A hidden treasure.
Troll Lords is not my usual fare, but I have enjoyed products by them like Path of the Magi. I am always interested in "setting component" type products, and when I saw Jeff Ibach (of AEG's Toolbox) was heading it up, I figured it might be a worthwhile purchase.
I wasn't disappointed. For the price, it delivers a lot of useful little towns that your players should have fun with. Each has both mechanical and setting flavor detail. With this product in hand (or on hard drive), you needn't expose your players to a stream of generic villages on the journey to the adventure. And each locale also has adventure hooks, both for those within or passing through the village.
Despite the headline of the title, there aren't any formal "city" sized settlements in this book. This makes it quite likely that it will fall beneath the level of settlement that are typically given much attention in full sized settings. As such, it should be easy to use most of this material with most settings.
<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Lack of Bookmarks. Though the book is 3.5, the psionics in it are not.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br><BR>[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]<BR>