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