Thursday, October 25, 2012
Barrowmaze 2 Arrives
I arrived home late tonight -- a long day at the office, and then dinner with clients -- but this delivery really capped things off, in a good way: Barrowmaze 2, along with two Tomb-of-Horrors style illustration books, and the mega-map, arrived in the mail.
Greg Gillespie did a terrific job with Barrowmaze. The room descriptions are just long enough to be evocative without burdening the DM with endless walls of text. In addition to the artwork in the illustration books, the Barrowmaze adventure book itself is crammed with illustrations.
My only quibble is the hard-cover book binding. We in the OSR need to find a better way to package these old-school adventures, that allows the DM to keep the adventure books open and flat on the table, rather than using traditional book binding which results in the pages flipping unless you break the bookspine or place weighs on the page-edges to keep the book open.
Fantastic product. I feel bad for those of you who missed out on this megadungeon crowdfunding project.