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.