Jungle Treks is a certified DM's Guild Masterpiece by the Going Last Tabletop Gaming Podcast!
This is an incredible guide to adventures in Chult created by two fantastic authors. Right from the start, Jungle Treks is filled with great artwork that draws readers into these six stories. Each adventure has been designed to easily scale between encounter levels, making this useful for every campaign navigating the wonders of Chult. Abadia and Menge have also made it very simple to print out each individual encounter with all the information needed to run it from start to finish: maps, enemy stats, motivations and conclusions. They've been completely successful at designing a product which easily plugs and plays into a campaign.
Some of the encounters provide the heart of an adventure. Tavern Trouble is exactly my kind of encounter, bringing a level of raw chaos at a surprising moment. If Looks Could Kill adds a mountain of politics with a caravan of NPCs filled with conflicting goals and personalities. Ambush From Above gives an exciting backstory and fun possibilities to what could be a mundane combat. Beautiful Plumage allows players the opportunity to clear out and gain their own base of operations. Each of these provide exciting moments that can lead to continued developments in the campaign.
The other two encounters are individual scenes of imminent danger that can add flavor to any exporation in Chult. Mystic River can turn any canoe trip into an aquatic nightmare while Mudslide! is what every set of hiking adventurers should dread. Both of these use a high number of skill checks, and care should be given to ensure that these are seen as motivating features and not just a series of die rolls.
Overall, I love Jungle Treks. A lot of time and effort has gone into creating a fun series of memorable encounters. Menge and Abadia have also ensures that everything feels thematic and steeped in the lore of Chult. I highly recommend this for any Tomb of Annhiliation campaign!
You can hear more of my thoughts about Jungle Treks on Episode 221 of Going Last!
[5 of 5 Stars!]