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Edventure Maps: Danger in the Mists $5.99
Publisher: SkeletonKey Games
by Chris H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/20/2006 00:00:00

The tiles in the Edventure Tiles series are not modular; they only fit together one way, and thus have much more limited applicability and usefulness than the e-Adventure Tiles products. The advertising is very clear about this, so no one should be surprised or disappointed by it. Danger in the Mists presents a wide, mist-filled gorge with tall outcroppings of rock that might serve as a way to get across?if the PCs can jump 50 feet horizontally from a standing start. The key to getting across (may) lie in the lower level of maps. This is probably the coolest feature of this product: although these are 2D tiles, there is very much a 3D "feel" to the scenario they invoke, since Ed provides maps for both an upper and lower level of the gorge. On the other hand, I do feel a bit disappointed with the product's narrowness. I knew about the non-modularity of the tiles going in, so that's not an issue, but even the storyline that the tiles presuppose is relatively non-modular. If the PCs don't have magical or superhuman flying or jumping ability, there's pretty much just one path across the gorge. Once across, it's not terribly likely that your PCs will revisit the same location, unless you force them into a return trip. Given that this locale is pretty much a one-shot (or two at most) for a particular group of players or at least of PCs, I felt like this product did not give the same kind of return on investment that e-Adventure tiles do.<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Inclusion of a lower level under the mists (but more could have been done with that).<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Low reusability, narrow implied storyline.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>

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