Last Spring, when the Pandemic hit, I dove headfirst into the #osr scene because I discovered a little retro-clone called Lamentations of the Flame Princess. And, Dear Reader, if you’ve been following this blog, you know how much I love this saucy flame-haired princess. One of the first modules/supplements I read was Vornheim by Zak […]Read More Fuck Waterdeep. I’m going to Vornheim
Okay, I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Call of Cthulhu as a game. I loved reading Lovecraft when I was younger. I still shudder when I think about the “Rats in the Walls.” However, the gamers I played with when I was younger were never really into CoC and most of our […]Read More Treat your players this halloween with The Grindhouse: Volume 1
Okay, dear readers, it has been a few weeks since I put something on my blog for your consumption and I feel bad about that. Some shit went down at my job that I can only describe as “mercenary behavior,” which, in turn, has required me to work some seriously long days to cover for […]Read More So, I ran Mörk Borg. It was fun, but…
Good morning Dear Readers! I received the honor of reviewing Ankur-Kingdom of the Gods by Chris Miller in anticipation of the Kickstarter for a second edition that goes live on September 1st. I am not making any money on this. I have not been paid. I politely offered my services as I believe in helping […]Read More Ankur-Kingdom of the Gods: The d12 gets a starring role!
Hello dear readers and welcome to a synopsis of Session 2 of my “Cha’alt!” campaign. It has been many weeks since the last time my gaming group could get together and play. Needless to say, our game last Saturday was a welcome event. In this session, Auntie T’eena hires the players to go to the […]Read More Cha’alt Session 2: Into the Sunken Library
While walking my dog this afternoon I got thinking about Lamentations of the Flame Princess and the Cleric class. I recall some playtest rules in either Vaginas are Magic or Eldricht Cock wherein LotFP game designer, James Edward Raggi IV, contemplates removing the Cleric class altogether. I hope he doesn’t. It is, in my opinion, […]Read More LotFP Clerics are better than B/X clerics. There. I said that too.
Recently I was involved in a conversation about the specialist class in Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules & Magic. This post is not about that conversation…rather this post is about the love I have for this character class. At the risk of overstatement, I think it is the best class in the retro-clones I’ve […]Read More Lamentations of the Flame Princess Specialist is better than the B/X Thief. There. I said it.
I am happy to bring you, dear reader, a play report of session one of my latest campaign. My home group got together for the first time in nearly a year. Leading up to our game day, we went back and forth over what we wanted to play. I told them that I am done […]Read More Cha’alt: Escape from Prison Ship Al’Kae Trazz 666
A couple things before I start my rambling on the topic of alignment. I’ve been binge watching Vikings and this post is inspired by some recent events in the series that made me think about alignment. I’ve also bloviated on this topic many moons ago and I do not want to rehash those arguments again…and […]Read More Law versus Chaos: Why it matters.
First off, for purposes of full disclosure, I was a backer for Venger Satanis’ most recent Cha’alt publication, Saving Cha’alt. I’m a huge fan of Cha’alt and I figured that, for $5, I could get another 20 or so pages of goodness. Little did I know that when Venger sets his mind to something, a […]Read More Saving Cha’alt on a Budget