Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — May 18th, 2020

Another slow week, surprisingly.  Also of interest is what seems to be a new (or maybe just new to DTRPG) adventure for Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes.


Adventures & Settings


Hex 15.21 - The River's Source -  Part of the ongoing series from Third Kingdom games. 22 pages, $2.95

PG1 A Player's Guide to Meryath - Meryath being the kingdom for the first Calidar sourcebook from Bruce Heard. 24 pages, $2.95

Sailing Aboard the Widow - One of those combatless adventures from Raging Swam. $3.45 and 13 pages.

Rules


Dark Dungeons X -  10th Anniversary edition of the BECMI retroclone. PWYW, 410 pages.

Misc


Delve! Zine Issue 3-  24 pages, including some Asian themed classes for S&W. $1.99

Friday Enhanced Map 5-15-20 - Creepy looking cave. $2

Monday, May 11, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — May 11th, 2020

Surprisingly little this week.

Adventures & Settings


The Secret of Lupo Grace -  Short S&W adventure. Free!

Rules


White Box: Unearthed Trove -  Another attempt at re-adding Complete/1E classes and races to White Box for some reason. 31 pages, PWYW

Misc


Cavalier Attitude Bundle - Ten issues of the e-zine for $12.49

Friday Enhanced Map 5-8-20 - Sci-Fi looking map, in fact, the bottom looks like a Dalek.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — May 4th, 2020

I've missed the last couple weeks because my internet died. I live in a rural area and Hughes Net is my only choice.  I dunno what happened exactly, happened after a storm, so I dunno if it was lightning (nothing else was affected) but it went kaput.

So I tried using my phone, but the computer I do this from doesn't have a wifi adapter, so I have to either use ethernet or a usb tether. But my phone's usb port was bad and wouldn't connect (and barely charge)

But I have a new phone now. Worked so well I was going to buy another one and use that for internet, but somehow my carrier (Visible) is sold out of all phones except the super expensive ones.


Adventures & Settings


Hex 14.43 - Eyrie of the Eaglefolk -  Hex crawl. 20 pages, $2.95

The Folio 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 -  Someone must buy these, but not me. But more dual stat adventures that are very railroady. $4.19 each

Incursion from Outer Space -  It's a point crawl, which is something that completely baffles me.  $3, 24 pages.

The Tomb of Raven Darkmore - Dungeon of a deceased grandmaster assassin. PWYW (suggested $3) and 30 pages

Warhorse Adventures - All my paladins died before 4th level, but for those that didn't comes this set of adventures for paladins to find their special mount. 40 pages, $6.95


Rules


Barrow Keep Playtest - This seems to be something like Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures (sort of young adult fantasy), but requiring the Old School Essentials rulebooks and some other third party rules. $9 and unknown number of pages.

Expanded 20 Level Core Four Classes -  There was a proposed companion book for B/X that never happened, instead they started over with BECMI. But what if there was? 25 pages, $2

Gillmen -  New racial character class for B/X. Not clear if it's a deep one style thing or creature from the black lagoon type. $1 and 5 pages.

The Warlock - From the witch guy for OSE.  72 pages, $2.99

Misc


SCA The Best of Cavalier Attitude 2 - Is there really a point in a best of digital magazine? It made sense for Dragon because they wanted to reprint articles that people wanted. 60 pages, $7.50


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — April 13th, 2020

Was too tired to do it last week. Doesn't help that someone uploaded 100s of heraldry images that anyone with a pulse could make. No lions or griffons or penguins rampant, just simple colors and shapes that would take someone like me (not terrible skilled) about 5 minutes to make.

Steve Jackson Games has uploaded a bunch of Car Wars stuff. My friends probably played more of that than AD&D, or at least we moved into it because we found cars very interesting.


