Lamentations of the Flame Princess Reviews

A couple of weeks ago we looked at five books that the good people behind LOTFP had sent us for review purposes, we pretty much loved all of the modules, but if you want to find out our more detailed opinions check out the podcast episodes below:

Or if you prefer Youtube the reviews are also available over there:

Maps as Visual Story/World-building Inspiration

In this recording Hannah is explaining a visual method of map and world creation that she has used to provide her with inspiration in the past when it comes to creating campaign worlds for RPGs.

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Band of Blades

Well, it’s taken me a while but I’ve finally got round to uploading the last few videos for Johannes Paavola’s excellent Band of Blades game that I was lucky enough to play in. The military fantasy epic, where a battered and bruised Legion attempts to fight their way from a disastrous battle where they were crushed by the forces of the Cinder King, to make a last stand at the distant fortress of Skydagger Keep was hugely enjoyable and really made the most of the Forged in the Dark adaption of the PBTA rules.

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Thursday Bonus Episode – Reactions to the first episode of the D&D Cartoon

There’s no voicemail episode this Thursday but Hannah and myself have been doing a test recording for a Youtube series where we’re going to talk about fantasy films and how you can take RPG inspiration from them, in this bonus episode we talk about some of our reactions to the first episode of the classic D&D cartoon series.

  • Show being Reviewed: Dungeons & Dragons (Cartoon Series)
  • Produced by: Marvel Productions
  • Originally released: September 1983 – December 1985
  • No challenge intended to any copyrights past or present.

RPG Review: The Hero’s Journey 2nd Editon

In this RPG Review I take a look at an advanced PDF review copy of The HEero’s Journey 2nd Edition written by James M Spahn.

At time of posting this the game is on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/the-heros-journey-2e/description

Theme tune is Exotica by Juanitos, used under Public Domain licence.

RPG Review – Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells

In this RPG review I take a look at a space-fantasy game that purports to have an old-school feel:

Title Music

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

RPG Review: B/X Essentials Core Line

In this RPG Review I look at the five books in the B/X Essentials core line:

  1. Core Rules
  2. Class and Equipment
  3. Cleric & Magic-user Spells
  4. Monsters
  5. Adventures & Treasures

The books are written by Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome and are available on Drivethru RPG as both PDF and print on demand versions.

Title Music

Shinigami by XTaKeRuX:
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/XTaKeRuX/Empty_Grave/Shinigami

Used under creative commons licence:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/