Category Archives: Review

Review: Eureka (from Engine Publishing)

I’m always on the lookout for adventure ideas, and in 2010 Engine Publishing (the publishing arm of Gnome Stew) released Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters. This is a good book to have, and I’ve got the physical book on my list of books to buy. This is a tricky review for me to […]

Neoplastic Press or Nerd-Crush, You Decide

I need an easy one today, I’m trying to also get something together for the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day on Wednesday, so I’m going to do a bit of gushing about one of my favorite small-press writers. Rafael Chandler publishes gaming materials under the name ‘Neoplastic Press‘. This is an imprint full of freaky, […]

Teratic Tome Takeaways

I’m not normally one for alliterative titles, but it fit here. Often when I absorb media — read a book, watch a movie, listen to music, and so on — I find or look for things I can take away from it. Whether it’s ideas for role playing games or ways to improve my programming […]

Review: Teratic Tome by Rafael Chandler

I don’t do a lot of reviews. I should probably do more, actually, I certainly read enough RPG material. Short form: holy balls is this an impressive book. If you like old school and you like freakishly scary and horrifying monsters, BUY THIS BOOK! A few weeks ago Rafael Chandler posted a picture to Google+ of […]

Review: Blood & Treasure Players Tome

John Stater of The Land of Nod (I know the hostname is ‘matt-landofnod’, I don’t ask questions about these things) wrote a book. Possibly more than one, but it’s only one that I’m going to talk about today. Blood & Treasure Players Tome is pretty close to being what I wanted from the AD&D first […]

Review: Never Unprepared

I received my copy of Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep by Phil Veccione on Friday.  I read it over the next couple of evenings (perhaps two hours total). Conclusion: A very good addition to my bookshelf. My background is quite similar to Phil’s.  I’ve been gaming going on thirty years, […]

Complex of Zombies

I was asked to review Dream Machine Productions‘ mini-adventure, The Complex of Zombies.