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Outlands Adventures April 2019
Publisher: Better Games
by Triem V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/18/2019 01:03:57

I'm one of the players in the campaign, so this isn't an unbiased review

This document contains the missions 7 and 8 of our current campaign. For people who might have purchased "Chronicles of the Outlands," Crimson Cutlass" or any of the other Better Games Products this will also serve as a bit of a how to/example of fleshing out the card flips from the "Scenario Design" pamphlets. The actual card flips used to generate the missions are shown, then the Referee's notes on how the card flip results were fleshed out for the campaign are given, along with the recaps of "the Campaign so far.

Missions 7 and 8 largely revolve around getting rid of some cursed magical objects, and start getting into some large underworlds. There are goblins, dragons, giants, gods, and some fun puzzles to be found. There's the Womb of Gems - the birthplace of all the world's jewels. In play, we didn't find the Womb of Gems. I'm kind of sad we didn't find the Womb of Gems, even though SOMEONE would have failed the tests of the Womb of Gems, and we've have lost another PC.

Play your cards right and one of the Campaign PCs might end up as an NPC, but in control of all the ocean's tides. Not a bad fate.

Outlands uses a system of card flips to generate most mission encounters, while certain scenes and the mission climax are fully detailed. For these missions, only the overall storyline, one or two plot-specific scenes and the mission's climaxes are fully detailed. Mission Specific Q&D tables are included. For owners of Chronicles, these alone are useful additions for the Ref. The travel events generated in play by the deck anre are not included here. There is more than enough information presented for any ref to run these missions in any game system, but travel encounters are left for individual Refs to flip or detail for themselves.



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Outlands Adventures April 2019
Publisher: Better Games
by Joseph H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/26/2019 17:28:01

This is a treasure map to all the dark rewards and terrors of Isborsk and the Unending Gray.

The Author is trying to refine the genre in a different and intriguing way. Nothing in the game is entirely rewarding ... yet ... much can be doom.

Not, every situation works as intended but in 50 pages of notes, one can't go wrong for a dollar.

Of particular note are the Catacombs and the Final Sprawl of the Unending Gray, it seems the author is almost driven mad by the expanse and unbounded realms contained therein. Too much for a simple scribe to capture, too much for a single read. Paired with the rules, all can become clear. Are you willing to polish the burnished metail to see the reflection?

I would give it a 6 out of 5 it if were possible (and who says not) had the author taken a breath between the encounters to introduce new readers to the sorcory that was about to follow. While a word choice here or there seems foreign, when paired with the rules, all can seem clear. (Or, just drink in the words and see where they take you.)

Pitch your pennies in and boldly step forward. Be patient young scholor, there is much to learn.



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