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DriveThruRPG is running 40% sale off many titles in celebration of GM's day.

Here are some of my favourite sources for random tables that are currently discounted:

And I often use the following to randomly generate and flesh out dungeons (from my most to least favourite, not counting 1e DMG Appendix A):

In fact the whole TSR catalogue (OD&D, D&D, AD&D 1e, and AD&D 2e) is discounted as well. Consider taking a look at the DMGR series which are more useful than they seem at first:

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I'm selling off the following OSR products I backed on Kickstarter and never opened, and let alone played. Everything is in mint condition. Shipping from EU, bank transfer preferred, otherwise PayPal. Scroll to the end for photos.

Ultraviolet Grasslands and the Black City €60

  • Kickstarter edition: UVG hardcover, UVG bookmark, pink & black dice, UVG gatefold GM screen, UVG vertical fold out map.
  • DTRPG page and Kickstarter page.

Jacob Fleming lot €50

  • Three great adventures, perfect for kicking off OSR campaign. All are Kickstarter editions with supplements (cards & maps).
  • In the Shadow of Tower Silveraxe (DTRPG, review)
  • Through the Valley of the Manticore (DTRPG, review)
  • The Scourge of Northland (DTRPG)

Mork Borg lot €40

  • For grimdark one-shots.
  • Mork Borg Kickstarter bundle with hardcover rulebook, poster map, character sheets, and trifold adventure. DTRPG page.
  • Mork Borg Feretory Kickstarter edition, still shrink-wrapped. DTRPG page.

Knock! Issue #3 €30

Seekers Beyond the Shroud €80

  • Solo RPG.
  • Out of print.
  • Limited Hardcover (196/210).
  • DTRPG page and Kickstarter page.

Disciples of Bone and Shadow €20

  • Solo RPG.
  • Out of print.

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The time is here! This year I decided to do a single megapost by category (adventure / bestiary / supplement) instead by publisher. I also decided to limit myself only to things I bought, read, and that isn't TSR (many classics to pick up there!). Each category is sorted alphabetically. I tried to provide brief explanation for each item, but do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Spend reasonably!




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Lamentations of the Flame Princess might be edgy, but it was Raggi and his vision that popularised splendid looking A5-sized rulebooks, adventures, and supplements, in the OSR space. Here are some of the books I've enjoyed very much, that don't feature excessive gore and edgelordiness:

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Frog God Games has a large catalogue, and they often churn out re-releases of their previous work with minor changes. I am not a big fan of their new layout and art direction. It feels cheap and is somehow even worse than previous budget black and white art pieces.

Great majority of the recommendations below are for Swords & Wizardry system, a retroclone of Original D&D. All statblocks have descending and ascending AC, and everybody uses a single save throw (but since HDs and levels are nearly identical, you can use TSR-era saves without any hassle). Do note that FGG begun to move away from Swords & Wizardry as a system label to OSR as system label. It is still S&W though...


  • Stoneheart Valley (Swords and Wizardry). A collection of three old Necromancer Games adventures: The Wizard's Amulet, The Crucible of Freya, and The Tomb of Abysthor. First one is shit, second is fine, and third is awesome.
  • The Lost City of Barakus (Swords and Wizardry) (local and regional maps). Perhaps my favourite Necromancer Games mega-dungeon—because it is so much more! You get a starting city (with seven adventures), a wilderness area (with 26 keyed encounters and mini adventures), and a mega-dungeon with interesting factions and cool big-bad. Suitable for low-level parties.
  • The Northlands Saga Complete (Swords and Wizardry). A compilation of ten adventures set in stereotypical cold north. Probably enough for several years of gaming. My favourite activity is stealing from this book and including parts of it in my own game. Tenfootpole has reviewed first four adventures back in the day (NS1, NS2, NS3, NS4). $18 is a steal for this.
  • Cyclopean Deeps (Swords and Wizardry) (volume one and two). Underground hex-crawl for high-level parties. Includes underground settlements as well. Perfect for plugging into lowest levels of large dungeons... Or under sprawling cities...
  • The Slumbering Tsar Saga (PF). 800 page monster. High-level, high-lethality area with brutal challenges.
  • Bard's Gate (Swords and Wizardry) (player's guide). A massive city packed with urban encounters and adventures (8 included, from levels 1 to 10+). Very dense book. Some say this is FGG's finest product. The truths is: this is another Necromancer Games revival. And that's why it's great. :)
  • The Blight (Swords and Wizardry). A rotten, overpopulated, sick mega-city. Whole campaigns can be played in it. Heavy horror vibes.


