern owner who hires the PCs to work as security for an auction of a special suit of magical armor . An artifact, actually. However, much to their dismay, part of that armor was stolen, so they must track down the thief. This requires a small amount of detective work, but after talking to a few people, they are pointed in the right direction of the suspect. Which involves a dungeon crawl of a necromancer's lair.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

New OSR Titles at DTRPG/RPGNow Dec 5th, 2015

Looks like Pacesetter Games & Simulations have finally started putting up PDFs there. Given their troubled history of fulfilling orders, perhaps is a wise move.

Otherwise, really slow week.

Adventures

T1-2 The Thing in the Valley -  Strange things are afoot at the village of Rivermeet. A 3rd to 6th level adventure for 1st Edition originally from 2011. 50 pages, $9

Rules

Beyond the Wall & Other Adventures GM Screen and Reference Pack - Not sure it actually needs one, as it's a fairly simple game, but here you go. $2.50


Monstrous Miscelleany #01 Review — A Handful of Monsters

Monster Miscellany #01 is the first (presumably) in a series of small supplements from James Mishler Games introducing new monster for Labyrinth Lord. How small? Well, four monsters, one to a page. But each page is packed with a huge amount of detail (and text). While Labyrinth Lord is a Basic and Expert D&D retro-clone, the format here is more akin to the monstrous manuals of 2nd edition of AD&D, with sections on ecology, organization, where they are found, and in some cases, unique examples of the monster.

Miscellany certain describes the variety of the four different monsters, they share nothing in common. The first is the abnokh, a type of minor demon. They are tall, red, and emaciated to the point of looking skeletal. They hunt humans to eat and other unpleasant things. They are not terribly tough though, with only 3 hit dice. However they do hunt in packs, so could be a challenge. They remind me a bit of the Xill.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

North Wind Adventures having sale on their print products

I was hoping they'd put their new adventures on sale in PDF form, but apparently not. They do however have them 15% off in print form from their website. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY15

Saturday, November 28, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — November 28th, 2015

Not too much this week, a couple of adventures and a questionable White Box supplement (What's the point of White Box if you add everything from Greyhawk and etc back in. Only different names? Like the Knight Errant instead of Paladin)

Adventures


Ogres of the Fen -  OSRIC adventure. Ogres have fled to a town and the town wants to know why. 20 pages, $6.

Tree Maze of the Twisted Druid - Originally made by the author when he was a kid in 1981.  10 pages, free.

WBO04: Stuck on Etholk - White Star adventure. $1.99, 17 pages.

Rules


Bloody Basic Bundle - Has five different Bloody Basic rulebooks (each for different genres). $19.45

Blood & Treasure RPG Bundle -  Contains the main book, the monster book (although the main book has like 500 monsters), and the player companion. $20.97 and lots and lots of pages

White Box Chivalry - Paladins and Anti-Paladins for White Box, only under different names because using the normal terms wouldn't be cool (or something). 13 pages, $1.99

Misc


0one's Blueprints: Megadungson - The Undercity - Map for a megadungeon. 25 pages, $1.99

d30 Collection of Height & Weight Table  - Free

Friday, November 27, 2015

Very little OSR stuff discounted for Black Friday at DTRPG

As near as I can tell (based on a 100 or so items on my wish list and trawling through the drop down box),  just Lesser Gnome's catalog. 

Possibly Lloyd Metcalf's stuff.

It's hard to tell because they let you set a list price, then the actual price, and then a price for sales. But if the list price and actual price are different, it looks like it's being discounted for a sale, but it's not actually.  Just chicanery.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — Novemeber 21st, 2015

I have been sick as a dog this week. Worse, since I've rarely seen a sick dog, to be honest.

Somewhat curiously, there have been a couple of Gangbusters supplements, most notably Joe's Diner, 
an adventure locale for $1.99 and Police Dispatches which is Pay What You Want

Adventures


MA: Robots Among Us -  From Jim Ward and Goodman Games comes this 20 page book on encounters with robots gone wild. $5.99

PA1 Vault of the Faceless Giants -  Indian themed B/X adventure using their (Big Something Dragon Games) psionics rules, but easy to ignore the psionics stuff. Free for the time being, 16 pages.

The Folio #4 - 4th module in the Roslof Keep campaign. 36 pages, $5.99 and for 6th to 9th level characters

Whitebox One Shot Bundle #1 - Contains 3 adventures from Small Niche Games: Return of the Mad Hermit, Swamp Dungeon of the Bandit Lord, and Tower of Boon Companions. $4.99

WK 2: Curse of the Electric Kobold - Follow up to the WK1 Something of the Kobolds. For levels 2-4 and Sword & Wizardry. 31 pages, $6

Rules


Monstrous Miscellany #01 - 4 new monsters from James Mishler . 7 pages, 99 cents

The Golden Scroll of Justice - Wuxia supplement for Adventures Dark & Deep and presumably 1e. $9.95 and 114 pages.

Misc


1e/OSRIC Character Sheet -  Free character sheet from Lloyd Metcalf who has done some recent adventures.

Dungeons in Blue - The Lava Flows One - Geomorphs. $3.49

Dungeons in Blue - The Lava Flows Two - Geomorphs. $3.49

Ships of the Galaxy: The Monarch Courier - Ship for White Star. 16 pages, $5

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

All Gothic Roleplaying Accessories products temporarily Pay What You Want

I kinda thought they were, to be honest, but both of their products, A Haunted Island ( a short adventure) and Folkloric Interludes: Marriages & Brides to Evil (another short adventure) are now Pay What You Want.

Both are based on gothic literature and folklore, so worth a look if you like that and worth paying a bit to encourage the author to make more.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vault of the Faceless Giants free for playtest



The upcoming adventure PA1 Vault of the Faceless Giants from New Big Dragon  is currently free in playtest form. If you download it now, you'll get the updated version when it goes live.

What's the catch? Well, besides it not being final, apparently it features psionics from his psionics book. Ugh, I hate psionics.

Other than that, looks pretty neat and Indian themed.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — November 14th, 2015

Kind of a quiet week, at least in the world of OSR products.


Adventures


Tower of Boon Companions - From Small Niche Games comes this White Box adventure for 3rd to 5th level characters. At first glance it looks like RQ style ducks on the cover, but they are apparently orcs drawn comically. 44 pages, $2.99

Rules


Classes of Ruin: Pirate -  Free pirate class for Labyrinth Lord. Yar!

