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Just Insert Imagination Mini Review: Size Matters.

 Can’t run your usual game, running a Con game or looking for something short to introduce new players? Just Insert Imagination has you covered.

190529Size Matters is a for the whole family, sandbox adventure for Savage Worlds. Six people are shrunk to 1 inch tall in a laboratory accident. Can they reach help? Can they survive in a world of giants? Or will their tiny skeletons end up forgotten in an air vent or crack in the floor?

In the document (that is designed to fit inside a GM screen) you will find:

  • setting rules
  • twists and complications to use
  • bestiary
  • 6 pre-generated characters and character sheets
  • a blank character sheet to create your own character
  • 5 battle-maps
  • printable cards with size comparisons
  • a map of level five
  • figure flats
Man, I have have been looking forward to putting my thoughts down on this new product from Just Insert Imagination. Size Maters is done in the format of their Snap Sites modules they have put out in the past. So you know up front what to expect.

The theme here is just like the picture shows. In the vein of “Honey, I shrunk the kids!” and “The incredible shrinking Man/Woman” or the Littles. your players are either tiny people or become tiny people for one reason or another.

The layout as I said is much like the layout of their previous snap sites adventures like Fuggedaboutit. One of the things I love in this adventure is the size comparisons that are dropped into the background to help give the GM a sense of scale that he can better convey it to the players.
We’re now a quarter of an inch tall, and sixty-four feet from the house. That’s an equivalent of three-point-two miles. That’s a long way. Even for a man of science. – Nick, Honey, I shrunk the kids
They show a player standing up a pen, that is well over twice as tall as the player. And a silhouette of an actual one-inch man to help bring the fact of how small the players have become home. The Gist of this adventure is plain and simple, the players are all together in one room and become shrunk to the size of an RPG mini. There is nothing to do but find help. But the only help is at the other end of the building. Only 50 or so feet away, ONLY.

The adventure like all other Just Insert Imaginations products is made for Savage Worlds and designed for one-shot or convention play. It comes with a nice set of NPC’s and some pretty cool maps and cards. I love the size comparison hand out. Showing the size of the players compared to every creature detailed in the adventure.

I am not normally a fan of figure flats but I think just because this is a game where “Size Maters” I am very pleased that they were included in this product. And I know that If I run this I most definitely would use them unless I had enough time in advance to find toys or minis to properly represent them at the table.

The map for this product is super basic. It is nothing more than a standard you are here sign you would find in most any building or mall. At first, I was very disappointed in it. But in time the irony grew on me that in a modern day world that is about all your going to get out of a modern building map. Even with my Ding on their You Are Here map they make up for it in the combat maps they provide. I personally found the computer desktop battle map an excellent idea.

Size Maters also comes with a bestiary of critters one might encounter in the lab. Everything from lab rats to roaches. As well as the surprise bird if the players manage to find themselves outside for some crazy reason! This is a welcome little asset for any GM to have on hand when running a game like this.
Lastly,the character sheets are PRICELESS for this. I got a huge giggle out of them. If you are going to run this as a one-shot or a con game I strongly urge you to use these sheets for your game. The guys thought ahead and even made a PC blank sheet for groups that would prefer to make their own characters.

Overall my thoughts on Size Maters is this is a solid purchase! There are enough ideas here that you could have this adventure take place in several different locations and all of them would prove fun and virtually all the critters listed here could still be used.

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