By Thilo Graf
This installment of “The Sinking” from 0one Games is 17 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement and 1 page back cover, leaving 12 pages of content for this adventure.
This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, so potential players might wish to jump to the conclusion.
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A famous architect has gone missing and the PCs are hired to find him. Unfortunately, as their research shows, he was not only massively indebted to problematic individuals, but somehow, everyone talking to the PCs tends to wind up mutilated, beaten or even dead.
Hunted by a sadistic loan-shark debt-collector, the PCs will find the architect’s base, strange diagrams and deduce the truth – it seems that the architect has found an unpleasant end in the sinkhole – along many of his holdings. His source of wealth, a tomb of a former king, though, is yet there and via an enchanted plumb line, the PCs can climb down into the sinkhole, through an illusory wall and explore the crypt – only to be confronted with a rather unpleasant curse…
Editing and formatting are ok, I didn’t notice any significant glitches. Layout adheres to a 2-column standard and the artworks and maps are top-quality. The pdf comes with full bookmarks. A combination of simple investigation, exploration and mini-dungeon, complete with a hand-out of the plumb line and a minor puzzle to figure out how to use it, this installment of “The Sinking” sets a precedent for what can be done with such a short little scenario – Tito Leati has created a nifty little scenario I can unanimously recommend. Thus, final verdict will be 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5 stars for the purpose of the platform.
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