Anyone remember this series? I only played the first one a few times (Monsters in the Marsh I think it was called). All I remember is getting lost all of the time, wandering around flipping coins and getting bored. Was I just unlucky and are the books actually worth playing?
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Post by deadshadowrunner on Mar 10, 2016 6:59:31 GMT
I think they are pretty terrible as well. I have the first 2 but after reading through them several times I couldn't motivate myself to read them again. One reason was that the pyramid in book 2 was just a boring, generic dungeon-like environment,which did not exactly interest me. At least the author came up with an innovative system using coins although I'm not sure how well it works given that I've never actually played through them.
1 You are in a dark corridor. You can go forwards (go to 2) or backwards (go to 3). 2 You walk forwards. After a while, you pause. Go to 1. 3 You turn around and walk forwards. After a while, you rest. When you finish resting, go to 1. 400 Eh? How did you get to this section? No matter, for the Deadshadowrunner has found you. The last things you see are a pair of sly eyes and a grinning mouth with sharp teeth floating in the darkness.
The third book in the series is the best - more humour, less aimless wandering.
One element of book 2 that I do like is encountering vestiges of the advanced technology that the original settlers of Skyfall brought with them. I wish the author had made more of that aspect of his world.
The coin-flipping system is okay, but it does tend to make fights a lot more one-sided than FF's dice. Unless the combatants have equal Expertise scores, in which case they can drag on a lot more than similarly balanced FF battles.
Post by bloodbeasthandler on Dec 19, 2018 18:26:06 GMT
Agree with what's already been written here. Felt quite 'D and D' in character. I liked the atmosphere of the first book - essentially trying to solve a mystery, but the way it was done in terms of travelling about in the swamp I really lost track of what was going on. Not because I wasn't trying to make a map, as I remember it, but because it seemed so confusingly written.