(review originally posted at tenkarstavern.com)
Stonepick Crossing is Advanced Adventures Module #22 from Expeditious Retreat Press. It's an OSRIC (AD&D) module for a full party of 1st to 3rd level characters. It actually says for 6 to 8 characters, but if I went above 6 (maybe 7 on a really good day) I'd probably never DM again. So, like I said, it's for a full party of adventurers.
The adventure takes place in the tharp of Stonepick. It will start in the town proper, and then lead on other dungeon like areas. Which all sounds like old hat, but there is more then one thing going on in the Tharp of Stonepick. I count at least 2 main plots and some sub-plots going on, and PC can get involved in any or all. Which means that the DM needs to keep an eye on who the party has met and some events that may be going on behind the scenes. A railroad this is not. The party has a lot of freedom as to what they are going to accomplish and in which order.
Heck, they even throw in a new monster. Not a bad way to start off a campaign if you are willing to flesh the town out and the immediate surroundings, as the party has much to do right from the start.
[4 of 5 Stars!]