Species Spotlight: Abhorrans - I guess this is for White Star. They seem to be like Hutts  (think Jabba from Star Wars or Pizza from Space Balls). $1.50, 10 pages.

Misc

d30 Half-Elf Height & Weight Table -  Free, but couldn't he have combined them into one file?

B/X Monster Reference Index - Looking for a B/X monster? Well, this will help you, having stat blocks for 500 critters. $2, 29 pages.

RND Issue 1 - Random fanzine. PWYW

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New and Better Bundle of Holding

There is this one, with stuff that is actually recent and worth buying.

For $5.95 you get

  • Slumbering Ursine Dunes (Hydra Cooperative, retail price $9): Mayhem and weirdness in a Slavic-themed sandbox.
  • The Gnomes of Levnec (Zzarchov Kowolski, retail $5): A cranky lord, missing villagers, and many delicious gnomes. Try a bite!
  • Strange Stars (Hydra Cooperative, retail $10): Adventure between the stars with this science fiction retroclone inspired by Star Frontiers and '70s TV space opera.
  • Weird Adventures and Strange Trails (Hydra Cooperative, retail $11): Journey to Empire City for two-fisted pulp-era gaming with these two titles featuring fantasy tropes mixed with radios, trains, and skyscrapers.
and for $13.30 you get

  • A Red & Pleasant Land (Lamentations of the Flame Princess, retail $15): Zak S (Vornheim) mixes Alice in Wonderland with major weirdness (such as vampires and Decapitated Lords).
  • Owl Hoot Trail (Pelgrane Press, retail $10): Posse up with this Wild West-flavored take on fantasy gaming, where outlaw orcs battle half'in gunslingers and weird gadgeteers.
  • Fever-Dreaming Marlinko (Hydra Cooperative, retail $9): This Slumbering Ursine Dunes city supplement presents escalating events/triggers, two dungeons, and a carousing system.
  • Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures (Flatland Games, retail $8): A simple standalone zero-prep RPG for young adventurers, inspired by Le Guin, Susan Cooper, and Lloyd Alexander's Prydain books.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New OSR Bundle of Holding

Well, new in the since that the bundle is new, the contents seem to be pretty old.

For $4.95 you get

  • Swords & Wizardry (Mythmere Games, retail price $10): Matthew Finch's complete 2012 rulebook recasting white-box Original D&D, plus the Eldritch Weirdness and Monster Book supplements.
  • Tomb of the Iron God (Mythmere, $4): Matt Finch's breathtaking 1st-level Swords & Wizardry module with 500 monsters and two gods.
  • Cyclopean Deeps 1: Down to Ques Querax (Frog God Games, $5): The introductory chapter in a very tough and extremely subterranean campaign across the Under Realms.
  • Demonspore (Mythmere, $7): A zealot band of Shrooms is cultivating a new god in Matt Finch's adventure (levels 3-6) for Swords & Wizardry or any OSR fantasy game.
  • Plus the "OSR Toolkit": Especially for this offer, we assembled this rich collection of free rulebooks, tutorials, magazines, and even graph paper.

For $13.17 you also get
  • Adventurer Conqueror King System (Autarch, $10): A well-integrated complete B/X-style rules set that scales smoothly from novice dungeon crawls to empire-building.
  • Stonehell Dungeon (Michael Curtis, $9.50): Michael Curtis's acclaimed megadungeon and its first two supplements.
  • Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (Lamentations, $9): Zak (Red & Pleasant Land) Smith's brilliant city-construction kit.
  • The God That Crawls (Lamentations of the Flame Princess, $7.25): A weird-fantasy race through a deathtrap dungeon, pursued by an unstoppable slime.
  • The Monolith Out of Space and Time (Lamentations, $7.25): James Raggi's controversial, not to say polarizing, Lovecraftian nega-dungeon.

Honestly, I'd say the only thing really worth the money out of that bunch is Stonehell Dungeon.  But YMMV

Friday, November 6, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — November 7th, 2015

Lots of high production values (and expensive) products out this week


Adventures


Midnight in Mogheim - From Ravenlore Press, who previously released the "Ark" setting (which sadly isn't a giant ship in space) comes this Viking themed adventure setting. 108 pages, $9.99

Saving Pirate O'Ryan -  Swords & Wizardry mini-dungeon. $1.50, 15 pages

The Secret Machines of the Star Spawn - Gonzo high level OSRIC module from Maximum Mayhem Dungeons. 44 pages, $10

WK1 Caves of the Kobold Queen - If you aren't tired of killing kobolds, here's a low level module. 33 pages, $6


Rules


Starvation Cheap - This is a military sourcebook for Stars Without Number. 110 pages, $12.95 in pdf, more in print

Misc


d30 Half-Orc Height & Weight Table -  Because some people have to justify their buying a d30. Free.

PX2: Extra: Planar Primer - Free preview of the upcoming PX2, which will be a planar book for Basic D&D. Free

Starvation Cheap Art Pack - As with his past Kickstarter projects, Kevin Crawford has made the art available for it free to use for projects, personal or commercial. Free

The Undercroft Issues #7 - LotFP fanzine. 26 pages, $2.79

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—October 31st, 2015

Yeah yeah, a little late this week. A couple of new adventures and some misc stuff, mostly maps.

Adventures


A Guide to Hallowfest - A Halloween themed adventure for Swords & Wizardry. 16 pages, Pay What You Want

The Secret of Cykranosh -  I have no idea how I missed this one, it's a Pay What You Want adventure inspired by Clark Ashton Smith.


Rules


Classes of Ruin: KappaYeti. Loremaster,  New classes for Labyrinth Lord. 50 cents each

PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook -  Gary Gygax publicly apologized for them, but if for some ungodly reason you are masochistic enough to want psionics in a game system that was mercifully free of them, here you go. 56 pages, $5.99

Misc


0one's Blueprints: Megadungeon-Archlich's Lair -  6 maps making up a horizontal megadungeon with a lich theme. $1.95

d30 Gnome Height & Weight Table -  Perhaps one of the biggest hassles in gaming is when you need to know the weight of a gnome but just can't figure it out on your own. Well, thankfully this free table is here to save the day.

d30 Halfling Height & Weight Table - See above.

Manta - Free deckplan for a spaceship

One Page Pack #5 - Geomorphs. $4.19

SS Newton - Another free deckplan for a spaceship

Vacant Ritual Assembly #4 - Lamentations of the Flame Princess e-zine. 22 pages, $2

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween Sale at DTRPG/RPGNow

33% off, pretty decent, not the 50% off at the Xmas/Xmas in July sale, but not bad, either.


