This Week In The OSR – Saturday, February 13, 2010

Posted in OSR News by James Smith on February 13, 2010

New OSR Releases

MAAD 1 front cover bk 1 jpg_MMythmere’s Adventure Design Deskbook Volume 1: Principles & Starting Points, is now available in pdf. The price is $5.00 and the digital version runs to 44 pages.   Published by Black  Blade Publishing, visit their store for all kinds of nifty gaming stuff!


RC3_Cover.39190533_stdPacesetter Games, has released                                      RC3 Eruptor’s Vengeance. This is an Expert Rules module, available in print, for $6.95.  Pacesetter has also released a pdf version of one of their earlier modules. RC1 The Thing In The Valley, a Basic/Expert Rules module is available in electronic form, for $5.98, via the Publisher’s Lulu store. The print copy is still available for $9.95 and I’d better also mention RC2 The Screaming Temple, also for Basic/Expert Rules available in print for $6.95.




Faster Monkey Games, has just released a Labyrinth Lord – Advanced Edition Companion adventure.          FM002LL_WoE_thumb        Wheel of Evil. I’m quoting the publisher’s blurb, below. It sounds cool:

Wheel of Evil

It’s up to your brave heroes to fight off the invading kobolds and save… the cheese?? Well, a job’s a job,  and things underground are seldom what they seem. Wheel of Evil is a 16-page adventure for old-school characters of levels 3 to 5, plus a full-color cover with classic maps and handouts. Compatible with Labyrinth Lord™ and similar games, including the Advanced Edition Companion.

Kobolds, Cheese and the Advanced Edition Companion. What more could you ask for?


The Rebel Faction from Usherwood Publishing, has just been released, today and is available at RPG NOW. The price is $5.00 and the pdf runs to 84 pages. Here’s the blurb from RPG NOW:

Well over a century ago, six noble houses from the dark elf city Dar Multai grew tired of the incessant, 78837 petty political maneuverings of the seven other noble houses in the city. Moreover, they were experiencing a profound loss of faith in the patron deity of their city, the capricious and largely uncaring Spider Goddess. In spite of their chaotic natures, representatives from these six frustrated noble houses spent several months concocting a plan to leave Dar Multai permanently and seek their fortunes elsewhere. They eventually discovered a long-abandoned dark elf city organized around the worship of an elder, largely forgotten god in the direct opposition to the Spider Goddess. It took these dark elves several decades to rebuild the city to its former glory, and they are now poised to declare war on all of the cities of the lightless realms beneath the earth.

Designed for OSRIC and other First Edition systems, check out the page at RPG NOW for more information. Hey, it has Drow!


Darkwood Tower Publishing has several free adventures and supplement available, which utilize the Labyrinth Lord rules. They also have a forum and have opened a Lulu storefront. Nothing in the store yet, but I’ll keep my eye on the site.


Conventions and Happenings

Be sure to check out the TARGA International Traditional Gaming Week page, for updates and information!



Tavis Allison recently announced the 2nd Annual Dave Arneson Memorial Gameday, on his blog, The Mule Abides.  The day is set for March 27, in NYC. Check out the post, for more details. The TARGA International Traditional Gaming Week page, has also been updated to reflect this event.


Calcon, the Calgary Games Convention, is running March 26-28. Patrick Armstrong from the Ode to Black Dougal blog, is reporting that he’s running some Old School events there, this year. Sounds Groovy!


The Dreamation 2010 convention is running February 18-21. I wish I lived near NJ this month, as my favorite Greyhawk Scholar, Joseph Bloch, will be running The Castle of the Mad Archmage. Man, I need to move to a different state.


Other News

While there hasn’t been an official announcement, Otherworld Miniatures is working on a line of minis for Labyrinth Lord! Reported by Richard on the Otherworld Miniatures forum, 8-10 sets are planned, each containing a mini-adventure, featuring monsters from the set. All the sets are planned to tie together, so they can be utilized in a larger adventure. The LL sets will feature miniatures which are already available from the company, or future releases from already established lines of product. Coming in August 2010. There’s a thread on the subject at the Goblinoid Games Forum, here.

Black festival 1st page Layout


Rob Kuntz and Pied Piper Publishing, is getting ready to release Black Festival, a fiction Chapbook. The author has  reported that the book has been received from the printer and should be available shortly. I checked Noble Knight Games on Friday and didn’t see it listed, yet.


If you’re looking to make a Lulu order, the President’s Day code, WASHINGTON, will get you 15% off. Good till February 15. Thanks to Norman at the Troll and Flame blog, for reminding me, of this.


Chgowiz has posted a review of The Ice Taverns of Salka by James Carl Boney. Be sure to check it out!


That’s it for this week!

Be sure to send me any news you may have. Your comments are always welcome! Happy Gaming!


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  1. Norman Harman said, on February 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Wow, I just wanted to say these posting are really useful. I thought I “followed” the OSR pretty well. But most the items here were news to me! Definitely excellent resource for the community.

  2. geezerdm said, on February 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I’m happy you found it useful!

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