7/03/2014

Frugal GM Review: The Cozy Hearth Inn

Frugal GM Review: The Cozy Hearth Inn
I'll be the first to admit I'm not usually impressed with d20, but The Cozy Hearth Inn, from The Forge Studios, was a great little supplement easily adapted to any RPG.

For some reason I thought this was a free preview of an upcoming product series, but I guess it is just a free supplement. Too bad, because I really liked how this turned out.

Aside from the great exterior shot shown in this post's lead-in graphic, The Cozy Hearth Inn has three great floorplan drawings, one for each level of the building. There is a brief, but detailed-just-enough description of each floor as well as the four NPCs that can be found here normally. Sure, the NPCs are statted for d20, but that is easily remedied and/or ignored. A bonus is a quick encounter hook to get the PCs involved.

HUGE to me is the simple fact that the PDF wasn't locked down. I could actually pull out the graphics and manipulate them just enough to use in a VTT.

Frugal GM 5 Star Review: The Cozy Hearth Inn
The only nit-picky gripe I could even come up with....and this was an effort on my part, was that there doesn't appear to be any means for the cook to....well, cook, in the kitchen. If you read the description on the cook you'd see why he wouldn't be using the central fireplace.

The Cozy Hearth Inn is a great little supplement that my players will be using at a future game. If this is any indication of the quality of product that The Forge Studios puts out, I'll definitely be adding more of their offerings in my online cart.