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Edge Role Playing Game
Publisher: Outrider Studios
by Jeff B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2013 22:19:10

Edge is an example of how a game should not be written. It is 170 pages long, of which 150 pages is a very poor attempt at flowery, exciting prose and 20 pages of useful information. The grammar and attempts at background are so bad, it's embarrassing to read. For example, the section on Celestial beings spends 3 paragraphs describing how cool they are but never says what they are. Humans? Ghostly apparitions? Hamsters? This is a player-character race, too. Things only get worse.

There are no examples of roleplay and no guidance on roleplay. The author is assuming you will play it like any other rpg, so doesn't mention details like how a party is formed or that you can describe yourcharacter's actions.

There are no social skills and no advice on creating the intrigue the game claims is so abundant in the world. All character abilities either cause damage or stop damage. I couldn't find any other kind of ability.

Character generation is so badly organized, it is hard to know if the list of skills applies to your character, or maybe they put the entire list on wrong page and you're supposed to choose some of them.

The use of magical energy by all three classes saves them the trouble of designing a weapon chart. I see no other benefit, either mechanically or cinematically.

The author is one of those amateur writers who believes that hype is the most important part of writing and fails to provide substance. Shame on the ENnies for giving an award to such a non-creation as this.



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[1 of 5 Stars!]
Edge Role Playing Game
Publisher: Outrider Studios
by Ted J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/24/2011 15:13:19

Does lightning strike twice? Having finished reading the Remnants RPG, which is made to a very high standard, and which I’ve fallen in love with, I was a bit reluctant to read its predecessor The Edge.

Fantasy roleplaying games are a dime a dozen, some have great settings but the rules fail to deliver, most are just mediocre.

I did however delve in to the book, the first thing that hit me was that Steve Bergeron, the author of both the Remnants and the Edge and his team at Outrider Studios have the same high quality writing in this book that I wish all my roleplaying games had.

When reading about the different nations, I caught myself smiling, giggling, ooing and aaing as the text came to life in my mind’s eye (imagination ^^). The setting is very well fleshed out. You don’t get the barebones of the world and a ton of rules, you get it all. I’d love more sourcebooks for this game, but in reality, it doesn’t really need it, this is as complete of a game as one could ever wish for.

What about the rules then? Some roleplaying games goes through 3+ Editions and still don’t come close to being as streamlined as the Rapidfire rules that the Edge uses are. They’re easy to learn and easy to use, combat is fast paced and cinematic.

The classes, only three of them made me hesitate at first, but after reading through them, I realized that they have immense customizability. And I have to hand it to the creators, Dreamweaver is probably the most awesome class I have ever seen.

In short, lightning does strike twice, at least for Outrider Studios.



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