It seems like its unfinished like Mythus but way behind. I would have liked to have seen the entirety of it in finished form but as it stands it just comes across as a light player's book with some introduction. Which is what Mythus "1" was. (I have 123 & 4 but don't have the bestiary.)
Post by geneweigel on Feb 26, 2008 10:27:55 GMT -5
Yeah, I heard of it but I have no idea what it is. It sounds like fantasy.
I got turned off by LA. A lot of the material is very very good but a lot of the main races and monsters in particular don't come across well. They need illustration that can define them in a cool way because they're too strange in the way its presented. I passed the books around and they got snubbed by most people by the illos alone. I would like if somebody converted it all to AD&D but I don't have the time.
DJ and LA are written as pure role playing games. I like what I have read with both systems, and would like to get some experience with the rules by-the-book for both. With DJ, and LA, the system really moves away from the war gaming roots that D&D had. I like that aspect of D&D. Current D&D actually accommodates this better than either system. Unfortunately, they go to some absurd extremes to make the rules Miniatures friendly. I really don’t have enough experience with DJ and LA to know if that will mean something feels lacking over a long-term campaign.
Post by geneweigel on Feb 26, 2008 10:51:09 GMT -5
As you may know I actually wanted to help with the image by doing a website on a locale in that world. Remember when I was upset about "Lejendary Hawaii"?
I thought that I could jazz it up a little by showing the better aspects of the rough but good ideas. However, his co-designer seemed to hold the reigns and they offered me info to set it in "Fantasy Oceania". I'm sorry but that had to be the worst "Gene Weigel Imaginings" that ever surfaced from my mind. SHUDDER. I just threw it back at him after a month or so.