Quick Review: Albion Armitage’s Astounding Arsenal – a Pathfinder adventure for mid-level characters

I have a soft spot for hidden shops that seem to pop up and vanish without notice in various old cities across the world.  In my experience these are usually book stores containing rare and powerful tomes of knowledge. Today, 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming as given us a magically appearing armory which stocks fabulous items, available to all comers for a price.  Welcome to Albion Armitage’s Astounding Arsenal!

A dying man uses his last ounce of strength to hand you a map. A magical map, showing the way to Albion Armitage’s Astounding Arsenal – a mysterious and oft-disbelieved weapons arsenal that not only changes locations, but even moves from one plane of existence to another. Some say it even moves from one reality to another…

Only those with a map can reach the arsenal, and it’s up to you to succeed where the first courier failed. But there are those who are willing to do anything to get that map – can you avoid the villains who would stop you at any cost?

Albion Armitage’s Astounding Arsenal is an action-packed fantasy adventure designed to challenge a party of four to six 8th – 10th level characters. Information on scaling the adventure for higher or lower level parties is included.

Also included are battle maps, NPC stats, two new creatures, and a wide assortment of new magical and mundane weapons and armor.

As stated in the introduction, this adventure would make for a very entertaining side quest for a group of mid-level characters, perhaps involved in a larger campaign with a more serious tone.

The product itself, all 56 pages, is very well put together.  The illustrations are good, the battle maps provided are an added bonus, the text reads well and the items and enemies are enough to give an group of high-fantasy adventurers pause.

In short, I like this adventure quite a bit!

Encounter tables for the journey to the armory are thoughtfully provided, along with a host of unfriendly NPCs, an evil villain for the party to deal with and a resolution that is satisfying to all (should everyone survive)!

At $4.99 – or roughly 1/5th of what you’ll spend on the snacks you’d consume with your group on a gaming night, this adventure is well worth the price.  5 out of 5 stars.

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