5E Mini-Dungeons: The Great Library (5e)
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.
The spirit naga Kazzak has managed to locate an ancient library, which also happens to contain heretical scripture that the PCs may need to find. Thus, he awaits with his dominated followers, including a cloaker, clay golem and a monolith champion (from Tome of Beasts, hyperlink provided) and worse, defending the place that has become his lair.
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.
This dungeon by Jonathan Ely sports some really nasty critters that, when played right, can make for some dangerous foes. The module is solid and the room descriptions are nice, but as a whole, it feels…kinda unremarkable? I expected a stronger emphasis on the whole library-aspect. The 5e-conversion is solid. All in all, a solid adventure, well worth of a final verdict of 3.5 stars, though I feel I have to round down for this one.
You can get the adventure here on OBS!