Another wonderful product of the One-Week Challenge (http://ua.reonis.com/index.php?topic=3429.0
), One Neverwinter Night
affords a player the rare chance to play villains...in this case, Drow elves. Whenever they appeared as antogonists in the GoldBox games, the Drow never failed to get my heart pumping faster. To have them as Player Characters, here, was no less exciting.
Although they are villains, the mod treats its pre-made, dark elf protagonists unapologetically. The point-of-view is straight-on Drow, with no hint of any renegade, rebellious thoughts to challenge their dark philosophies. Included are nice touches demonstrating their society's matriarchal structure and rampant sexism (against males).
It is a short mod, taking place on the titular one night. There is no chance to rest (which would ruin said timeframe). The party has no healing spells, either, so the combat spells they start out with should be used judiciously.
There are new items, such as the Tentacle Rods, which are authentic dark elf items, tho not given descriptions within the design, itself. They can be looked up, online, for those interested. During gameplay, their uses seem clear enough even for the completely uninitiated.
There is new art of high quality. Particularly cool is the "Webs" wallset.
In all, a truly delightful change-of-pace adventure!