There is no location that is used as often in OSR fantasy RPG as “the tavern”. In fact, I guess that taverns are even more prominent than dungeons. Sessions tend to start in it, leg work is done in them and more often than not the PC will spend an evening a night in one […]
The Veins of the Earth are home to a lot of strange beings. On a second thought, I would be hardly pressed to name even one creature or sentient being within that isn´t strange, horrible or both. A thing that the procedures of the MPAA taught us is that whenever there is horror, there must […]
Friday 13th is coming, and I felt like writing an OSR supplement for this occasion.
I follow the Veins of the Earth play reports of a fellow going by the nick of peterwebb at Lamentations of the Flame Princess Gaming Forum. At some point, peterwebb´s players where near a city in the veins, which inspired me to write a few encounters for that area. But as always, time works against […]
In December 2017 Miska Fredman released a map on his blog he named The Dwarven Rivergate. A rivergate is basically a small fortress (or large tower) in the middle of large bridge. Manned by a few men-at-arms, it is a good way to keep undesirables out (or to at least hinder their traveling), to raise […]
Miska Fredman released some more maps at his blog, among them a smaller one he called the Tomb of Devas. Usually, I think that small maps are not that useful, as one cannot turn them into a dungeon of its own. But the addition of the cave complex behind the secret door gave me the […]
Miska Fredman is making a lot of good maps, and is kind enough to share the low-res versions with us on his website. One of his releases is labelled Space Cantina, but to me this is a future-metropolis dive bar, or perhaps a “bar and grill”. That kind of place that is nested somewhere in […]