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Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins $5.00 $3.75
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Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
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Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Samuel K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/06/2011 20:22:56
If I could give half-star ratings here, I'd probably give this a 3.5 - I like it better than the Radio Marauders but not quite as much as the Valley of Mystery or Curse of the Jade Monkey. It's good, but it feels more like a sketch or outline than a fully developed adventure. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though - as they say, it is designed in such a way as to make for easy expansion by the GM into a series of more detailed adventures, which I suspect most GMs will want to do. Again, no maps (I'm contractually obligated to complain about that ... ). There are some errors as well (e.g., Li-Ming Jade's Parry score should be 9, not 7), but nothing too serious. Recommended, but only after you get Valley and Curse.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Jeffrey V. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/26/2010 14:23:17
This is a surprisingly good adventure, involving the players in a unique way (they have the opportunity to foil a robbery at the museum) and taking them on a world-spanning chase to recover a series of coins that lead the way to a vast treasure plundered centuries before. Along the way, they will confront the dreaded Pirate Queen of the South China Sea, and even face a group of skeleton warriors cursed long ago by one of the original owners of the treasure lost at sea. The plot mechanisms are fresh and exciting for most gamers and the touch of occult is perfect if your campaign runs that way. As usual, the adventure is easily converted to other systems and, while somewhat linear, the very nature of the coins themselves (and who has them) means that they can be sought in any order depending on the clues the players find. A worthy GM will take time to make sure that there are clues to at least one other coin in each location where a coin can be found, and will also ensure (a la Gumshoe) that the clues ARE found. The villain-ess is vile and beautiful (as all such should be) and will be a definite problem for the players, perhaps even returning in future adventures if she survives this one. There are enough plot hooks buried in the adventure to keep our players involved in the Far East for some time, if the GM so desires, and overall, this adventure is a must.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by David J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/02/2010 01:37:40
Matthew Barlow wrote an accurate and enthusiastic review for this product, and I fully agree with his assessment.

I'd like to briefly add that this adventure could be used with other game systems that have a noir / pulp feel: Malay Coins, with little effort, can be modified for use in the Eberron (Dungeons and Dragons) setting very easily, for example!

It's an inexpensive and well-written adventure with suggestions for expansion/modification at the end of each section--you can't go wrong with this scenario!

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Matthew B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/22/2010 11:47:45
Although not exclusively, or even primarily, a 'Pulp' games system, Savage Worlds does work well with that genre. Adamant's Thrilling Tales supplement is an excellent resource for those who want a bit of two fisted action adventure, and The Malay Coins is the latest adventure.
The story unfolds in two parts. In the first, the players must track down the mysterious coins of the title, whilst in the second they go searching for hidden treasure.

The adventure as presented is quite a simple one, ideal for beginning players. For those who prefer more of a challenge, there are numerous suggestions throughout for extra complications. This allows the GM to fine tune the adventure for the players with a little bit of effort.
The illustrations are, for the most part, reproductions of images from previous AE products, however the titular coins are shown in colour. Printed out on card and carefully cut out, these would make useful player props. A nice touch.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Thrilling Tales 2e: The Malay Coins
Publisher: Adamant Entertainment
by Harald S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/31/2009 16:04:35
Here You get the bones to built a monster of a campaign that will keep a group of gamers busy for quite a while. The suggestions for fleshing out the core adventure can easily be converted to new or further adventures. The NPCs provided can also be used for similar adventures.
Personally I would have preferred some statistics for the other _coin-bearers_. But since they are introduced as plyable templates others might prefer to make up the statistics for themselves.
Statistics are supplied for the main adversary though and Li-Ming Jade is worthy of being made into a recurring threat to any PC-group venturing into the asian seas.
So what is the downside?
No flying boat!
How can You have an international pulp campaign without a flying boat?
But I'm pretty sure there will be a supplement in 2010 featuring a flying boat!
Still even without a flying boat I heartily recommend this product and suggest You consider joining the...
(well it's secret so I can't name it)

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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