"This lovingly crafted zine takes you through Ultan's door into a world beyond the veil of sleep. Inspired by the dreamer's tales of Lord Dunsany & H.P. Lovecraft, and the lush weirdness of Clark Ashton Smith & William Hope Hodgson, presents a vivid setting that can be run as a campaign or inserted episodically into existing games. Lavishly illustrated, and printed locally in Chicago on the highest quality French Paper Co. paper, with detachable covers that serve as maps, and separate encounter cards, the zine is a beautiful artifact designed for ease of use at the table."
So its eleven forty eight at night & it's only now that I've gotten my car free from Storm Cooper. So game has been called for tonight but a mix around in schedules allows us to pick up on Wednesday. Lots of other stuff has been happening namely that Ben Laurence OSR dungeon & setting fanzine has just broken the $19,024 kickstarter point.
Luckly enough I got in on the first two issues of issues #1 & #2 respectively. These are pure OSR dream & dread goodness on par with some of Edgar Allen Poe's work combined with a good dose of B/X Dungeons & Dragons goodness. But would I run it with B/X or an OSR system?! Hmm having looked into a number of OSR systems I'd say that Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea rpg is in rotation. The reason for this is simple really. AS&SH has the Swords & Sorcery chops & it also has the alien tone mixed wth old school strangeness to handle
My second choice would be Castles & Crusades Seige Engine, the reason for this is simple. The range of monsters for one within C&C plus the optional mythological books by Brian Young bring everything into sharp focus for the dreamy land scapes & dangerous aspects of .