|It's exactly what it says|
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
|Cover Art, featuring actual art.|
That out of the way, yesterday I went for something a little short... a very little short to review to get myself back into writing shape for the next few reviews. Today, I'm walking through the 26 page introductory adventure, I Smell a Rat, written by Sean Punch.
In any case, the adventure starts off with the well known cliche of a bunch of adventurers gather to help someone clear a basement of rodents, and somehow, a complication arises, and things aren't exactly as they appear on the surface; of course they aren't. The adventure is well put together, and with my experience with novice players, a very new group might take two to three 3 hour sessions to complete the adventure, while an experienced group that gets down to brass tacks, can probably finish it in one session with a little bit of overtime. A warning right now: this might include some spoilers for players, though I intend to keep the spoiler potential as small as possible, it might become necessary to name some plot specifics in the name of giving an informative review. Let's take a deeper look then.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Unfortunately, this will probably be my toughest review, as well.
First, to start off on a good note, the art is good. There is an interesting mixture of old and new elements, and although I didn't look very closely, I think some, but not the majority are copies from earlier iterations of Cardboard Heroes. The newer assets are somewhat obvious with a more cell-shaded style than the legacy art. There is a good variety of figure art, over 100 elements, each with either a front and back for the standard SM-1 or larger pieces, or a top and bottom for the smaller pieces like rats or floor elements.
|The compression is|
without zooming in.
For a more representative picture of how much compression is in this image, look to the right at a hastily blurred and blotted out image. The art behind my red fill paint bucket and smudge tool, I assure you, is fine stuff. But the shimmery vampire sparkles around it irk me. I don't know if it is a matter of being preview material or not, but I hope that the actual printed material in the boxed set isn't as affected and/or that a higher quality PDF is just around the corner.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
And I've been wanting to read some stuff too.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
|Screenshot! So much text! But also, if my math is correct, that's|
29 dice rolls resolved nigh instantaneously!