Sometimes you've got to go back to basics & in this case its working out the internal adventure elements of our 'Old Solar System' campaign. So last night I popped a couple of beers with a friend & watched Ralph Bakshi's Fire & Ice.

When your getting into Fire & Ice your getting into some of the top talent in the fields of animation, fantasy artwork, film production, artwork, etc. including


Legacy Of the Neo Ibbians For Your Old School Campaigns

'How is he doctor?,' the knight spoke with a candor of long years of friendship to the Hyperborean cleric. They had found the smuggler twenty miles from the wasteland of Arabia. 'Not good at all, the change has begun & there's nothing our temple can do for him''What do ...

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New OSR Lovecraftian Monster Race -The N'naclleph For Your Old School Campaigns

"One was a snarling, murderous, cat-headed monster, with retracted lips revealing formidable fangs, and eyes that glared intolerable hatred from beneath ferine brows. This creature had the claws and wings of a griffin, and seemed as if it were poised in readiness to swoop down on the city of Vyones ...

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Shrine of the Serpent, Aztec Mummies, Tegel Manor, & Tonight's Actual Play Event

As the strange manor continues it strange & weird journey the PC's in tonight's game managed to penetrate some of the inner mysteries of Tegel Manor when they stumbled upon the proto Aztec shrine of Cihuacoatl. And some of its horrid secrets!

In tonight's Tegel Manor game event ...

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New OSR Lovecraftian Monster Race- The Neh'kegnygl For Your Old School Campaigns

When the first of the 'Ubbo-Sathla's gene plagues' swept across the face of the Old Earth, there arose strange chimera which had not been seen in eons. The elephantine ogres once again roamed across the world with their strange tusk like ornaments, they are the  tenders & shepherds of the ...

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New OSR Lovecraftian Adventure Campaign Location - Olathoë The Eternal

When the stars started coming right & old Earth  began to grow weird & hoary in its ways. The skies were filled with the terrible light from the star Polaris & Aldebaran shone in the East was there a strange rending as the whole cloth of reality split open once again. The seas ...

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New OSR Lovecraftian Monster Race - The Maux For Your Old School Systems

There are tribes of murderous warriors of whom the “Esquimaux” will not speak for their name is taboo & they're existence is abominable to the sight of man. These beings dwelt near the plateau of Tseng & Leng. They mated with what was there. The results were not human but beings ...

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1d6 Random Weird Mundane Remains & Treasures From Magical Ceremonies Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Magical ceremonies & summoning  rituals sometimes require expensive relics & components to complete their magical operations. Wizards & other practitioners of the dark arts often times must leave behind objects of a curious & sometimes dangerous nature. These are items that could require adventurers to do a bit of research into the nature of ...

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OSR Campaign Commentary On S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks By Gary Gygax

"The Grand Duchy of Geoff has recently been plagued by a rash of unusually weird and terrible monsters of an unknown sort. This western area, particularly the mountain fastness which separates the Grand Duchy from the Dry Steppes, has long been renowned for the generation of the most fearsome beasts ...

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OSR Commentary On - DA3 City Of The Gods By Dave L. Arneson and David J. Ritchie For Your Old School Campaigns

"Set amidst the blistered salt flats of the Valley of the Ancients, the City of the Gods is a strange and deadly metal metropolis whose powerful guardians do not welcome intruders. Yet it is to this place of deadly menace that Blackmoor's leaders now send a daring expedition - to ...

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1d8 Random Dangerous Lovecraftian Demonic Patrons Encounter Table For Your Old School Campaigns

Rel 'The Strong' the red Martian mercenary checked his gun for the seventh time and nothing had changed with the ammo, the mechanisms, or the gun itself.  'Why are we in this part of the frelling wastelands?'

'We are tracking a mad man whose trying to get a hold of ...

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OSR Commentary On Necrotic Gnome's 'B/X Essentials' Project For Your Old School Retroclone Systems

I have a long & storied history with Necrotic Gnome products but Gavin Norman's new project it hits close to home some might say their essentially some of the essence of B/X Dungeons & Dragons. Let's take a closer look.

So while everyone else is all excited about GenCon ...

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Forbidden Secrets Of The Lamp - OSR Campaign Commentary On Ray Harryhausen's 'The 7th Voyage of Sinbad' 1958

Top notch adventure as our hero Sinbad must rescue a princess who has been miniaturized and held captive by a ruthless magician. All sorts of obstacles are thrown in Sinbad's way, including the famous swordfighting skeleton. © 1958, "Sokurah the Magician: From the land beyond beyond... from the world past ...

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OSR Commentary - High Level Play, AD&D Dieties & Demi Gods, & Operatic Old School Campaigns With 'Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung)'

So another GenCon is on us & social media is a buzz with the latest Con news, numerous pictures, etc. All my best to my young friends & family that are there.The amount of buzz coming out this year's GenCon reminds me of  Eighty Four & the year I learned about ...

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Review & Commentary On The Battle For The Purple Islands By From Kort'thalis Publishing For Your Old School Campaigns

I have a very strong connections with The Islands of Purple Haunted Putrescence, its a very flexible & dangerous adventure location/setting from the warped mind of Venger Satanis. A gonzo science fantasy setting with  liberal doses of  'R' rated  sex, gore, & lots of mayhem. All of which collide with the ...

