Monday, November 28, 2005

Feature list

Intuitive Ability and Skill system
30 playable races, including: Humans, Elves, Dwarfs, Orks, Ogres, Trolls and Vampires
Diverse and compelling World Setting
Customizable and balanced spell system
Detailed background system for character creation
Innovative and heroic combat system
Customizable profession system
Starting characters are actually proficient in their chosen profession
Gain experience for using your skills, not plunder
Use magic, prayer, mystic techniques or your own special talent to overcome adversity in this compelling Role Playing Game!

Dave M
Author of Lands of Lore RPG (still in beta)
Free Demo

1 comment:

Jalal said...

Hey, I just chanced upon your site, and thought I'd share my thoughts. I think doing something new and interesting is a good thing (if you can advertise it well, sigh).

I also like freedom to expand, and a certain amount of complexity. However, this shouldn't be overdone. For example, I think its great to have those 30 different options for races. Ten types of elves, on the other hand, is too much confusion. It would be better to have those ten as some entirely new races (completely different from elves). This is easier to categorize and keep track of. Names should be subtle mnemonic devices, hinting at some of the qualities of those races. The worst thing for a book, rpg, or any kind of tale is to have names that sound or look similar (it is too easy to mix them), or to have too many or hard to remember/identify names (makes things confusing).

Even better yet, it might be good to have a smaller number of races (ease of use, especially at the start), divided into many different schools/countries/guilds/whatever you want (the complexity is there for those who want to delve into the game).

Basically what I am trying to say is that complexity is great to have and gives a game depth and meaning. But it shouldn't hit you when you first open it, but should rather be "hidden" in a way so that you can start adventuring, see that you like it, and then go further.

Anyway, that was my 2cents. Hope it helps!