Wow, it has been just a few days since release but it seem I’ve hit a nerve with my free fantasy game “Warrior, Rogue & Mage”.
Yesterday’s newsletter by DriveThruRPG lists WR&M as “Free Product of the Week”! I can’t put it in proper words how excited I am about all this. And believe it or not, my little game has been “bought” 1024 times now! This is just awesome. Especially since last I checked this number was still in the range of 600 sales. The game also got 9 5-star reviews so far on DriveThruRPG and I’ve already stumbled upon two more in-depth reviews recently.
The first one has been posted on a Brazilian blog called .20 by someone calling himself Shido Vicious. I don’t speak Brazilian Portuguese, but Google helped me to translate it. Thanks for the review, Shido!
A very in-depth review has been written by Kurtis Rainbolt-Greene on his blog “Valley of The Shadow Of God”. It may sound like a very harsh review, and he points out a lot of the flaws of the game, but overall he gave it a rating of 6 of 10 stars, which is still pretty good in my book. And there’s definitely some good advice in that review, that will help me make the game (or other games) better in the future! Thanks, Kurtis!
If you have read about another WR&M review, please let me know. I would love to link them all from my WR&M page at Stargazer Games!
If you want to join the discussions about WR&M check out the threads on rpg.net and Dragonsfoot. There is also some discussion on my very own forum, which you can check out here.
And it tops the "Hot-List" over at rpg.geekdo.com, even ahead of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. 🙂
Congrats! I'll download it this weekend and have a look at what all that buzz is about. 😉
Thanks for the heads-up, Sven! #1 on the rpg.geekdo.com "The Hotness" list? That's quite something. I would never even have dreamed of something like that!
One thing I missed in my review: Why are the character sheets 4 pages long for a 30 page (content) book?
That's easy. It's actually a two-paged character sheet. But for characters with a lot of spells I added a dedicated spell sheet and there's also an equipment sheet. So the basic WR&M character sheet is just 2-paged. The two other pages are optional.
Very beautiful RPG Stargazer! Congratulations!
Are you planning to write new stuff for it?
Congratulations! You deserve it.
The system is simple, neat and easily customizable and the graphic reminds me the style of the drawings in the Lone Wolf gamebook series of my youth. So, it also strikes the chord of nostalgia with me. Thanks for making your work available for free 🙂
This is amazing and inspiring. Nice work!
What a fun little system. I really like the implied setting.
The writer did give the game 4 out of 5 stars for mechanics and play. The last rating in particular sounds like a win.
The ambitious Fabled Lands gamebook series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabled_Lands) used very broad base attributes based on classes and 2d6 plus ATT vs difficulty for resolution.
They were a lot of fun and gave me a great deal of inspiration for fantasy gaming.
Warrior, Rogue & Mage reminds me of them in all the right ways.
Thanks a lot! Alas I never had the chance to play one of these books, but I should try to get my hands on them sometime. From what I've read on Wikipedia they could be a lot of fun.
Congratulations, all well deserved praises! Here is wishing you much continued success…