One would think that Bean, the D2 RPG, would be prone to adventures and background which were or was skimpy on the details and purely cartoony in nature. You would be as wrong as I was.
There are plots and hooks throughout this world/sourcebook. I'm delighted how much is packed into only 90 pages! If you can't set up a quest based on, say, "the Elder Gods" section - or if you can't cause a lot of fun (for you and your players; your players' characters may be miserable) then a random encounter with a few Pokos could certainly make them a little crazy!
Remember that the inhabitants of this world are - well, BEANS. That means you might meet up with a werebean or a bhoul. Or even a beanpyre! Stop for a snack at Lizard On A Stik & Pickled Treats! Don't tell the late Dave Thomas or his heirs, please!
And oooooo, that Jeff Freels art!
In short - and I regret that this must be short - Bean is almost the most fun you can have with tongue firmly in cheek, but it may well have the funniest and one of the most exciting of milieu in which to play! But it before the price goes up! I'm not at all sorry to have bought the PDF and the softcover!