Review: Open Ended Games – Against the Darkmaster

Against the Darkmaster Against the Darkmaster is a classic fantasy RPG written by Massimiliano Caracristi and published by Open Ended Games. By Aaron T. Huss Learn more about Against the Darkmaster here Purchase Against the Darkmaster here (paid link) Find other Against the Darkmaster posts here Against the Darkmaster is the latest classic fantasy RPG in a long line of classic fantasy RPGs. Eschewing...

Forbidden Lands: Spire of Quetzel Compendium Launches + Bundle Returns!

Today we’re delighted to announce the release of the Quetzel’s Spire Scenario Compendium, a brand new expansion of adventures for the acclaimed Forbidden Lands RPG. Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this open-world survival roleplaying game, you’re not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on...

Guest Article: Signal Fire Studios – “In With The Old, In With The New”

“In With The Old, In With The New” By Jamie Chambers The following article discusses the 5th Edition adventure A Delve In The Cave (written for 1st level characters) that has less than a week left on a Kickstarter campaign as of this posting. Here you’ll get a peek inside my creative process when writing adventures. If you’re a Game Master interested running this adventure you will find some...

Game of Kings – Kickstarter

New Roleplaying game launches kickstarter Untitled promises “the most complete indie RPG starter kit on the market” Washington, DC, January 24, 2017– New Kickstarters are nothing new.  But, if you are passionate about roleplaying games, you’ll definitely want to slow down for this one. Untitled is a neat game in its own right, an old-school crunchy experience streamlined by modern narrative...

Kickstarter: The Ice Kingdoms August 1-30

An early edition campaign setting for the lovers of old school games, The Ice Kingdoms is designed to be usable in multiple retroclone systems, including For Gold & Glory, OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, and more. According to its chief designer, CS Barnhart, Ice Kingdoms is “a game setting that is sort of Robert E. Howard Sword and Sorcery meets Vikings.” It’s an ambitious project,...

Designer’s Diary: Sojourner Games – Sojourner’s Quest

Sojourner’s Quest Sojourner’s Quest is a complete role-playing game published by Sojourner Games. By Randall C. Ellis Learn more about Sojourner’s Quest here Purchase Sojourner’s Quest here Support the IndieGoGo campaign here Welcome to the latest Designer’s Diary, a column where designers are given the opportunity to take readers on an in-depth ride through the design...

Review: Autarch – Adventurer Conqueror King System

Adventurer Conqueror King System Adventurer Conqueror King System is a complete sword and sorcery, retro fantasy system written by Alexander Macris, Tavis Allison, and Greg Tito and published by Autarch. By Aaron T. Huss Adventurer Conqueror King System is a sword and sorcery-flavored system wrapped around old-school mechanics given a new life. It is many things all at the same time that can be...

Review: Digital Orc – The Blasphemous Brewery of Pilz! (Labyrinth Lord)

The Blasphemous Brewery of Pilz! The Blasphemous Brewery of Pilz! is a wilderness and dungeon adventure for the Labyrinth Lord fantasy system written by Dylan Hartwell and published by Digital Orc. By Cape Rust The Blasphemous Brewery of Pilz! is a wilderness and dungeon adventure for the Labyrinth Lord system suitable for characters from 3rd to 7th level. It is written as a standalone adventure,...

Designer’s Diary: Sacrosanct Games – Altus Adventum

Altus Adventum Altus Adventum is a complete role-playing game powered by a unique system and published by Sacrosanct Games. By Roderic Waibel Welcome to the twelfth Designer’s Diary, a regular column where designers are given the opportunity to take readers on an in-depth ride through the design and development process of their system, setting, or product. Designer’s Description Altus Adventum...

Review: Rogue Games – The Cursed Chateau

Product Name: The Cursed Chateau Publisher: Rogue Games Author: James Maliszewski System: Setting: Series: Theme: Retro Fantasy, Horror Type: Adventure Link: http://themysticalthrone.com/?p=16433 The Cursed Chateau is a horror-infused, retro fantasy, location-based adventure module designed to be compatible with any old-school class-and-level system. It is designed for 4 – 8 characters of 4th...