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When this product was announced, I was so excited to see how Paizo handled this situation. Now that I know, my disappointment is high. Using the PF2 playtest rules, the entire module feels far too "gamey", almost like a video game, with not enough energy devoted to story, plot, and internal logic and consistency. What's more, while the cover art and some interior art is fantastic, much of it is far too cartoonish and amateurish for a module with the title 'Doomsday Dawn', and instead of adding to the feel of the adventure, detracts from it.

My, how far Paizo has fallen. Not recommended.


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Terrible

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Incredibly poor layout, making things difficult to find or look up. Amazingly dry text, making the book a slog to read through. Class and racial descriptions lack excitement and inspiration. Artwork is very cheaply put together for the most part, or otherwise recycled from past material. Disturbingly, this text is also a magnum opus of sexual and gender discrimination, only using "she" or "her" to the exclusion of all other sexes/genders.

What's worse, much of the information contained herein is already out of date!

Pass on this book.


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Terrible

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Incredibly poor layout, making things difficult to find or look up. Amazingly dry text, making the book a slog to read through. Class and racial descriptions lack excitement and inspiration. Artwork is very cheaply put together for the most part, or otherwise recycled from past material. Disturbingly, this text is also a magnum opus of sexual and gender discrimination, only using "she" or "her" to the exclusion of all other sexes/genders.

What's worse, much of the information contained herein is already out of date!

Pass on this book.


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Some good ideas, undermined

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Positives - Creative theme and well set mood. Kintargo comes alive.
Bad - Gender activism is hyper-fueled here. Paizo is no longer even making a pretense of gender equity. Instead, it's all about girl (and trans) power.
Ugly - As with many Paizo products, editing is poor. Typos abound, and even some map descriptions do not match the maps displayed.

If you are looking for great adventures and adventure paths, look to Paizo's earlier products (Runelords, Kingmaker, Curse of the Crimson Throne, Carrion Crown). They were far better.


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Pure Money Grab

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We all expect to spend money on items that are valuable to us, and I had no problem shelling out for this piece, as it looked as if it could be awesome.

However, when I received it and read through it, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Not only is a huge swath of information contained here rehashed, but the new additions are generally underwhelming.

As icing on the cake of disappointment, the usual Paizo sexism is present, with all pronouns referring to players defaulting to the female for some reason. Are all of Paizo's players now female? Do they want only female players? As well, the vast majority of gendered art portrays female characters. Discriminating against men is just as bad as discriminating against women, Paizo. Shame.


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