When Sven reached out to me to do a review of Cirria's Gambit, I was pumped, since I have reviewed a lot of Sven's other work and it is all stellar. What Sven has done is present a fantastic adventure with female leads that are not: A) swooning femme fatales, B) buxom chain-mail bikini-wearing Red Sonja types, or C) enter plot-piece female. Cirria and our banshee antagonist are both well developed, well written, and feel real. The adventure is one part sandbox soap opera, one part open world adventure game (feels like some of the CD ROM games I used to play as a kid) and one part role reversal as we see traditional fantasy tropes fall away from Cirria and Lady Kaera. The adventure is fantasticly laid out, with plenty of opportunities for improvisation and diverse encounters. In 66 pages, you get so many goodies it is hard to resist. Overall, Sven and his team did a great job casting new and refreshing light on succubi and banshees and female leads in general.
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