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