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The Haunting of Hinojai Review

It’s hardly a spoiler to reveal that The Haunting of Hinojai is a scenario full of haunts. If the title weren’t a dead enough giveaway, the preamble delivered by Amara Li is pulled from the minutes of the Midnight Society. The venture captain requests that the players explore a purportedly haunted mansion in a far corner of her native Tien Xia. The house, known as Hinojai, was...

Knights of Pen and Paper Review

Greed can ruin a Dungeons and Dragons adventure. Wizened adventurers of the pen-and-paper era all have stories to tell about how they lost a favourite character by delving too deep into a dungeon, springing a trapped treasure chest, or grabbing a golden idol on a conspicuous pedestal. Greed can also ruin a video game. Knights of Pen and Paper is a title with a marvellous premise and great...

Storming the Diamond Gate Review

Storming the Diamond Gate has the reputation of being one of the deadliest Pathfinder scenarios ever published. The adventure focuses on the Hao Jin tapestry, the museum demiplane that the Pathfinder Society is infatuated with throughout season three. After arduous months of detective work, the society has finally deduced how their chief rivals, the Aspis Consortium, have been entering the...

Tide of Twilight Review

Tide of Twilight is a mixed bag from a game master’s perspective. On one hand, I am in love with the premise. Deep within the Verduran Forest, a rogue cabal of druids have acquired the Atavistic Splinter, an artifact capable of transforming normal people into bestial half-animal hybrids. The malevolent druids aim to “naturalize” the loggers and townsfolk who make their home within the...

Fortress of the Nail Review

I was initially supposed to run Fortress of the Nail at Gryphcon this year, but my table was dissolved due to a lack of players. I ended up playing Secret of Mana on my brother’s laptop for four hours instead, and the scenario was filed away in my big box of Pathfinder stuff and quickly forgotten about. Earlier this month, I was waffling over what scenario I should run next at Dueling...