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City Supplement 1: Dweredell
Publisher: Dream Machine Productions
by Singh K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/07/2015 13:49:55

Dweredell is another of this publisher's bare-bones 'city' offerings, however, it's priced fairly at $2.00 for what you are (and are not) getting. On the positive side, you're getting a beautiful map of a city, it's original and interesting in it's layout. Kudos for that. On the negative side, the publisher doesn't even bother to give most of the streets a name, there's only one map and that map has the encounters clearly marked on it, so you can't show it to your players. If you buy this looking for a fantasy city that you can actually use in your game, this is going to disappoint you (as it did me). However, if you get this as a short adventure module to run your players through, expecting to exit and move on after a session, this will do just fine.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
City Supplement 1: Dweredell
Publisher: Dream Machine Productions
by Mark S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/26/2013 02:37:08

Dweredell is inexpensive and it is a fair value for the money.

I rate it at two stars because it has some good flavor text and does not cost much.

The city map is OK, but there is a major flaw that limits its usefulness: Encounter areas are marked on the maps with numbers.

This city map is the most important part of the publication. The numbers on the map render it useless as a game aid. This is a huge and glaring problem.

The publishers should revise this publication so it has two maps. One map should show encounter areas and/or areas of interest. The other map should show the city without notations.

An unmarked map is so elementary, so standard, so essential, so necessary, so obvious that one wonders why it did not occur to the authors.

Please fix it!



Rating:
[2 of 5 Stars!]
City Supplement 1: Dweredell
Publisher: Dream Machine Productions
by JK R. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/30/2012 03:52:38

This is a simple city supplement, one that provides only a broad overview of the location. It is, in other words, a city to briefly visit, but not one to serve as the basis of even a short a campaign. The central theme is that is a decaying and dying city, one that used to rely on a trade route that no longer exists.

The booklet is 10 pages long, and includes 4 NPC descriptions, 14 locations and the stats for a magical drug, all for D20. The map of the city looks quite nice, but the detail is vague. That goes for the locations, too, which have only a few short paragraphs of text at most. One location has floor-plans, but these are unlabelled, and there is no room-by-room description of it. Considering the short length of the booklet, there is a reasonable description of the city politics. It rounds out with a few suggestions for plot hooks and some suggestions for placing it in a GM's own campaign world.

This is not a detailed city book, more a collection of ideas and some hints for directions you could take stories in. The concept for the city is a good one, and one not often seen - most cities with any detail in fantasy supplements tend to be bustling places, and this one is dying on its feet.

Taking it on this basis - as a single location that you might stop off at on the way to somewhere else - it's actually quite well thought out. The $2 price tag fits that, and earns it a 4-star rating.



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