Bryce’s ToDo List of reviews

This is my ‘ToDo’ reviews list. Except maybe the old stuff. I don’t like reviewing older stuff. I’m not begging, I’m more just organizing the six separate ‘buy’ lists I have and informing people what is on my list.

“It’s on the list” … unless it’s not, in which case you should mail me your request.

Oh man, I don’t know.

31 Responses to Bryce’s ToDo List of reviews

  1. dungeonfish says:

    Hope you haven’t stopped permanently… I enjoy reading your reviews.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I hope so too. This site is a great resource for checking out OSR adventures. You warn me about the shit ones so I don’t buy them! 🙂

  3. I emailed you about a complimentary review copy of Liberation of the Demon Slayer a couple weeks ago. Let me know if you’re interested…

    VS

  4. Hey. You don’t know me… and I don’t know you… but I love your reviews.

    I appreciate your (colorful) frankness. If you ever find yourself exhausted from reading ODD / OSR dreck, lacking inspiration to do another review, or just plain burnt out — because I can imagine that running this blog for so many years has got to have it’s low points — please do me a favor and take a short break, then come back to this very post, and soldier on!

    I find your reviews immensely valuable, and your review insights point out many pitfalls I can avoid when creating my own adventures. Well done, sir. Well done.

  5. cafaristeir says:

    Not yet any review of Beasts & Barbarians ? This is (based on the Savage Worlds) the best universe for Sword & Sorcery I have ever seen. I wrote a bunch a reviews about many of their products : http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product_reviews.php?products_id=96199&customers_id=886920

  6. Camila Acolide says:

    Hey Bryce, allow me to make a suggestion. You probably already know that WotC is going to release Tales From the Yawning Portal in April, containing seven old-school adventures adapted for the D&D 5E rules. It’s an official bridge between old and new! The adventures are:

    – Against the Giants
    – Dead in Thay
    – Forge of Fury
    – Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan
    – Sunless Citadel
    – Tomb of Horrors
    – White Plume Mountain

    Why don’t you review (or re-review) the old ones as the launch of the book approaches? And after the book is released, you do a review comparing the old and new, what’s better and what’s worse! That’d be awesome!

    Anyway, suggestion made!
    Keep on keeping on.

  7. Edgewise says:

    Hi Bryce, I’d recommend taking a look at the Treasure Vaults of Zadabad, and possibly the prequel Well of Souls. I think that TVoZ is amazing, and I’m surprised I don’t see more reviews of it. I wrote my own review on my own blog, but I’d be curious to see your take.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Any plans to review the Hyperborea modules?
    – Ghost Ship of Desert Dunes
    – The Mystery at Port Greely
    – Forgotten Fane of the Coiled Goddess
    – Beneat the Comet

  9. Anonymous says:

    Some products to consider:

    DCC 91 Journey to the Center of Aereth
    DCC 91.1 The Lost City of Barako

  10. Niller says:

    I just found some new and different OSR-style adventures. Somebody has begun translating Danish OSR-adventures to English. Some are at DMs Guild, others at Drivethru.

    Try and check out these two:
    * Palace of Sweet Dreams (at DMs Guild)
    * The Flooded Temple (at DriveThru)

  11. Shane says:

    Hey Bryce, if you want to check out “The Invitation From The Blue Baron” that would be cool! I’m curious to know your thoughts on the adventure.

    You can get it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-hlnlR7qn5XSjRiS0FHSnBWYkE/view
    and here: http://drivethrurpg.com/product/214418/An-Invitation-From-The-Blue-Baron-A-Collaborative-Dungeon-For-Blueholme?src=hottest_filtered

    Elevator pitch: This wonderful forty four page adventure that you hold in your hands was written for Blueholme Prentice rules ™. The book was a collaborative effort between some of the brightest minds in the Old School Role Playing community. Detailed within this book is a twenty two room dungeon, new monsters & spells, and all kinds of interesting twists. The Blue Baron holds his masquerade party annually, and because of this we have added a pile of random tables, which should easily allow replaying this adventure with different results! Grab a few sets of dice, some pencils, paper and few friends and delve into the masquerade.

  12. I know these aren’t strictly traditional OSR, but they are OSR adjacent, neo-OSR, quasi-OSR, 4th wave OSR, etc., so here goes: Crimson Dragon Slayer edition 1.11, Slaves of Tsathoggua, Stairway of V’dreen, and the dungeon map/toolbox aids The S’rulyan Vault and The S’rulyan Vault II.

  13. Graham says:

    I only have one suggestion to make.

    N3: The Destiny of Kings

    One of the very few 1st Edition DnD scenarios to be upgraded and reprinted for the 2nd Edition and it’s not tied to any of the major settings…

  14. I want to add my vote for you to review old / classic modules. You say, there are enough reviews out there on them. I think nostalgia makes it hard for other reviewers who played them as kids to do them justice. Also, there is something special to your style. One example I know of is your contrarian view on Tomb of Horrors, which typically gets rave reviews elsewhere.

    I think some of them are famous due to having shaped the hobby. Think about paintings from the early renaissance that introduced perspective into art: even though on an absolute scale the execution was flawed, this made them meaningful in a way the thousands of later works with slicker execution can never be. Likewise, the first social investigation adventure, the first with a timeline of unfolding events, the first with an antagonist who is not just waiting in the last room, like the original Ravenloft, broke new ground. You appear to be uninterested in the historical significance of these adventures, judging them rather on their merit for playability, wonder and fun. It would be valuable to get a review on them from that point of view.

    If that is still not an option for you, I’d like to request reviewing the 5e Adventures WotC puts out, like Tales from the Yawning Portal, Tomb of Annihilation, etc. These are quite expensive to buy, and I believe you would provide a valuable service to your many readers who trust your judgment.

  15. Dungeon Full of Monsters by RedBox Vancouver

    A Field Guide to Hot Springs Island, & Dark of Hot Springs Island

  16. Bryce,

    do you have any plans to review Tomb of Annihilation from WotC?

    Also, I second Hot Springs Island.

  17. Anonymous says:

    The Isles of Mist is a bunch of free materials: an island hexcrawl, some mini adventures, and the Thedron Barrows, a dungeon with factions. The island maps are beautiful. Hopefully worth your time to review.

  18. Mistress of the Ghost City?

  19. I’d like a review of Hot Springs Island as well. Also Mortzengersturm by Hydra Collective. Also World of the Lost by LotFP

  20. Jeff says:

    If you are planning to do Pathfinder products, I’d love a review of Fen of the Five-Fold Maw (by TPK Games). My reaction to it was very different to Endzeitgeist’s review on Drivethru, and I’d really appreciate your take on it.

    • Bryce Lynch says:

      I hate you ‘Jeff.’ I declare, publicly and forever, that I now hate all ‘JEFF’s!

      Oh man, just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom a Jeff comes along and suggests something like this.

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