Tagged: reviews

OD&D PDFS: What Do You Really Need to Play?

OD&D PDFS: What Do You Really Need to Play?

Original D&D from the mid-1970s has finally been released in PDF form on DrivethruRPG/RPGNow. As most readers of this blog know, I started playing D&D back in 1975. OD&D was my first RPG and is still one of my favorites today. This is a short post with my suggestions for what you need...

OSR Blogs, Product Announcements, and Reviews

OSR Blogs, Product Announcements, and Reviews

With the recent release of White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying and Petty Gods: Revised & Expanded Edition, I have noticed some complaints about OSR blog posts about these games (on threads in RPG.net and even theRPGSite.com). These complaints are that the posts about these games are softpetal posts instead of hard-hitting...

Monsters & Magic: High Praise For A Game I’d Never Play

Monsters & Magic: High Praise For A Game I’d Never Play

I had a chance to look at a copy of Monsters & Magic this weekend. It’s a new “OSR” game by Sarah Newton published by Mindjammer Press. It’s basically a set of new school rules that you can overlay on a version of old school TSR D&D so you can use TSR-era monsters,...

Received for Review: Cartooner RPG

Received for Review: Cartooner RPG

Giovanni Micolucci saw my My RPG Sessions Do Not Generate Fiction post and send me a copy of the Cartooner RPG as an example of a game that does better at creating fiction. From first glance it looks like a storygame version of Toon. I’m not usually a big fan of storygames, but...

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

Review TSR Era PDFs in the RetroRoleplaying Forum

WOTC is releasing TSR era products as PDFs again on DNDClassics/RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. To review these games there, you have to buy a copy there. This helps to prevent fake reviews. However, it also prevents the large number of gamers who already own these products in TSR era hard copies from reviewing them. I’ve set...