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Dungeon Crawl Classics #79.5: Tower of the Black Pearl
Publisher: Goodman Games
by Cedric C. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 01/27/2014 01:55:09

As a .5 product, Tower of the Black Pearl was originally written for the pre-DCC Dungeon Crawl Classic line of adventures, for D&D/d20/OGL/whatever gameplay. Not surprisingly, then, it's more of a generic FRPG module, than an epic-swilling Harley Stroh DCC adventure. Unfortunately, while it's a good generic module, it's not as vivid as the Michael Curtis DCC adventures, either.

The plotline is that once every 100 years (or whatever), The Tower of the Black Pearl surfaces for only eight hours. However, a group of pirates arrive first, and the PCs have to deal with them as well as the Tower. The adventure has twelve areas, and is a standalone adventure. If you're looking for a longer more developed pirate-y adventure, I highly recommend the TSR / WotC Underwater Saltmarsh series, starting with U1: Secret of Saltmarsh.



Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeon Crawl Classics #79.5: Tower of the Black Pearl
Publisher: Goodman Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/20/2013 10:23:07

This is a re-tooling of an adventure published by Goodman Games in 2009 for AD&D 1e, now amended to the Dungeon Crawl Classics ruleset by its original author, Harley Stroh... but the cunning and enjoyable plotline remains unchanged.

The Tower of the Black Pearl is a first-level adventure involving the exploration of a tower only revealed at extremely low tide - something that happens once a decade, so grab your chance while you may. Good background material is provided for the GM along with several hooks to get the characters involved. Once in, it's a neat adventure, challenging without being overwhelming, and nicely time-limited... after all, you go there at extreme low tide!

If the traps and denizens of the Tower themselves and the incoming tide are not enough challenge, a pirate by the name of Savage Quenn also fancies his chances at getting his hands on the Black Pearl and any other treasure he can find.

A good solid adventure with that classic feel.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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