Module Review: Attack at Coppercoil (Tal Aviezer): 5 Stars
Duergar raiders have attacked a secret gnome outpost. During a desperate rescue mission, adventurers encounter giant snails, a net full of gnomes, an octopus, a sealed scriptorium, death, a ruined birthday party, a berserk construct, a haunted letter, and much more.
What First Drew Me?
The buzz around “Attack at Coppercoil” is, to say the least, encouraging. With well-known names in the industry excited about its uniqueness, I was pleased when I was asked to review it. At the time of this writing, it already has numerous 5 star reviews. The module opens with a beautifully done map of the village (by artist Carolyn Fox) which instantly draws you into the setting. Combine this with gnomes (they’re so cute!) and what is sure to be many twists and turns, and I jumped at the chance to review it!
Coppercoil opens with the adventurers answering a distress call delivered by a messenger bat. Throughout the adventure players engage in various riddles, snail riding, epic battles,rescue attempts, competing adventure groups, and plot twists. One of the most in-depth and interesting plots I’ve seen in such a short, one session adventure, this definitely gets an A+ rating.
What Went Well
There is so much to love about this module. It’s eminently flexible, perfectly edited, and creative in its plot, new content, and unique characters. It gives frequent advice on how to modify encounters, and even how to roleplay the individual NPCs within the adventure. It has the ability to extend the play beyond a single session, and even introduce around a dozen different spin-off quests. The art is exquisitely done.
What Would I Change
It is hard to find anything worth changing in this book. If I had to be really nit-picky, I would say there is a lot of information to digest. As a DM, reading through it the first time, I may feel overwhelmed. But it that breadth of information that makes it flexible and easy to run. In the end this is not a downfall, just something for DMs to be aware of as they pick up the module. Most experienced DMs shouldn’t have a problem.
Not only do I rate this adventure 5 stars, but it is a must have and worth every penny. As a debut author, Aviezer has positioned himself as a masterful content creator, and I cannot wait to see more of his work. Until then, pick up a copy of this module by clicking the picture below!