So while at GenCon I wanted to pick up a hard copy of the Assimilation Strain, but I knew the PDF was coming soon and I’d have the hardcover in time to play next year. A player of mine, not knowing I backed the Kickstarter saw it and got it for me as a gift because she hoped I’d run it. She even got it signed by Neil Spicer.
I got around 15 books at GenCon but I tore into this the night I got it. I had hoped just because it was a wild and liberating campaign that the adventures themselves would treat it as a fulfilling, detailed story, and I was so satisfied to see how this turned out. (To put it in perspective, just because it’s got bizarre locations, creatures and toys they didn’t “toss a bunch of CGI at us and hoped it would carry the story”, Not in the slightest).
What a GREAT start to an adventure path. I’m a huge fan of the PC’s starting off on a somewhat simple mission and getting dragged into something much more dark and sinister and this delivers big time. The NPCs are colorful and really have an interactive part in the story, not fire and forget types. The art is evocative and top-notch. The maps are clear and easy to read and the end encounter is excellent.
Yeah, I got caught up in a couple of simple editing things that slipped through because of the rush to get it to Con, but I know LG will clean up the finished product. I also can’t stress enough how great it is for the team for make versions for both 5E and Pathfinder.
In short I am so damn glad I backed the Kickstarter.