By Thilo Graf
This free little adventure from Headless Hydra Games is 11 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1/2 a page editorial, 2 pages of advertisements and 1 page SRD, leaving 6 1/2 pages of content.
This being an adventure review, the following contains SPOILERS.
Still here? All right! The City of Mages has been beset by the forces of the legendary Night Hag for quite some time and one of her most deadly assaults/ insidious plans centred around a terrible creature, a extremely deadly hydra. Now, a henchwoman/hag of the Night Hag has reclaimed the corpse of said legendary monster and returned it to life – unfortunately sans the heads, as they are on display in Mor Aldenn.
It’s up to the Pcs to find the monstrosity and slay it again before it can reclaim its head. Via the Headless Hydra inn and its Tapestry (included as a one-page hand-out – neat!) the PCs journey to the place, kill some skeletons, the hag and battle with the dread HEADLESS HYDRA! (great piece of meta-humour, btw.!) The Headless monstrosity can spew acid from its head-stumps, is surrounded by an extremely virulent aura of disease and had me cackle with glee – lethal, bad-ass, deadly – what more does a DM want?
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. The b/w-artworks are beautiful for a free product and the hand-out rocks. The pdf adheres to HHG’s 2-column layout standard and the adventure has no bookmarks. The monster is iconic, you can easily spin an elaborate investigation around the pieces of the creature and the write-up of the final beast is awesome. Iconic, old-world style, an intriguing creature and all for FREE! Author Stefen Styrsky provides us with some fun little, easily expandable encounters and thus my final verdict will be 5 stars + the Endzeitgeist seal of approval – check this out!
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