Review: PFS0-07: Among the Living
Famed Pathfinder Bodriggan Wuthers disappeared from his dig site beneath the House of the Immortal Son in Taldor’s gilded capital of Oppara. Once a grand temple to Aroden, the Immortal Son is now Oppara’s most opulent theater. Sent to locate Wuthers, the Pathfinders must attend an opera with members of the Oppara elite in order to gain access to the secretive theater’s dig site. When a cult crashes the performance and the nobility change into hideous walking dead, the Pathfinders are forced to choose between finding Wuthers or saving themselves.
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed in this scenario. It took about 1.5 hours for the party to fly through it. We played 4 people at tier 3-4, and the party’s APL was 4. The cleric was able to handle the normal undead, and the raging barbarian who crit’ed & cleaved completely wiped out the final encounter on his turn. The idea of going into a large theatre (not the normal one from the later season’s map collection) and dealing with all of the posh folks was cool. Once the combat switch was flicked, it was basically a slaughter fest (besides Magistrar).
As luck would have it, the party took the most direct route to the basement, and must have left 5 or 6 areas unexplored. The majority of the faction missions were handled at the same time, which made the need for exploring nonexistent. I did enjoy the tougher bugbear zombies, as they put a big hurting on a character a few times. Still, most of it was a walk in the park for the players.
Too short, too easy.