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The Baleful Coven (Landscape)
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The Baleful Coven (Landscape)
Publisher: Legendary Games
by Thilo G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/23/2012 05:48:21

This pdf is 25 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page how-to-use, 1 page author-bios, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 18 pages of content, so let's check this out!

This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. potential players should jump to the conclusion.

Still here? All right! Intended to be used for 6th level characters between installment 2 and 3 of the Jade regent-AP, this pdf kicks off rather starightforwardly - by stranding the PC's caravan in a specifically-crafted demiplane sans escape - a place where the mastermind villains can exact their vengeance. When the PCs are faced by weird dreams seeking to drive them mad and make them see how their actions justify their punishment (in the villain's twisted logic), they'll sooner or later understand that in order to escape this weird place, they'll have to find their tormentors and deal with them. The originators of the dreamplane-prison is an uncommon coven consisting of an annis hag, a winter witch and a white-haired witch, with each of the 3 members having their own section of the dreamplane and its own dangers.

The annis lords over an ice-cold hall in which a jarl and its thanes invite the PCs to partake in their celebrations - while drinking the poisonous mead will seem unwise at first, at least it will keep the undead from attacking them by keeping the rules of hospitability intact. The Winter Witch's demesne is no less exciting, featuring the new CR 4 Arctic Harpspider-monster as well as exciting locales that truly influence the battles. Finally, the white-haired witch's demesne is set in a lost village, complete with its own pagoda and shadow mastiff-guardians.

Conclusion: Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn't notice a single glitch. the pdf adheres to Legendary Games' drop-dead gorgeous 2-column landscpae standard and the pdf comes with a backgroundless version. The pdf is also available as a portrait-version. The maps. O. M. G. The maps. so beautiful they make the eyes water, the domain's map being one of the finest ever. Each area comes with drop-dead-level paizo-quality-plus gorgeous maps, making me regret that we don't get them as high-res map-packs, but even when printing out the pdf and handing this to your players, their jaws will drop. seriously. The pdf is extensively bookmarked and the artworks are of paizo-level-plus quality with all mayor antagonists getting beautiful, original pieces of artwork and the same holds true for the new creature. And then there also are mood-piece-artworks. WOW. This sidetrek/plug-in has a simple structure - but it's fluff is glorious! Exciting! Weird! Dream-like! Seriously - even if you don't run the Jade Regent-AP, get this! It's that good! It's a short, sweet adventure brimming with superior production values, cool ideas and a very distinct "fairy-tale gone horribly wrong"-vibe. Final verdict? Easily given 5 stars + seal of approval - this would be worth the price for the maps alone!

Endzeitgeist out.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
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