I got this as part of the Haiti bundle and downloaded it mostly out of curiosity but this is some great work.
A fresh approach both rule-wise and setting wise. You play slain warriors taken from Valhalla and sent on special missions to earth.
The AoR system takes a new twist on the balance between precision and speed. Everybody rolls three dice simultaneously and groups them into two groups, one for speed and one for precision, so basically initiative, skill and effect is made as one roll.
This adds a tactical element, should I go first or gamble the other guy misses and focus on hitting.
This is not used only during combat as the speed element can add drama to other rolls. Will I manage to sneak in/pick the lock before the guard appears, etc?
d20 conversion rules are included in the book as well as d20 monster stats.
The AoR system, a fresh approach.
It's a multi setting system, we've played modern times, medieval times, WW2, WW1 and Victorian era so far.
Using the AoR system for multiple actions or multi user actions is a bit awkward.
Not really a dislike but there is a learning curve when moving from traditional initiative roll, skill roll, effect roll which can throw some people off.
Excellent, you get both the regular and print friendly versions of the game.
233 pages in the normal book with decent b&w art and well laid out.
A good table of contents in its printed form but I miss a clickable PDF index.
Very Satisfied and looking forward to seeing more products in this line.
BTW the free adventure Candy From a Stranger available from their homepage is good as well.