Friday Grab Bag: Zines, Free RPG Day

Bookkeeping Notes: I get commissions for purchases made through some links in this post. Zines A list of available old school zines. Some free, some paid. And you can get the latest issue of Codex, the Gauntlet’s monthly RPG fanzine for free. It has a Dungeon World starter, a story game of Celtic Myth, and […]

Session Zero Issue 1 – Dungeon World Zine Review

Please note: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. What Do You Need to Know? Session Zero by Brian Holland is a new fanzine for Dungeon World. It is Pay What You Want. Session Zero serves as a starting point for your campaign. The zine is about world-building and adventure creation. […]

Zine Spotlight: Wormskin Issue 1

What Do You Need to Know? Wormskin presents a mythic forest setting in the form of a OSR zine. It offers a dreamlike, occasionally nightmarish Celtic tone with fairy influences. It is written by Gavin Norman and Greg Gorgonmilk. You can buy the 42-pages-PDF (USD $3.99) or PDF + print (USD $6.99) HERE (aff). Wander […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warning: What I am up To

Stuff That Might See a Review Macchiato Monsters Zero by Eric Nieudan: an OSR-3rd-generation-style mix of The Black Hack (TBH) and Whitehack Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells (aff, PWYW): Sword & Sorcery with TBH and Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) Hubris by Mike Evans (aff): a weird fucked-up fantasy world for DCC – I’m mostly interested […]

Vacant Ritual Assembly #2 (OSR Zine)

What do you need to know? Vacant Ritual Assembly is a fairly new OSR fanzine by Red Moon Medicine Show. Aesthetically, it takes inspiration from Lamentations of the Flame Princess (LotFP), so it tends towards the weird/gothic/horror tone. The first issue was a pleasant surprise for me as it was choke-full with interesting material. You […]