Cover For CM5 - Mystery Of The Snow Pearls

CM5 - Mystery Of The Snow Pearls

System: Dungeons & Dragons

Code: #9154

Type: Adventure

Levels: 15-25

Author: Anne Gray McCready

Year: 1985

Publisher: TSR

Format: 32-page book w/tri-fold cover, fold-out map, magic viewer

CM5 Mystery of the Snow Pearls is a module I played once long ago when it first came out in 1985. Then I lost the little "magic mirror" they included with the game which allowed me to read all the text. Hey man - I was youngish! So I never played again. And when I did play - I didn't finish it. As an adult I can appreciate what was happening. As a kid I didn't really have the patience to jump around the way this particular solo module wanted. They had at least 10 different sections and you were having to jump around between them all - just not for me. Also the module provided a character that was required to be played - some elf character - and I wanted to play my own - which I did. But I never finished this module. It was just too much work for me at that time.

So obviously I didn't like having to play some random character they provided in the module. Also the encounters were sometimes just not very challenging. Find a bird and keep it? Remove a cactus from a bear cub's paw? Hmmm. The map was kind of random - the encounter numbers spread out all over. Maybe they did this to keep people from just reading straight through the encounters, but man that would have been so much easier. Anyway - it is still a solo module and still pretty cool. And since I never finished it I don't guess I can any more to say about it - other than I will play it again one day.

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