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As the Fifth Frontier War locks the Spinward Marches in mortal combat, a band of adventurers journeys outside the Imperium on a mission of vital importance. Their destination: ESHAAR, a dangerous and hostile world where temperatures average 150°C... where sulfuric acid takes the place of water . . . where enigmatic aliens hold the key to success or failure for the Imperium, The mission: discover — and secure control of — affas, a mineral compound that could turn the tide in the Fifth Frontier War. The opposition: the devious Zhodani, who will stop at nothing to ruin the Imperial cause,
Ordeal by Eshaar is a unique adventure that pits the travellers against a combination of hostile Zhodani, mysterious aliens... and the dangers of the planet itself. From subtle confrontations amidst the false gaiety of the diplomatic enclave to the struggle for survival on the world's surface, this is... Ordeal by Eshaar.

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John J December 18, 2020 3:13 pm UTC
I've owned this adventure since the 80s, and run it several times. It is, simply put, brilliant. An exotic world with a corrosive atmosphere that eats space suits, a bizarre alien race, and a contest between two interstellar powers to win the favor of that race - with the Travellers caught up in the midst of it all. You can easily change out the Zhodani foes for Mind-Controlling Space Soviets or your favorite scheming villain, and the Imperials for the "Federation" or some other such quasi-democratic society. It all works. Like many of these old adventures, you are not spoon-fed scenes or events - but given a broad overview, a list of what happens on a daily/weekly basis based on how events unfold, and a nail-biting adventure to tie it all together. Again, brilliant and great for any sci-fi game. So as GM you will need to put in some pre-game work, but well worth it.
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