Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 17th, 2020

Well, this was a busy week, though most of it seems to have come from three people/companies and most of it unfortunately for S&W. It's really impressive though how it's supported by fans while its treated as an afterthought and cash in by its own company/creator.


Adventures & Settings


Estria -  Another region for the Odysseys & Overlords setting. 10 pages, $1.25

Feast of the Gobbler -  "S&W" adventure from FGG. 26 pages, $8

Four Views of Grizzly Eye Cave -  Site based S&W module, set within a small cavern. 14 pages, PWYW.

Four Visits to Wyvernseeker Rock - Not sure while anyone would seek a wyvern, much less a rock, but a S&W adventure. 12 pages, PWYW

Guimond's Tower and the Lair of the Druid-Lich - A bad druid mutates forest adventure for S&W. 5 pages, PWYW

Mystery at Ravenrock - "S&W" adventure from FGG. 24 pages, $8

Nations of the Orclands -  A region for the Odysseys & Overlords setting, involving orcs who wear really tight pants. Also includes a new races and class. 12 pages, $1.95

Old Cruik Hollow -  Short S&W adventure about a bandit's lair (maybe). 5 pages, PWYW

The Banshee's Tower - Short S&W adventure. 6 pages, PWYW

The Horror out of Hagsjaw - "S&W" adventure from FGG. 22 pages, $8

The Ruined Land of Shaymar -  Another region of the Odysseys & Overlords setting, one that has apparently been overrun by giant rats. $1.25, 10 pages

The Savage Caves - Despite the name, sounds like more like a ruined temple complex of a knightly order.  5 pages, PWYW

Rules


Aliens for RPG's -  For SWN and other OSR based space games. 12 pages, $2.86

The Hexer -  This is a witcher style class for S&W White Box. 10 pages, $2

The Shaman: an OSR Class -  Sadly, does not include a summons for a dancing, oiled up Jason Statham but it sorta like a druid. PWYW and a preview for the Silver Swords zine below.


Misc


Black Pudding #6 - Another issue of J.V. West's truly remarkable 'zine, which is one of the best things in the OSR. PWYW and 28 pages.

Friday Enhanced Map 2-14-20 - Another nice looking dungeon map from Tim Hartin. $2


Silver Swords Vol 1, No 2 - Generic sounding zine but with a Shaman class for OSR games. 40 pages, $3

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 10th, 2020

Surprisingly busy week.


Adventures & Settings


Chandra's Haven -  Setting for Odysseys & Overlords. 10 pages, $1.25

For the Love of Valentine - Holiday cash in from Cash Grab Frog God Games for S&W. Well, either PF or 5e and converted badly to S&W.. $10, 30 pages.

Goblin BanditCamp/More Goblin Bandit Camp/ -  Like Kobold ambush, but a goblin bandit camp. And MORE goblin bandit camp. 9 pages, $2

Kobold Ambush -  Not even a module, just a setup of a Kobold ambush. 2 pages, PWYW

No Place Reich Home -  An adventure set in WW2 era England where it has been occupied by Germany and the players must rescue Excalibur.  42 pages, $2.99

Riders of the Black Sage -  A sandbox adventure set in an alternate history Arizona for an RPG I've never heard of, but apparently includes OSR stats. 36 pages, $2.99

Temple of the Sun -  Originally a 1e adventure written for a 2004 Con, it's been "updated" to OSRIC and gah, C&C.  $6.99 and 64 pages

The Chalice of Blood -  Adventure for Odysseys & Overlords, for 5th to 6th level characters.  From Megan Irving, probably the best author for that line.  $1.95, 12 pages


Rules


A Guide to Thieves' Guilds -  A system for running thieves guilds. 43 pages, $4.95. The author released a guide to domain building that was pretty decent, so this is maybe worth a look.

Obligatory Sample Rules -  Apparently the house rules of Zzarchov Kowolski, who does a lot of LotFP themed stuff. PWYW and 32 pages. 

The Hero's Journey: Second Edition - The original was basically Tolkien-esque house rules for S&W White Box, this claims to have deeper changes. $14.95, 220 pages.

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 2-7-20 - Looks almost like a spaceship. $2

Tall Tales Alternate Character Sheet -  PWYW

Wisdom from the Wasteland Bundle - Every issue of the tiny rules supplement zine thing for Mutant Future/Gamma World. $27.99 and 300 pages.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 3rd, 2020


Somewhat notably, the very old games, The Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge are now free on Good Old Games. They are part RPG, part strategy and are actually the modern remakes, which are basically still the old games but with high res (but still low color) graphics


Adventures & Settings


Luxania: Kent's Crossing -  Town for the Odysseys & Overlords setting. 8 pages, $1.50

Mystery of the Mantle's Pockets -  A Russian OSR product, with English version as well.  Seems to be a gonzo-ish adventure set inside the pockets of a magic cloak. 18 pages, PWYW

SG1 Rite of the Hero - Low level adventure from Starry Knight who now seems to be dual statting them for 1e and 5e. $4.99 and 20 pages.

