Progress on Terry Olson‘s combo funnel/1st level sandbox adventure has been excellent! Writing and the primary edit are complete, and I’m well into the layout process. Escape from the Shrouded Fen is really a cracker-jack adventure set in a dangerous and unique locale, featuring very cool art from Benjamin Marra, and maps from Dyson Logos.
I think the setting will serve well as a place to kick off a campaign: It’s packed with content, at last count coming in at over 100 digest-sized pages. But Terry’s also made it easy to break things out into either a stand alone funnel or a quick-play 1st level adventure. He’s really focused on supporting flexibility in player styles, and it doesn’t sound like any of his playtest groups have tackled things in remotely the same way!
I can’t wait for everyone to see it: happily it’s coming along far faster than I would have guessed, and there’s a good chance it will be in everyone’s hands in print and PDF before December. (Members of Nardgrog’s Secret Circle will see the PDF even sooner). 🙂