Your Mother Was A Hamster – A Review of Spears & Spells

Spears & Spells Author: R P Davis Publisher: Kabouter Games Page Count: 64 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $9.95 Print/PDF Combo – $14.95 Spears & Spells is an Old School Renaissance-style RPG. It’s not a narrative game, but… As I read it, I had the impression of an OSR game that went on…

Buccaneers, Pirates & Kear, Oh My! – Planar Compass #2

Planar Compass #2 Author: D.M. Wilson, Sarah Brunt, et al. Publisher: Planar Compass Page Count: 70 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $8 Print (avail from several retailers) – $18 The waters of the Astral Sea run deep with the thoughts, hopes and dreams, and nightmares of all sentient beings of the multiverse….

Safe Harbor In A Sea of Darkness – Planar Compass #1

Planar Compass #1 Author: D.M. Wilson, Sarah Brunt Publisher: Planar Compass Page Count: 60 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $6.99 Print/PDF Combo (Exalted Funeral) – $15.00 Planar Compass Issue One, published in Autumn 2020, is singularly focused on providing readers with new content for the Old-School Essentials roleplaying game. Issue One features…

Living In Harmony – The Bone Age

The Bone Age Author: Bill Edmunds Artwork: Joseph “Badashski” Woiak Publisher: Cunning Plan Page Count: 146 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (DTRPG) – $10 Print – $25 On a living planet, there exist two cultures of primitive humans. Their survival is threatened by an alien race known as the Invaders. These Invaders possess technologies far greater…

Little Orange Books – Hidden Hand of the Horla

T:1 Hidden Hand of the Horla Author: R.J. Thompson Publisher: Appendix N Entertainment Page Count: 24 Available Formats: PDF/Print PDF (DTRPG) – $5 Print (white cover; Exalted Funeral) – $10 Over the past few years, small publishers have embraced the “zine” format with the advent of campaigns like Kickstarter’s ZineQuest—there’s been a revival of this…

Prison or Puzzle? – Death Maze

Death Maze {Deluxe Edition} Author: Christian Blake Publisher: Glendor’s RPG Adventures Page Count: 46 Available Formats: Print Print – $20 A game designer’s creativity knows no bounds. That’s the case with so many small, independent publishers today. The increased accessibility of digital distribution and print on demand continues to make it possible for so many….

Little Orange Books – The Lost Classes: The Arnesonian Classes

The Lost Classes: The Arnesonian Classes Author: R.J. Thompson Publisher: Appendix N Entertainment Page Count: 28 Available Formats: Print & PDF PDF (DTRPG) – $5 Print – $44 (Part of a bundle) Over the past few years, small publishers have embraced the “zine” format with the advent of campaigns like Kickstarter’s ZineQuest—there’s been a revival…

A Hunting We Will Go – A Review of Beyond the Borderlands

Beyond the Borderlands  Issue #1 Author: Alex Damaceno (@gnarledmonster) Publisher: Alex Damaceno Distributed by: Swordfish Islands Page Count: 20 Available Formats: PDF & Print Print/PDF Combo – $15 Welcome to the Wicked Palovalley. Here stands Stronglaw Keep, located at the mouth of the valley, protecting the entrance to the Western Kingdoms. The keep stands atop…

B2 Keep on the Borderlands – The Saga of Ublaf the Unbelievable

We have begun playing B2 Keep on the Borderlands. For some, it is our first time delving into this classic scenario and cave complex, but for others, it is a nostalgia trip, having first played it some forty years ago. On Monday afternoon/evening, players from South Carolina, Maryland, California, Texas, and the United Kingdom get…

The Mighty Few – A Review of Mausritter

Mausrítter Sword-and-Whiskers Role Playing Author: Isaac Williams Publisher: Losing Games Page Count: 24 Available Formats: PDF & Print PDF (Itch.io) – Pay What You Want Print – Out of Print Welcome to the world of sword-and-whiskers roleplaying. Here you will don the adventuring regalia of a mighty mouse and venture forth into the wilds to…