The art, font, and layout is more reminiscent of ad&d and judge's guild magazines than anything put out recently. The artwork in the book is great and brings back a lot of fond memories.
The funnel allows players to create character backgrounds on the fly as part of playing. If you are tired of rpgs where everyone min/max's superhero type characters who never die, this is for you. Except for the weird dice, of course.
Game is worth it for the fumble and crit tables and the art. This hefty black & white tome gets to the meat of the game quickly and begs you to tinker and change things if you want!
This is a modern system with the flavor and personality of a late 70s tabletop game without the outdated mechanics of one. The old school flavor is nice, yet the game maintains it's own unique feel. Its retro, but without the odd outdated bits.
Magic swords have their own minds and will often try to wield you. Halflings use and regenerate luck like a thief though not as well. In exchange, halflings have a natural ability to dual wield weapons. All elf characters traffic in sordid deals with ... Read More
All spells are randomly determined by rolling on tables. It seems unfair that wizards get all this attention that clerics or fighters don't. The failure of a caricature in the illustration of the unfunny parodies that are the troll lords are a particu... Read More
The best part is you don't have to be a master strategist to win. Part of the attraction is the simplicity. The game achieves a fair amount of depth given the simplicity as well. I did lots of research online and on youtube and also read the gameplay ... Read More
Me and friends are now addicted to this game. The game is still playable, but not in the condition it should have been in based on the listing.
The second edition is a beautiful upgrade to the original. There is one betterment that we felt we needed to do and that was getting some metal coins. It's nothing so dramatic i'd suggest tossing your old edition for, but enough that i would recommend... Read More
Don't waste you time, money, or sanity. When i opened up the sealed box the first deck of cards was missing.