Particularly useful if you want to make extensive use of Fourwell - as presented in the adventure The House Under the Hill - or just need a general small town, this mapset provides an overview of the township and more detailed maps of several major features. While some of this material is duplication (but in the Blueprint style) of maps provided in The House Under the Hill, there are additional resources not to be found there, in particular the catacombs under the magic guild and the town's theatre. Of course, even if you have The House Under the Hill, you may well want to make use of the extensive facilities provided by Oone's mastery of PDF technology to decide what sort of grid (squares or hexes) you want, do you need furniture to appear and so on.
The theatre is an interesting and unusual setting which could be used to good effect whenever your adventures take you to such a location, even if it isn't in Fourwell. A word of warning, though, if you are using it as part of Fourwell it's upside down compared to the main map... this can however be dealt with by use of one of the 'Rule the Dungeon' features which allows you to rotate the compass rose to change the direction of north as appropriate!
Overall, a useful addition to the collection - small towns seem to be quite rare, you usually get villages or bigger townships.
Return to Town of Fourwell page.
Reviewed: 28 December 2006