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The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
 
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The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by cos r. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/28/2012 21:26:57

Great fun! The scenario sets up pre-generated characters in a mix of intrigue and plot twists with puzzling traps, tricks and encounters. Without presenting any spoilers, please note: "In Media Res" means "in the middle of affairs" so the adventure is designed to be run as is, but that doesn't mean a creative GM couldn't come up with some alternate means to get players into the same pickle without being as extreme as the pre-gens are handled... Highly recommended as the one shot entertainment it was designed for or as a nice side trip for any campaign - with a bit of work ;-)

Will definitely run again!



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by David H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/30/2010 14:29:51

This adventure is a strange one, with a couple of major twists built in. It's designed for a one-shot (though it usually takes me about 6 hours to run it) of RP and mystery, not as part of an ongoing campaign.

I've run it three times, with mixed success and many character deaths. It is an extremely difficult module for the pre-gens, with a near-impossibility of total success.

Run well, with the right players, it can be a lot of fun. As the DM, I've always had a blast. The players have had less uniform enjoyment, with about a third of them actively disliking it.

Despite all that, I still recommend it. It's interesting, creative, very open about it's dangers, and inspiring for the rat-bastard-DM in all of us. Very much worth the $5 entry fee.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by Jason C. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 06/24/2009 12:33:37

SPOILER ALERT!

This very clever adventure scenario has well-rounded pregenerated characters, a compelling storyline, some fun fights, and a twist ending that will have players laughing and applauding. One of the best adventure modules produced during the d20 era. As always, you can count on Malhavoc to optimize the PDFs and have a solid electronic product. No extra bells and whistles, though, it is simply an adaptation of the marvellous print product.



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The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by Milton S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/17/2008 17:43:59

Just GM'ed this yesterday. A real blast for both the players and GM. If you are into something a little different...



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by Simon G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/23/2008 06:13:27

As a PDF - like most Malhavoc products, simple and clean so easy to read and print.

As a product - this is a good fun adventure. It's major weakness is that it is, pretty much, a stand-alone. That's it's purpose, so you can't fault it on that but it does mean that it exists purely for those times when not everyone can make it, or for when old gamer friends visit.

The adventure is very dense, taking place over a small number of rooms but with complex traps and puzzles to overcome. The twist is guaranteed to please, confuse and amuse all at the same time.

If you need an evening's fun with good gamers, run this adventure.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by rom e. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/15/2005 07:35:11

This is indeed a great one-shot for a night when everyone can't make it. The execution of the plot keeps the players on their toes (and forces them to think their way out). But as previously noted, this is a one-shot that has almost no value if the DM is attempting to drop in an existing campaign. Knowing this bit-o-information up front should allow everyone to enjoy this adventure.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by Jesse A. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/03/2005 14:18:08

This was one of the best single-session games my group has ever enjoyed. The maps are clear, the idea is devious and the execution is peerless. Heck, this was one of the best SESSIONS that we've played in a long time. It would not work nearly as well as part of an ongoing campaign, except perhaps as a "cut scene" which takes place in the continuity of the game but with different characters.

I just had to write this review when I saw the previous negative comment - in no way does this excellent product deserve to have listed as its only value "profits go to charity."



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res
Publisher: Malhavoc Press
by Mark S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/28/2005 19:24:30

Buyer beware: When they say "one shot," they mean it. This is not a scenario designed to be dropped into your on-going campaign. It would be best for a party, or a convention, or some other sort of light-hearted game session where your gamers would not mind being messed with. The money goes to tsunami relief, which might be a reason to buy this scenario and keep it around as a novelty item.



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