First up; why didn't Merle Rasmussen write more D&D content back in the day? Ghost Of Lion Castle and Quagmire were excellent and Lathan's Gold is really good.
Once again like Ghost Of Lion Castle, Lathan's Gold is a fun solo adventure that uses some slightly different mechanics to give the player a unique experience. Other than a missing image the quality of my scan was pretty good and I had no issues reading the entries or making out the art.
I think the only thing that made this a 4 star product for me as opposed to a 5 star product is all the extra record keeping. Having a ships crew to track and use for some people may add a fun extra layer to their game but I prefer my solo adventures to be really mechanically basic and simple. But for some people the thing I didn't enjoy here will actually be a huge plus.
[4 of 5 Stars!]