Friday, October 23, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 22nd, 2020

 One of the things I like about fall is that there is always one more "Last Day of Summer" where you have nice warm temperatures and it's nice out. There will be a week or so of cold weather, than 1-2 days of nice warm weather. 

Until there is no more and it's just cold weather.  But it's a nice way to ease into winter.

Tonight was (probably) the last day of Summer. 85 and even now, still 70 outside. But then it comes crashing down tomorrow when the front comes through.


Adventures & Settings

 

First Level Dungeons -  This seems to be a collection of 12 small dungeons in one product, including one written by Steve Kenson, who started off with Shadowrun fan material on GEnie back in the day, and turned pro. 

$4.99 and not sure how many pages, but it's huge, almost 200 megabytes. 

The Crypts of the Aimascurs - Another hex crawl/site based adventure from Third Kingdom Games. $3.95 and 29 pages

Rules

Octhorrorfest! -  Various new horror (sorta) themed stuff for Old School Adventures (B/X) including three new classes. 49 pages and $6  (and as an aside, why is the "company" name Appendix N Entertainment, when it's for B/X which had its own inspiration section, not Appendix N?

Misc

Dungeons in Blue - Just Geomorphs 31 32 and 33 - $3.49 each. I was never a fan of geomorphs, dungeons should make sense.

Friday, October 16, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 15th, 2020

 The odd thing about the "new" Blogger interface is that it's not obvious where text goes. The boxes for text are the same color as the rest of the page and there's like no border or anything. Every time I sit down to do this I am bewildered for a minute.


Adventures & Settings

 In the Shadow of the City-God -  From the Hungarian d20 Society (aka Gabor Lux's group) comes this weird fantasy module for 3rd-4th level characters. 32 pages and $6

Trail of the Sea Demon - 3 loosely connected scenarios, this time actually bey Gabor Lux). 32 pages, $6


Rules

Nope

Misc

Friday Enhanced Map 10-9-20 - Looks a bit like a magical glyph. $2

Gregorius Notes on the Weird OSR Fantasy 2019 - Some guys blog, now in PDF form.  $2.50, 22 pages.

Friday, October 9, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 8th, 2020

Normally October is my favorite month, because of Halloween, but instead we seem to be in the second month of Christmas season (the first being July)

 

Adventures & Settings

 None, alas

Rules

BaF - The Muse -  Alright! A new character class (been a while), this one for B/X. $1 and 8 pages.

 D2 0 Go -  Says its inspired by older versions of D&D, but it's apparently meant for asynchronous play (Like online, I guess). 247 pages so probably not rules light and $9.50

Eat, Drink, Maybe Die: Fantasy Consumables for OSR Games  - I would dismiss this sort of thing, but it's from Unbalanced Die Games, a very credible and competent publisher. 103 pages and $3.50

SM3 Pumpkin Man for OSR -  These were actually pretty disturbing in the Ogre Battle series of video games. 8 pages and $1.75

 The Bone Age - Not sure how OSR or serious this is, but it's a game of playing cavemen in a world being invaded by aliens. 90 pages, $10

Misc 

Player Journal for OSRIC (and others) - Character sheets, graph paper, hexes, and more. $1 and 32 pages.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — October 1st, 2020

Well, one bit of good news in 2020, the XFL is coming back.

Also apparently, Jeremy Hart, one of my favorite old school style artists (aside from the same first name bias, he's got a nice creepy style) has an Indie Go Go for a monster product. Not too successful, I don't think IGG gets much traffic.


Adventures & Settings

Ashdown: Sol & Xoth Sectors for Starships & Spacemen 2e - Updated version of a 2018 product. $4, 54 pages

Belly of the Beast - From JG author Geof Dale comes this short adventure. 14 pages, $1.15

Hex 07.36 - Slow Waters -  A hex crawl in a swamp full of "froglings", including two race as classes for them and a dungeon. $3.95, 27 pages

RPPP Medieval-Authentic(tm) City Guide: Exeter - 26 pagse (not a very large city, I guess) and $2.99

SO19 Caverns of Calamity: Goblin's Rage - This is possibly a humorous module, as the PCs are apparently hired by a gnomish group called G.A.R.I. to retriever a strange mushroom. Low level. 30 pages, $6.50

What Remains of Richter Krankenhaus - This is a dungeon from post WW1 Germany, an asylum run by a crazy doctor. 60 pages, and $3.99, but the whole adventure is available in the full size preview (something I do)

Rules

Campaign Codex 1: Classic Foes (OSR Edition) - Tables for customizing your bandits, kobolds, hobgoblins, and etc. 14 pages, $4.45

Campaign Codex 2: Lesser Undead (OSR Edition) - Like above, only for zombies, wights, ghouls, skeletons, and ghasts. 14 pages, $4.45

DMP1: Mission Generator -  Random tables, I guess. 3 pages and PWYW

Kobolds as a OSR Player Character Race - A little pricey, but this seems fairly comprehensive. Not sure if it's for race and class games (which is overkill, Idi Snitman didn't need special rules) or race as class style games/ $1.50 and 5 pages.