Adventures & Sourcebooks


City of Solstice: Evil Streets -   From Charles Rice comes this urban fantasy setting for 1e. As near as I can tell from the preview product, the PCs are sort of vigilantes in a Thieves World (Sanctuary) grim city. 177 pages, $15

S2 Night Crystal Pass - Creation's Edge Games is back with his 36th (!) adventure, this one for levels 2-4. 21 pages, $1.50

The Misty Isles - New reprint of the classic Wee Warriors module. 48 pages, $4.95

The Reef Tavern - Location. 6 pages, PWYW (suggested 50 cents) 

Village Backdrop: Macrimei 2.0 (OSR Edition) -  Raging Swam finally started making OSR versions of their Village backdrop series, this one, some sort of desert themed. 12 pages, $3.45

Rules


CAL2a Conversion Guide to Caldwen for Vintage Roleplaying - Conversion book for Bruce Heard's latest Calidar products for Labyrinth Lord. 28 pages, $2.95

CAL2b Conversion Guide to Caldwen for the OSRIC System - Above, but to OSRIC/1e. 28 pages, $2.95

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 4-10-20 -  Part of a multi-part dungeon. $2

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — March 30th, 2020

This has been a strange week.



Adventures & Settings


Attack of the Robomen -  Short adventure for Space Adventures X, the white box space game. $1.50, 9 pages.

CA2 How to Train Your Wizard -  A new Calidar adventure from Bruce Heard about young magic-users. This seems to be system neutral, but a LL/OSRIC conversion guide is promised.  68 pages, $5.95

Satana Station  -  Setting book for the underrated OSR space RPG Machinations of the Space Princess game.  150 and $7.49

The Crypt of Fendoom Groom the Marvelous -  Third level adventure for White Box. Free, 5 pages.

The Mists of Myolnheym - Mini regional sourcebook for Odysseys & Overlords about a town of cloud giants. 9 pages, $1.25

Rules


Advanced Mutant Companion - Sourcebook for Mutant Future. $6.99 and 44 pages

Aephestus Shipyard Class Cruiser -  Seems to be deckplans and stuff for a starship for Stars Without Number, plus maybe rules for making ships? 20 pages, $1.50

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 3-27-20 - Looks like a cliffside dungeon. $2

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — March 23rd, 2020

Remembered to put a title, this time!

The biggest release of the week, and most definitely the year, is the massive dungeon The Halls of Arden Vul, published by Expeditious Retreat Press. Personally, I think they left money on the table by not doing a Kickstarter and also seems odd they didn't publish it as multiple books. But eh, that's just me.


Adventures & Settings


Castle of Septor -  This is the first adventure from Gamer's Group Publication and is a decent sized adventure for 4th to 12th level characters. Quite a range. $4.99 and 48 pages.

Burning of Novikov -  Sci-Fi adventure for Stars Without Number. 16 pages, $2.99

Dangerous Places Bundle -  Bundle of Spes Magna Games's 3 adventures. $2.50 and I dunno how many pages, but probably not too many.  I seem to have bought one of them and have no memory of it.

Fen Orc Almanac 2020 - This is six new adventures (or scenarios) including some pretty unusual ones. Seems suited for con games.  64 pages and PWYW (suggested $3)

Santa Muerte Guide -  Lost Boys inspired setting for Dark Places and Demagogues, the OSR Stranger Things style game. 120 pages, $9.99

SM04 Gazetteer of the Land of Young - From Dunromin University press comes this setting book for their game world. 91 pages, and PWYW (suggested $4.95)

The Halls of Arden Vul Complete - I can't do it justice. It's huge. More a gigadungeon than mega. 1120 pages and $109.  While that's pretty steep for a PDF, at the same time, their Advanced Adventures are close to a $1 a page in some cases

The Lonely Coast 2020 (OSR) -  From Raging Swan comes this collection of small villages.  90 pages, $11.95

The Towers of Lyska Lasforn - This is from Geoffrey Dale, the Inferno module guy, so while old school, uses his nigh on incomprehensible game stats. 95 pages, $3.80


Rules


Creature Feature Quarterly Vol 1 (OSE) -  16 new monsters statted and illustrated by Jeremy Hart for Old School Essentials and B/X, including paper miniatures and VTT tokens. 65 pages, $4.50

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy: Player's Rules Tome -  Somehow a B/X clone needs 8000 different books. This is another one of them. With rules for characters up to 14 and spells up to 6th level. 144 pages, $9.99

The Craft of the Wise: The Pagan Witch Tradition -  For B/X and OSE. 66 pages, $2.99

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 3-20-20 - Looks like a sea coast dungeon. $2

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Kinda a slow week. I wonder if the forced isolation will bring forth more products in the near future.


