My Favorite of the new old school adventurers

Uh … Hello all you new people, whoever you are. While these are my favs there are a lot of good adventures not mentioned here. Ask away and I can point you at a few specific to your interests.


I’ve been a bit lax in updating my list of favorite modules. I’ve linked to my RPGGEEK entry where you can get all of the my reviews, archived, rated, and ready to sort, but I should do something on the blog also.

So, here’s my list of my favorite adventures from the OSR:

That’s it for my A & B ratings. There are A LOT of C/D ratings which have plenty of stuff to incorporate for your game and/or just need some work.



Hey, do you have impossibly high standards that make your life a living hell? No? Then maybe you’d also be interested in the ‘C’ rated-adventures! I have always felt a twinge of regret in these. They are good, but just not THE GREATEST THING EVER. So, here’s the list:

20 Responses to My Favorite of the new old school adventurers

  1. Rollinhand says:

    Cheers for theses recommendations…..just celebrated my birthday and got ASE1, stonehell and demonspore and am not disapointed.
    Bryce you are a godsend and have saved me from parting with my hard earned dosh (well the wifes actually) on the everyday inane crap that passes as an OSR adventure.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for this great list.

    Is there a place where we could easily find other Bowman modules?

  3. 98mph says:

    Why can’t Jaquay publish something else?

  4. kim says:

    you need to add dcc harley stroh adventures here :p

  5. flexi says:

    You have been away for far too long Bryce. I miss your blunt and honest criticism, and the occasional sweaty rant! Come back soon! 🙂

  6. flexi says:

    Damn it , I meant sweary! Bloody auto-correct!

  7. Alan Skinner says:

    Sweaty rants are good too

  8. No Scourge of the Demon Wolf?

  9. Where’s The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence?

  10. Kyle says:

    You might check out The Field Guide to Hot Springs Island and The Dark of Hot Springs Island; it’s a hexcrawl sandbox that I blind-bought them at GenCon 2017 because I was so taken with the idea of a player’s guide written in-universe and containing a mix of true and false supposition about the adventuring area. Based on your tastes above, I really think these might be up your alley.

  11. Lazy Litch says:

    this is a great list

  12. Philippe says:

    Hi Bryce!

    Any advice on what to run during an upcoming 3 weeks Holiday (probably playing every other evening)? I was thinking of Many Gates of the Gann or Barrowmaze I.


  13. Bryce Lynch says:

    10 sessions? Maybe Gann and something else mid-sized also, or maybe DCO.

  14. Hunter Fox says:

    Being that you have so much experience, do you ever edit adventures before they are published?

  15. Jordan says:

    “He’s almost certainly the best living adventure writer who has a chance of publishing something else (which eliminates Jaquay.)”

    Not anymore! Will you review this, Bryce?

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