||Frozen Wind by Rite Publishing
This product is 16 pages long. It starts with a cover, credits, and ToC. (3 pages)
Introduction (5 pages)
This has the background, overview of the adventure and some rules of keeping score. Since the PC with the highest score is the winner. While there is other titles to be earned as well. You might be wondering about a winner. This is designed to be a one shot adventure for fun, sorta a zombie survival game. You can earn titles and stuff and the players can compete against each other in a friendly way to earn the titles.
Acts 1-3 (7 pages)
This is a very sandbox style adventure. The PC's will be riding out a storm at a monastery. There is a full page map of the monastery. Each location has information for each act. The acts are based on time limits, once the time is up the next act starts.
Appendix 1 Monsters (4 pages)
This section has full write ups for 3 new monsters. Ice Oni, Frozen Corpse, and Snow Woman.
Appendix 2 Pregen Characters (7 pages)
There is 6 pregen characters in this section. They are just basic 5th level PC's, I would have liked if each one had a couple of paragraph history, a personality and description. Though I really liked that each one had their own side mission to accomplish during the main adventure.
Appendix 3 Gamemastering Aids (3 pages)
There is 3 charts that can be printed out to help track the adventure. One for the cold as when the adventure first starts a unnatural cold happens with information on the effects of it and how long it takes and then two for scoring the adventure.
It ends with a OGL, back cover and ads. (9 pages)
Closing thoughts. The art work is mostly color with some black and white. It ranges from meh to pretty good. Editing and layout was not up to Rite Publishing’s standards I noticed a few errors. None that made the adventure hard to run though. This free adventure is designed to be used with the pregens but it could pretty easily be used in a main campaign. The concept of the adventure is very cool, I like sandbox adventures especially ones that have a time limit to give players that panic rushed feeling. Add in that is a Halloween influenced horror adventure and it makes for a good adventure. Even if you don't like Asian style adventures it would be pretty easy to tweak this to say fit Golarion and be perhaps the Irresin Witches behind it. The another thing I am sure the adventure is meant to do is giving people a taste of Rite Publishing new Kaidan setting. It is a solid adventure though not perfect. So what's my rating? If this was a pay product I would rate it between a 4-4.5 depending on price. But since it is free there is really no reason not to buy it.
Trust me, I'm a Succubus.
[5 of 5 Stars!]