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In Port Grimsand, Coynrad Lornnz, that infamous trapper of birds, has stumbled upon his most exotic specimen yet; the Greater Crested Trill Warbler is a fabulous avian that is unlike any species discovered so far on the mysterious Monster Island. Naturally, Scabrous the Usurer, a moneylender with an unrivalled private aviary, has bought the bird, paying handsomely for the privilege. But he is not alone in wanting to possess the Greater Crested Trill Warbler, and others covet this seemingly unique specimen. The characters, at a loose end in the nefarious alleys of Port Grimsand, are hired to liberate the bird from Scabrous, and must find a way of making it theirs.

Naturally though, not all is as it seems, and soon the characters find themselves on a dangerous expedition into the Tane Jungle, on a quest to prevent something terrible and powerful from laying waste to all life on the island.

A Bird in the Hand is a dangerous scenario set on Monster Island, and possession of this Mythras supplement is highly recommended for full enjoyment. Aside from the central adventure, the supplement also provides detailed advice on sandbox exploration of Monster Island, including how to handle overland movement, special hazards, fatigue, and the island's treacherous seasons.

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September 7th, 2021
I bought this mainly to read the hexcrawling rules, haven't used them yet, but they seem fun to use. Would've preferred if they were included in some settingless rulebook like the companion. I've read through some parts of [...]
April 11th, 2021
Bird in Hand is a must have scenario for Monster Island, the most useful sword and sorcery sandbox I have used in the past 40+ years of GM’ing (I have GM’d Monster Island since 2013). Monster Island setting and the scenario itself can be used almos [...]
April 9th, 2021
I'm a big fan of the monster island setting and was so pleased when I heard about this scenario. A bird in the hand really lived up to my expectations! It manages to include enough detail for you to bring the NPCs and events of Port Grimsand to li [...]
February 3rd, 2021
So up front I have to say I don't like writing reviews and I especially don't like to do so for adventures I haven't run. That said, I really want to run this adventure and definitely feel it should come recommended if you intend to play [...]
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