Zine Spotlight: Vacant Ritual Assembly #6

Vacant Ritual Assembly #6 delivers flavorful and thematic content for Lamentations of the Flame Princess (LotFP). Or other OSR games. It is choke-full of grisly locations, adventures, encounters, and factions. And it comes with an interview that introduced me to another interesting old school game. You can buy the game for USD $5 as a […]

A Critical Look at Low Fantasy Gaming

What do you need to know? Low Fantasy Gaming (LFG) is a D&D variant which mixes old school principles with 5e feel. Subtitled “Low Magic. High Adventure”. It aims to offer a heroic and lightweight gaming experience. Combat should be dangerous and magic rare. Get the free 184 pages PDF here. Print copies are available […]

Friday Update: Colemak, OSR Swag and more

Writing I’m learning Colemak, an alternative keyboard layout. Full immersion, so typing is a lot slower than usual. Patience. Supposedly, Colemak is so much better than QWERTY. But we can debate about that. Thus, I just do it for fun and to train my brain. Upcoming Reviews I’m slowly hacking away at an article about […]

What’s up in Gaming? February Edition

Reading Ben Milton’s recommended reading list for old school gaming is worth a look. It’s choke full of interesting articles. I’m also digging through Low Fantasy Gaming, a free D20 old school game. It leaves the first impression of being a gentle bridge between 5e and old school Sword & Sorcery. More to come. You […]

What’s on My Radar in Gaming?

Solo Gaming Matt Jackson is working on his rules-lite so1um . It uses Tiny Solitary Soldier’s solo engine but is a standalone game. There are more than 500 clicks on Miso RPG, my minimalist (free) solo framework. Stuart Llyod contacted me and gave me the links to his solo systems Wayfarer and Scrawl (all Pay […]