As I prepare to write my next adventure, I am finding the reviews on gamerclubhouse offer interesting insights as to what DMs and players do and donâ€™t enjoy about particular adventures. Frankly Iâ€™m surprised that there arenâ€™t many more reviews, particularly seeing that some adventures have no feedback at all.
I would encourage everyone (particularly if youâ€™ve run an adventure) to jump on and contribute a review or two. I promise that at least some, if not all, writers are reading what you have to say.
And while Iâ€™m at it, SPEC1-3 P1 has three reviews and SPEC1-3 H3 none! Is Dave K paying you people? Actually, now that I read the third oneâ€¦maybe not. In any case â€“ if you have an interest in LFR adventures being â€śbetterâ€ť, then this is a good way to contribute imho.
The gamerclubhouse reviews are one liners, and without context it is hard to determine what did and did not work in an adventure. Some reviews make no sense at all.
For reviews to give avluebale input you need a bit more than "this sucks" or "great treasure" or 'total railroad' - especially when the comments do not make sense at all...
Ah that helps.
Allows me to get a better insight in comments and seperate the occasional irrational rant from the actual feedback.
There are certainly irrational rants on there but they are easy to spot. Mostly, this comes from player-only reviews - see SPEC1-3 H3 where the reviewer panned every encounter bar one for being "tedious condition fests",Â yet everything in theÂ one so-called "fun" encounter was explicitly designed to make itÂ a totalÂ conditions fest.
I guess I asked for it, since I solicited for feedback!
I likeÂ the siteÂ because the reviews are tied to specific adventures, allowing writers to take what would otherwise be a generic comment like "I hate it when enemies are immune to terrain features and PCs aren't" or "skill challenges should be set up to cater for more than just one or two obvious skills" examine the comment in the context of a specificÂ encounter and work out whether that could be improved.Â YMMV.
I like it as well, but it would work better if you get to see mutliple reviews by people who played it at different tables. I read rants about adventuresÂ while I and my players had a really great time with the same adventure or where players somehow missed all RP encounters.
I wasn't aware of this website as a review tool.Â I don't think there's a solid central location for feedback - I've seen discussion threads on specific adventures in the forums (under the LFR adventure section), and assumed that was the main venue.
I've started posting reviews to both sites so it can create discussion but also have some chance at providing that lookup value.
I just went to review Drag 1-7 Crafts, but it appears to be missing from the database.
So it is.
btw, regarding your review of CORM 1-1 -- you're factually wrong; the module does explain what happens in the final encounter if the party makes the decision you refer to.Â
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