Supplement Review: AL1: Bone Hoard of the Dancing Horror by Daniel J. Bishop from Purple Duck Games

If it’s one thing the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game has inspired, it’s going back to what I remember about many of the original modules for D&D… Gritty, gruesome dungeon crawls where you were never quite sure if your characters were daring or mentally challenged for walking in the front door in the first . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: AL1: Bone Hoard of the Dancing Horror by Daniel J. Bishop from Purple Duck Games

Supplement Review: A0: Crow’s Rest Island from AdventureAWeek.com

Yes, I’m more than a bit behind on reviews, but I keep chugging along. This past weekend I had an opportunity to check out A0: Crow’s Rest island from Adventure A Week (AdventureAWeek.com). I’ve been meaning to check their stuff out for nearly a year now, but didn’t have a chance until I received this . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: A0: Crow’s Rest Island from AdventureAWeek.com

Supplement Review: Potion Details Generator by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games

All too often when our characters down a potion in a campaign, it’s done without any fanfare. Poisoned? Down a “Cure Poison” potion. Hurt? Drink some “Cure Light Wounds.” But do we ever really think about what we’re downing? What does it look like? Smell like? Taste like?

I’ve always wondered why alchemy wasn’t handled . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Potion Details Generator by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games

Supplement Review: That’s a Goblin!? by Mark L. Chance of Spes Magna Games

Though my review time has dropped a bit over the last few months, I occasionally stumble across supplements I can’t help but want to check out. That’s a Goblin!? by Mark L. Chance of Spes Magna Games is one such product I saw recently. Something about the “!?” in the title got my attention and . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: That’s a Goblin!? by Mark L. Chance of Spes Magna Games

Supplement Review: Appendix N Adventures #4: The Witch of Wydfield by John Adams & Colin Chapman from Brave Halfling Publishing

Is murder-by-mob ever a good way to solve a problem? Torches and pitchforks may get the townspeople involved, but rarely in a good fantasy yarn does mob “justice” ever offer more than a temporary fix and long-term issues. The Witch of Widefield (TWoW), the latest of the Appendix N series from Brave Halfling Publishing, proves . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Appendix N Adventures #4: The Witch of Wydfield by John Adams & Colin Chapman from Brave Halfling Publishing

Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

When you think of H.P. Lovecraft, what do you think of? For me, it’s his story “At the Mountains of Madness,” which forever merges Antarctica and Cthulhu in my mind. So I have to say I became a little giddy when I heard that Chris Birch and the talented crew Achtung! Cthulhu were tackling that . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Achtung! Cthulhu: The Trellborg Monstrosities by John Houlihan for Modiphius Entertainment

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

What is it about open ended adventures that really makes them work well when they’re done right? Is it the fact that the railroad factor seems to fade into the background and offer less of a way to beat players over the head? Or is it the fact that there are multiple paths and the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

Supplement Review: Urban Dressing: Market Stalls by Brian Liberge for Raging Swan Press

Much of the fantasy campaigns I play in seem to take place in villages, towns, and cities, yet coming up with encounters in urban settings can sometimes be a pain in the rear. Shoot… Populating a town can be a major undertaking depending on how detailed you choose to get. So the Urban Dressing line . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Urban Dressing: Market Stalls by Brian Liberge for Raging Swan Press

Supplement Review: Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House (Kaidan/PFRPG) by Michael K. Tumey from Rite Publishing

Fantasy RPGs (like any number of other genres) have several tropes we all tend to trip over. You know the ideas I’m talking about… Elves don’t like dwarves. Dwarves are drunkards who speak with a Scottish accent. Dragons like hoards. And adventures usually start in taverns with some crazy guy sitting in a dark corner . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Haiku of Horror: Autumn Moon Bath House (Kaidan/PFRPG) by Michael K. Tumey from Rite Publishing

Supplement Review: The Stealer of Children by Peter Spahn from Small Niche Games

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to review several quality books from small publishers and seen how well a product can be produced even on a budget. That said, occasionally I come across a product with a great concept where something fails to grab my attention and hold it the whole time. The Stealer of . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Stealer of Children by Peter Spahn from Small Niche Games