Ralph Melton (ralphmelton) wrote,
Ralph Melton
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Rune

I succumbed to temptation and bought Rune. (Phantom of the Attic only had one copy, which was somewhat bent and had some miscut pages. Jeff sold it to me for 20% off, which is more or less fair.)

- It is a fun read. It is very witty and self-aware. There are lots of quotable bits, and enough self-awareness to make the lowbrow higher-brow.

- It does have support for novices. There's a random encounter generation mechanism, and a sample adventure with enough encounters for a game. I think it would work for a group that only had one copy of the book.

- There are a lot of errors! I noticed typos, formatting errors, mathematical errors, and errors of references being off. Since my copy of the book is not primo quality as it is, I think I'll write the corrections from the errata page into the book. (Though I think I'll use pencil, in case they change.)

So, anyone want to play a game of Rune some Saturday afternoon? (Saturday, February 9 has particular appeal, since David will be in town.)
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