Mini-Dungeon: The Garden of Death
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.
This actually is a mini-investigation! The mini-dungeon takes the PCs into a subterranean club for rich folks, where they are to discreetly find the culprit for the recent attacks on Lord Fen Drustan’s caravans. Unfortunately, as the PCs try to report after initial exploration, they’ll find that their sponsor has been killed! From here on, it’s a who-dunnit that can easily be complicated by the GM, should that be desired.
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!
Michael O. Holland’s little investigation is fun and represents a neat little adventure, set against a unique backdrop. 5 stars +seal of approval. Well done!
You can get this fun mini-investigation here on OBS!