TL/DR: Nice starter adventure for level 1 or 2 party that can be done in a single session, at a sweet price.
A murder most foul. A baron gone mad with jealousy. An island full of danger for those who seek justice. A boat load of treasure for a crafty band of murder-hobos.
- Only $1 for 11 pages of actual content is a steal (excluding pages like covers, licenses, or credits).
- Nice mix of creatures to deal with.
- Cool maps and interesting areas to explore.
- Evocative artwork that captures the mood of this decidedly grim fetch quest.
- Nice opening story that is generic enough that could easily fit into most campaign settings with minor tweaks.
- Should be easy to convert to other d20 RPGs like 3.5e or 5e with little trouble.
- A good adventure for new DM's and/or a party of new Players.
- Leaves room for some follow up adventures (and promises to have 2 more sequels).
CONS: (No points removed for these because basically these are just things I wish were included and the author already gave a lot of value for the price)
- A few missed opportunities for some non-combat scenes that a seasoned DM could make minor changes to add.
- Could have used a few more maps and also some maps for VTT play added as JPGs to the package.
- There's some missing details about NPCs that can be encountered that could have added more depth to the story.
- Some of the encounters will most likely result in a party wipe of level 1's without making a few changes. New DMs or those with new players should take care not to overwhelm the PCs with too many creatures at one time unless they are being stupid.
You really can't ask for a better $1 adventure, and this is a sweet little starter adventure for a new campaign. Highly recommended for a DM starting off a new Pathfinder or 5e or other fantasy RPG game and needing content his players probably never saw before. The writing is solid and the artwork is good, and this adventure hits all the right notes for an engaging evening of fantasy role playing. I eagerly await more in this series! This adventure is especially good for new DM's who want something easy to run that will still provide some challenge for even seasoned players.