DDAL 7-08 Putting the Dead to Rest is an Adventure League adventure for levels 5-10 that should take about two hours to play. (Though it can easily go long) It is written for 5 characters of 8th level.
Part One is quick and two the point. It's always nice to get a chance to interact with some of the factions and this is no exception. It moves us along to part two nicely.
Part Two is a brief combat encounter which is thematic and fun for Chult. It can also be spiced up if a member of a certain faction is with the group.
Part Three starts the wrapping up of plots with a cool fight scene that can be followed with another interesting fight if you have a member of the correct faction. Then we get the end boss fight which is pretty cool and well thought out.
Overall this is a great module. It runs into the Adventure League issue of under awarding XP to players as it caps at 3,000xp but the required fights would provide nearly 4,000xp to the players before accounting for how cert...
DDEX 2-04 Mayhem at the Earthspur Mine is an Adventure League adventure for levels 5-10 that should take about four hours to play. (Though it can easily go long) It is written for 5 characters of 6th level. This adventure contains a .mod file for use in Fantasy Grounds Virtual Table Top
This adventure is just getting an overall and not a breakdown for two major reasons, one because some of the parts can happen non-linearly depend on player actions and adventure hooks, and two I don't want this review to be as long as the adventure which can be forever long.
This is a good adventure and has the options for some cool scenes, like gladiatorial combat, but it also has road bump scenes that kinda steal player agency like when they get rescued from a horde of monsters in order to move the plot forward.
It also have some cool set pieces in a room like the lake of molten lava, but not really enough chances to use it. This adventure needs to be trimmed by the GM to suite the needs of h...
Well balanced with combat and RPing for a short adventure. The players loved the decisions to be made (barrels, rope bridge) and interacting with the arrakocra. The final battle freaked them out but they managed to survive it (barely!). I highly recommend!
The players and I really enjoyed the module. It had a great balance of RP and combat. The role playing with Favin and Crackle were a blast to run. The players felt challenged at the end of the adventure, but really liked the terror of the pulsing cyst.
DDEX 2-12 Dark Rites at Fort Dalton is an Adventure League adventure for levels 1-4 that should take about two hours to play. It is written for 5 characters of 2nd level. This adventure contains a .mod file for use in Fantasy Grounds Virtual Table Top
Part One starts with a prologue that the players can choose so that they have a reason to be at Fort Dalton. It's an interesting way to tie players to the adventure when you aren't building towards that story. Most of this adventure is searching the ruins which can lead you over the time limit and xp budget if you focus on them, but could be interesting if you have the time.
Part Two Is still in the ruins but focus on one building with cult members trying to perform a Dark Ritual, or Rite. It's extremely straight forward and the completion of the combat encounter leads into the next part.
Part Three So the players could have arrived here from the last encounter, or by random luck while searching the ruins, leads to a semi-interes...
I am going to be honest with you. I obsessed on this book when I got it. It is so well written and illustrated that my Cthulhu fanboy self went into overdrive. If you are interested in the Cthulhu Mythos games, then this is a must-own book no matter what gaming system you are playing with.
DDEX 1-06 The Scroll Thief is an Adventure League adventure for levels 1-4 that should take about four hours to play. It is written for 5 characters of 2nd level. This Adventure has close ties to DDEX 1-2 Secrets of Sokol Keep and DDEX 1-5 Courting of Fire. The adventure is divided into three main parts. This adventure contains a .mod file for use in Fantasy Grounds Virtual Table Top
Part One is contains the standard intro to the module and sets the the players goals as trying to find who commited a series of three thefts that have happened over the last week. They're isn't much to the investigations other then a few brief roleplay encounters and few skill checks to expand on the information the players find. These scenes lead into the adventures first combat, and pushes the story towards the next part. Overall this part is ok, but not great. The three roleplay scenes are good to add flavor but can serve to distract the players by making the adventure seem like a “who done it?” adve...
My favorite part of this book is the very lore friendly Mechanist specialties. These are the tech subclasses that use things like repeating crossbows, alchemist fire bombs, rockets (yes, rockets) and several other weapons and even ancient mechanical armor-like devices made from something similar to golem magic. So, you could have a fighter in power armor firing rockets and it is all D&D lore friendly. That's pretty awesome if you ask me.
Yes. It was written by THAT H.G. Wells. It's a really good system and simple introduction for wargaming and a lot of fun. I'll be honest though, I got for the historical significance. I just wanted to own one of the first war games. If you are a bit of a fanboy or fangirl for this stuff, you need to own "H.G. Wells' Little Wars".
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 03/18/2018 09:00:28
**Review: Hunters the Awakening – Solo Chronicles 1&2**
by Andrè M. Pietroschek
In hope of reciprocal or quit-pro-quo reviewing I attempted to test, if more community initiative would attract more customers to the storytellers vault and our files for sale.
The download we get was made of 3 parts. The main file, as PDF, and an update note by Mana Verde game design plus a PDF with more notes.
The Chronicles are presented in artful layout, and illustrations are actually fully OK. I could give 5 stars for that part.
Contextually I am personally displeased, as this is a blend of fighting fantasy with the World of Darkness, specifically Vampire the Masquerade.
What I found lacking is embedding the idea into a proper SAS (Storytelling Adventure System) way of game guiding and prose. It is too much about fighting, and it is not proper dramatis personae, when a character has higher fighting skills than profession skills.
Further the lack of invested effort in this part, t...
The Wonderful and Brutal work of **Frostbitten and Mutilated** achieves the goals it sets before itself, I believe.
While I'm not a mind-reader, the artist clearly states intents on how to use the book.
They then present terrifying and beautiful things.
Cold things, secret things, hard things, and new things... all before the backdrop of the Devoured Land.
The images in the book provoke you to action. This is an exercise in overtones with brilliant use of a subject.
As striking as the words and images are, it doesn't mean much of anything if you don't use the book.
I used the book.
What I found was a carefully laid out set of tools that could be accessed and introduced during a session.
I took the liberty of converting from LotFP to my chosen system (I do this all the time) and my players LOVED the feeling they had exploring this strange new world of warrior women and danger.
My flowery language and high praise might come off as too much, so let's paraphrase:
This Adventure has to be one of the most poorly written adventures I've seen in some time. It contains grammar and spelling mistakes that your average 3rd grader should've caught on a single proofread. The Adventure provides no proper introduction; it provides secret missions for 2 factions but no encounter by which to give them. Some of the encounters seem to be reaching for story but come up short IMHO (the One at the beginning for the Dragon). The actual story that this adventure provides is good, almost great. However the execution of said stories, in the encounters given, leaves much to be desired.
I just noticed one more failing, the initial fortress map is missing the annotations for what description belongs to which room. (it was the section with rooms a1-a6) This is sloppy and it's sad that a Adventurer League DM is forced to Pay for this adventure, to be able to complete the Complete season award to obtain the Legacy Weapon/Armor reward. This adventure is ...
OMG! Little Orc Wars is a fun take on the H.G. Wells' rule book for war games. H.G. Wells wrote his rules for small spring loaded cannons and Little Orc Wars is written for little catapults. This is a quick to learn rule set and an easy to play one. If you are new to war games like me, then get this book. It's a lot of fun!