Darkwood Archive

  • Darkwood Adventure Arc #2 – The Tormented and the Twisted The massive second installment of the Darkwood Adventure Arc clocks in at 128 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 122 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so in case you haven’t read my reviews of the first full module and excursion, please wait a second and even if you don’t want to play a full sequence of modules, please continue reading, all right?   So, what makes these modules unique? Number one would be aesthetics: A central draw of these modules lies in the aesthetic and the truly […]

    Darkwood Adventure Arc #2 – The Tormented and the Twisted

    Darkwood Adventure Arc #2 – The Tormented and the Twisted The massive second installment of the Darkwood Adventure Arc clocks in at 128 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 122 (!!!) pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, so in case you haven’t read my reviews of the first full module and excursion, please wait a second and even if you don’t want to play a full sequence of modules, please continue reading, all right?   So, what makes these modules unique? Number one would be aesthetics: A central draw of these modules lies in the aesthetic and the truly […]

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  • Darkwood Arc Excursions: Curse of the Barrowspawn back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do – I need to apologize. This is one of the cases where a file fell into the digital cracks of my HD and between prioritized reviews and the hustle and bustle of real life, I fell short of my duties. Consider this me rectifying this shortcoming.   Before we dive into the nit and grit of this module, let me elaborate what the Darkwood Saga is – basically, it’s a series of interconnected modules, with the big ones being the main meat of the storyline, while these excursions represent the “sidetreks”. Why the quotation […]

    Darkwood Arc Excursions: Curse of the Barrowspawn

    Darkwood Arc Excursions: Curse of the Barrowspawn back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Wait, before we do – I need to apologize. This is one of the cases where a file fell into the digital cracks of my HD and between prioritized reviews and the hustle and bustle of real life, I fell short of my duties. Consider this me rectifying this shortcoming.   Before we dive into the nit and grit of this module, let me elaborate what the Darkwood Saga is – basically, it’s a series of interconnected modules, with the big ones being the main meat of the storyline, while these excursions represent the “sidetreks”. Why the quotation […]

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  • Darkwood Adventure Arc #1 – The Deft and the Deadly This massive module clocks in at 163 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a damn impressive 157 pages of content – so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, first of all, let me address something – this review took pretty long to get done and this pdf, while relatively easily converted to any campaign setting, has its own implicit world called Vaard – the supplemental material presented in the detailed appendices provides a new deity-write-up as well as information on the general locations in pretty extensive detail. Darkwood Town, provided with statblock, a […]

    Darkwood Adventure Arc #1 – The Deft and the Deadly

    Darkwood Adventure Arc #1 – The Deft and the Deadly This massive module clocks in at 163 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of editorial, 1 page ToC,1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a damn impressive 157 pages of content – so let’s take a look, shall we?   Okay, first of all, let me address something – this review took pretty long to get done and this pdf, while relatively easily converted to any campaign setting, has its own implicit world called Vaard – the supplemental material presented in the detailed appendices provides a new deity-write-up as well as information on the general locations in pretty extensive detail. Darkwood Town, provided with statblock, a […]

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