Adventures & Settings


Reading at River's End (S&W) -  Mid to high level adventure for S&W. 28 pages, $10 (Has the S&W tax despite not being from Frog God, but apparently the guy from Pacesetter Games & Simulations. Or his son, maybe)

Temple of Mercy (B/X) - 3rd level adventure for B/X (hope you guessed that last part). 24 pages, $5

The Isle of Dragons - Regional sourcebook for Odysseys & Overlords.  10 pages, $1.25

Thicc as Thieves - Comedy mini adventure. 2 pages, PWYW

Rules


Blueholme Explorer Encounters -  Not sure what to make of this to be honest, is it random tables? Lair like encounters? Just advice? Adventure seeds? Carmel and nougat?  38 pages, $2.99

Chaos Dice: 4 Supplements for 5e and AD&D -  I guess you can actually refer to things as AD&D, since I believe they let the trademark for that lapse ages ago. PWYW


Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 3-13-20 -  This is pretty neat. Looks like a seaside temple. $2

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — March 9th, 2020

Woops, missed two weeks. First week I just completely forgot. For some reason I want to write a Lovecraftian OSR adventure, so, I've been working on a map of Arkham in my spare time. And despite being a crude and not that detailed a map, it's time consuming because I don't know what I'm doing. It is legible, though.

Then last week, I hurt my right shoulder. It gets progressively worse as the day goes by, to the point where by the end of the day, I can't even lift my arm halfway.


Adventures & Settings


Abandoned Glacial Rift of somone or other -  S&W adventure from Night Owl Workshop (hey, don't they have their own games to make adventures for?). $3 and 24 pages, including paper miniatures

Hexed Places - Pass of Horns -  My god, it's full of clowns. Or not. It's a hex crawl from PBE Games. 15 pages, $2.69

Keep of the Rawhide Gang - Now I have that theme song stuck in my head. But this is a hex crawl adventure/location for Old School Essentials.  47 pages, $3.95

Madrea - Another region for the Odysseys & Overlords setting.  13 pages, $1.95

SG2 Seer's Rescue -  Mid to high level adventure for OSRIC from Starry Knight. 32 pages, $6.50

The Forgotten Temple -  Mid to high level adventure for Odysseys & Overlords. 14 pages, $1.95

The Odyssey Begins - Collection of 10 previous O&O adventures (but not including the above).  112 pages and $9.95

The Shard and The Shard: Deadhome -  Regional and city sourcebook for O&O.  $1.95 and $1.25 respectively (14 and 8 pages)

Rules


Old School Essentials - Classic Fantasy Rogues Gallery 1

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 3-6-20 -  If you squint, it sort of looks like the Eye of Thoth hieroglyph. $2

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 17th, 2020

Well, this was a busy week, though most of it seems to have come from three people/companies and most of it unfortunately for S&W. It's really impressive though how it's supported by fans while its treated as an afterthought and cash in by its own company/creator.


Adventures & Settings


Estria -  Another region for the Odysseys & Overlords setting. 10 pages, $1.25

Feast of the Gobbler -  "S&W" adventure from FGG. 26 pages, $8

Four Views of Grizzly Eye Cave -  Site based S&W module, set within a small cavern. 14 pages, PWYW.

Four Visits to Wyvernseeker Rock - Not sure while anyone would seek a wyvern, much less a rock, but a S&W adventure. 12 pages, PWYW

Guimond's Tower and the Lair of the Druid-Lich - A bad druid mutates forest adventure for S&W. 5 pages, PWYW

Mystery at Ravenrock - "S&W" adventure from FGG. 24 pages, $8

Nations of the Orclands -  A region for the Odysseys & Overlords setting, involving orcs who wear really tight pants. Also includes a new races and class. 12 pages, $1.95

Old Cruik Hollow -  Short S&W adventure about a bandit's lair (maybe). 5 pages, PWYW

The Banshee's Tower - Short S&W adventure. 6 pages, PWYW

The Horror out of Hagsjaw - "S&W" adventure from FGG. 22 pages, $8

The Ruined Land of Shaymar -  Another region of the Odysseys & Overlords setting, one that has apparently been overrun by giant rats. $1.25, 10 pages

The Savage Caves - Despite the name, sounds like more like a ruined temple complex of a knightly order.  5 pages, PWYW

Rules


Aliens for RPG's -  For SWN and other OSR based space games. 12 pages, $2.86

The Hexer -  This is a witcher style class for S&W White Box. 10 pages, $2

The Shaman: an OSR Class -  Sadly, does not include a summons for a dancing, oiled up Jason Statham but it sorta like a druid. PWYW and a preview for the Silver Swords zine below.


