Everything Oliver touches turns into liquid hot gold, and Ezmerelda vs. Ravenloft is no exception. I knew I needed to review this the minute it dropped and by jove I was not disappointed. From feeling like a 90s fighting game combined with a 16bit aesthetic and comic book style layout that Oliver is so well known for after Killer Kobolds, this adventure is both hilarious, informative, and an artistic masterpiece. Half the battle is presentation, and Oliver knocked it out of the park.
But the biggest thing Ezmerelda vs. Ravenloft does under the veneer of a cheesy fighting game is cut deep and true into the dark side of what women go through in the modern age; old ideals of lack of intelligence, the time worn excuse of "She asked for it with that skirt", and other truly grim instances. This adventure is both a PSA to the treatment of women in our society, and to what we can do to fix it. And that, my friends, is what makes this product so flacking powerful.
Comics, Clerics, & Controllers d20 Roll: Nat 20
[5 of 5 Stars!]