This is an EXCELLENT introduction to the Hackmaster mindset. The FREE Basic download provides an extensive ruleset to this game, so if you decide to upgrade, then you'll know what you're getting. So that means no more hard-earned cash wasted on a fancy boxtop. Thanks K&C.
Sadly, the author takes the haughty approach of insulting other games (and those who play them) while arrogantly bragging about how great his rules are in comparison. If he was attempting to re-write the original AD&D hardbacks, along with Gygax's conceited opinions, then he certainly has succeeded. This is the only blemish in an otherwise exemplary introduction to a wonderful game.
[5 of 5 Stars!]