Joined: 04 Oct 2010
|Alleys of Zobeck by Open Design
This product is 17 pages long. It starts with a cover and credits. (1 pages)
Nothing to Declare (2 pages)
Streets of Zobeck starts off assuming the PC's are already in the city. This little short adventure is made as a introduction to bring the PC's into the city for the first time.
Extra adventure Info(6 pages)
This section has extra information for many of the adventures in the Streets of Zobeck. Within you will find a alternate Lust Domain, a single encounter to add to one of the adventures, 6 full stat blocks for some of the adventures, and a single new monster template.
Feats, traits, and gear. (3 pages)
There is 5 new feats in this section, 7 new traits, 4 new magic items and a new incantation. The section ends with two list of items, one for common items and one for valuable items. I loved the lists and they was well done, but they go from 1-50 which makes using them as a random list to roll off of problematic. I which they had been listed at 1-100 with 2 numbers for each item on each list. You can do it yourself of course but it would have been handy if the book was done that way already.
Locations (2 ˝ pages)
This section has several new locations to be used with the main book. Each one has a one page write up with information and a small map. They are...
Rampant Roach – restaurant
Ulmar's Rare Books – A book store.
Adventure Hooks (˝ page)
Additional adventure idea's for some of the locations in Streets of Zobeck. There is three additional adventure hooks.
Blackeye's Carriage (1 ˝ pages)
This is a carriage that goes around the city. It can be used to help the PC's out as the coachman knows a lot, can help with information, finding locations, getting the PC's in touch with other NPC's and of course as a means of transport around the city.
It ends with a OGL. (˝ pages)
Closing thoughts. The art work is a mix of black and white and color, it ranges from ok to good. Layout and editing was well done. The book is well done all and all, it is meant to compliment the Streets of Zobeck book so is less useful to those with out that book. But there is still enough quality useful information to be handy for anyone that runs a urban based game. For those that do have the book then I highly recommend it. So what's my rating? Well I liked the book but I couldn't help but feel it just didn't quite get there. It needed just a bit more, like the list being made into random charts for example and a few little things like that would have really helped. As it is I am going to settle on a 4 star review.
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