Barrowmaze Complete (Megadungeon full of giant rats)
Calidar, In Stranger Skies - Bruce Heard's new world
Divinities and Cults - LL supplement
Gods of Wor - S&W supplement
Ivory Relics - S&W magic items
The Beast That Waits - One of the best sandbox adventures in the OSR. For S&W
The Complete Vivimancer - Sort of a really icky magic user
The Curse of Ravenmere - Adventure I remember nothing about.
The Nod Companion - Bunch of new classes for Blood & Treasure
Slumbering Ursine Dunes - "Point crawl", possibly involving sandy bears

Monday, October 26, 2015

New Kabuki Kaiser product, I think


 Castle Gargantua, $5 and 112 single column, big text pages. Presumably it's like his previous stuff, random tables. I presume it's new, because a) I never noticed it before and b) I just an email from DTRPG about it (since I bought his previous stuff), but on the other hand, it was last updated in May.


    Ride the beanstalk and crawl into the sprawling halls of Castle Gargantua. There awaits the most legendary of giants and the fiercest creatures known to man. Delve further than ever for the great doors of Castle Gargantua have swung open once again, and what lies ahead isn't for the faint-hearted.
    The biggest dungeon ever published by the OSR. A campaign, a massive generator, and a grotesque setting all-in-one.
    A bookmarked PDF & print edition compatible with everything Old School Renaissance

 His previous products, Mad Monks of Kwantoom and Ruins of the Undersomething (City?) were quite good, but convinced me that I really don't like random tables/randomly generated dungeons.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 23rd, 2015

This is late because I've been chasing cats around for 2 hours. Sigh.

Adventures


La Luna Rosso Sangue -  This is apparently an Italian translation of a module, Blood Moon Rising. $4.95 and 27 pages.


Rules


Blood Basic - Weird Fantasy Edition -  Blood & Treasure rules streamlined and meant for roleplaying in the style of Clark Ashton Smith and Lord Dunsany. 51 pages, $4.99

Classes of Fantasy: Troll - Rules for trollplaying. 50 cents, 1 page.

Old School Options: Familiars -  24 pages of rules on familiars. PWYW and it's a "Beta" edition.


Misc


City Map: Ancient Temple City Al-Zadinah - This is a city map for a Babylonian style city. Wonder if it has a shore. $4.99

Nod 27 - John Stater's e-zine continues . 82 pages, $4.99.

OSR Enemy and Mission Generator - Free, for White Star

Random Hat Table - Not really OSR, but possibly useful. $1

The Tekumel Sourcebook -  From the 1983 version of the game which I don't think was D&D based, but eh. 136 pages and a whopping $19.95. Apparently it's a scan of the original with very small print.

The White Star Catalog - Free catalog of various White Star products.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New level of Castle Triskelion available

The good people at & Magazine (and of course, the author of it, Tim Stypinski) have published a new level of the ongoing megadungeon, Castle Triskelion

This module features 67 encounter areas, plus new monsters such as the Jousting Wasp and Glutinous Gunge, as well as known monsters like the Talon Goblin and Cadaver Spiders.
Wait! You don’t know what the Jousting Wasp and Glutinous Gunge are???
Then you will have to download New Materials Volume II, which features 30+ new monsters, new magic items, new mundane items, and new information about currencies of the realms!

Check it out, it's all free (and good).


(hat tip to Darn I Zhaan for this)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—October 15th, 2015

Some interesting stuff this week.


Adventures


Come to Daddy - This large dark fantasy adventure comes in Blood & Treasure and Swords & Wizardry versions. 86 pages and Pay What You Want.

Have Death Ray, Will Travel - Adventure setting for White Star that tries to emulate the feel of the 1940s-1950s interplanetary sci-fi (or scientifiction as they called it). 45 pages, $3.99

Rules


Creature Catalog Volume 1 -  12 new monsters from the Frugal GM. 12 pages, $1.99

Darker Pathes 3: The Demonolater -  This is essentially an Evil High Priest sub-class of cleric, those that serve demon/devil gods.  For 1e and presumably Adventures Dark & Deep. 15 pages, $4.25

Heroic Age of Tekumel - These are quick start rules for an upcoming Tekumel game. Sounds like it's closer to the original Empire of the Petal Throne rules which was like D&D, except ability scores were 1-100. Hefty for quick start rules at 79 pages and it's free. Check it out.

Uttin  - This is a new alien racial class for White Star. 7 pages, PWYW.


Misc


Dungeons in Blue Set F and Set E- Dungeon geomorphs. $3.49. Dude draws a lot of maps.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Free Adventure — The Tower of Horace Sharpcheeks

With a name like that, it must be good. Or silly. One of those.  Anyway, a free download over at the Simple D&D blog

There was a time when the wizard Horace Sharpcheeks overlooked the village of Cresthaven from atop his tower. That was until his tower exploded in a giant green fireball and Horace was never heard from again.
The owner of the Crossed Arms inn claims there is an entrance to a mysterious cavern system below the cellar spewing forth all types of monsters onto the once peaceful country side. The village elders also agree that it’s worth investigating the rumors and have put out a call to all adventurers to cleanse the site of the wizard’s tower and report back their findings. The one thing everyone can agree upon is that goblins have infested the ruins and they must go.

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 9th, 2015

Woops, late again, a bit under the weather is my excuse. Something of a slow week.

Adventures


The Day the Kobolds Ruled the World - Basic Fantasy RPG adventure from the Gagmen. PWYW, 13 pages.

Rules


Ghosts - The Incorporeal Undead -  This is a rather large (64 pages) supplement on ghosts for Labyrinth Lord from James Mishler. $6.66

Elven Wardancer, Divine Elven Nightblade, and  Divine Spellsword - New classes for Labyrinth Lord. $1.49 each.

Misc


1e World Style Map Icons -  For Hexographer. $9.95

Dungeons in Blue - Set D and Set E -  Geomorphs. $3.49 each.

Tangible Taverns: The Bull & The Bear , The Angelic Imp, and Tuffy's Good Time Palace- System neutral adventure location. $1.49 for the first and last, the middle, Angelic Imp is free.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Issue #23 of Footprints available...

Even though I visit Dragonsfoot every day, it's remarkable easy to miss stuff like this. Issue #23 of their e-zine, Footprints actually came out last week. I might have missed it, but 500+ people haven't. Always amazes me how high their download count is.

