Happy Free RPG Day! A relatively new nerdy holiday which went completely under my radar until the day after when my friend arrived at my home with a pile of free modules, adventures, and quick start guides, bidding me to take whatever I want. Decent haul, thank you to my friend! As I started to … Continue reading DCC Review Double Feature! The Three Wizard Conundrum and Danger in the Air.
Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to review one of the classics, don't we all except a review of something commonly accepted as one of the greats to either beat us over the head with further panegyric praise or tear it down in an iconoclastic frenzy? But giving your unsolicited opinion about a commonly … Continue reading Review of Dungeon Crawl Classics #79: Frozen in Time
Happy new year everybody! I wanted to finish off 2021 right, and what better way than with a complete DCC sorcerous patron. I have here a Vampire Lord, Mihir the Blood-Soaked, that aspiring blood magicians can swear themselves too, gaining vampiric power at the expense of ghoulishly transforming into a creatures of the night. He … Continue reading Bloody Magic! A Vampire Lord Patron for Dungeon Crawl Classics
Welcome back to my Planar Crawl Classics series! Today I have the continuation of my Dastardly Devils article, with the Damnable Demons! All of the core demonic foes from the original planescape monstrous appendix re-stated and re-interpreted to fit the Dungeon Crawl Classics ruleset. I personally never thought it made much sense for the chaotic … Continue reading Planar Crawl Classics: Damnable Demons
A review! My first written specifically for this blog in fact. I have recently wrapped up a several months long Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign set in the swords and sorcery world of Fritz Lieber's city of Lankhmar using the DCC Lankhmar ruleset and I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the rules and … Continue reading A Review of DCC Lankhmar Adventure 0 – No Small Crimes in Lankhmar.
Hello everybody, I thought that it would be fun to celebrate the one year anniversary of this blog with a post expanding on the very first homebrew I posted. So below I have six more fighting styles and incantations for Lamentation of the Flame Princess's wonderful Carcosa module. Oh how the eldritch archive has grown! … Continue reading More Fighting Styles and Incantations for Carcosa
I've been a fan of Kevin Crawford's work ever since I got my hands on the free copy of classic Stars Without Number as a wide eyed fifteen-year old who had never played an RPG in his life. So the Kickstarter of his newest game, the fantasy sandbox game Worlds Without Number, got an instant … Continue reading Mighty Deeds of Arms Hack for Worlds Without Number
It is not exactly surprising, and probably even expected, when players have their characters turn to criminal acts in order to get the job done. Whether the party is made up of greedy rouges or righteous paladins, they are likely to run afoul of the law at some point. And if the campaign is one … Continue reading When Players Cross the Law: OSR Crime and Heat
I was perusing Chris Kutalik's wonderful Hill Cantons blog when I ended up going down an intriguing rabbit hole of concepts like the Chaos Index and the World Engine, in the midst of this RPG blog deep dive I stumbled upon this 1988 article by Chris Engle, and I was completely enthralled. So what is … Continue reading Running an Engle Matrix Game, or, The Land of Grain and Metal
You all know how players are sometimes right? You put things in front of them and are always somehow surprised when they use it in some bizarre way. Sometimes you put what you thought was absolutely nothing in front of them and they run off with it like a goddamn treasure chest. As I was … Continue reading All the Little Absurdities