This second in the 'Party of One' solo adventures follows the same format as the first, diving straight in to the first paragraph of the adventure then directing you to the next bit to read, and with the character sheets - for Elgar as both a Level 1 and a Level 3 Ranger - tucked away at the end. All you need are some dice, the necessary game mechanics being explained as and when they arise.
Starting as a backwoods youth, skilled at hunting and trapping, young Elgar Fletch begins the adventure as he's wondering what to treat himself with after selling some pelts to a local trader. Soon he's shuffling his feet around a local lass who's clearly sweet on him and then... well, you pick your route through the rest.
There's plenty for Elgar to do, and to fight with, as he betakes himself through his woodland home and, for the first time in his life, beyond. There are people to talk to, secrets to discover, a mad dash to the capital city and - if you get it all right - a kingdom to save. You might even get the king's thanks... as for the girl... wait and see!
It's an engaging adventure with enough going on that you can play it more than once, discovering new things and finding other places to go and people to meet. Ideal for a quiet moment when you cannot find anyone with whom to play.
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Reviewed: 28 March 2012