This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a 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! Yeah, that’s pretty amazing! Better yet: GM-friendly version of the jpg’s included as well!
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. 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 doombringer. Now, a travelling and injured shadowdancer awaits, as a massive swarm of gray goo seeks to change folks; it has animated a brass golem and a fire giant banshee-variant (stat-modifications provided) can be found. The place is one of wrecked glory, as a ghorazagh plans the final take-over of the place…and indeed, smart players may well contemplate at least a temporary alliance with the fire giant doombringer…
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 surprisingly good for such an inexpensive pdf. The .jpg version included here, which you can easily cut up and hand out to the players as they progress is a huge bonus -and even better: A KEY-LESS VERSION sans the annoying letters/numbers is included as well for full VTT-compatibility!!!. The pdf does sport one nice piece of original full-color art – kudos!
Stephen Yeardley’s take on a subterranean monastery haunted by a recent catastrophe is interesting, mainly due to the clever enemies employed. While I would have loved to see the terrain matter a bit more, this is a fun sidetrek. (Come on, nanite-infused lava!) My final verdict will hence clock in at 4 stars.
You can get this module here on OBS!