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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Sea-Wolf's Daughter Review — The Sea-Wolf's Daughter's Adventure, not the PC's

As a huge fan of Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Howard, C.L. Moore, etc, I liked the general premise of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, that is an OSR based sword & sorcery game inspired by the pulps, but I have found the game to basically be a incoherent mess, both thematically and rules wise, taking random stuff from everywhere and just dropping them down into a giant mess. It's like how Michael Bay makes movies.

The Sea Wolf's Daughter is pretty much the distillation of this, as well as being, what in computer/video game RPGs, an escort quest. The PCs are engaged to rescues Gunnhildr, the daughter of a Viking, taken by another Viking. But upon infiltrating the stronghold, they discover that she's freed herself, escaping to the dungeon being the kidnapper's lair. But she doesn't want to be rescued, she wants to go on her own quest, which just happens to involve exploring said dungeon.

Monday, December 9, 2019

New OSR Products at DTRPG — December 8th, 2019

I will have more reviews soon, really. Between work being insane, a new kitten (well, can't really have an old kitten) and my computer dying and being replaced by a new PC (which can actually play games made in the last 3 years) I've been remarkably busy

However, from the dearth of releases lately (and not just OSR, in general) it seems like I'm not the only one.






1E Character Sheet Uncluttered -  Not bad at all. 75 cents, though.

Dungeons in Blue: Just Geomorphs 19 and 20 -  Two more packs, if you like those sort of thing. $3.49 each

Friday Enhanced Map 12-6-19 - Looks somewhat like a secret base. $2

Three Hexes Zine 2 - Seems to be ideas for campaigns. PWYW, 7 pages

Monday, December 2, 2019

New OSR Products at DTRPG — December 1st, 2019

Looks like a couple of AS&SH adventures this week, though neither sound terribly interesting.


SO16 The Dark Chanterie - Seems like a crashed spaceship adventure for high level 1E/OSRIC parties (12th-15th). 26 pages, $6

The Lost Treasure of Atlantis™ -  Isn't there a Match-3 game named this? This sounds just as generic. 68 pages, $10.

The Sea-Wolf's Daughter () (™, really?) - Save a Viking's daughter in this AS&SH adventure. Perhaps inspired by a Turlogh Dubh O'Brien story. 64 pages and $10


Friday Enhanced Map 11-29-19 - Looks like a bunch of clocks. $2