Misc


Black Pudding #6 - Another issue of J.V. West's truly remarkable 'zine, which is one of the best things in the OSR. PWYW and 28 pages.

Friday Enhanced Map 2-14-20 - Another nice looking dungeon map from Tim Hartin. $2


Silver Swords Vol 1, No 2 - Generic sounding zine but with a Shaman class for OSR games. 40 pages, $3

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 10th, 2020

Surprisingly busy week.


Adventures & Settings


Chandra's Haven -  Setting for Odysseys & Overlords. 10 pages, $1.25

For the Love of Valentine - Holiday cash in from Cash Grab Frog God Games for S&W. Well, either PF or 5e and converted badly to S&W.. $10, 30 pages.

Goblin BanditCamp/More Goblin Bandit Camp/ -  Like Kobold ambush, but a goblin bandit camp. And MORE goblin bandit camp. 9 pages, $2

Kobold Ambush -  Not even a module, just a setup of a Kobold ambush. 2 pages, PWYW

No Place Reich Home -  An adventure set in WW2 era England where it has been occupied by Germany and the players must rescue Excalibur.  42 pages, $2.99

Riders of the Black Sage -  A sandbox adventure set in an alternate history Arizona for an RPG I've never heard of, but apparently includes OSR stats. 36 pages, $2.99

Temple of the Sun -  Originally a 1e adventure written for a 2004 Con, it's been "updated" to OSRIC and gah, C&C.  $6.99 and 64 pages

The Chalice of Blood -  Adventure for Odysseys & Overlords, for 5th to 6th level characters.  From Megan Irving, probably the best author for that line.  $1.95, 12 pages


Rules


A Guide to Thieves' Guilds -  A system for running thieves guilds. 43 pages, $4.95. The author released a guide to domain building that was pretty decent, so this is maybe worth a look.

Obligatory Sample Rules -  Apparently the house rules of Zzarchov Kowolski, who does a lot of LotFP themed stuff. PWYW and 32 pages. 

The Hero's Journey: Second Edition - The original was basically Tolkien-esque house rules for S&W White Box, this claims to have deeper changes. $14.95, 220 pages.

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 2-7-20 - Looks almost like a spaceship. $2

Tall Tales Alternate Character Sheet -  PWYW

Wisdom from the Wasteland Bundle - Every issue of the tiny rules supplement zine thing for Mutant Future/Gamma World. $27.99 and 300 pages.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — February 3rd, 2020


Somewhat notably, the very old games, The Lords of Midnight and Doomdark's Revenge are now free on Good Old Games. They are part RPG, part strategy and are actually the modern remakes, which are basically still the old games but with high res (but still low color) graphics


Adventures & Settings


Luxania: Kent's Crossing -  Town for the Odysseys & Overlords setting. 8 pages, $1.50

Mystery of the Mantle's Pockets -  A Russian OSR product, with English version as well.  Seems to be a gonzo-ish adventure set inside the pockets of a magic cloak. 18 pages, PWYW

SG1 Rite of the Hero - Low level adventure from Starry Knight who now seems to be dual statting them for 1e and 5e. $4.99 and 20 pages.

Ultraviolet Grasslands and the Black City -  Seems to be one of those artistic setting/adventure things for auteurs . $25 and 198 pages


Rules


Class Compendium Volume One - This is for the Low Fantasy RPG which is sorta OSR.  PWYW, 27 pages

Gothic Horror Monster as Class -  Vampire, Mummy, Werewolf, and "Renanimated", which I take to be Frankenstein's Monster, Adam.  12 pages, PWYW

Kaigaku Second Edition -  This is interesting, it seems to be an Asian fantasy (Japanese) themed game using the Stars Without Number rules (presumably minus the technology). $10 and no page listed, but it's hefty at over 100 megabytes.

