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.


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


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


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.


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.



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


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


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.


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


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.