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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Initial Impressions - Depths of Felk Mor (5e Megadungeon)

+Roderic Waibel was kind enough to send me a print copy of Depths of Felk Mor, a megadungeon for D&D 5e but written with old school gaming in mind.

Now, if you know me at all, you know that I tend to look at RPG material from a Swords & Wizardry (or sometimes even an AD&D 1e) view and do this weird mental translation to make things that aren't Swords & Wizardry read like Swords & Wizardry. If that makes any sense. I think I just confused myself a bit there ;)

In any case, I'm finding that the Depths of Felk Mor is presented easy enough to do that mental translation without even thinking about it. The stat blocks are clean and it's easy to strip away the 5e-isms. Which means when it's time to review this (and that means squirreling away some free time), although it's written for 5e I'll be able to do the review justice from an OSR point of view.

Layout is easy on the eyes with sufficient white space and the art is certainly old school in feel. Yep, definitely need to put some time aside to read this thoroughly.

BTW, I do very much like the cover. I'd love to see my group run from the beast shown ;)


  1. It makes sense, I do just the same kind of translation

  2. This actually looks quite good! I'd love to review this myself. I read the full preview and the style is very much akin to old school sandbox play.

  3. I bought the PDF. I liked it, but its page count is misleading as to just how big the Dungeon is, when like 100 pages are dedicated to maps and hand outs. The actual adventure ends on page 126, or there about.
    -Treebore, the Ruby Lord

  4. Thanks for the kind words. Re: the page count, I understand where you're coming from, and it's actually one of the reasons I landed at the price point I did. You may notice that the price, both for hardcover and PDF, are significantly less than most other 200+ page products out there.

  5. How many pages is it then, adventure and maps, in total?

  6. ThrowiGames, it's 236 pages in total, including maps and handouts. Roughly half of that is actual campaign text, and the other half are maps/handouts/new monsters, etc.

    Also, for anyone else, feel free to ask me any questions. :)