Since the book was so inexpensive, it was a "what the heck" purchase. It turned out to be money well spent. I liked the full color layout. The authors show they know a little something about gems and geology, and their ideas on how to use gems in spellcasting were clever, useful, and phrased in ways that make them easy to convert to non d20 game systems such as Hero or GURPS. Their notion that gemcasting is a time consuming and expensive venture keeps this style of magic from overpowering a campaign.
The layout was attractive. The information was useful. I wish there had been far more of it, and I'm hoping there is a volume 2. This book was far more useful to me than Crystalmancy in its flexibility.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>