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The Harvesters (World of Darkness)
Publisher: White Wolf
by Adrian S. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/28/2010 22:16:50

Brilliantly delivered. This is the sort of horror that you should be able to expect from White Wolf, and the premise is easily adapted to other games (it screams Call of Cthulhu).

The mood is very depressing and scary, with a focus on the human element of the suffering found in the World of Darkness. Whilst ts is best played with a group of mortal characters, it could be used for almost any of the other WoD settings (it would be very interesting to see someone adapt to Geist).

The feeling is very creepy and the authors have done a great job in conveying the atmosphere of a small town and the hidden corruption existing there. The NPCs are well-designed, and where necessary, utterly repulsive (but on a completely human level, which makes it even more horrific).

Highly recommended for a memorable evening.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Harvesters (World of Darkness)
Publisher: White Wolf
by Ralph D.
Date Added: 04/03/2008 14:43:28

The Harvesters is a great adventure that is also interactive.

The adventure itself has the feel of movies such as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or House of 1000 Corpses. It is fairly straight forward and can be completed in about 4 hours.

While this adventure could easily be played with a group of combat-machine PCs, I think it really shines when "normal" characters are used. The set-up allows for that, "Oh crap, what have I done?" feeling as the PCs find themselves facing the law of the land and having little choice other than to do what must be done.

The downside is that, unless the Storyteller is careful, it can seem like stops along a railroad. NPC #1 knows so much, but he points the PCs to NPC #2, who knows more and so on. When I ran the adventure, so much was going on that it did not pose a problem. As a matter of fact, my group ignored one of the informants completely, finished the adventure and had a great time doing it.

The interactive portion of the PDF is really neat. When the major NPCs are described in the adventure, you can click on their description and you are immediately taken to the character write-ups. Pretty neat. Read someone's description, click over to check out their stats, then click back to what you were reading.

For me, the whole interactive thing was useless. I printed the adventure out. Still, if you have a laptop at your game table, this can be truly nice.

As I said, this adventure brought images of some lonely horror movies that take place out in the middle of nowhere to my mind. That, IMHO, means it succeeded in its task.

If you're looking for a good into adventure for the World of Darkness or just bought Midnight Roads and are looking to test-drive it... look no further.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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