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.

Monday, January 13, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 13th, 2020

Perhaps the highlight of the week, or last week (think I missed it), is Geoffrey McKinney's 78 level dungeon.

Adventures & Settings


Fear Factory V -  Sci-Fi adventure for Stars Without New, levels 2-4. 19 pages, $2.99

Mike's Dungeons -  The aforementioned 78 level dungeon, 158 pages, $3.90

The Centaur Borderlands - Setting detail for the Odysseys & Overlords settings. $1.25 and 17 pages.


Misc


Classic Cavern Maps - 75 old school cavern maps. $8

Friday Enhanced Map 1-10-20 - Looks a bit science fictiony. $2

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 6th, 2020

2020, the first year that really feels like the future when I see it written down.

Alas, the future really has been a let down, technology wise. But on the less side, it's much less apocalyptic than expected. No killer bees, no gas shortage


Adventures


A Tomb to Plunder -  Short hack & slash adventures for B/X. 8 pages, PWYW (suggested $1)

Book of Lairs: Dungeons -  I always thought this sort of thing was more a 2e era thing, but eh, useful regardless. 48 pages, $3.29

Castle Rustlers - Adventure for the B/X (allegedly) Western Game Tale Talls. 6 pages, PWYW (suggest $1)

Captured and Sacrificed - 2 pages dungeon? $1

It's Gnoll Time - 10 page dungeon, $5. This and the 2 page/$1 dungeons are from Megan Irving, who did some of the more interesting modules for Odysseys & Overlords. 

The Inn of False Hope - Mini adventure for S&W White Box. 15 pages, $1 until the end of January.

Tomb of the Cursed Princess - Another 2 page dungeon? $1

Rules


ACKS and Crafts -  Cutely named third party sourcebook for ACKS that focuses on the crafting side of things, including what sounds like an adaption of the Pathfinder alchemist.  50 pages, $4.99

Eldritch Omens -  House rules for S&W. $3 and 16 pages.

Just Quests -  Very rules light OSR games that claims to work with any OSR adventure. 5 pages, free.

Misc


First Edition GM Screen of the Proletariat -  Er, okay. 7 pages, PWYW (suggested $4)

Friday Enhanced Map 1-3-20 -  This is an odd one that Freud would probably like. $2

Gazebo Gazette Issue 2 -  S&W fanzine. 15 pages, $1.29

Starships & Spacecraft 3 - Starships for Stars Without Number. $2.63, 10 pages.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Folio: Black Label #3 on IndieGoGo

I don't keep up on Kickstarters/IndieGoGos as much as I used to, but here's one for 1E/OSRIC.  The Folio Series from Art of the Genre wasn't very good, to be honest, being very railroady, not unlike the Dragonlance modules, but less creative.

The Black Label is a bit better, less story driven and more site based, but is mostly notable for featuring nudity in its art and is a bit more sword & socery-ish

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New OSR Products at DTRPG — December 30th, 2019


Somewhat quiet end to 2019, but a number of PWYW items, so there's that.

Adventures


Solar Sanctuary of the Cannibal Corpse -  So a ghoul, then? 1st to 3rd level (presumably B/X) characters, 44 pages and $6

The Dungeon of Kursh Velgont -  About a floating dungeon. Air that is, not water. 16 page S&W adventure, no levels given. PWYW

Rules


Epic Legends Basic Rules Cyclopedia -  Not sure how OSR-ish this is. 46 pages, PWYW

Machine Gunner Class - For Operation White Box, the WW2 game. PWYW

Misc


Echoes from Fomalhaut #6 -  New issue of Gabor Lux's excellent zine. 45 pages, $6

Illustrations from the Dictionnaire Infernal - Usually I frown on collections of public domain art being "sold" on DTRPG, but this is PWYW

Monday, December 23, 2019

New OSR Products at DTRPG — December 22nd, 2019

Ho ho ho, it's that time of year. Personally I wish all this was in January, because December really isn't that bad a month, while January is pretty clearly the worst month of the year and you could use the distraction of the Holidays. At least in February, you know spring is coming. But January it's just miserable.

Also of note, there's a whole bunch of new products for The Fantasy Trip,   And a 5th Edition of Chivalry & Sorcery  at 600 pages (who says old school games were rules light?) and $30


Adventures


SM12 The Trials of a Young Wizard -  From Dunromin (who did that big city setting for OSRIC) comes this beginner adventure.  48 pages and PWYW (suggested $3.95)

SO17 Revenge of Krampus - Tis is the season for Krampus modules. Surprised there's only one. 26 pages, $5 for 1e levels 2-4.

The Sky Tree -  A giant floating tree is apparently going to destroy a halfling village and it's up to the PCs to save it in this new adventure from Sharp Mountain Games. Looks like it's for lowish levels. $3.50 and 37 pages.

Rules


Adventures Dark & Deep Bestiary Index -  I guess this is meant to be a gift for the holidays. "Woohoo, I got a free index!"

Lost Classes: The Arnesonian Classes -  Curiously, for Old School Essentials, but seemingly not for B/X but 1e or 0e? Seems to have the Merchant Class, the Sage, and apparently Ducks. $5 and 30 pages.


Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 12-20-19 -  Looks like two separate dungeons on one map. $2

The Hexanomicon #1 -  Seems to be some sort of random gibberish thingie aimed at the artsy sort of OSR gamer. $12.99 and 40 pages

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

New OSR Products at DTRPG — December 16th, 2019

Lots of adventures this week, including a big pair from Autarch. While I know they are supported by Kickstarters, their products are amazingly low priced. Certain batrachian companies do Kickstarters for old 3e conversions and charge 3x what they should.


Official (?)


Palace of the Vampire Queen -  The original module from Wee Warriors is now back, this time published by Precis Intermedia (I think Pacesetter had it for a while before that). $4.95 and 26 pages.

Adventures


AX2 Secrets of the Nethercity -  Big adventure book for ACKS.  $10 and 186 pages



AX3 Capital of the Borderlands -  Setting and sandbox adventure for ACKS. 224 pages and $10

Brutal Games -  Apparently the PCs get kidnapped by pirate minotaurs and are forced to fight in their maze. 60 pages, $8.99

Misthollow Castle -  PCs are hired to clean out a noble guy's castle in this Basic Fantasy RPG/Odysseys & Overlords adventure. For 5th to 10th level, 9 pages, and $1.25

SC4 Perilous Expeditions -  Compilation of 4 Starry Knight adventures for OSRIC. 112 pages, $20


Rules


On Downtime and Demesnes -  Stronghold and such book. 254 pages, $19.99

Romance of the Perilous Land -  Purportedly (no preview) OSR game from Osprey about Arthurian roelplaying. $24.50 and 256 pages.


Misc


Cavalier Attitude Volume III, Issue 4 - Contains a high level 1e adventure and some other stuff. $2 and 16 pages.

Friday Enhanced Map 12-13-19 -  Not sure what it is, but it seems modular and likely designed to work with the past few maps. $2