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X1 The Isle of Dread (Basic)
 
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X1 The Isle of Dread (Basic)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 10/01/2013 14:23:23
Maybe second only to B2 and B1 in terms of numbers of players, but The Ilse of Dread lasts as one of the best Basic-era adventures out there. In today's frame of mind the adventure is equal parts Pirates of the Caribean, King Kong and Jurassic Park. It is a heady cauldron of tropes, ideas and just plain crazy fun. It was included in the original Expert set and it still had expanded maps and more creatures. I never understood why the creatures where not just in the main book, but it did make the module special.
What was so nice about X1 over B2 is you had the feel it was more integrated into the Expert rules; it felt like a logical extension.
I ran it again recently with 20+ years between the last time I had ran it and it felt like a very different adventure. There is a lot of untapped potential here. Enough for several adventures.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
X1 The Isle of Dread (Basic)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Samuel K. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/25/2013 23:52:56
Great sandbox wilderness adventure. There's plenty written out for you, but lots of room to add your own stuff. The scan is mostly quite good. The newer ones seem to change the font a bit, but in return for clearer text that cuts and pastes properly, it's worth it. The maps of the continent and the island could be a little better, but they'll do.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
X1 The Isle of Dread (Basic)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Simon L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/06/2007 00:00:00
I was hoping for the blue cover version as that's what I remember from the old Expert boxed set. I really bought this as a nostalgia buzz brought on by all the Savage Tide stuff going on right now.


LIKED: It's a complete pastiche of King Kong, Jurassic Park, She and other Lost World style adventure tropes. You almost expect Doug McClure to crop up somewhere. But that's what makes it fun. It's very skeletal, like most of the old modules, but there's also a kind of campaign thread going on there.

DISLIKED: Everything that I said above as good could also potentially be a bad. And I'm sad that it isn't the older version as the monster illustrations were better in that one.

QUALITY: Acceptable

VALUE: Satisfied


Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
X1 The Isle of Dread (Basic)
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
by Felicia B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2005 00:00:00
Right up there with Keep on the borderlands when you speak of classics. while a littel dated in terms of sophistication, it's lots of fun.

QUALITY: Very Good

VALUE: Very Satisfied


Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
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Great sandbox wilderness adventure. There's plenty written ..
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