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Party of 1: Kalgor Bloodhammer and the Ghouls Through the Breach (solo adventure) $2.99
Publisher: Kobold Press
by Raphael P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/06/2012 02:05:15

As a child I always had a fondness for adventure gamebooks (Lone Wolf, Fighting Fantasy, Way of the Tiger, Golden Dragon, Tunnels & Trolls etc). In fact I must have played about two thirds of the original Fighting Fantasy series wich stretched to 50-something titles (52/53 ish) not to mention most of the Lone Wolf books.

As a Pathfinder player, when I came across this product I thought it would be interesting to see how they'd handle slimming down a complex rules system like Pathfinder for solo play and I have to say they've done a remarkably good job of it. They've even avoided the usual Gamebook format of putting all the rules you'll need at the front and instead, have opted to introduce them gradualy during play (in a similar manner to a couple of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks - Creature of Havoc and Dark Vein Prohpecy if I recall correct). This helps to ease a player into the adventure without the need to think about rules straight away.

Given the size of the file and the price the adventure is exactly what I expected: short and sweet. I would give it five stars but there are a few errors on the character sheets presented at the back as being fully ready to play. The ammount of hit points on the 3rd level character sheet differs slightly from those listed frequently throughout the text and since the number in the adventure is consistent I'd take it over the one on the character sheet. Additionaly the 1st level character sheet only has 1 feat when it should have 2 (1 for being 1st level, 1 for being a 1st level fighter). Likewise the 3rd level character sheet only has 2 feats when it should have 4. Now there's nothing wrong with this. You're average Pathfinder player will look at those character sheets and realise they've been left some space to play with. Some creative freedom to the fill the gap. However a new player coming to sit down at a table and play might not be aware of this and the experienced members of the group wouldn't know the sheet was incomplete. Perhaps a little eratta or a footnote that some more work is required to complete the character before play is in order but as it stands I'll give it a solid 4 stars, amrked down from a potential 5 because of the few tiny errors in the character sheets at the back.

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Party of 1: Kalgor Bloodhammer and the Ghouls Through the Breach (solo adventure)
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