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Pathfinder – Despair on Danger Island | Review and Page-Through

Jeff takes on the first chapter, Despair on Danger Island, from Pathfinder - Fists of the Ruby Phoenix

Pathfinder - Despair on Danger Island (Paizo Inc)Title: Pathfinder Adventure Path #166: Despair on Danger Island (Fists of the Ruby Phoenix 1 of 3)

Publisher: Paizo Inc

Author: : Luis Loza

Artists: David Astruga, Gislaine Avila, Vlada Hladkoda, Robert Lazzaretti, Damien Mammoliti, Artur Nathodkin, Christoph Peters, Ernanda Souza, and Jesse Suursoo

Year: 2021

Genre: Chapter one of the Pathfinder Fists of the Ruby Phoenix adventure path

Pages: 96 pages

MSRP: $24.99 in softcover or $17.99 in PDF

I page through and shares my thoughts about the first chapter in the Fists of the Ruby Phoenix Pathfinder adventure path, Danger on Despair Island, from Paizo Inc. If you fail to pick up this first chapter will you be despairing a lost opportunity? Or is this adventure path just fight, fight, fight, fight, fight …fight? You’ll find out!

01:37 Taking a look at and discussing Pathfinder – Despair on Danger Island
16:01 Final thoughts and the review score

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While there are some interesting set pieces and encounters, practically the entire adventure is devoted to combat. There's just tons of it across the trio of chapters and, incredibly enough, all of this is supposed to take place over three days. Getting through this first entry in the Fist of the Ruby Phoenix will take forever too because of all the time devoted to these battles. I do think the toolbox section is jam packed with gameable goodness but this sort of adventure has never been my bag of tricks. I'm sure those who just want their games to be wave after wave of enemies to hack and slash will dig this though.
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Jeff McAleer

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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