The QUERP Player's Companion is a mixed bag of goodness for the QUERP system. If this book was published 20 years ago I would have given it a solid 5 out of 5 without second thought but I guess my gaming desires have changed quite a bit since those days. Back in the 80's & 90's I was always looking for more detail & options in my quest for the perfect RPG but nowadays I am looking for simplicity & flexibility without too many rules or com plications. The QUERP Player's Companion adds 14 new character classes and 9 non-human races to the game and all are fitting additions to the game but the book also includes an "Advanced Characters" chapter which I can't really buy into (but still well worth the purchase price). Now to be completely fair this chapter does contain a clear warning that these advanced character options are not quick & easy so there is no reason to even read it if you want to keep things simple (like me). It is also worth mentioning that the advanced characters chapter is well done and keeps to the simple jargon-free wording that is present in the rest of the QUERP product line so if you really want to add some complexity & options to the game you can do it with these tools without breaking the system. For me, that "red box" feel I often babble about faded a bit as I read the advanced characters chapter but it did not keep me from enjoying the product as a whole. All in all, the QUERP Player's Companion serves up a nice set of additional options for the QUERP game without any of it being required reading.
[4 of 5 Stars!]