11/26/2016

Frugal GM Review: Grimtooth's Traps Ate!

Frugal GM Review: Grimtooth's Traps Ate!
This morning I let nostalgia get the better part of me and I sunk $4.95 into the digital download of Grimtooth's Traps Ate!, which is normally $14.95. As a budding GM I adored Grimtooth's Traps and I still do enjoy reading up on the various traps.

I'm sure that by now you've seen the whopping two stars I gave  Grimtooth's Traps Ate! and wonder why I rated it so.

First off, the cover you see in the lead-in graphic and on the products DriveThruRPG page is not part of the PDF download! Seriously? The PDF starts on the title page and ends on a page of Flying Buffalo ads.

Second, and a big thing for me, this PDF isn't "digitally redone by the artist". It is clearly just a scan of a printed book, albeit cleaned up some. If I wanted a scanned copy of this book I'm sure a little sleuthing could have gotten me a torrented copy or three. Now I tend to stay away from those sorts of books if the product is available legitimately. Since it is just a scanned document I cannot use the search function to locate anything in particular.

Speaking of searching, while this PDF is bookmarked, the bookmarking is useless. Each bookmark is noted as "TrapsAte page ##" if I wanted to just go to a specific page number, it would be easier to just use the toolbar and type in the page I want to see.

Frugal GM 2 Star Review: Grimtooth's Traps Ate!Of course, the PDF is secured so I cannot just go through and remove the crappy bookmarks and add my own.

Overall I did enjoy reading through the 100 traps in  Grimtooth's Traps Ate!, but the PDF's production quality leaves much to be desired. I really don't think this download is worth $14.95, but at $4.95 it is OK.