Anyway, this issues contains

Contents
Lycanthropes with Class (article)
The Slayer (class)
Centaurs! More Than Just Horsing Around (article)
No Bones About It (adventure)
Basic Equipage and Supplies: Costs and Encumbrances (article)
A Digest Alchemical (article)
Human and Halfling Character Background Tables (article)
B11a: Priest's Errand (adventure)
The Eye of Ishur (fiction)
Shards from the Workshop (creatures)
Undead Immunities (article)
Citadel of the Carrion-Eaters (adventure)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—October 1st, 2015

Hmmmm, I think DTRPG has done away with the OSR category. Mind you, things were often not labeled correctly so I had to check everything anyway, but I used to always scan it first. Oh well. Progress, I guess.

Adventures


No Country for Weak Men (Swords & Wizardry edition) - I remember this had a Blood & Treasure release a long while ago. 26 pages, Pay What You Want.

Rules


Bloody Basic -  Classic Edition - Like Blood & Treasure only smaller. 40 pages, $4.99

Bloody Basic -  Mother Goose Edition - Like Blood & Treasure only smaller and focused on fairy tale adventures. 36 pages, $4.99

Bloody Basic Contemporary Edition -  Like Blood & Treasure only smaller and focused on, well, I'm not sure, it mentions automatons and gnomes (which I don't think are all that contemporary) and something called "drakken". At any rate, it's $4.99 and 41 pages.

Bloody Basic - Sinew & Steel Edition -  Like Blood & Treasure only smaller and focused on medieval games. 25 pages, $2.99

Enchanter Class - New class for Labyrinth Lord which simulates Prospero from The Tempest. 6 pages, PWYW.

Misc


Planetary Transmission Issue #2 - e-zine for White Star. 24 pages, $2.99

Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #51 - e-zine for Mutant Future (I think), this issue about mutated animals and plants. 26 pages, $2.99

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

New OSR Products — Sept 26th, 2015

Woops, a little late this week.


Adventures


Amazons of Valsuum -  Sword & Planet adventure for White Star (does it really do that better than regular D&D?). Anyway, 22 pages, $1.50

FD6 - Ossuary of the Bear -  Filbar adventure. 19 pages, $3

The Sinister Stone of Sakkara - An adventure for ACKS. 2 dungeon levels, home base Good deal at 80 pages $5.

Rules


Star Gods Help Us -  some sort of supplement for White Star for munchkin players.  40 pages, $2.99

Misc


Over the Top: Guide to the Past - Some sort of supplement for Over the Top, which is a fantasy WW1 setting for Labyrinth Lord. 11 pages, $2.10

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Help Jeff Dee get Villains & Vigilantes back

Yeah, strictly speaking not an OSR game as I define it, but I have a lot of good memories as a kid of playing V&V (though strangely, I have no memory of how the rules work).

Anyway, you may or may not know, FGU has held the rights to it even though they pretty much just sit on it, doing nothing. So Jeff Dee has started a fund to get money to try to get it back.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Korthalis Publishing having a half off sale for the weekend

At 50% off, most their stuff is worth it. Not that they are bad products (modules are the only ones I have), mind you, but most a jumble of ideas with vague stats than actual adventures.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Issue #12 of & Magazine available for free download

Only noticed this a few days late, but the latest issue of the AD&D magazine, & came out of the 14th.

This issue deals with taverns and inns. Sadly, no Darryl character class.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — September 17th, 2015

Kind of a slow week, a couple new free classes and an interesting adventure are the highlights.


Adventures


Hexed Places - Five Pack #1 - This is a bundle of 5 hex crawl adventures. $11.39

The Cliff Lair of Heeter - Low level adventure for OD&D. $1.99, 12 pages. From the preview, it seems rather swords & sorcery-ish.


Rules


CX1 Extra: Gnomes -  Gnome classes for LL or B/X. Free

For Gold and Glory -  The 2nd edition retro-clone is now up on DTRPG. Free

Grey Nebula: Crewmen, Con-Men, and Lawmen - White Star didn't have a whole lot of classes (though more than White Box) and this fills in some of the gaps. $1.99, 21 pages.

The Myrmidon - New class for LL from 3 Toadstools. Free, so check it out.


Misc


100 Intelligent Swords - 4 pages, $2. That's 2 cents per sword.

Last day for the Complete Oracle Kickstarter

The Oracle was a fanzine back in the early 1980s. The Kickstarter is to reprint all the issues in book form. The PDF of said book is only $5, really good deal

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Lusus Naturae discounted for one day only

Lusus Naturae, a monster book from Rafael Chandler (who did the Teriatric Tome) is now only $6.66 (normally $10). Only good for tonight.

I have no idea if it's any good or not. His previous efforts tend to be a little over the top grim dark stuff, to me coming off as more campy than scary, but some of the monsters were pretty good.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

DTRPG/RPGNow having d20 sale, which includes some OSR stuff

Strictly speaking, one is 3rd edition and the other is previous editions, but still, they use the 3rd SRD as its base, so I guess it counts.

Anyway, it's 15% off and OSR publishers/products include James Mishler, Tom Doolan, some BRW Games, Goodman Games, Sine Nome, Dyson Logos, Jeff Dee, Moebius Adventures, Beyond The Wall, Machinations of the Space Princess (which I don't understand isn't more popular, it's tons better than White Star), Slumbering Ursine Dunes, and Expeditious Retreat Press.

Also strictly speaking, the d20 trademark license is no more, so they aren't supposed to use that name, or at very least the logo. But eh, Hasbro probably won't notice or care.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Free racial gnome classes for Labynrith Lord — CX1 Extra: Gnomes


While the B/X rules are really quite elegant and fun, I've never really understood the point of racial classes, at least for humanoid races like elves, dwarves, & hobbits.  But if you do, and are dying to add gnomes to your game, New Big Dragon just released a free supplement with gnome racial classes, apparently a preview of a larger book of classes.

I did like the Creature Crucible line for D&D, where you could play monsters.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — September 10th, 2015

Most notably, the three adventures from the recent Hyperborea Kickstarter went up this week. A little pricey, hopefully they will come down soon.

Adventures


Beneath the Comet - For Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, this is a adventure for 6th to 9th level characters that seems to feature no real plot, other than finding loot revealed by a magical treasure map that only shows when there is a comet. 48 pages, $10.

