Eye of the Wyvern is a wilderness adventure, and part of TSR's Fast-Play Game adventure series. The Fast-Play products, which began with the introductory adventure "The Ruined Tower" and continued with Wrath of the Minotaur and Eye of the Wyvern, are intended to be easy to set up, easy to run, and easy to play, even for players who have never played D&D or any other roleplaying game before.Eye of the Wyvern begins with a very brief introduction to the game system, with a "What is Roleplyaing?" section and an introduction to the basic D&D concepts of character stats, character class, and race.
Scott D. Haring reviewed Eye of the Wyvern for the online version of Pyramid on March 19, 1999. He felt that Eye of the Wyvern has "enough hooks to keep players interested, but is otherwise straightforward and to the point -- exactly what this kind of product needs to be". Haring summarized his review stating "Eye of the Wyvern doesn't have very high aspirations; the adventure is simple and the ultimate in linear-ness. But designing a get-started-quick, anybody-can-play roleplaying module is a very high aspiration for the future of this hobby, and in that this book gets high marks."