Sunday, November 6, 2016

Yet Another Free Original Dungeons & Dragons Resource - Claw’s Carvery 1 From The Lost In Time Blog For Your Old School Campaign

So I'm poking around the interwebs this evening and come across this free little pdf called Claw’s Carvery issue one , its Sword and Wizardry retroclone fanzine pdf of some pretty interesting retro style adventure and old school resources.

The pdf is twenty pages long and is a nice little mix of stuff. I've looking through a ton of B/X material on the interwebs and then I remembered this wonderful fanzine.

According to the blog: 
  • Mini-adventures! – Tomb of the Mantis Khan and Ynys Bach
  • Magic items! – Flute of the Forest and Prebasang’s Melancholy Marionette
  • Random tables! – Villainous cognomens and drifting vessels (expanded)
  • Old Norse gubbins! – Grim Aegir and duelling rules for Norse campaigns
  • OGL! – Everything is statted for the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules.

20+ pages of reheated giblets. You’re welcome!
Overall this is a nice little mix of stuff for B/X style D&D with some gonzo stuff throw into the background. Not too bad at all and its free. There's some pretty solid stuff that can easily be used for a wide variety of OD&D style games.
Now yesterday I wrote about a science fantasy setting well tonight I'm dealing with something sort of closer to a kitchen sink approach of a fanzine with a little sprinkle of everything to spark off a campaign. Many of these resources are perfect for a more Eurocentric styled sword and sorcery campaign. They fit in neatly into either a Basic or Expert set up for a campaign but I'm leaning more towards the Expert side of the D&D equation.

There's plenty of items here to spark the imagination & get the ball rolling on an old school campaign. I really enjoyed this fanzine and it was nice to revisit it last night. I hope you have fun with it and be sure to visit the Lost In Time blog and the author who made this possible.

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