  • Monstrosities (Swords and Wizardry). Nearly 500 monsters. Each monster comes with an example encounter/nano-adventure. Includes tables with monsters by challenge level, guidance on creating new monsters, tables of monsters by terrain, and tables of random encounters (3d6, so bell curve).
  • Tome of Horrors Complete (Swords and Wizardry). More than 700 monsters (no duplicates from Monstrosities). Again, each comes with a small encounter. Includes mundane animals as well.
  • The Blight: Tome of Blighted Horrors (Swords and Wizardry). What, you want more? Well, here are 80 more—body horror aplenty.
  • The Book of Taverns (volumes one, two, and three). Had enough of generic taverns and inns, but short on prep time? Steal one from here. Again, these are revivals of old Necromancer Games books. They are good.

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The time is nigh! Spend wisely!

Here are some Troll Lord Games adventures and supplements I've found useful and enjoyable, although I do not run Castle & Crusaders system. I found most of TLG stuff to have minor errors (e.g. typos, location missing on a map, etc.). Also, most of the modules do require prep. Despite that, I find below worthy of mentioning.



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Select Necromancer Games and Frog God Games are on sale for 50% off. Most of the titles are for collectors, since they are older d20 publications.

On the other hand, if you are new to Necromancer Games, and don't mind converting from 3e, then I suggest the following three bundles:

  • Necromancer World Collection (Bard's Gate, Rappan Athuk, Tomb of Abysthor, Demons and Devils, Crucible of Freya)
  • DM's Library Package (Tome of Horrors, Tome of Horrors II, Tome of Horrors III, Tome of Horrors Revised, Mother of All Treasure Tables, Mother of All Encounter Tables, The Wurst of Grimtooth's Traps, Eldritch Sorcery)
  • Necromancer Kenzer & Co. Adventure Bundle (Family Affair, Coils of Set, Doom of Listonshire, Elemental Moon, Tower of Jhedofar, The Six Spheres of Zaihhess, Shades of Grey, The Diamond Fortress)

The sale runs until November 4th.

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The creators of Castles & Crusaders are discounting their whole catalogue until end of this week. Although I don't run their system, I use some of the adventures as well as system neutral aids.



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25% on many titles. Here are few I'm happy to recommend to all OSR Judges, sorted by publisher. Most of the books bellow are settings and procedures, which makes it easy to take out elements you find interesting and use them in your game.


Dave Hargrave was a mad man. A very creative mad man. You might never play Arduin as written, which just like Palladium Fantasy was a bunch of AD&D 1E house rules, but you will walk away inspired like never before.

  • Arduin Trilogy. Compiles Arduin Grimoire Vol 1, 2, and 3. I still use special ability charts presented herein.
  • Arduin II. A first attempt to make a functional, stand-alone game after TSR and Gary turned on anyone who dared hack it.

Palladium Books

Palladium Books is a troubled publisher, but I still have a soft spot for their early fantasy work. Black and white illustrations galore!

Palladium Fantasy RPG 1E

Weapons, Armours and Castles

These are illustrated guides to various weapons, armours, and yes, castles, one might use in their fantasy game. I love thumbing through them for inspiration.


A well known publisher of Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and Pendragon. Although I'm not interested in their rules, I've always been fascinated by Glorantha.


These are all modules from the first edition era. Just how I like them.

Goodman Games

Goodman Games might be best know for their Dungeon Crawl Classic system, but I love their system neutral supplements, as well as opulent re-releases of cherished classics. I like most of the stuff written by Michael Curtis, whom also authored the amazing Stonehell megadungeon.

Modules & Settings


Hack & Slash Publishing

Columbia Games

Columbia Games publications don't go on sale so often.

Harn has beautiful, well thought out materials that are usable with many fantasy systems. The maps are gorgeous and personalities are fleshed out just enough to drop them into any world without too much fuss.

Below are select brief supplements I found useful:

Two crunchier, but amazing resources are:

Campion & Clitherow

Weather? Weather! Never worry again. Never.

True Mask Games

Factions? Factions! Never worry again. Never.

Geoffrey McKinney

Seriously, for less than $10 you can get material that will last you a lifetime whenever your players decide to go somewhere you haven't prepared for. As a bonus, below supercharges B1 and B2.

Simon Forster

What, you want more variety than in Mike's dungeon. “Production qualities?” Well then you are in luck, because Simon Forster has written splendid digest-sized books of lairs:


Autarch is the publisher of Adventurer Conqueror King System, marvellous system built on B/X chassis. It offers superior take on domain management, race-as-class, functional and tightly integrated economy, and plethora of play-tested options for ambitious Judges and adventurous Players.



All adventures, except Dwimmermount, are set in Auran Empire, which is an ACKS setting. I've found all the adventures superb and easy to adjust (and steal from). AX3 has some great tables for urban dwellings.

Expeditious Retreat Press

The first publisher of OSRIC material. A lot of good stuff, but I picked few of more generic offerings I often use.

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Goodman Games has put up their whole 3E catalogue for sale. Most of these, and especially The Complete Guides, are almost system neutral.

Yes, they have the 3E statblocks, but core of the texts focus on the flavour, descriptions, and similar, rather than purely mechanics. I found them rather easy to steal from.

With that being said, here are some of my favourites:

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