Mini-Dungeon: True Lovers Run Into Strange Capers
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.
Immortality can wear down even the most strange of beings – and when the renegade tataka rakshasa met an ankou fey, they finally found what had eluded them. Love. Becoming a truly deadly power-couple, they now inhabit their own demiplane, which includes some truly strange critters (clockwork sleep-gas breathing infiltrator dragon – just sayin’!) and woe to any intruders that dare disturb their bliss. Oh, and yes, that includes the PCs!
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 yarn of an immortal love of the darkest type is BRUTAL. The enemy-choices are as smart as we expect them to be and the backdrop is unique and truly creative. Engine-tweaks employed are interesting. No complaints. 5 stars + seal of approval.
You can get this neat mini-module here on OBS!