Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tim Shorts Did Not Rip Me Off
Knowledge Illuminates, by Tim Shorts, has broken that mold. It's a fifteen page, low level adventure culminating in a dungeon crawl. I'm sure you had that figured out already. What's nice about it is that it actually makes sense. All the bits and pieces build into a cool story for the players, and it was an enjoyable read.
There is also a rather heavy, potentially campaign changing idea in here. I'm talking about the Viz. No, not the anime distribution company. It's a . . . thing . . . which does a . . . thing. Let's just say it has to do with magic. I quite like it. But it has the potential of completely taking a standard D&D type universe and giving one heck of a tweak to the magically inclined. I don't' know how that would play out in a campaign.
However, the inclusion of one of Dr. Seuss' most lovable characters as the main villain is very confusing. Hmm. Oh. Not Lorax. Lorox. Oooooh. Um, never mind. Forget that. My bad. :) The big baddy is particularly cool and creepy and - well - just imagining him - the way he is described - might give me nightmares tonight.
The adventure sprinkles all sorts of hooks throughout, and by the time the players are done with the adventure itself, they will not be lacking for things to do. A lot of things. A lot of scary things.
This is definitely one I can recommend.