I feel the value overall of this product far exceeded its measly price. I found the MDI to be very detailed, both from an operational overview as well as an expertly detailed map set. The addition of the basement in both hex grid as well as square grid was a nice touch, even though I personally detest square grid. Although the maps were created in color and can be printed that way, they look just fine when printed in black-and-white (I hate spending a ton of money on colored ink). The addition of so many NPC's (both major and minor) makes it very easy to plan, or run off the cuff, a great game. I found the generous assortment of adventure seeds, random happenings at the Inn and in town, puzzles and songs/legends to be a great timesaver for a DM's overly harried brain. I did notice several instances where other items from SSD are referenced in the form of an advertisement. Contrary to television ads, and when considering the quality of front of me, I found my interest piqued -- I will look closer at their other products. The inclusion of the "game night recipes" hit me out of left field, I may have to try some of these -- even though pizza and Mountain Dew will always be the iconic stand by :) As a gamer/player/DM for over 30 years I can easily integrate this product into any campaign I run, no matter the game system (a rarity even among "generic" came products). The author apologizes for the "cartoonish" style of the pictures -- frankly I could care less about the artwork, no character portrait in any game I've ever run has matched the vision in my head.
I would have to say this is without a doubt the best product I've purchased from RPGnow. Excellent value for my money. Five stars!
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