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Treasure Island Adventure
Publisher: Night Owl Workshop
by Timothy P. F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/19/2023 02:16:42

As you might expect from a Night Owl Workshop book, the art is top notch black and white pen and ink drawings - evocative of a by-gone era of gaming that we all imagine existed but is as elusive and substantive as the Wild West perhaps once. Nevertheless, it captures the imagination.

Looking through the book there is a lot of information on how a Freebooters adventure could be run using characters from the Treasure Island classic pirate book by Robert Lewis Stevenson. There are stats for all kinds of pirates and good guys from the books along with generic characters. There is also a summary of key locations such as a port city, a table for random tavern encounters at the port, a weather table, and a long random name of passengers. There are even stats for different kinds of ships as well.

There is a description of several plot ideas that would get the GM moving the story along either parallel to the Treasure Island story, or simply in the world of Treasure Island.

While the book has a lot to offer and it is a really great book, I feel it falls more into the category of a campaign setting and not a ready to play adventure. I was hoping to see locations with specific boxed texts to be a really table ready adventure. I also would have liked to have seen random encounter tables at sea with pirates ships and sea monsters - maybe also using the lengthy list of NPC pirates statted out in the book.

All in all a nice book, but the GM will need to do some work to prepare this for the table unless you are a modern type of GM who is good at doing things on the fly. I myself will probably fuss over how to turn this into a seacrawl and then a hex crawl on different islands. Or, at least some kind of point crawl. I will then end up making up encounter tables and a sea map....



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Treasure Island Adventure
Publisher: Night Owl Workshop
by Christopher c. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/23/2023 11:34:28

Smart as Paint this one is... Excellent treatment of one of my favorite tales! All pertinent characters and plot are included, yet you can also take all of this material and make it your own version for your campaign. Fits perfectly with the Freebooters RPG. The real treasure for me was seeing this laid out for the game and of course Long John Silvers stats ! The art and maps are well done and fit the flavor of the product, The spanish main is fleshed out here and there are a nice set of crew generation tables to boot! And more than what ive listed. Thanks for this product Night Owl, me thinks gold dust of ye!



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