Bizarre Tales -  Not exactly sure what this is, besides "sandbox location and adventure" which could be anything from a hex crawl to exploring a haunted litterbox. $2.50, 24 pages. No system or level range.

Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess -  An AS&SH adventure for 5th to 7th level characters. Again, following a map, this time to a jungle temple. 60 pages, $10

Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes - Another AS&SH adventure, this time for 2nd-4th Level. About a Viking ship in the desert. 60 pages, $10

Hinterlandt:Dragedræberens grav- Sounds like an industrial band, but this is a module for Hinterlandt, apparently a Danish OSR game. 77 pages and Pay What You Want.

Revolt at the Spire - This is an adventure for White Star, 3rd to 5th level.  12 pages, $1.50

Rules


Blood & Bone - Undead racial classes for Labyrinth Lord. PWYW

Space Sword - This is in French and the preview is small, so I have no idea just what it is, but it seems to be a vaguely OSR ruleset for planetary romance style adventures (Flash Gordon and such). 82 pages and $5.61 which probably makes more sense in Euros (presumably 5 of them).

Misc

Adventure Seeds: Islands - A collection of tables to generate island adventures, and possibly, salad dressing. 8 pages, PWYW.

Gygax Magazine #6 - Defying most people's expectations, it's back with a sixth issue. This has some AD&D items as well as a complete RPG from someone I've never heard of. 68 pages, $4.99 and like always, the full sized preview gives you 40 pages

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

False Promises Review — Converted Adventure Needs a Bit More Converting


False Promises from Throwigames came out last year around the holidays. I didn't get it at the time since it was $5 for 20 pages, a bit too pricey for my budget for a blind purchase, but the price was later dropped to $2.50 which is more in my wheelhouse for modules I know nothing about. Indeed, I didn't know it when I bought it, but apparently it's a conversion to B/X D&D of an older module written for the company's own house system. Regardless of its origins, it actually sort of feels and looks like a late '90s 2e product than anything else. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hawk the Slayer sequel on Kickstarter

Doesn't look like it will make it, but the sequel to Hawk the Slayer, Hawk the Hunter needs $500,000 to be finished.

Rick Wakeman is doing the soundtrack, strangely enough. The original had a really nice one.  Albeit suspiciously like Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds in places. 


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Free PDF from Pacesetter Games & Simulations

Their problems in actually shipping out stuff people have ordered is fairly well known (not to mention their unfinished Kickstarter), and as part of a way to apologize for this, they've made one of their adventures free in PDF, Secrets of the Unknown, which is sort of an add-on to TSR's B1.

Be sure to change the shipping method from "Downloadable" to "PDF"

Friday, September 4, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — September 2nd, 2015

Busy week. Probably will get the library adventure.


Adventures


Adventurous Locations III - The Infamous Drunken Harpy -  This is more a location than adventure, set on a floating casino/brothel. 57 pages, $2.99

Ghosts from the Dark Wood, Second Printing - old module from Johnny Rook now in a 2nd edition. 32 pages, $6.

The Bridgeway -  a 4th to 6th level adventure for Swords & Wizardry. 12 pages, $1.50

The Lunar Library of Thurindisar - The premise for this sounds pretty neat, the PCs are hired to explore a library on the Moon. For Labyrinth Lord and looks like a low level adventure. 27 pages, $2.50

Rules 

 Classes of Fantasy: Faerie - No description, but a class for Labyrinth Lord. 50 cents, 1 page

Classes of Fantasy: Harpy - Same as above.

Ivory Relics - new magic items for Swords & Wizardry. Free

Ivory Relics II - new magic items for Swords & Wizardry.  12 pages, $1.99. Hope it's better than the free one.

The Aeva - new class for White Box that  apparently "buffs" other classes. 4 pages, $1

The ABCs of Space Opera, Volume 1: A - L - Sci Fi stuff for Labyrinth Lord. 98 pages, $10

The Palimor - new class for White Box that sounds a lot like the 3.5 Warlord. 4 pages, $1


Avalon Games having a $1 sale

I dunno if they actually have any OSR stuff (they used to sell Arrows of Indra, but not anymore), but they do have a wide range of clip art,

Most of it doesn't live up to modern standards, but if you want to create an early Judges Guild style product, it's perfect. All of it is colored pencil stuff with a lot of gratuitous nudity.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stonehell Dungeon 2 progressing

Michael Curtis is one of the better adventure writers around, so it's not too surprise he's in big demand from companies to write modules. However, that means that he has less time to devote to his own masterpiece, Stonehell Dungeon.

However, it looks like all is not lost, he just posted an in progress index on the Facebook page for it.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Megadungeon Map from Tim Hartin/Paratime Design

For my money, the best dungeon mapper in the OSR is Tim Hartin of Paratime Design. Not just the mapping style, but the design of his maps. He's back with a new megadungeon

This PDF contains fifteen individual maps that combine to create a sprawling mega-dungeon. The maps are comprised of standard dungeon chambers, natural caves, water areas, submerged areas, multiple elevations, and one giant chamber that stretches across four pages. There are multiple entrances leading from above and multiple stairways leading deeper into the dungeon (which are beyond the scope of this document). Each map has several options available, including black or white backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, and secret doors on or off (for ease with VTT programs)
Looking at it, it seems to be his best yet. So if you are the sort that loves stocking dungeons, check it out, it's a very good deal at $6

Monday, August 31, 2015

Purple Duck having a $1.50 stock art sale

I'm not sure why, but all their stock art is priced at $1.50 a piece, which is half or more off their usual price of $3 to $4.

I've bought a lot of their art at 30% off during the Christmas and Christmas in July sales, it's really good stuff for the most part. Most of their stuff comes in color, grey scale and line art and I've used mostly their stuff for the cover art of my character classes...

Edit: Over now

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ivory Relics — Free Swords & Wizardry sourcebook

13 pages of new magic items

Ivory Relics contains Suits of Armor, Shields, Melee Weapons, Missile Weapons, Greater Wands, Greater Rings and Staffs suitable for any Swords & Wizardry White Box adventure. More than fifty magic items!

List price of $1.99, current price free. Presumably no elephants or narwhals were harmed in the making of it.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — August 27th, 2015

Woof. The cold I usually get at the end of September is afflicting me now, I guess because the weather has been so cold.

Adventures


Folkloric Interludes: Marriages and Brides to Evil - I guess this is an adventure (the "sample" is just two title pages so it's unclear what the product is), apparently based on German Folklore.  For OSRIC, $1.25 and 8 pages.

