Will Myers Archive

  • Aventyr Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 148 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 143 pages of content, one of which is devoted to the cover artist Raven Mimura’s biography as well as the story behind the cover.   This book, just so you know it, is dedicated to Joshua Gullion, KTFish7, fellow reviewer, colleague and friend – he always did champion a bestiary for AAW Games’ Aventyr setting and I does warm my heart to see this dream realized. In particularly since Aventyr’s critters, from humble A03 onwards, have been a defining staple of the setting. The crab-like Kra’tah that haunted the Vikmordere […]

    Aventyr Bestiary

    Aventyr Bestiary This massive bestiary clocks in at 148 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 143 pages of content, one of which is devoted to the cover artist Raven Mimura’s biography as well as the story behind the cover.   This book, just so you know it, is dedicated to Joshua Gullion, KTFish7, fellow reviewer, colleague and friend – he always did champion a bestiary for AAW Games’ Aventyr setting and I does warm my heart to see this dream realized. In particularly since Aventyr’s critters, from humble A03 onwards, have been a defining staple of the setting. The crab-like Kra’tah that haunted the Vikmordere […]

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  • Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain This massive Player’s Guide/sourcebook clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Once upon a time, there was a massive, gorgeous hardcover that AAW Games made; so beautiful was the hardcover, it brought tears of joy to the eyes of many a GM out there as they marveled at the gorgeous artwork and the intricate details of the massive city of Morsain contained therein, as they read all the evocative ideas and plot-hooks that seemed to leap from the very page. But, alas, this massive mega-adventure had an issue – you […]

    Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain

    Fin Starling’s Guide to Morsain This massive Player’s Guide/sourcebook clocks in at 55 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Once upon a time, there was a massive, gorgeous hardcover that AAW Games made; so beautiful was the hardcover, it brought tears of joy to the eyes of many a GM out there as they marveled at the gorgeous artwork and the intricate details of the massive city of Morsain contained therein, as they read all the evocative ideas and plot-hooks that seemed to leap from the very page. But, alas, this massive mega-adventure had an issue – you […]

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  • Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Cabin Catastrophe This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map (alas, sans player-friendly version) and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked to d20pfsrd.com’s shop and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM.   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. This is one of the optional expansions for AAW Games’ superb Snow-White mega-adventure and thus has a certain fairy-tale-flair and can easily added into the superb mega-module. Got that? Great!   […]

    Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Cabin Catastrophe

    Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Cabin Catastrophe This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map (alas, sans player-friendly version) and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked to d20pfsrd.com’s shop and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM.   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. This is one of the optional expansions for AAW Games’ superb Snow-White mega-adventure and thus has a certain fairy-tale-flair and can easily added into the superb mega-module. Got that? Great!   […]

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  • Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Glass Golem Go-Round This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map (alas, sans player-friendly version) and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked to d20pfsrd.com’s shop and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM.   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. This is one of the optional expansions for AAW Games’ superb Snow-White mega-adventure and thus has a certain fairy-tale-flair and can easily added into the superb mega-module. Got that? Great! […]

    Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Glass Golem Go-Round

    Snow-White Mini-Dungeon: Glass Golem Go-Round This pdf clocks in at 2 pages and is a mini-dungeon. This means we get 2 pages content, including a solid map (alas, sans player-friendly version) and all item/monster-stats hyperlinked to d20pfsrd.com’s shop and thus, absent from the pdf, with only deviations from the statblocks being noted for the GM.   Since this product line’s goal is providing short diversions, side-quest dungeons etc., I will not expect mind-shattering revelations, massive plots or particularly smart or detailed depictions, instead tackling the line for what it is. This is one of the optional expansions for AAW Games’ superb Snow-White mega-adventure and thus has a certain fairy-tale-flair and can easily added into the superb mega-module. Got that? Great! […]

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  • Snow-White This massive book clocks in at 243 pages, not counting front cover, back cover, editorial, etc; if you take away the KS-thank-you page and the SRD, this huge book still remains 240-pages strong. My review is based primarily on the hardcover of this book.   I backed Snow-White on kickstarter, but have contributed to this massive book.   All right, first: A brief history of this project. Back in 2013, AAW Games released a two-part adventure-saga as part of their A-series of modules, set in the campaign setting of Aventyr. The adaptation of Snow-White as a module was heavily inspired by traditional, non Disney-fied versions of the folktales; basically, the ones I grew up with, and did a LOT […]

    Snow-White

    Snow-White This massive book clocks in at 243 pages, not counting front cover, back cover, editorial, etc; if you take away the KS-thank-you page and the SRD, this huge book still remains 240-pages strong. My review is based primarily on the hardcover of this book.   I backed Snow-White on kickstarter, but have contributed to this massive book.   All right, first: A brief history of this project. Back in 2013, AAW Games released a two-part adventure-saga as part of their A-series of modules, set in the campaign setting of Aventyr. The adaptation of Snow-White as a module was heavily inspired by traditional, non Disney-fied versions of the folktales; basically, the ones I grew up with, and did a LOT […]

