This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a 5E-mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM. Oh, and the series now comes in an archive that also contains…*drumroll* a .jpg-version of the map, in both GM and player-friendly versions!
Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is, a helpful tool in the GM’s arsenal. Got that? Great!
This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.
When a faultline had a wave of unearthly energy flow into the underworld, it decimated a fire giant monastery down to just a few devotees. Now, a traveling and injured fellow remains, almost having fallen prey to one of the horrid beings from beyond. You see, while in PFRPG, the module excelled via its strange nanite-creatures, the 5e-version takes a different theme and instead provides the stats for both shoggoth and the urochar (strangling watcher), substituting a strong dark tapestry-theme instead…and the module works just as strongly in this case!
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no significant glitches. Layout adheres to a beautiful 2-column full-color standard and the pdf comes sans bookmarks, but needs none at this length. Cartography is full color and nice. Huge plus: We get a GM AND a Player-version of the area in which this takes place, providing full VTT-friendly compatibility.
Chris Harris’ conversion of Stephen Yeardley’s module retains the draw of the original – while, system-immanently, the system sports less monsters, the use of Tome of Beast critters (stats included) and the change of theme are smart decisions. My final verdict will thus also clock in at 4 stars for the 5e-version.
You can get this mini-dungeon here on OBS!