Appendix N

Appendix N

For this campaign I am heavily influenced by some of the old OSR blogs out there (see sidebar Blogroll) and a bunch of old-school fantasy novels.


The following have had an impact on the design and flavor of the campaign setting:


Wayne Rossi’s articles on OD&D




A Song of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin

The Elric Saga, Michael Moorcock

Empire of the East, The Complete Book of Swords, Fred Saberhagen

Conan the Barbarian stories, Robert E Howard

The Shannara Series, Terry Brooks

The Wheel of Time series, Robert Jordan

The Dark Tower series, Stephen King

Cthulhu Mythos stories, HP Lovecraft (et cetera)

Savage Sword of Conan comics

The historical fiction of Oliver Potzsch

The various Thieves’ World anthologies and novels

Faerie Tales as compiled by the Brothers Grimm




Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Destroyer

Kull the Conqueror


The Lord of the Rings

Various Sinbad movies

The Dark Crystal



(I’ll add more as I think of them)


Additional OSR Rulesets:

Low Fantasy Gaming

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea

Dungeon Crawl Classics

Eldritch Tales


Plus, check out the art of Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo. Great inspiration!