Return of the Mad Hermit - Small Nice Games returns with a Swords & Wizardry adventure for levels 1-3. 26 pages (giant single column), $1.99

Space Cede - Short sci-fi adventure and includes a new class. 8 pages, $1

The Folio #3 -  The first one was one of the worst adventures I've ever seen, but I guess enough people like it that it is now up to part 3. $5.99 and 32 pages. And on the plus side, it has Jim Holloway art.

Rules


Classes of Pop: Superhero - Superhero (the comic book sort, not 8th level fighter) class for Labyrinth Lord. 2 pages, $1

Misc


Game Night Issue One - Apparently this is a comic book about people playing a Swords & Wizardry adventure. $1.99 and 29 pages.

Tome of Tomes Volume 2 - 100 books that might be found on a sage's bookshelf. $3.60, 19 pages.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Gold Box games are on GoG (and Eye of the Beholder)

I pretty much bought all of these back in the day (not the Savage Frontier ones though). Now they are available from GoG (only the Forgotten Realms ones, not the Dragonlance), and also the Eye of Beholder games, and lastly Menzoberrean and Dungeon Hack

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — August 20th, 2015

After a very slow week last week, things are back to normal

Also Humble Bundle is having a bundle with Might & Magic games


Adventures


Book of Lairs - 26 monster lairs (and some new monsters) for the ACKS game. Strangely priced at $7.83 and 74 pages.

The Dreams of Ruin - The PDF is free, but now you can get it in print. Couldn't make it through the PDF, much too artsy for my taste.

The First Sentinel - 3rd to 5th level Labyrinth Lord adventure. 39 pages, $6.99

The Sorcerer's Tome - Another 3rd to 5th Level adventure, this time for Swords & Wizardry. 14 pages, $1.50

Rules


Lesser Gnomes's Creature Catalog - Free PDF of new monsters from their modules, Labyrinth Lord stats.

Outer Space Raiders: The Norni -  A new alien race for White Star. 8 pages, 99 cents.

Powers of the Mind: Free Starter Edition - If for some crazy reason you play ACKS, and for some crazier reason you want to add psionics to it, well, here you are. (In either event, my condolences)

Misc


Dungeons in Blue: Triple Expansions Pack One - $8.79 for some dungeon maps.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Rifftrax Riffs The Magic Sword

The Magic Sword is a Bert I. Gordon fantasy movie that influenced D&D at least a little bit, some of the magic spells seem inspired by it. It was already done by MST3K, but for some reason Rifftrax is re-riffing it., I guess because it's public domain and they wouldn't have to pay a licensing fee.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—August 13th, 2015

Really slow week, though both new products look pretty good

Adventures


DAA1 - The Ghost of Jack Cade on London Bridge - The first adventure module for Dark Albion. Strangely, I'm reading a historical mystery by Susanna Gregory set on the London Bridge. Weird place, it had shops and houses on it. And Jack Cade was a leader of an early failed rebellion. $1.99, 22 pages.

Rules


Hyperspace Messenger 06 - Cyberware - 18 pages of rules for cybernetics for White Star and other OSR games. $1.



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Magical Theorems & Dark Pacts is DTRPG's Deal of the Day

Basically it's new classes and some magic items for Labyrinth Lord or B/X. Some of it, especially spells are rehashed, but some of the stuff is new. At $3 though, not a bad buy.

Friday, August 7, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — August 6th, 2015

Yay, finally got my truck fixed, so am in a better mood than last week.


Adventures


Mischievous Monsters -  This is a curious adventure because it weights in at a 130 megabytes for 30 pages. Even the preview is 130 megabytes. $3.90 and no levels or specific game listed.

Night of the Mad Kobold - Already mentioned it, free 20 pages adventure

Rules


Outer Space Raiders: Zeloxians -  I'm sure eventually Zelox will be the name of a drug. New alien races, 99 cents, 4 pages.

The Vagrant - A free class from Shane Ward of 3 Toadstools. Sort of a down on his luck thief. 7 pages.

Misc


OSR Sci-Fi Screen - For White Star, but claims to be compatible with other OSR sci-fi games (Hulks & Horrors and Stars Without Number are cited, and there are several more), but most of them actually have rather different rules  so I'm not sure how compatible they would be with it. $4.99 and 8 pages.

Over the Top: Character Primer - A supplement for Labyrinth Lord which isn't about playing arm wrestling truckers but something even more intriguing, fantasy characters on a WW1 style battlefield. Neat concept, little pricey at $3.69 and 17 pages.

The Sandbox #2 - Free e-zine from Sine Nomine features a new class and lifepath generation for SWN. 21 pages.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Night of the Mad Kobold — Free Swords & Wizardry adventure

Free for the time being at least, so grab it while you can. (And if you like it, wait until it's not free and buy it again).

The town of Cresthill enjoys a favorable location along the winding Graywand River. Trade is good, and the prominent gnomes of House Kelver run most of the businesses to the prosperity of the people. Now, however, a dangerous lunatic—a kobold from the nearby Talon Hills—has decided the gnomes of House Kelver need to be a taught a fiery lesson, and only a band of heroes can stop his plot.
WK0 Night of the Mad Kobold is a short adventure designed for a group of six 1st-level characters for the Swords & Wizardry RPG, but compatible with most OSR games (Labyrinth Lord, OSRIC, etc.). It is set in a generic fantasy setting, easily transportable to most fantasy campaigns. It stands alone but can also serve as an introduction to the WRATH OF THE KOBOLDS module trilogy from Cut to the Chase Games.
Eh. I think I would scream if I fought more kobolds, but I guess some people haven't had enough of them.

Better than giant rats. Just please stop including them in modules.

Friday, July 31, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—July 31st, 2015

Woops, forgot this week. But it's not like anyone actually reads this, so...

Adventures



Fort of the Lost Regiment -18 two column pages, $2.50. Not sure for levels it is for


Rules


Galactic Ship Ops - More detailed ship rules for White Star and some new classes. 20 pages, $3

New Class Options - This is 9 new character classes for Swords & Wizardry, "The Blood Witch (arcane spellcaster), Chesh shapeshifting bard type, Forester a tracker survivalist, The Highlander, The Mermaid of the in-land sea , The prodigal a Jack of all trades, the ruca a dog person with inspirational abilities, The Pixie and the Mythwood Elf, and an advance class called a Draken-Knight which is an attempt at a prestige class for the osr".  $1.50 for 23 pages.

