Review – The Breaking of Fostor Nagar

28 August, 2011

This adventure is full of twists and dangers, if your group is up for a dark, challenging game with beautiful maps, take a look at this module.

The Breaking of Fostor Nagar: City of Grinding Ice  is a 48-page PDF (45 pages if you remove the covers, OGL page and ads) adventure for the Pathfinder RPG written by Ben McFarland and published by Rite Publishing.  This review is only of the PDF though it also comes with a complete plugin for the Maptool virtual tabletop system.

The layout is a standard double column design, clear and easy enough to read with a nice set of bookmarks to aid in easy navigation.  The pages are decorated with a nice full color frame (though that will make them difficult to print) and the full-color battle maps are works of art is their own right.

The adventure is designed for 8th level characters, and four pre-generated characters are provided for those who just wish to play the adventure, and it is set up with a variety of options to allow for easy integration into an ongoing campaign.

It is a dark setting, a city under siege by a force of cannibalistic mercenaries (the Hungering Legion) and the characters will be in a race against time to complete their mission and escape, uneaten.  While primarily a collection of interesting tactical encounters, both roleplaying and puzzle solving are required to successfully navigate a successful escape.

The adventure also includes five new magic items (one of which is a weapon quality) and a new template for the cannibals of the Hungering Legion.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.


  1. I’ve read several of your reviews now, and I have to say, your gaming budget must be massive. A book a month is probably the most I could ever afford, and yet I see you doing review after review each month. It’s crazy time! 🙂

    • Well, 1) they are all PDFs, so less expensive than physical books, and 2) I am a featured reviewer at RPGNow, so I get review copies of them. Without that, I would not be reviewing nearly as many gaming books.

      • Ah. So that’s the trick, then. 🙂

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