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Mystic Empyrean Preview Game
Publisher: Level 99 Games
by Michael S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/27/2011 12:15:57

This one of those games that I can't stop thinking about. Mystic Empyrean has an amazing, and quite unique, resolution system, though it has been held back for the final product. The game is meant to be played diceless, with custom cards that show how your character evolves AND how the world reacts.

Unfortunately , we don't really see that in this preview game. The dice system provided works well, however. In response to the previous review, the target number you are to role is 11 - the world's rating. Therefore,if your player want to pickpocket a guard successfully, and if Darkness is a world balance of 4, your player only needs to roll a seven or more. It's a good system, though, once again, only a substitute until the real system is fully developed and then released.

There is much going for Mystic, mainly the fact that the world is like one, giant character sheet your entire group is building together. Every action you and your party does affects not only yourself, but the world around you, changing the "balance". not only that, but there is not one GM - Mystic is the first I ever saw that gave a perfect way for everyone to be a GM at one point, and for everyone to bring something different to the table.

It truly is an amazing game Talton, Jr. has created, and I honestly cannot wait until I see the final product. Mystic Empyrean is a great game for hardcore and casual players, as well as new roleplayers and experienced ones. Overall, if I had the chance to play only one rpg for the rest of my life, this would be it. 5/5



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Mystic Empyrean Preview Game
Publisher: Level 99 Games
by Adam S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 02/19/2011 10:28:58

Having done plenty of homebrews and unpublished games I understand how difficult it is to put things into production. That being said, this preview is phenomenal and stunning. The art work is out of this world and the picture perfect layout feeds those hungry eyes in this day of lazy producers. The system itself is very interesting and one that everyone should look at. It involves using d10's and a d20 to determine skill adequacy. It is very easy to see where this system drew influence, drawing mostly from Exalted and Dungeons and Dragons in system similarities. One of my few problems with this book, which may be fixed in the full version, is the fact that it never tells you how to determine your target number for skills. It makes it seem as though the person functioning as GM must come up with a number off the top of their heads. This constant shuffling of calling out target numbers is mentally exhausting and wore out it's welcome fast. My suggestion would be to put in more tables to illustrate game rules because it is easier for a customer to understand the system if they do not have to peruse the seemingly endless amount of paragraphs. Other than that this is a great system that I loved playing. I recommend this to every single person to play at least once and I know I will be eagerly awaiting the full version, hopefully at a discount (hint hint).

Adam Sawyer Lead Publisher, Stillstead Publishing



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