Misieres & Misfortunes — Free B/X Supplement for playing in 17th Century France

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. Well, I think that's actually a bit later. But at any rate, Miseries & Misfortunes is a free 54 page supplement for B/X games.

Have to register for their store, but it's a small price to pay for something pretty cool.

(thanks to Bargle at Dragonsfoot)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Changes at Pacesetter Games & Simulations

That is, the company making modules, not the actual old Pacesetter that was bought out a year or two ago by Goblinoid Games.

Anyway, I've been hearing a lot of rumors about slow shipping and what-not, and looks like there is a reason for that.

From: Pacesetter Games & Simulations

Re: Changes at Pacesetter Games & Simulations

Date: July 26, 2015

For many of you this letter may be too little, too late. Pacesetter Games & Simulations is approaching its sixth anniversary, and this should be a time of excitement. However, it has become all too clear, that if PGS is to move forward, significant changes must be initiated.

To be perfectly clear, shipping has been, at best, a roller coaster ride. There have been horrendous delays and errors. I have tried to work through these seemingly incessant shipping disasters. But as soon as I think I have it handled, issues arise and the problems get much worse before they get better. I am not making excuses, and I never have. PGS’s shipping problems are my responsibility.

To run PGS at the level required means I need to devote more time to the company than I have available. It is just that simple. Pacesetter customers deserve better. Pacesetter has enjoyed the patronage of fantastic people throughout the years. Through mismanaged shipping, I have also seen many simply give up. That is on me. For those who have remained, I am grateful and indebted. It is not from anything I have done that so many have remained; in fact, despite my futile efforts, many people have been very supportive. But to be perfectly honest, I am not feeling that I deserve that sort of support. I simply have not done enough.

Friday, July 24, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG — July 23rd, 2015

Yeah, I'm still up so it counts as Thursday.  Lots of Swords & Wizardry stuff

Adventures


Last Transmission - This is a one page Sci-Fi Adventure. 75 cents and 2 pages, actually.

Moans of Dead - First level adventure for Swords & Wizardry, where the characters must defend a village from undead. 15 pages, $3.95

Twelve Easy Parsecs - A White Star Adventure for 2nd-4th level cahracters. $1.50, 14 pages.

Rules


White Box Options - Psychic Talents -  Psychic powers for White Box. 10 pages, $1.99

White Box Classics - Reluctant Heroes - Three new racial classes for Swords & Wizardry Whitebox, Puck, Feyweave Apprentice, and Halfing Swordsmen. (Feyweave? Seriously?). 12 pages, $1.99


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gutenberg — Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages

This is a pretty big book with all sorts of different legends mostly from continental Europe.  Dietrich of Bern (who I've never heard of) gets nearly a 100 pages and a bunch of other lesser heroes get about 30 pages each. Then it has Sigfried and the Ring Cycle ( (no Roy though), Beowulf, Roland and other Carolingian heroes, then a bit on King Arthur and finally ending with a guy named Tannhauser.

The illustrations are nice, but seemingly too small to use.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Myrkridder: The Demonic Dead Review


Myrkridder: The Demonic Dead is a small supplement from James Misheler detailing a new type of undead monster. The name sounds like it's something from folklore, but a google search didn't turn up anything except one mention on an RPG blog  which seems quite different. Maybe it means something in German? I dunno.

At any rate, they are undead animated by demonic (or devilish) spirits and thus are intelligent. More than anything, they remind me of the deadite army from Army of Darkness. There are six different types of them, though 3 are just increasingly more powerful variations of the same type, undead soldiers. You have the regular rank and file member (2+2 hit dice), then a sergeant (3+3), and finally a champion (7+7). While the latter two have some minor magical powers, all three primarily attack with weapons, doing base weapon damage. I'll admit that I mostly play 1e, but a 7 hd monster only doing weapon damage (so probably 1d8) seems a bit low even for Basic games. If nothing else, they should have some sort of strength bonus, perhaps a +1 for every hit dice they have.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPGNow—July 17th, 2015

A bit of a slow week, but two very large (and kinda expensive) adventures.

Adventures


Bug Hunt; A Sci-Fi One-Page Adventure -  For White Star. Pay What You want. (Strictly speaking, the old school term was Scientifiction)

The Gem Prison of Zardax - A puzzle adventure from Zzarchov Kowolski for characters levels 3 to 6. $7.77 and 48 pages.  

The Squid, the Cabal, and the Old Man - This is an Lamentations of the Flame Princess adventure, apparently set on Earth during the days of Newton (who I guess is the Old Man). $7.50, 48 pages


Rules


Myrkridder: The Demonic Dead -  This is a short supplement detailing a new type of monster, sort of like the intelligent undead from Army of Darkness. Includes 6 different variations and a racial class version. 15 pages, $1

Revolvers & Wizardry - Was released last week in PDF, this week in Mobi and Epub. $5 each format.



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Basic/Expert Random Generator

Dunno if this is actually new, but it's new to me — Tony Bravos Basic & Expert RPG Generator, 
Makes characters and encounters like this

8 Monsters GeneratedACHPAttacksDamage
Rock Baboon6 81 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 61 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 21 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 101 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 31 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 91 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 71 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Rock Baboon6 101 club / 1 bite1d6 / 1d3
Monster Distance: 120 feet away
Monster Reaction: No Attack, monster leaves or considers offers

Stat Block for Rock Baboon
Armor Class: 6 | Hit Dice: 2 | Move: 120'(40') | Attacks: 1 club / 1 bite | Damage: 1d6 / 1d3 | Number Appearing: 2-12 (5-30) | Save As: Fighter 2 | Morale: 8 | Treasure Type: U | Alignment: Neutral | Source Page: B41

Notes: Rock baboons are larger versions of normal baboons, and are more intelligent. They will eat anything, but prefer meat. They do not make tools or weapons but will pick up bones or branches to use as clubs. Rock baboons form packs, each led by a dominant male. They are ferocious and have vicious tempers. They do not speak a true language, but use simple screams to communicate warnings and needs.

Treasure Found
Copper Pieces: 0 per individual
Silver Pieces: 2 per individual
Electrum Pieces: 0 per individual
Gold Pieces: 0 per individual
Platinum Pieces: 0 per individual

Experience Points Awarded
XP Earned Per Monster: 20
Total XP Earned For All 8 Monsters: 160
Total XP Earned For Treasure Found (In Gold Pieces): 0 per individual
Total XP Earned For Encounter: 160 total + 0 per individual

via reddit

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BLUEHOLME Compleat needs playtesters

The author of BLUEHOLME Compleat is looking for playtesters for the game over on Dragonsfoot.

