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Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea

A Northwind Adventures game Review By: Ernie Laurence Text: Jeffrey P. Talanian Editing: David Prata Cover Art: Charles Lang Frontispiece Art: Val Semeiks Frontispiece Colours: Daisey Bingham Interior Art: Ian Baggley, Johnathan Bingham, Charles Lang, Peter Mullen, Russ Nicholson, Glynn Seal, Val Semeiks, Jason Sholtis, Logan Talanian, Del Teigeler Cartography: Glynn Seal Graphic Embellishments: Glynn Seal Layout: Jeffrey P. Talanian Play-Testing …

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Mark Taormino’s “Monsters of Mayhem”

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto [This review comes courtesy of a free PDF copy provided by the creator, Mark Taormino] As anyone who sees my review list here could conclude, I am a huge fan of classic RPGs. Not in a way to be down on modern products, just that I enjoy going back to the ones I grew up on. Even …

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What is the OSR (Old School Revival) and why you should care!

What exactly is the Old School Revival? Roleplaying games came into being during the mid-1970’s. While ideas and practices of Roleplaying existed some years before, It can truly be said that Gygax, Arneson, Barker, and others truly fleshed out the first formalized rules. Since that halcyon time, an explosion of games has spanned the test of time. Everything from Runequest, …

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Eric Bloat’s Zombie Hack RPG

Sometimes, a little At is all you need.  Back in the 80s, I ran the first zombie horror game I’d ever attempted. The genre wasn’t omnipresent at the time, the Romero films were mostly what we had available. I used the Chill RPG from Pacesetter as my base rules. We had fun. I never once imagined a day when there …

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Avremier From Here: A Series of Gems for a White Box

http://drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/12971/Mothshade-Concepts David A. Hill presents new worlds to conquer for fans of the original White Box edition of the game. Being a review of the first in David A. Hills “Avremier” series of supplements for Original Fantasy RPG.   The creation of fantasy worlds is a tradition among roleplaying enthusiasts as old as the hobby itself. Gygax, Arneson, Bledsaw, and …