Monday, November 19, 2018


This was originally intended to get posted for Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day, but got lost in the Drafts folder. Better late than never...

Hit Dice: 5
Armor Class: 4 [15]
Attacks: 1 Weapon (Pincer-Club) 3d4 or 1 Slam 1d10
Saving Throw: 12
Special: Immune to Charm, Immune to Non-magical Poisons
Move: 9 (walking or swimming)
Alignment: N (30% are Chaotic Evil)
Challenge Level/XP: 6/400

Crabclopses are Lesser Cyclopses relegated to the rocky coasts of various desolate islands by their kin for some ancient transgression that none of them will talk about willingly. They hunt Giant and Gargantuan Crabs as well as Crabmen, feasting upon their flesh and crafting their distinctive armor from their chitinous outer shells.

Which version of the Crabclopse (above) do you prefer?
Swords & Wizardry (Complete) Free Download or better yet go buy a copy at Frog God Games, There's also a handy online SRD for S&W.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Curated Links: Basic Era Games (Mostly Retroclones)

Last updated: November, 2018

Goblinoid Games
Labyrinth Lord (No Art)  Free.
Advanced Edition Companion (No Art)  Free.
Mutant Future (No Art)  Free.
Apes Victorious (No Art)  Free.

Starships & Spacemen (2nd Edition) (PDF, Softcover, Hardcover)
Realms of Crawling Chaos (PDF)
Original Edition Characters (PDF)
These rules-sets are available in very inexpensive PDF versions.

Goblinoid Games Homepage
Goblinoid Games Blog
Goblinoid Games Forums
Goblinoid Games at Facebook
Goblinoid Games at Lulu

Dan's Advanced Labyrinth Lord Project
The Kickstarter
An Interview
More details will be posted as they become available...

WotC Reprints
Actual WotC-Approved Reprint Basic Era Rules (PDF)
Wotc-Approved Reprint Expert Rules (PDF)
WotC-Approved Reprinted Rules Cyclopedia (PDF)

Newfangled "Basic"
New 5th Edition "Basic Rules"

B/X Essentials

Rules-sets included on this list may be closer than they appear in a mirror. Please refrain from operating these sorts of rules while driving heavy machinery. There will eventually be a follow-up post listing various resources & tools built to support these style of rules. But it isn't getting put together today. There's other work to get done.

Work In Progress (Oculent)

Our Ongoing Oneirological Efforts Continue.
Indeed, they never stopped.
We just got quiet...So we could focus on getting healthy and work on our various projects.

A Door Opens...

We don't do much in the way of reviews here at the blog. So this isn't a review.
Go buy this Zine. Really. Just go buy a copy. Reading it is a far better use of your time than reading the reviews that talk all about it. Buy it, read it, use it or collect it; whatever you decide to do with it, this is great stuff.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Misplaced Mollusc...

...some time ago I sent out a version of this little creature to a fellow blogger who was putting together a zine or some such project, but I seem to have misplaced the file with the pertinent info. Has anyone seen this little guy anywhere?