By Simon Miles Dunromin University Press OSRIC
[…] These days there are few that have ever heard of the Great Old Ones, fewer still that have heard of the Rakuli. Learned scribes argue over the legitimacy of any trace of their ancient culture. Their artistic relics and magical items are often misappropriated by lesser species. They have passed into the mists of irrelevance. So what were they? What happened to them?
And why are adventurers returning from the deep Darkworld telling tales of powerful entities and carrying strange and powerful items they have stolen from these new foes?
This 52 page supplement is not an adventure. It just details the history and culture of some evil ancient race.
Note that it is in the Adventure section of DriveThru. Note that the blurb talks about adventurers returning. Note that the blurb says “there are adventure hooks …” implying that there is an adventure.
There is not any sort of adventure in this.
I am NOT amused.
I am VERY MUCH not amused.
This is an ongoing issue with DriveThru. Not only is poetic license taken with putting non-D&D in the OSR category, but the publishers/designers seem to revel in placing non-adventures in the adventure category. I’m guessing this is some kind of cross-listing ploy, in order to maximize the visibility of a product?
Whatever it is, it sucks. Now I’m stuck with this thing. Frankly, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen to me more often, given the frequency with which I buy. I guess I’m getting better at figuring out from the descriptions that things are not D&D and/or not adventures/cross-posted crap. (And to be clear, it’s crap because of the trickery, regardless of the quality.) It seems amazing to me that you can’t actually buy what you intend to buy anymore. I ordered a power supply for my kids computer last night … and the same thing popped up. Right size? Right rating? Right format? Who knows.
I’m convinced that the key is a generous return policy. In this case it’s Pay What You Want, but I wish DriveThru had a more substantial return policy.
This is Pay What you Want at DriveThru with a suggested price of $4.