Player Primer: Icewind Dale by Steven Pankotai and Sadie Lowry
Format : PDF
Acquired 11 July 2020 ; paid $4.95 [full price]
Product/last updated 30 June 2020
Number of pages : 18
Read 14 July 2020
Number of stars 5
This primer provides a good way to situate characters (or NPCs) from Icewind Dale, especially with the forthcoming Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. It begins with an overview of life in the Dale, the official history so far, and a map. For their purposes the Dale is divided into three regions: The Cold Run, Ten-Towns, and the Tundra. The next section contains descriptions of the settlements by region. Four factions are also provided.
The largest section covers character development. Home regions, backgrounds, social status, home settlement, race, family, acquired allies and rivals, fateful moments, favorite food (based on region), mysterious secrets, and omens make up the bulk of the text. There are tables to roll on or to provide inspiration for your own ideas. One new background is provided, along with six modified backgrounds to better situate them within Icewind Dale.
The resource ends with a very short list for further reading.
Highly recommended if you want to adventure in Icewind Dale as a "local" or if you want a character from the Dale.
Preview : Full-size preview shows a fair bit of the content.
Attribution : Check.
TOC : Present and hotlinked.
Formatting : Good.
Art : Applicable, well used and a good amount.
Style : Semi-consistently follows D&D house style.
Editing : Pretty good. List of minor editing issues provided to the editor.
Number and type of files included : One PDF.
Value : Good value.
[5 of 5 Stars!]