BLUEHOLME being a retro-clone of the Holmes-Gygax Basic D&D rules, and Compleat being an extension of those rules.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition getting an expansion pack

Although I considered Baldur's Gate to be new fangled since it wasn't like the Gold Box games or Eye of the Beholder, it was still an AD&D based game and has been extremely popular since it was released, to the point where it received an "enhanced edition" a couple years ago, and now that enhanced edition is getting an expansion pack, Siege of Dragonspear

  • Expand Your Story: Explore new areas, fight new monsters, and win new rewards in the Siege of Dragonspear expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition. Continue the adventure by exporting your game to Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
  • The Crusade Rises: A sharp and subtle adventure that pits you against an enigmatic new foe
  • Explore the Sword Coast: Venture through vibrant new hand-painted areas in the classic style of the original Baldur’s Gate
  • Gather Your Party: The original cast returns to kick butt for goodness - along with Neera, Rasaad, Dorn, and four new additions!
  • To Infinity and Beyond: Updated UI and improved Infinity Engine features
  • Extra Class: New items, quests, and a new class: the spirit-calling shaman!
  • Venture Forth With A Friend: Functional, extensively tested cross-platform multiplayer on all supported platforms
  • Story Mode: A difficulty setting to allow players to experience all of the story with none of the Game Over screens
Edit:

Here's a trailer on youtube

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—July 9th, 2015

Lots of sourcebooks this week and no adventures except for a reprint.

Adventures


Beneath the Ghoul Lair, 2nd Printing -  Johnny Rook lives, sort of. They put out a number of adventures a few years ago for OSRIC, but have been quiet until now, though this is just a reprint. 20 pages, $6.

Rules


Assimilant Menance! - Sourcebook for White Star. 17 pages, $3

OSRIC Complete Bundle -  This gets you the Usherwood Adventures sourcebook as well as the Revolvers and Wizardry sourcebook (see below). $10.

Powers of the Mind - Psionics for ACKS. 117 pages, $10

Psionics II: Psychic Boogaloo Warriors of the Mind - Psionics for White Star. 17 pages, $2.99

Revolvers & Wizardry: The Discordant West -  OSRIC goes Cowboys & Minotaurs. 88 pages, $5.

The Prodigy - a new bard type class for OSRIC/1e. 98 cents, 6 pages.

Thunder Lizards - Dinos for OSR games. 12 pages, $2.

Misc


AC1 - First Edition Attack Bonus Tables -  Want to use ascending AC with 1e (or OSRIC, I guess), well, these tables will help. Free.

Dark Albion: The Rose War -  What would happen if the War of the Roses had happened in a fantasy setting? Well, it wouldn't have happened, since all the things that set up that conflict in the first place never would have happened. But if somehow it did, this book would tell you how. 275 pages, $9.95

PM4 Basic Monsters Set 3 - Hidden Treasures - 37 printable miniatures of Basic monsters. $5

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Baffling 1982 D&D ad

Via reddit comes this rather odd ad for D&D from Omni magazine.

I guess trying to capitalize on the George Romero movie Knightriders? Probably not, as that kind flopped. (Too bad that didn't catch on like zombies has)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—July 2nd, 2015

After almost no new adventures last week, we get a bunch this week and not much else.

Adventures


FD5 - Venture into Sordack - Low level Adventures in Filbar module. $3, 20 pages

Giant's Perch - Actually that is the name of a mountain temple that the PCs delve into, not a giant's pet fish. For 4th-6th level characters and nominally for Labyrinth Lord. 28 pages and includes Virtual Table Top maps, $2.50

Peril at the Pod-Auction - Short adventure for White Star, for 1st to 3rd level characters. 12 pages, $1.50.

Return of the Warlock -  Mini module for Swords & Wizardry suitable for 2nd-4th level characters. 10 pages, $1.50

Those Dam Goblins - OSRIC adventure. Have no idea what levels it is for, not even the sample mentions it. 20 pages, $8.

Rules


Hyperspace Messenger 05 - Vehicles - New vehicles for White Star. 20 pages, $1


Dark Albion: The Rose War now available in hardcover

Apparently this is not Dark Ages as I thought (I had heard comparisons to Warhammer), but set in the War of the Roses, but with more of a fantasy twist. The PDF isn't available yet, but the hardcover can be bought at Lulu for $29.24 or in a variant cover with Tom Servo on it.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Crom the Barbarian

This is actually more news to me than actual news, but while looking for old Sci-Fi pulp art for my next module, I came across a magazine called Out of this World Adventures at the Pulp Magazines Project. Apparently it was a 1950 attempt to combine a pulp magazine with a comic book. Apparently it didn't work out, since there were only 2 issues (each featuring a Crom story), but it's actually not a bad magazine at all.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Preview of Dark Albion released

The upcoming game set in Dark Ages fantasy England from RPGPundit gets a preview over on his blog. Mostly the appearance of the book, not content

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New OSR Products at DTRPG—June 25th, 2015

Not that busy a week, at least if you like adventures.


Adventures


RL1 - The Craft Dungeon of Reynaldo Lazendry - A module from me intended to be a starter dungeon (and was, actually). Includes a home village. 30 pages, PWYW or get it free (scroll down a couple posts).

Rules


Beyond the Wall - Across the Veil -  This is an undead sourcebook for Beyond the Wall. 25 pages, free!

From the Vats - Free supplement about Vivimancy. 54 pages (and crashes my tablet)

Hyperspace Messenger 04 - Skills -  This is a skill system for White Star. 12 pages, $1

Paladins of Space - New character class for Labyrinth Lord with a space knight theme. 8 pages, $1. (Kind of funny, since one of the classes I was using in my game was the Stellar Ranger, basically a space ranger)

Relics of the Akashics - This seems to be a collection of psychic themed stuff. 16 pages, $2.99

Wor Born #1: Atlanteans -  This is a supplement from Three Sages games about Atlanteans, who are part of their setting, Wor. Free, 2 pages.

Misc


Drongo: Ruins of the Witch Kingdoms -  Didn't this come out last week, too? $6.99, 64 pages.

Dungeons in Blue - Megatile  5-pack #4 - Geomorphs. $4.19.

Kirt Needs Money Bundle - A compilation of several products from Ivanhoe Unbound