Category Archives: OSR

20 Abandoned Dwarf-hold Encounters

By | 7th February 2018

Ancient–and often abandoned–Dwarven strongholds have been a staple of the fantasy genre ever since the mines of Moria captured the imagination of readers, and perhaps for even longer. There’s something about the great stone halls of the Dwarves, delving deep below the surface of the earth, bedecked in the faded grandeur of a one mighty… Read More »

How like the Midderlands is Rose of Westhaven?

By | 23rd January 2018

As I’ve mentioned in my main campaign page, our Rose of Westhaven campaign is heavily influenced by Monkey Blood Design’s Midderlands OSR campaign setting and bestiary, I wanted to jot down some notes about how far that inspiration goes. Campaign Genesis The Rose of Westhaven first started germinating as a campaign idea after I picked… Read More »

A few things I’ve learnt about LOTFP low-level dungeon crawling

By | 17th January 2018

As you may or may not be aware, I’m currently running a Lamentations of the Flame Princess campaign called Rose of Westhaven, the aim of the campaign was to get me some more experience at running OSR and also to do a game where old-school dungeon-crawling was a big part of it. Currently we’ve had… Read More »

Random Things: Embarrassing Adventurer Antics

By | 21st November 2017

10 Embarrassing Adventurer Antics It’s a familiar scene, your adventurers have just rolled into town after mostly surviving a terrible dungeon. Songs will be sung, ale quaffed and fallen comrades lamented. Often these scenes are handled off-screen, but potentially this is missing out a source of fun/adventure–after all–think about how much trouble rowdy celebrants get… Read More »

Is OSR combat deadlier than 5E?

By | 20th November 2017

I’ve been running my Rose of Westhaven LOTFP campaign for a little while now, we’re running every other week (schedules allowing) and have just wrapped up session 4 (as of the time of writing this blog). Prior to running this campaign my experience of playing OSR style games was minimal and my experience with running… Read More »

October 2017 Blog Carnival – Superstitions

By | 31st October 2017

I’ve not written anything on the Blog Carnival for a while, I finally put pen to paper (well fingers to keyboard but you get the idea) when I read a post on Of Dice and Dragons talking about superstitions in RPG campaign worlds. In the post a challenge was thrown down to write about a… Read More »

OSR: Herbalism in LOTFP

By | 16th October 2017

I’m a great believer in taking inspiration for background, systems and just about anything really from pretty much anywhere I can get my hands on it, whether we’re talking about writing fiction or preparing RPG sessions. Recently I acquired a copy the Maelstrom RPG, published in it’s current version by Arion Games. I purchase it mainly because… Read More »