The Haunting of Soldragon Academy by Headless Hydra Games

This product is 27 pages long. It starts with a cover, credits and background. (2 pages)

Introduction (3 pages)
This section gives information on scaling the adventure, what's going on, a overview summery, basically everything a GM would need to know before diving into the adventure.

Starting the Adventure (2 pages)
This section has a small RP section on how to get the PC's involved which I thought was cute and very clever. In short a small boy challenges one of the PC's to a dual with a loaf of bread. A man happens by to interrupt, he is the headmaster at Soldragon Academy and after talking to the PC's after the bread dual offers them a job.

Soldragon Academy (17 pages)
This is the meat of the adventure. There is 8 “encounters” some of them are combat, many are RP based and some are both. Basically there is something going on at the academy and the PC's are tasked to find out what it is before it drives all the students away. The adventure is part mystery, part investigation, part RP with plenty of combat. As the PC's start to figure things out, they will likely not once but twice, think they figure out what is going on, only to find out about more below the surface. This has a nice twist to the adventure and layers to be discovered. This is a very well written and interesting adventure.

Appendix (2 pages)
This section list the 19 students at the academy left. Name, gender, family and a paragraph or two about them. Since the PC's will likely end up talking to most of them but they are not key encounters so no stats are provided. The other NPC's are talked about in their relevant encounters.

It ends with a OGL. (1 page)

Closing thoughts. I thought this was a very clever and very good low level adventure. It is in a neat location and has a nice mix of many elements, that should make every player happy. The writing was good, the layout was good, the art was pretty good, only black and white. It is pretty print friendly with the B&W art, no borders and plain black text on white. I did enjoy this adventure and plan to run it when I get a chance. Now with that said it is not all good, there was one thing that bugged me. With this being a PDF only there is not space limits. Yet for some reason there is no stat blocks provided. Which is a shame because had the stat blocks been included I would have likely given this a 5 star review. As it is with the lack of stat blocks I am giving it a 4 star review. Great adventure but you will need to make notes for the stat blocks. I should note there is a stat block given for the main villain but that’s it.

Yours in Darkness
Dark Mistress

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