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Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by Matt A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/21/2013 10:40:25
A small collection of places and characters. Some may find it a helpful launching point, but personally I found them too close to parody.

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[2 of 5 Stars!]
Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by John P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/15/2013 07:00:36
Definitely overpriced at $3.00. This "modual" could use an editor and proofreader to go through the document.

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[1 of 5 Stars!]
Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by Jason M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/12/2013 00:50:03
I used Thornburg for my first couple of sessions with a group where everyone was new to Dungeon World, and it was a great success! Thornburg does a great job highlighting many of Dungeon World's guidelines, particularly "Play to find out what happens", "Draw maps, leave blanks", and "Ask questions and use the answers". As someone who is prone to go overboard with details, it was refreshing to have a sparse, yet interesting, setting to throw the players in and see what they make of it.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by Jeremy F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/30/2012 20:39:40
You get an evocative map of the village of Thornburg, a handful of NPCs with instincts and moves, a handful of described locations, and some advice and initial questions to ask the players.

The advice reiterates what Dungeon World advises; Ask questions. Lots of questions. And Thornburg provides a solid list of loaded questions to ask. By building on their answers a GM knows what the PCs are interested in exploring.

Thornburg then goes on to include a section on Fronts, but it is in worksheet format. I think this is a weak spot. For me, the Fronts should come out after the first session, not during. There isn’t quite a clear explanation of this section.

The final section is a list of locations and NPCs. Each location has a slice of the map, a description, and one or more NPCs with an illustration. The NPCs are an interesting bunch. Lots of odd behavior in these characters, but most importantly, the NPCs have fully fleshed out moves and very unique instincts.

Buy this if: You like village maps; You want a little kick to get your Dungeon World game going; You are looking for a village that has the potential for odd things lurking around the corner.

Don’t buy this if: You are looking for a dungeon crawl, looking for only non-human opposition, you aren’t planning on sending your characters through small late middle ages villages.

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[4 of 5 Stars!]
Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by Bruce B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/30/2012 13:55:11
I liked this a lot. It's short but it's rich in eccentric personalities, great fodder for continuing interactions. As a GM, I'm very much prone to overwriting, with a lot of detail that never gets used. Thornburg shows how to use a game like Dungeon World right, focusing on hooks that will actually matter in play. Each of the people and places has something a bit off about it (or way more than a bit), and doesn't tell you what's "actually" up with any of them. But each one is a standing invention to a group's players to guess, propose, discuss, debate, and otherwise invent their way into fun, dramatic messes.

I'm also very, very happy with the author's response to a couple of questions in private messaging: super fast and thoroughly gentlemanly and generous. I'll be looking for more like this.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Thornburg
Publisher: At the Table Games
by Lars K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/16/2012 16:23:45
Of the 12 pages, only 4 pages provide an extremely short description of NPCs in locations. The rest is an introduction, blank pages and b/w illustrations. No map, and nothing much to build on for adventure modules.

Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
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