Ultraviolet Grasslands and the Black City -  Seems to be one of those artistic setting/adventure things for auteurs . $25 and 198 pages


Rules


Class Compendium Volume One - This is for the Low Fantasy RPG which is sorta OSR.  PWYW, 27 pages

Gothic Horror Monster as Class -  Vampire, Mummy, Werewolf, and "Renanimated", which I take to be Frankenstein's Monster, Adam.  12 pages, PWYW

Kaigaku Second Edition -  This is interesting, it seems to be an Asian fantasy (Japanese) themed game using the Stars Without Number rules (presumably minus the technology). $10 and no page listed, but it's hefty at over 100 megabytes.

Oldskull Game Expansions Book II - 1977 Bestiary -  Basically this seems to be the 1e Monster Manual re-written for Old School Essentials. $3.99 and 164 pages


Misc


Alarms & Journeys #3 - This seems to be less of a fanzine and more a proper magazine on various old school games, including a bit on Top Secret.  Priced more than one, though, at $10.99 and 82 pages.

Friday Enhanced Map 1-31-20 -  Looks like an underground temple or possibly a shopping mall. $2

Friday, January 31, 2020

Ragged Hollow Nightmare Review






Ragged Hollow Nightmare is a low level (1st to 4th level) starter adventure from Joseph Robert Lewis that comes in both an OSR and 5E version, separate downloads for the same purchase price of $5. Despite the separate PDF, it's pretty clear that it was originally written for 5e and converted to a generic OSR format. It's also written for his campaign setting, under the "Dungeon Age" brand that seems drawn from the real world more than the typical D&D fantasy world, including an allusion to Christina Rosetti's deservedly famous poem, Goblin Market.

The basic premise of the module is that an evil force has been accidentally unleashed inside the local Temple (the local clerics apparently not using the augury spell) which has caused a force field, or veil to surround the temple keeping the evil in. Unfortunately it also has trapped much of the townsfolk who were at a bingo game or something. The PCs want to get inside the temple to rescue the townsfolk, but they need to find a way to climb up and over the forcefield/veil (which is about 60 feet high).

Monday, January 27, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 27th, 2020

It always feels like there's 8 or 9 weeks in January, but only one more left, mercifully.

I'm actually working on a new review, for the module Ragged Hollow Nightmare. Hopefully I'll get back to doing one weekly now that Buster (my kitten) is calming down a bit.

Adventures & Settings


Castle of the Mad Archmage Expansion - Level Four South -  For the megadungeon of the same name. Pretty pricey expansion at that, 18 pages and $4.95

Kingdom of Luxania - Setting detail for Odysseys & Overlords, $1.25 and 9 pages.

SM03 Cityguide to the City of Karan -  When you enter, the guards ask to see your party manager.  It actually might at that, given it's for the Barnaynia setting from the Guild of Dunromin. PWYW and 70 pages.

Rules


Oldskull Game Expansions Book 1 - Character Creation -  Optional rules and tables, probably with very large font, 1 column, and giant spacing. 128 pages, $2.99

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 1-24-20 -  Looks like a nexus of a dungeon. $2

Old West Campaign Settind Design Book -  Not sure what's so OSR about this, but eh, it's PWYW and 5 pages.

Project Oasis Poster Maps - This is print/PDF for a setting from Joseph Bloch for that Ape game from the Labyrinth Lord guy/ $7.95 for both.  Oook.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 20th, 2020

January is a month that never seems like it wants to end. Almost 3 weeks in and there's almost 2 weeks left of it.  It would be nicer if it were shorter and February would longer. Wouldn't make that much of a difference, but it would feel like spring is closer.


Adventures & Settings


An Easy Task -  Short 3rd to 5th level module/encounter for B/X. PWYW and 7 pages, but apparently meant to be printed out in a weird format. Do people even own printers anymore?

At the High Point Inn - OSR edition of a beginner level adventure. 14 pages, 50 cents

In the Pass -  Follow up to At the High Point Inn, this is 17 or so pages and 50 cents.

Flying Fortress of the Celestial Order -  PWYW generic adventure. 28 pages

Secrets of Gianthome - Mini-setting for the Odysseys & Overlords game.  $1.25, 10 pages

The Dwarven Glory -  Reprint of the very old Wee Warriors module. $4.95 and 34 pages.

When There's a Will -  City based generic OSR adventure from Raging Swan Press. $3.25 and 13 pages.

Rules


Basic/Expert Game Master Screen -  PWYW


Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 1-17-20 - Looks almost like part of the Death Star. $2

Thursday, January 16, 2020

"New" Wizardry Game now on PC


Wizardry was pretty much the first D&D based computer game, using most the mechanics and even featuring cartoons by the DMG guy, McClean (sp?). They were party based dungeon crawlers though by the time Wizardry 6 came along, they were more like the Might & Magic games.

Wizardry games pretty much died out in the West, both officially (the Wizardry brand and Sir Tech) and unofficially but they were kept alive in Japan all through the years.

This game dates from the PS3 era, but was ported and update a bit for a Western release on PC, at both Steam and Good Old Games.  Definitely Japanese, with the art, but they are more like the dungeon crawlers of Wizardry 1 to 3, than the later ones (and the sort of weird 4 and 5).

In any case, it's a budget release, $15, with a 10% discount at either site.