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The Sinking: Seeking Dawn
Publisher: 0one Games
by Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 09/30/2014 08:18:30

An Endzeitgeist.com review

This installment of the Sinking-mini-modules clocks in at 20 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let's take a look!

This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.

Still here? All right! First of all - read the previous module "The Freedom Gambit." Why? Because this is the immediate successor and the PCs, escorting Blood Senator Vulgrax, are on the run from the city, braving the wilderness - and indeed, after an easy intermezzo, the deadly hunt is on - the notorious Blood Fang is hot on the heels of the PCs and their ally - and if wyvern-riding elite-mercenaries don't drive the fear down the backs of the PCs, what will?

In a glorious hunt for the shelter the nearby mountains provide, the PCs have to traverse the mapped hills and survive the onslaught of the elite foes - the goal here being to withstand and persevere - until the PCs, by diplomacy and force and by, hopefully, wiles and wits, make peace with the alliance of giants and giant-kin, the Kalks, in a kind of subterranean sea-adjacent cavern. Whether with the giants or over their bloody corpses - the PCs will have, at least for now, found shelter from the onslaught or perished in the brutal assault...

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no significant issues. Layout adheres to a 2-column b/w-standard and the pdf comes with cool, original b/w-artworks and 0onegame's great cartography. The pdf comes extensively bookmarked for your convenience.

Stefan Happ's Seeking Dawn is a straightforward, unapologetic action-romp that manages to fit diplomacy, slever terrain and truly iconic locales within a few pages, while still providing the level of in your face action the premise of the module demands - a furious and cool escalation that should have the PCs itch for revenge, and for the low price and thanks to the great production values, well worth 5 stars + seal of approval.

Endzeitgeist out.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Sinking: Seeking Dawn
Publisher: 0one Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/04/2013 10:57:07

The heat is on... Intended to be played in sequence following the adventure 'The Freedom Gambit' this scenario can be played on its own by stating that the characters are on the run from someone who is rich enough and annoyed with them sufficiently to send professional assassins to hunt them down. Basically, the party will find itself being pursued out of the Great City up into the surrounding mountains, defending themselves from their pursuers as well as the inhabitants and wildlife, whilst also surviving the ardours of their journey... and maybe even finding some allies along the way.

Designed to be run in a single session, the quality of this adventure is in the considered and well thought out tactics of the opposition, who should all prove potent foes and yet the challenge is not overwhelming for characters prepared to think and negotiate as well as wield sword and spell with vigour. There's plenty of excitement and action here. Should the party not take the intended course through the adventure (or indeed the mountains!) there are suggestions for how to ensure that important plot points are not missed.

An exciting adventure in its own right, it sets the party up well for the next stage in the campaign.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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