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Dragon Age RPG, Set 1 $29.95 $17.95
Publisher: Green Ronin
by Nathan R. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 12/23/2009 20:33:25

This virtual box set consists of the Players Guide, Game Masters Guide, and a map of the campaign setting. Both books are 66 pages and cover everything you need to know to get started roleplaying in the Dragon Age setting. Both the Players Guide and Game Master’s Guide have excellent indexes, though neither has a table of contents. They are well laid out, with clear legible font and bold headings that make it easy to find information. As PDF documents they are easy to read, but they are full colour with tons of beautiful art (often covering more than half a page) which will put real pressure on your printer! Both documents are bookmarked, but that is the extent of the PDF technology used (no hyperlinks in the index or the like). The moment I began reading the Player’s Guide I was overcome with a sense of nostalgia, finding within the virtual covers the kind of game I have been hoping for. The Dragon Age RPG reminds me of the simple games that I first learnt to roleplay with, without any of the odd, redundant or strange mechanisms that the infancy of roleplaying was sometimes afflicted with. I am looking forward to running my twelve-year-old nephews through their first adventure these holidays, and they will be doing it in the Dragon Age.

[4 of 5 Stars!]