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OSR Commentary On The Basic Dungeons & Dragons Adventure 'M4 Five Coins For A Kingdom' By Allen Varney For Your Old School High Level Campaigns

"In an instant, the city of Lighthall vanishes from you very midst! In its place come five coins of amazing powers - power to transport you to a realm of fantastic worlds and incredible magic. In this realm, islands float in air and vast armies battle at the brink of oblivion ...

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Further OSR Commentary On The Free 'Old Mars' Downloads For Your Old School Campaigns

So I'm making some notes and doing some adjustments to my Old Mars material, this means cracking open one of my favorites by Leigh Brackett, Clark Ashton Smith, and C.L. Moore. Here's some thoughts and ideas for background on my next cycle of 'Old Mars' adventure setting ...

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Further Mediations On B5 Horror on the Hill By Douglas Niles For Your Old School Campaigns

The end of the road. A lonely fort stands on the banks of a mighty river. It is here the hardy bands of adventurers gather to plan their conquests of The Hill, the hulking mass that looms over this tiny settlement. The Hill is filled with monsters, they say, and ...

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Friends, Eld, & Tegel Manor - OSR Campaign Update & Actual Play Adventure Construction

I've been working my butt off today with sewing machine repairs but a friend stopped by earlier to chew the fat & talk about Venger Satanis, Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, Tegel Manor, & the Eld! Steve has run parties of players through  Misty Isles of the Eld multiple times and ...

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1d6 System Lost Relics of Ancient Atlantis For Your Old School Campaigns

"Above its domes the gulfs accumulate. Far up, the sea-gales blare their bitter screed: But here the buried waters take no heed— Deaf, and with welded lips pressed down by weight Of the upper ocean. Dim, interminate, In cities over-webbed with somber weed, Where galleons crumble and the krakens breed ...

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Further OSR Mediations On X13 Crown of Ancient Glory By Stephen Bourne For Your Expert Dungeons and Dragons Games & Old School Campaigns

'All is not well in the kingdom of Vestland. Not only is the king dead and the holy Sonora Crown missing, but the heir to the kingdom was lost at birth and no on knows where to find him. As if this wasn't bad enough, the forces of the ...

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Ghouls, Ghosts, Shadows & More Swords & Strangeness - Actual Play Adventure Event

I got together with my players last night for my Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers Of Hyperborea game taking place in the Judge's Guild  mega dungeon adventure location of Tegal Manor The PC's in last night Tegel Manor session managed to make a good showing. They went over a bit ...

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1d6 Random Encounters With Adventurers From Beyond The Planar Winds Table For Your Old School Campaigns

When Old Earth became a restless memory & the hidden things crawled back from the hidden places there were those lost to the world winds. Adventurers,outlaws, & fools who were trapped 'elsewhere'. Often these fools bring with them horrors beyond the pale of man that have taken an unhealthy interest in ...

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Using O1 The Gem and the Staff, by John and Laurie Van De Graaf For Sword & Sorcery Campaign Setting Construction

Your peaceful evening has been interrupted by an unusual request. As a thief, your skills are unmatched, but can you rise to the challenge of thieving for a powerful and frightening wizard? Do you have a choice?So I've been receiving a lot of heat hon this side for ...

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Deconstructing & Using The Free OSR Adventure 'Wrack & Rune From Faster Monkey Games For Sword & Sorcery OSR Campaign Construction.

"It's a typical job: Go get the thing, bring it to the wizard. Of course, you should keep a few details in mind... like the thing is a three-ton statue... probably broken in pieces... and sunk to the bottom of Eel Bight, a dangerous bay haunted by thick fogs ...

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'Skulls of the Far Travelers' Artifact For Your Old School Campaigns

'What is this thing master?!' Ashton the mutant's voice bordered on the low scale of grating & rose to a point of not quite but almost sniveling. He lifted the object d'art from its ancient resting place. 'Oh be careful with that you.' the statement had the tiredness of ...

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The Medusae Mechanism Artifact for Your Old School Campaigns

'What is it we seek oh master?' the sniveling voice of Ashton the mutant shook within the remains of the wizard's tower. 'Come you wretch & be quick about it I have no wish to meet up with that pair of Martian scum this night' Shatock The Mad a wizard ...

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'Old Earth' Adventure Location 'The Ruins of Londonium' For Your Old School Campaigns

Londonium was one of the most prosperous cities of 'Old Earth' but it is now one of the dangerous wasteland mega ruin locations. The domain of giant monsters,mutants, & worse. The city holds some of the richest relic hordes on the planet of old technologies, relics, and more. It is ...

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1d6 Random Ancient Minor Weapons of War Table For Your Sword & Sorcery Adventures & Your Old School Campaigns

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There are relics without past, present, or future that can wreck swaths of violence & horror. Things from the time of legend & mythology. They come from many places, eras, & are found buried with the Ancients. They come from a time beyond recorded time itself. They are the weapons ...

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