Back in the disco 70s, Gary Gygax and his TSR crew published four supplements for the original Dungeons and Dragons game. Thirty something years later in 2008, author Geoffrey McKinney publishes the unofficial fifth supplement entitled Carcosa. Like Greyhawk and Blackmoor, this supplement presents alternate rules and a fresh new setting for your D&D adventures. Thanks to RPGNow, new players can discover the original D&D books on PDF without paying a king’s ransom and even better, there are free “retro-clones” like Swords & Wizardry, Microlite74, Labyrinth Lord and Basic Fantasy available online that are 99% compatible with Carcosa. Fans of the D&D Rules Cyclopedia, AD&D, and Castles & Crusades will have an easy time converting the new rules.
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Although I am occasionally long-winded, I have never before written a multi-part review. But then I have never before reviewed a product that’s elicited reactions as strong as those directed toward Geoffrey McKinney’s Carcosa. Calling itself a “book of rules options for the original fantasy role-playing game published in 1974,” Carcosa is a staple-bound 96-page book modeled on the little brown books of OD&D. McKinney even boldly calls the book “Supplement V,” a move that’s aroused almost as much comment as its content.