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  • C06: The Community Dungeon This massive pdf clocks in at 88 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 84 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now the first thing you need to know, if the name has not been ample clue – this a community-based module – it essentially depicts a dungeon, with each and every room designed by another person. The obvious question here being whether all designers were up to their A-game and whether the module still manages to resonate with a unified voice.   The following being a review of this module, from here on out reign the SPOILERS. Potential players […]

    C06: The Community Dungeon

    C06: The Community Dungeon This massive pdf clocks in at 88 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with a massive 84 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Now the first thing you need to know, if the name has not been ample clue – this a community-based module – it essentially depicts a dungeon, with each and every room designed by another person. The obvious question here being whether all designers were up to their A-game and whether the module still manages to resonate with a unified voice.   The following being a review of this module, from here on out reign the SPOILERS. Potential players […]

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  • Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red The third installment of the Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Still here? All right! Last time around, we left the homelands of the elven people behind, with an increasing amount of factions on the heels of the PCs and a first glimpse of a powerful nemesis of the elven people – onwards to the Scorched Lands, one of the most […]

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc III – Into the Red The third installment of the Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 44 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 40 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . Still here? All right! Last time around, we left the homelands of the elven people behind, with an increasing amount of factions on the heels of the PCs and a first glimpse of a powerful nemesis of the elven people – onwards to the Scorched Lands, one of the most […]

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  • Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc II – Into the Woods The second part of the Fallen leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! Harboring an elf of all creatures, right in the middle of the Klavekian realm, is not an easy thing. Escorting the elf home to save his brethren from a strange scourge is yet another – having escaped Rybalka, making their way past the 3 cities, […]

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc II – Into the Woods

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc II – Into the Woods The second part of the Fallen leaves Adventure Arc clocks in at 31 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 27 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here? Great! Harboring an elf of all creatures, right in the middle of the Klavekian realm, is not an easy thing. Escorting the elf home to save his brethren from a strange scourge is yet another – having escaped Rybalka, making their way past the 3 cities, […]

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  • Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc I – Into the White The first installment in the Fallen Leaves adventure arc clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. One important point – the party should NOT include an elf – they are not intended as a default race in this humano-centric region of Aventyr and including one can potentially complicate things, while not making the set-up impossible. … .. . All right, still here? Great! In case you have not played the somewhat […]

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc I – Into the White

    Fallen Leaves Adventure Arc I – Into the White The first installment in the Fallen Leaves adventure arc clocks in at 63 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 59 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. One important point – the party should NOT include an elf – they are not intended as a default race in this humano-centric region of Aventyr and including one can potentially complicate things, while not making the set-up impossible. … .. . All right, still here? Great! In case you have not played the somewhat […]

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  • Side Quests – Volume I This collection of side quests clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of a collection of short sidetreks, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here?   The first side-trek would be “Contagion”, written by Will Myers for characters levels 5 – 6, which coincidentally also doubles as the prologue for the Fallen Leaves adventure arc.   The frontier’s village of Rybalka, the PCs home if you’ve been following the A-series of AAW […]

    Side Quests – Volume I

    Side Quests – Volume I This collection of side quests clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 51 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of a collection of short sidetreks, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, still here?   The first side-trek would be “Contagion”, written by Will Myers for characters levels 5 – 6, which coincidentally also doubles as the prologue for the Fallen Leaves adventure arc.   The frontier’s village of Rybalka, the PCs home if you’ve been following the A-series of AAW […]

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  • Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

    EZG reviews Rise of the Drow

    Rise of the Drow   This massive tome of a module is 494 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page designer signatures, 1 blank page inside front cover, 1 page editorial, 5 pages ToC,2 pages of SRD, 2 pages of backer-lists, 12 pages of advertisements (all in the back), 1 page back cover, leaving us with 469 pages of content…that’s A LOT, so I’ll better get going!   First, let me preface this review with a disclaimer: I reviewed the original Rise of the Drow-trilogy back in the day, and it already was a very good array of modules then. When this kickstarter happened, I was asked to be a stretch-goal and I agreed. I did receive compensation for […]

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  • Rule of Law I: Clash of Constructs This module is a whopping 143 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 135 pages of content – so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential player should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? As you can glean from diverse rants I’ve written throughout my illustrious reviewing “career” so far, I’m a stickler for immersions and, among others, non-lethal damage: PCs should not get away with unsanctioned killings within a city’s boundaries, especially not if they’re supposed to uphold the law. Well, it […]

