Well put together and designed, but I still have and use all my first edition AD&D books, so there was really nothing new or revolutionary about this game system. Basically, it's more accessible than the original books, which is good, but if you are already playing AD&D (1e) or a clone that you are happy with then this is not a must buy. However, it's well written and there are some good charts and stuff in the back for the 'late game' when the characters are no longer your typical adventurers looking to make it big. I think my disappointment is because of all the great things I've heard about this system said stuff like "I'll never go back to any other system!" and "It's what RPGs were always meant to be!" and when looking through it there was nothing new to me.
[3 of 5 Stars!]