Mini-Dungeon: The Unwise Young, They Say Do Ne’er Live Long
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.
Paladins can make mistakes. Uskonto the unshakeable manned up to causing the death of a child, venturing down into the Underworld, seeking atonement. The PCs follow the hero, and the trail leads to a complex that is a haven of sorts, but considering that we’re talking about the underworld, the waystation complex houses both neutral and evil designated areas and, provided the PCs don’t die to biting off more than what they can chew when dealing with the residents, they may well find the erstwhile paladin, who has become rather…different..
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!
If PCs attempt to kill their way through this one, they may probably die horribly. There are unique traps and strange allies and finding the target will not necessarily be the end. Surprising, how much Stephen Yeardley managed to cram into this brief module! And yes, the creature choices are as creative as you expect them to be from Mr. Yeardley’s mini-dungeons! My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars.
You can get this nice mini-dungeon here on OBS!