DTRPG as this week's Frugal GM Review.
A quick peek at the product's page made me think that The Ytroth Larvae of the Scarsea Cliffs, would be similar to my Tweak & Toss adventure seeds. Two pages, not tied to a specific system, and only $1....close enough.
OK, I'll freely admit that I was drawn in by the cover image, shown left.
The download is a watermarked PDF of two pages that come in at a surprising 1.8 MB. This seems way to high for what is essentially a B&W PDF. Now normally I harp on PDFs not being bookmarked, but I wouldn't expect a simple two pager to be bookmarked....but it is. I don't even bookmark my stuff when it is that small.
The flavor text is pretty good, but I was a bit confused...I think because my brain got caught on what felt like an incongruity early on. What seemed like the adventure location to me wasn't the actual location and the scale of something didn't quite settle in my head like I think it should have. Eventually I figured it out though. There were other bits that didn't really seem to work out in my head, even after a second read-through.
Overall I have a mixed feeling about The Ytroth Larvae of the Scarsea Cliffs and I'm not sure if it is because of my pre-conceived notions of what I'd expect out of something that seems close to product I try to create, or if it is because I'm having issues envisioning my use of this product as a GM. I will say though that I loved the overall idea of this adventure and I could see how using this might lead to a whole campaign.
I will be looking forward to future adventure seeds from Ideagonk.