||Ruined Gates by Rite Publishing
This product is 27 pages long. It starts with a cover, and credits. (2 pages)
The Surface Ruins: The Gates (3 pages)
This is about a path that climbs up, that winds back and forth. In one spot is a guard tower, that connects a lower and higher part of the path. In the tower is 3 encounter locations. The layout is simple and effective. It comes with very high quality maps and complete stat blocks for the monsters.
The Ruins of the Perilous (2 pages)
This section goes into a IC introduction into the ruins that this series will map out. It both gives you a bit of a history of the place, but also a IC hook to get the PC's involved. Along with a bit of IC advice.
Next is a OGL (1 page)
It ends with a map pack. It has the map again, then blown up sections of the map to use with mini's in both color and black and white. (19 pages)
Closing thoughts. This gives exactly what it promises, the start to a dungeon. The artwork is decent and the writing, layout is good. This section of the adventure is well done with a interesting setup and the tower after cleared makes a good base camp for exploring further into the ruins. It even makes mention of others having used it as such, it would have been nice if they had gone into more detail about that to add a little more flavor though. So whats my rating? Well I find things like this hard to rate, they are so short and simple but part of a much greater project. I am going to settle for a 4 star. It is a nice intro to the adventure but I think it could have been a little better.
[4 of 5 Stars!]