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Tar Pits of the Bone Toilers
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/07/2019 08:20:17

Review based on a read through: more may be added after play.

A region is detailed; there is a background plot which the PCs can interact with if they wish. Delightfully varied locations: in some areas PCs will want to massacre everything that moves; in the main area, infiltration wearing disguises is a much better strategy. Well designed magic items.

Reminiscent of the Red Prophet Rises without being a retread.



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City of Illanter: Kellerin's Rumble
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/08/2018 12:08:30

The basic premise is that the PCs inherit a warehouse, and gain an invitation to a notorious gambling event. While some of the party are playing games of chance, others may be attempting rescues, burglary, or gaining information. I would recommend using multiple hooks from the given list, and would definitely include the rescue of a nobleman's daughter as the PCs are given a vital sketch map. Success will be measured in monetary profit, not numbers of foes slain.

Remarkable similarity to tackling a (Sean Connery/Roger Moore era) Bond villain: (i) you play him at games of chance; (ii) he has an exotic partner; (iii) owns a grand residence; (iv) his henchmen wear brightly coloured clothes; (v) one possible task is "rescue the girl"; (vi) crocodiles and big cats to avoid; (vii) opponents killed in horrific/unusual ways (acid bath).

Strengths: (i) Plenty for the PCs to do, and ample motivation to do it. They need gambling funds, so will wish to fence paintings from the warehouse; exploring the sewers will pave the way for a stealthy entry into the mansion. (ii) Interesting distinctive magic items. (A hallmark of this author.) (iii) Many intriguing NPCs well described in just a few words; should be a roleplaying treat. (iv) Lots of potential follow up encounters. (v) Nice clear maps gathered at the end.

Cautions/Weaknesses: (i) Referees will need to read the whole carefully and manage a divided party; it might benefit from a paragraph describing a likely chain of events. (ii) Does it really take one hour to play Shut the Box with nine players? A few minutes seems more reasonable. (iii) Kellerin should have extra cash in the games room, so that he can buy out gambling pledges. (iv) Some tables have very small print.

This version appears identical to a free download from the author's website. Whatever happens, it should be exciting. In play, my group were big monetary winners; they rescued the nobleman's daughter, robbed some chests, but one character was slain by a surprise attacker. As a PWYW offering, happy to give this full marks. Highly recommended.



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Creator Reply:
Thank you very much for your review and great feedback! Glad your group had fun! This adventure has very minor changes (misspellings, etc.) compared to the patreon version. Other upcoming patreon adventures being sold here, I hired an editor. Thanks again for your time!
The Red Prophet Rises
by A customer [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 06/26/2018 08:45:51

A superior product, oozing flavour, some fantastic imagery. I am reminded of Thulsa Doom's caves in the 1982 Conan the Barbarian movie; I fancy there is a reference to that film when acolytes staring into a reflecting pool claim to see "uh...infinity". Stealthy raids whilst wearing disguises look to be the best bet, and there is plenty of opportunity for sneaking and bluffing before the inevitable clash of swords. There are some well-crafted, distinctive magic items; memorable foes; well described locations, for example a gladiatorial arena with a floor that absorbs blood; monsters which are variants on the classics; interesting allies to free and recruit. I would prefer all the maps to be gathered together (or on the inside covers).

No difficulty in converting and running this in WFRP (2e): the Bull God can be an aspect of Khorne that permits spellcasting; bugbears and centaurs can become bestigor brutes and centigors; named distinctive magic items are an advantage in a low magic setting. "Conrad of Bavaria" led the attack (and claimed the horse).

Highly recommended. This is the Swords and Sorcery module TSR never wrote.



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Special Area: The Ranger's Hideout
by Sandro C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/05/2018 10:53:27

I had some nostalgia opening up this pdf. Great old school "module" for people who miss the 2nd Edition. It's chock full of encounters, maps, stats, etc. Unique things like sasquatch, guardian spirits, magic items...all in a wilderness setting but with some caves and a tomb thrown in there as well. This is well worth at least a few bucks.



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Of Beasts and Men
by Joseph C. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 12/19/2017 12:10:11

Great adventure, easily worth the price. An atmospheric adventure in a richly detailed setting. The underlying adventure is a bit on the railroad side (there is a goal and a time limit) but it's not overbearing and there's room for digression. The setting itself is detailed with room to grow into an area that adventurers may stay in. It's a little on the over done descriptions side, but I don't mind that. I would rather have a bit more and pare back as opposed to having too little and wondering why I bought a product. All in all I would recommend the product to anyone looking for a cool adventure that's mostly outdoors with some small dungeon bits too.



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Thank you very much for taking the time to offer feedback! We really appreciate it. We hope your players enjoy it (and survive)!
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