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Legendary Adventures - Harrowing Heights
by Chris H. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/07/2018 23:35:37

So Legendary Adventures Harrowing Heights is an adventure after my own heart. The reason? Kobolds that are truly unique, diverse, and legitimate enemies. My favorite thing was always throwing "challenging" rote enemies at the group. This adventure and its appendixes do it so well.

Pros: Background - There is a ton of information in this module. You might not be able to build a world, but you could definitely build a continent just off the introductory information alone.

Character Motivation – Every major NPC, villain, or otherwise important person is detailed, given emotions and motivations, and options for interacting with the characters.

Diversity – Each of the side quests presented seemed different but could all be tied into the story. There are more quests than you need included, but the adventure definitely leaves room to add your own if you want to make some new challenges.

Appendixes – The appendixes are great. One of them has 25 new magic items with pictures, one introduces 17 fleshed out NPCs, and the first one is a Bestiary featuring 14 different kinds of Kobolds as well as other monsters.

Maps & Artwork – While they will not be winning any awards, they are bright, useful, add flavor, and really do what good artwork should, enhance the reading and stir the mind.

Cons: Length – This is an adventure, it takes players from 1st to 5th level, but it is also a study in geography, flora, fauna, survival, characters, and history. There is a lot of reading and extra stuff thrown in.

Too Much Information – Sometimes the story gives you details you don’t really need or rehashes some of the stuff already said. They do try to compensate for most decisions that a party would make which sometimes adds unnecessary fluff.

So that is the long and short of it. How did I and my group feel? Amazed, excited, worried, and exhausted. All of those things in a good way. The adventure was well written, easy to understand, gave some leeway without feeling like being on a railroad and pitted the players against the unexpected. That is very hard to do in this age of roleplaying, and I really appreciated the thought and imagination that went into it.

This adventure alone will have me looking at more things produced by DeepDark Designs and actually I can’t wait to spring this on more unsuspecting Kobold killers.



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Legendary Adventures - Harrowing Heights
by Gemma W. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/22/2018 06:57:58

Harrowing heights is a delightful addition to any dungeon masters collection. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a young dungeon master sapling like myself there are bountiful amounts of detail to be found here.

From start to finish Harrowing Heights offered the chance to adapt it’s campaign depending on the number of players you had per session. It was this ability that made me feel at ease as a new dungeon master guiding her first set of hero’s into the depths of the compelling and complex political tension the storyline had to offer us. Combat was simple yet effective and left my adventurers feeling that they had accomplished something worthwhile without being under or over whelmed by the combat phase.

As for issues with Harrowing Heights as a whole we could only find one fault in which we would suggest a possible amendment or addition for and that is the font style of the campaign book. As someone who struggles to read cursive fonts I would suggest that future downloads give the option of a non cursive edition.

In terms of star rating we would give the following for Harrowing Heights.

Over all design of the art work and text style: 4 stars Playability: 5 star Planning and Preparation: 5 stars Combat: 5 stars Story: 5 stars Adaptability: 5 stars

on a final note we as a group of adventurers would highly recommend Harrowing Heights to anyone who is willing to listen and would like to thank the guys at Deep Dark Designs for creating such wonderful content!



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Legendary Adventures - Harrowing Heights
by Dimitrij L. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/21/2018 13:29:40

This is an ideal starter adventure for anyone that loves vikings, kobolds and a compelling storyline with twists, politics and classic fantasy elements. Buying this adventure is worth it for the monster stats and magic items alone. It also provides you with detailed describtions of key landmarks, characters and events. A new party can use this adventure as a start to their career. The adventure gives every party member something to do, from the ranger to the paladin or wizard. But even after the adventure is over, the gm can build upon the rich lore of the land to further craft stories for the characters to engage in. The whole book is structured very neatly and it is clear that alot of thought went into providing readers with easy to use gaming material. The texts are simple and straight forward, but also rich in information and lore. They provide just enough to get a feeling for a place or character and allow the gm to fill in the rest. I really enjoyed reading through this adventure and i intend to run it when i start a new party next time. -Caverns and Owlbears- (Instagram)



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Legendary Adventures - Harrowing Heights
by Alex J. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/20/2018 12:22:37

Harrowing Heights presents a classic and compelling storyline that is an excellent introduction to role playing games for DMs and players alike. With many parallels to popular video games, this adventure is an easy segway. The main plot contains plenty of intrigue and layered motivations that will keep players engaged and on their toes. The module is well-written and provides ample opportunity for customization with added suggestions, encounter and event tables, and an easy system for adding variety to combat. I didn't find myself leafing through pages often to find relevant information during play, it was right at hand. In addition, you receive a flushed out world with enough detail to be used independently or wrapped into your existing land. The cartography and artwork is wonderful and weaves inspiration and detail throughout the module. This adventure has all the needed pieces for a long-running campaign and you will not be dissapointed in your selection.



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Legendary Adventures - Harrowing Heights
by Benjamin K. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 05/20/2018 01:28:27

This adventure book is very well done. The first thing that caught my attention when i opened the files (This is a review of the PDF) was the fun artwork and the wonderful page design! I feel that it is worth noting that the pages are in color, not just B&W. This product is filled with content, including "Roll Tables", Maps, new magic items and New variations of classic monsters that we all love. Included with the adventure, is a seperate PDF file that serves as a variant Kobold bestiary (quite honestly, this would be worth buying if it were sold seperately.)

This is a classic a tale of high fantasy. The Heroes are sent on a quest to rescue a Princess from the clutches of nasty Kobolds (And even a feirce Dragon!) and they must travel through a very detailed world of adventure and danger. They will run into various obstacles along the way, but this will only make them stronger!

I love this book, and will be playing it with my group very soon! The price is VERY reasonable for all of the content that is included. I highly recommend it.

So what are you waiting for??? Go Save that princess! (lets hope she's not in another castle...)



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Legendary Adventures: Volume 1
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/12/2016 20:02:52

I am impressed. This is an excellent resource for a DM! Lots of quests and quest starters, information for creating your own campaign within these new locations. I wish there were more drawimgs & some maps, but the quality is there so I'm happy.



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