Jan 202012
 

90378[1]By Thilo Graf

This short adventure of the Sinking series from 0one Gamesis 16 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page ToC, 2 pages advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 9 pages of adventure, so let’s check it out!

After the mysterious sinkhole has left a rather disturbing impression in the Great City, many short adventure opportunities arise – this is one of them. This being an adventure review, the review contains

SPOILERS. Players might want to jump to the conclusion. Still here?

Ok! The adventurers are still first level and thus their threat in this adventure are not exactly insurmountable: A small temple of a goddess of harvest is currently closed down due to an infestation of the notorious roachkin -Father Malkmus, resident priest of the church wants the threat that infiltrated the church via the basement (an aftereffect of The Sinking) exterminated. Easier said than done, though: The temple-grounds have been left with several disease-carrying substances and neither the roachkin, nor their ants and stirges are exactly cooperative. To make matters worse, the roachkin’s priest ahs sacrificed is life to resurrect their erstwhile leader, a fighter1/ rogue 1 dread ghast roachkin, who also makes for the adventure’s boos-fight in a secret shrine in the basement of the church. Both temple grounds and subterranean locations come with excellent maps like we’d expect from 0onegames.

Conclusion:

Editing and formatting are ok, though not excellent – I noticed some glitches that could have been caught with another pass at editing. Layout adheres to the clear and concise 2-column standard and the artworks and maps rocks and surpass anything you’d expect for just 2 bucks. Infestation manages to evoke a neat sense of pervading decay and disease that pervades the whole adventure and the theme and foes are neat. However, I think the connection to the overall Sinking-event is rather subdued and some additional minor environmental circumstances could have made this pest-control mission more exciting. While the very low price is nice, the module does feel a bit…been there, done that to me, and thus I’ll settle for a final verdict of 3.5 stars, rounded down to 3.

Endzeitgeist out.

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Paco G. Jaen

Born in Spain with a talent for dyslexia, I am gamer, player, graphic designer, photographer and psycotherapist. Also online magazine publisher and writer. Yep.. I do lead a busy life!