Oldskull Game Expansions Book II - 1977 Bestiary -  Basically this seems to be the 1e Monster Manual re-written for Old School Essentials. $3.99 and 164 pages


Misc


Alarms & Journeys #3 - This seems to be less of a fanzine and more a proper magazine on various old school games, including a bit on Top Secret.  Priced more than one, though, at $10.99 and 82 pages.

Friday Enhanced Map 1-31-20 -  Looks like an underground temple or possibly a shopping mall. $2

Friday, January 31, 2020

Ragged Hollow Nightmare Review






Ragged Hollow Nightmare is a low level (1st to 4th level) starter adventure from Joseph Robert Lewis that comes in both an OSR and 5E version, separate downloads for the same purchase price of $5. Despite the separate PDF, it's pretty clear that it was originally written for 5e and converted to a generic OSR format. It's also written for his campaign setting, under the "Dungeon Age" brand that seems drawn from the real world more than the typical D&D fantasy world, including an allusion to Christina Rosetti's deservedly famous poem, Goblin Market.

The basic premise of the module is that an evil force has been accidentally unleashed inside the local Temple (the local clerics apparently not using the augury spell) which has caused a force field, or veil to surround the temple keeping the evil in. Unfortunately it also has trapped much of the townsfolk who were at a bingo game or something. The PCs want to get inside the temple to rescue the townsfolk, but they need to find a way to climb up and over the forcefield/veil (which is about 60 feet high).

Monday, January 27, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 27th, 2020

It always feels like there's 8 or 9 weeks in January, but only one more left, mercifully.

I'm actually working on a new review, for the module Ragged Hollow Nightmare. Hopefully I'll get back to doing one weekly now that Buster (my kitten) is calming down a bit.

Adventures & Settings


Castle of the Mad Archmage Expansion - Level Four South -  For the megadungeon of the same name. Pretty pricey expansion at that, 18 pages and $4.95

Kingdom of Luxania - Setting detail for Odysseys & Overlords, $1.25 and 9 pages.

SM03 Cityguide to the City of Karan -  When you enter, the guards ask to see your party manager.  It actually might at that, given it's for the Barnaynia setting from the Guild of Dunromin. PWYW and 70 pages.

Rules


Oldskull Game Expansions Book 1 - Character Creation -  Optional rules and tables, probably with very large font, 1 column, and giant spacing. 128 pages, $2.99

Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 1-24-20 -  Looks like a nexus of a dungeon. $2

Old West Campaign Settind Design Book -  Not sure what's so OSR about this, but eh, it's PWYW and 5 pages.

Project Oasis Poster Maps - This is print/PDF for a setting from Joseph Bloch for that Ape game from the Labyrinth Lord guy/ $7.95 for both.  Oook.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

New OSR Products at DTRPG — January 20th, 2020

January is a month that never seems like it wants to end. Almost 3 weeks in and there's almost 2 weeks left of it.  It would be nicer if it were shorter and February would longer. Wouldn't make that much of a difference, but it would feel like spring is closer.


Adventures & Settings


An Easy Task -  Short 3rd to 5th level module/encounter for B/X. PWYW and 7 pages, but apparently meant to be printed out in a weird format. Do people even own printers anymore?

At the High Point Inn - OSR edition of a beginner level adventure. 14 pages, 50 cents

In the Pass -  Follow up to At the High Point Inn, this is 17 or so pages and 50 cents.

Flying Fortress of the Celestial Order -  PWYW generic adventure. 28 pages

Secrets of Gianthome - Mini-setting for the Odysseys & Overlords game.  $1.25, 10 pages

The Dwarven Glory -  Reprint of the very old Wee Warriors module. $4.95 and 34 pages.

When There's a Will -  City based generic OSR adventure from Raging Swan Press. $3.25 and 13 pages.

Rules


Basic/Expert Game Master Screen -  PWYW


Misc


Friday Enhanced Map 1-17-20 - Looks almost like part of the Death Star. $2

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