    Rule of Law I: Clash of Constructs

    Rule of Law I: Clash of Constructs This module is a whopping 143 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of editorial, 2 pages of ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a massive 135 pages of content – so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential player should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? As you can glean from diverse rants I’ve written throughout my illustrious reviewing “career” so far, I’m a stickler for immersions and, among others, non-lethal damage: PCs should not get away with unsanctioned killings within a city’s boundaries, especially not if they’re supposed to uphold the law. Well, it […]

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  • Snow White Part II The second part of AaW’s unconventional take on the Snow-White myth is a whopping 123 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 119 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, not only for this module, but also for part I – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right – the teleport has gone wrong as far as the PCs are concerned – and according to plan as far as the mastermind of Lumi’s kidnapping thinks – the PCs unceremoniously are dumped by the magic in the forest. One very, very […]

    Snow White Part II

    Snow White Part II The second part of AaW’s unconventional take on the Snow-White myth is a whopping 123 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 119 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS, not only for this module, but also for part I – potential players should jump to the conclusion. Still here? All right – the teleport has gone wrong as far as the PCs are concerned – and according to plan as far as the mastermind of Lumi’s kidnapping thinks – the PCs unceremoniously are dumped by the magic in the forest. One very, very […]

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  • Snow-White Part I This module is 58 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 54 ½ pages o content, so let’s take a look! First of all: If you run this module DON’T SHOW YOUR PLAYERS THE COVER. The crew of adventureaweek.com has done quite some research and taken a jumble of different obscure versions of the traditional fairy-tale and blended them together – that being said, they will not necessarily realize they’re playing “Snow-White” – unless you tell them, which I discourage. This being an adventure-review, the following contains massive SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Morsain is […]

    Snow White Part I

    Snow-White Part I This module is 58 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, ½ a page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 54 ½ pages o content, so let’s take a look! First of all: If you run this module DON’T SHOW YOUR PLAYERS THE COVER. The crew of adventureaweek.com has done quite some research and taken a jumble of different obscure versions of the traditional fairy-tale and blended them together – that being said, they will not necessarily realize they’re playing “Snow-White” – unless you tell them, which I discourage. This being an adventure-review, the following contains massive SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? Morsain is […]

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  • Hej everybody!   Investigations and mysteries are hard to do and especially so if they adhere more or less to a sandboxy style. The folks at adventureaweek.com have tried to, but does it work?   A17: Haunting of Rybalka Lodge This pdf is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! One year ago, the most luxurious place in Rybalka, the lodge, burned down and took ambassador Kor Valdritch and his whole retinue to a fiery death. […]

    EZG reviews A17: Haunting of Rybalka Lodge

    Hej everybody!   Investigations and mysteries are hard to do and especially so if they adhere more or less to a sandboxy style. The folks at adventureaweek.com have tried to, but does it work?   A17: Haunting of Rybalka Lodge This pdf is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! One year ago, the most luxurious place in Rybalka, the lodge, burned down and took ambassador Kor Valdritch and his whole retinue to a fiery death. […]

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  • Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s latest classic play module,   Sufferhorn Castle   This module is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 24 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The Sufferhorn Orc clan, leaders of the Gorrok empire of Orcs (also having subjugated ogres, trolls etc.) is trying to expand the borders of their empire and unfortunately for all other races, they seem to be succeeding: The PCs are hired to take Mosshammer castle, which has fallen to the Boarhut […]

    C3: Sufferhorn Castle

    Today I’ll take a look at AaW’s latest classic play module,   Sufferhorn Castle   This module is 27 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 24 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The Sufferhorn Orc clan, leaders of the Gorrok empire of Orcs (also having subjugated ogres, trolls etc.) is trying to expand the borders of their empire and unfortunately for all other races, they seem to be succeeding: The PCs are hired to take Mosshammer castle, which has fallen to the Boarhut […]

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  •  A0 – Crow’s Rest Island This module is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 19 pages of content, so let’s check this out! Now this being an adventure review, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? After a short introduction to the area in which it is set in the default campaign setting of AdventureaWeek.com – essentially, the PCs will be people of the Klavekian kingdom, largest of the human realms and sent to the icy frontier of the kingdom to help the settlement Rybalka, which lies right at the border of Vikmordere-territory: […]

    EZG reviews the FREE A0 – Crow’s Rest Island

     A0 – Crow’s Rest Island This module is 23 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with a total of 19 pages of content, so let’s check this out! Now this being an adventure review, the following review contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion. All right, still here? After a short introduction to the area in which it is set in the default campaign setting of AdventureaWeek.com – essentially, the PCs will be people of the Klavekian kingdom, largest of the human realms and sent to the icy frontier of the kingdom to help the settlement Rybalka, which lies right at the border of Vikmordere-territory: […]

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