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

Supplement Review: Shadowlands: The Gates of Tarina Adventure Module by Jaye Sonia and Ben Cacchione from BlackStar Studios

Have you noticed how memorable movies and television programs use catchphrases to sometimes drive home key points? For example, in Star Wars, C-3PO says “I have a bad feeling about this” and we hear the phrase come up in a variety of ways over all six films. Or in The Princess Bride, Vizzini uses the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Shadowlands: The Gates of Tarina Adventure Module by Jaye Sonia and Ben Cacchione from BlackStar Studios

Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #75: The Sea Queen Escapes! by Michael Curtis from Goodman Games

A wise man once said “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” (John F. Kennedy) Each time I read a novel, story, or module that involves the ocean in some way . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #75: The Sea Queen Escapes! by Michael Curtis from Goodman Games

Supplement Review: Shadowlands: Secrets of the Tainted Adventure Arc (PFRPG) by John Maki from BlackStar Studios

Back in the fall of 2011, I backed a Kickstarter project from BlackStar Studios to see what the world of Shadowlands was all about (they have a new Kickstarter going as well – check out the links at the bottom for more). Largely that decision was made based on the art that appeared on the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Shadowlands: Secrets of the Tainted Adventure Arc (PFRPG) by John Maki from BlackStar Studios

Supplement Review: Storm Bunny Studios Presents: The Ghost of Ashenwood Road by Jaye Sonia

Though I’m a fan of huge books detailing settings to the Nth degree, I’m also a fan of small supplements that offer juicy tidbits that can easily be dropped into any campaign. One of these cool little tidbits comes from Jaye Sonia and the crew at Storm Bunny Studios – The Ghost of Ashenwood Road. . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Storm Bunny Studios Presents: The Ghost of Ashenwood Road by Jaye Sonia

Supplement Review: The Vile Worm by Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling Publishing

So once you’ve killed broken in a few 0-level DCC RPG characters via The Ruins of Ramat from Brave Halfling Publishing, why stop there?

The next logical step is to slaughter get those new 1st level characters into another adventure! Thankfully Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling have just the thing… The Vile . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Vile Worm by Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling Publishing

Supplement Review: Appendix N Adventure Toolkit #1: The Ruins of Ramat by John Adams from Brave Halfling Publishing

Nearly a year ago I backed a Kickstarter project from John Adams for a series of DCC RPG-based modules. And the first module in the series – Appendix N Adventure Toolkit #1: The Ruins of Ramat – was delivered back in October 2012 to project backers. You can download it along with the next three . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Appendix N Adventure Toolkit #1: The Ruins of Ramat by John Adams from Brave Halfling Publishing

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: The Raven’s Call by Wolfgang Baur and Kobold Press

First level adventures are always a tricky thing to pull off. Do you go easy on a new wave of heroes? Do you smack the new heroes around a bit? Do you up the ante and make it possible for a TPK?

Well, honestly I think all of those possibilities are up to the combination . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: The Raven’s Call by Wolfgang Baur and Kobold Press

The Gassy Gnoll: Homesick Adventurers

On the road this week, the Gnoll is a little homesick – which is a far cry from last week and being sick-sick. But it’s made me ponder one of those often vilified parts of any campaign… travel. And it made me wonder… Do PCs ever get homesick?

Gassy Gnoll

Two groups ago . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Homesick Adventurers