Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride for D&D 5th Edition

Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride is an adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition written by Levi Combs and published by Planet X Games

The Adventure is 66 pages and is designed for Characters of 5th through 7th level, the Player's Pack is 12 pages, and the Treasure Maps is 9 pages.  All three feature black and white interior illustrations with color covers.

A PDF of this adventure was provided to me in exchange for a review.

Okay, we have that out of the way now, let me start by saying what I love most about this adventure is its attitude, it is out to make sure that a group who plays it has fun. I really like that attitude.

The adventure is set within a dangerous jungle that houses the undead Mummy Bride. Levi makes it clear that this module focuses on Cannibalsploitation, Cenotes (a natural pit or sinkhole), and a Grindhouse-style. It explains these three tenets very clearly to help the Dungeon Master grasp its style. We are also quickly giving Rumors and Wandering Monster Tables. They are on self-contained pages and are clearly laid out. Additionally, Planet X introduces the Trope Mechanic and very clearly gives you advice on ways to emulate the Grindhouse-style with very clear ways to capture it's essence and ad-lib when the Players, inevitably, stray from the path.

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and even stole a large portion of it to run a one-shot using the TinyD6 game system when I needed an adventure to cover for an absent DM.

It's strange because when I began planning for my 1st DnD setting, I was inspired by Tarzan for some reason and this Adventure reminded me of that.

I don't want to spoil too much but if you like Cannibals, Mummies, Demon-Toads, Cannibal Gods, Undead Piranha and Crystal Skulls then you will love this adventure.

The Dungeon features three levels and ways to expand the setting, including a local village and other temples to explore. Additionally, there is an Appendix featuring magic items and monsters.

I can't recommend Jungle Tomb of the Mummy Bride enough. Buy it here as quick as you can.

Also, Planet X Games currently has Kickstarter for an OSR Zine, The Phylactery, and you should check it out too.

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