The dice pool system is interesting and I can see the potential in the core mechanics. They resolve in an interesting manner although I do regret the choice to use 1 die per skilled character, simply because it leads to more reaching than I enjoy just to have moderate odds of success.
Even the example of the thief picking a lock and "This character had crafted a fancy set of lockpicks in the past so he was assisting" isn't my idea of narratively important and it's drags the speed of the game down a bit.
Complaint aside, it's easy to house rouse and enjoy the pooling.
As for solo play, it contains a few random tables for mythic style gaming, but I can't see myself using these tables over what I already have. Besides, I didn't find this style of play particularly engaging and this won't be dethroning any of my current favorites.
At the end of the day I can't say I'm satisfied with the purchase. The price was too high for it's contents. It's worth a picking up for the dice pool mechanics, but I'd recommend waiting for a sale.
[3 of 5 Stars!]