For those wondering, this is the 1st section of a 4-part set that makes the complete Darwin's World Book. Section 2 is the Campaign Guide, section 3 is Terrors of the Twisted Earth, and section 4 is the free Gazetteer. You'll also want to DL the Charts and Tables. You put them all together and print them, and its a complete book, right down to the table of contents and index. I printed the cover twice (for the front and back of the book) and took the whole thing to Kinko's for lamination of the covers and spiral (or coil) binding. Cost me $8.50 and its AWESOME. The coil binding is strong and the book can sit flat open or fold over to the specific page...highly recommended.
Anyways, I bought Darwin's World 2: Survivor's Handbook because I was looking for a good post-apocalyptic setting. The new d20 Gamma World setting didn't get a good reception from gamers, and I didn't like that it strayed from its nuclear roots...bah. I found DW2 to be an excellent setting.
The Survivor's Handbook is chock full of material for players and DM's. There are 11 backgrounds, 16 occupations, a new basic class, 15 advanced class and even 8 EPIC classes. There's also plenty of new and revised skills and feats. The mutation system for DW2 is excellent, with tons of of options; the choices are creative and make playing a mutant fun and challenging. The list of equipment, especially the weapons, is very extensive, and the monetary system is great as well.
Overall, this is an excellent product and in my opinion the best post-apocalyptic setting currently on the market. Buyers will not be disappointed. I recommend the entire line of DW2 stuff.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: High production values; print and screen pdf's for each product; very original, extensive game materials inside.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: There should be an option to buy all the pdf's for DW2 in one set, like the Metropolis Rho eBox set.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Excellent<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>