The Scarred Lands is an awesome setting, and with A Mishap of Ill Portent, players who are new to the world begin in the little sleepy village of Durgan's Rest and from there the adventure ezplodes. With plenty of roleplaying and combat, Travis did an excellent job of designing a wonderful multi-module campaign.One of the other things that Travis did excellently well was to create a setting, NPCs, and a conflict that will truly draw in the players and make them get invested a) in Scarred Lands and b) in the game. Too often do I run into an issue of players not giving two hoots about the place they are playing in.
On top of that, I really like the new monster addition in the appendix of the scorch zombie - because there are many things that can instill fear into players and NPCS, with fire and undeath being two of them. Overall, A Mishap of Ill Portent is an excellent and marvelous entry in the new Scarred Lands line-up, but also offers DMs a chance to run their players in a game that truly will make them need to understand and invest in the world around them.
Comics, Clerics, & Controllers d20 Score: Nat 20
[5 of 5 Stars!]