I picked up Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea this weekend and damn I’m still reading through this. It’s got a butt load of material.
At it’s heart it’s another retroclone. But the setting and just the amount of material is cool. I’m glad I’m seeing more Sword & Sorcery/Weird Fantasy games pop up on the radar.
The main things I’m probably going to pull from this one is a bit of the skills and classes stuff and maybe some of the setting. It’s got the normal four classes. What’s really nice is the complete list of subclasses. This is nice and useful for any tweaking you want to do in your home brew games. I don’t want to sound like I’m dissing the game. I’m not. Just a bunch of it doesn’t quite fit into the way I’m planning things for the various ideas I have bouncing around in my head.
If you’re an aficionado of old school games, it’s a really nice addition to your collection.