When you need something new, whether it is set in Athas or not, this is full of new creatures, with some excellent twists on old favourites. I use it all the time to generate opponents. Be afraid, be very afraid...
Very nice artwork too. My players all want to be Muls...
This is an excellent, sinister setting. We use the Eberron Campaign setting so I use this for Sarlona and the Riedran culture which has worked well so far. Some excellent new additions in terms of classes and backgrounds. No-one who plays likes the Templars (boo hiss).
It is true that the scan is poor. The papers that were scanned obviously were used by a Dungeon Master at some point because one can see the faded pencil marks where monster hp counts were crossed out. That said, the adventure is a fun one and -- as I am doing at this point -- converting it for 5th Edition use is easy as pie.
Very fun starter adventure. The group had a howl running through it. I think maybe a little rough for the 0 level starting characters included, as my players had some trouble with it even using 1st level characters of their own.
But the presentation is good, and our group had a fun time running around, freezing and virtually weaponless.
Definitely a good starter module for new players, or experienced players beginning a new campaign.
Poorly written adventure from the grand old days. Ran my group through it for a lark, but there were definitely things that needed to be re-tooled in order to make some actual sense.
Seems like it was written by a 13 year old, with no attention to consistency or logic.
Describing a beautiful coastal domain within the Birthright setting, this product provides all the information that you need to play the ruler of Khourane... or, if you are not running a classic Birthright game it provides a richly-detailed realm in which many an adventure may be had.
It opens with a personal letter, delivered in a rather soggy condition in a fancy flying scroll case, from the last ruler (or emira) to her successor, in which she speaks of various threats to the realm and warns about those who would do it harm. Next comes the history of Khourane from the earliest times right up to the present, followed by its geography and other pertinent details. There are thirteen provinces each with its own distinctive features - settlements, flora and fauna, resources and even local peculiarities - to assimilate.
This is followed by notes on culture, an ancient one as these are some of the lands first settled long ago. There is a fascinating 'Code of Colours' that attributes s...
The Quality of the PDF is absolutely LOW. The Pages are not even straight! I wasted my money on this product, the quality is bad, and also there aren't the maps that came with the book. I want my money back!
The Book itself is good, but we already knew that. so I am rating the product's quality.
This is an excellent tool for those wanting to start playing the game without wanting to be overwhelmed by the options in the PHB, or for those in need of quick CSes because they were lazy and the new campaign begins in 20 minutes. I definitely recommend this for everyone, especially considering that it's free!
Originally posted at: http://diehardgamefan.com/2014/10/31/tabletop-review-ravenlo- ft-the-awakening-advanced-dungeons-dragons-second-edition/
What better way to say Happy Halloween here at Diehard GameFAN than do review an adventure for what is arguably the best horror-fantasy setting of all time – Ravenloft? Earlier this week Wizards of the Coast released a digital copy of The Awakening on DriveThruRPG and DNDClassics.com. I remember playing/running this adventure back in high school and having a ball with it, so I’m glad to see it being available to the general public once again. Sure the average gamer is preoccupied with FIFTH Edition D&D and 2e AD&D is more of a fond memory (unless you exclusively retrogame), but Second Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons has always been my favorite edition, so I’m glad to see WotC is still supporting it through digital re-releases.
For me The Awakening really represents how creative and user-friendly adventures were back in the mid 90s. Nowa...