Lizardfolk as a OSR Player Character Race -  As above, but for lizardmen, presumably. $1.50

Operation Solo Endeavor - Solo rules for Operation White Box, the WW2 OSR game.  $4.95 and 43 pages

 

Misc

Friday Enhanced Map 9-25-2020 - Somewhat lopsided dungeon map. $2

Friday, September 18, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — Sept 17th, 2020

 I haven't been using the computer I do this on, because as I think I mentioned, I no longer have internet and have to tether my phone (which doesn't work well, as this computer is in my bedroom where I get 1 bar) and the mousepad is covered in dust. Yikes.

 Doesn't look like I've missed all that much.

Adventures & Sourcebooks

Hexed Places - Dima's Ascent -  Another hex crawl from PBE Games. This seems to be a very remote wilderness. 14 pages and $2.69

 Hunters in Death - A new module from long time OSR guy Tim Shorts.  Seems like a sandbox adventure set in a forest. $5 and 32 pages, with original art.

The Spire in the Hills - This seems to be an OSR adaptation of an adventure for a system I am unfamiliar with, of which there3 are several others, seemingly in an Asian style setting. It seems to be more about a wizard's tower now abandoned. $1 and 33 pages..

 

Rules

Dark Horros & Hidden Places -  Looks like another attempt at an OSR Stranger Things style game, although this seems simpler than Dark Places & Demogorogns. 64 pages, $3.95

 

Mythic World of Oldskull - Oldskull Warriors -  I honestly am not sure if these products are meant to be a parody or not. But this seems to be versions of the Fighter, Ranger, Barbarian, and a take on EGG's Hunter (which was published in a magazine after he left TSR). 141 pages, $4.99

 

Misc 

Friday Enhanced Map 9-11-20 - A 3 level dungeon on one page. $2

Friday, September 4, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — September 3rd 2020

Missed the last couple weeks due to allergies (this time of the year is the worst) that really start to hit around midnight through morning


Adventures & Settings

BX3 Temple of Mercy -  Pacesetter module for 3rd level characters, involving the former lair of an evil cult. 24 pages, $3

Reaping at River's End - 5e adventure converted to S&W from Pacesetter. Something about a wizard leaving time letting the people of the village get sick.  For highish level characters, $6 (not just S&W stats, but S&W pricing!) and 26 pages

SM14 Of the Rakuli -  From Dunromin University press comes this supplement about a mysterious old vanished race.  For the Barnayia setting and 1e/OSRIC.  52 pages and PWYW ($2.95 suggested)

Rules

Filling in the Blanks - Random tables for Hex crawling, which are incredibly numerous, but this is from Third Kingdom Games who have a good track record. $9.95 and 65 pages

OSR Alternative Classes - Apparently the Third Kingdom guy has been busy, as he also produced this supplement of different classes for B/X. 48 pages, PWYW (suggested 50 cents)

Survive This: Fantasy - Core Rules -  Basically the rules to the OSR '80s Stranger Things style game, Dark Places & Demogorgons (which are a mishmash of OSR games, but mostly B/X) now for fantasy. 198 pages and $9.95 (also available in print)

Survive This! Fantasy GameMaster's Guide -  The GM counterpart to above, with magic items, monsters, and random tables. 216 pages, $9.95 (also available in print)


Friday, August 14, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — August 13th, 2020

 Is it me, or are people just now putting Artbreeder generated art on DTRPG as stock art? I think that's even lower than the "50 Drunken Penguins Found in a Cheese Shop" type products.

Seems a really light week, though.


Adventures & Settings

Sea Caves of Doom - Missed this from last week, I think. Ruined lair of cultists. 18 pages, $2.99


Misc

The Almanac of Fantasy Weather Volume 2: Europe - Want realistic weather (if your game happens to be in a specific part of Europe)? Probably not, but if you do, here you go. $19.99 and a ridiculous amount of pages.