Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Ideas & First Impressions of Comes Chaos By Jonathan Becker From Running Beagle Games For B/X D&D or BECMI OSR Game Campaigns

"COMES CHAOS is a campaign setting designed for use with the B/X fantasy adventure game (and compatible retro-clones). It contains the information needed to transform your home campaign into a chaotic hellscape populated with mutants and demons, dark sorcery and depraved cultists. "

"The book contains new ways to use old character classes. It contains dozens of spells of dark sorcery. More than 100 mutations and "gifts" of the dark powers. New combat options. Scores of monstrous foes and demons. More than 50 unholy magic items. Rules for creating chaotic wastelands, rules for corrupting player characters, rules for demons and cultists and for running a setting of ever encroaching chaos and the heroes that struggle against its rising tide. Information on running a villainous campaign for aspiring champions of evil, as well as guidelines for redeeming those unfortunates who fall to darkness."

Comes Chaos by Jonathan Becker took us by surprise & basically is the B/X guide for the forces of Chaos with a big 'C'. And this is very much a very well written book of dark sorcery, & turning your OSR campaigns into a chaotic hellscape. Even though this is a slim volume clocking in at sixty four pages. Comes Chaos is a packed sixty four pages with all kinds of Chaotic goodness. What Comes Chaos does is to take B/X style Dungeons & Dragons and mates it with all of the depravity of Chaos for an all on the nose Chaos lead campaign. 
Reading through Comes Chaos the idea that Chaos is going to be on the back burner as a main vallain isn't really an option here. Sure you can pick & choose bits & pieces of Comes Chaos  here but the real truth is that the book really pulls the hood of Chaos into the mix. Chaos are going to be the main bads here and they will be deadly. 

You've got mutants, Chaos fueled masterminds, depraved sorcerers of Chaos, Chaos beastmen, chaos monsters, demons, and much more. But the real deal here is that you could technically add Comes Chaos to your D
ungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia fueled campaign. The advice on mixing ordinary Dungeons & Dragons fantasy classes with Comes Chaos is worth the price of admission alone. 
But wait there's more. When it comes to cults Comes Chaos is excellent for both adding Chaos Cults to both dark fantasy & OSR modern games. And I'm thinking of Nightshift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars here. 

I can easily see Chaos weaving its tendrils through the back alleys of Europe, America, & the civilized Middle East easily. Comes Chaos is solidly done, flexible, and very well done. Can I see myself using Comes Chaos sure! Its a good addition to a very well defined OSR role playing marketplace that needs more solid content to the supplements that we have for B/X 

 Comes Chaos By Jonathan Becker From Running Beagle Games Is Available Here 

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