I downloaded Dragon Warriors from The Underdogs website a couple of years ago (it's still there, I just checked) and thought then that it had a nice Old-Skool-Feel to it. I re-read the first volume (there are 6) last night and was struck with the elegance of this little minimalist system.
Anyway, I was wondering if any of you have ever played DW and how it went. I am honestly considering buying the revised game when it comes out in November. I might not ever play it, but man, it sure does look like I'll be using some of the basics for actual game mechanics and for inspiration.
Oh, and before anyone asks, here's the link to the Underdogs (yeah, it's legitimately in Public Domain on this site).
A warning... the Underdogs site is finicky at best: sometimes it is a simple download, at other times it is painfully slow. Also... DO NOT try to download more than one book at a time as the Underdogs site will block your IP for up to a week or so. Just be patient and download one at a time... I.E., honor their terms or they'll block ya'!
I've not played it, but I've read through most of the books (from the Underdogs site, years ago as well.)
Wothbora, I absolutely agree that the system is clean and elegant. However, for me, the greatest things about the game are 1) its monsters and 2) its campaign world.
The monsters have a very...British feel to them, if that makes sense. Dark and earthy. I still use their version of goblins in my games (living with bats, wielding icicles for weapons). The world is well thought-out, both gritty and fantastic.
Seeing that this is simply an edited reprinting of the original books with the blessing of the authors, I'd seriously consider buying it as well. OH, the artwork, too. The artwork is great, British fantasy art, reminiscent of the original Fighting Fantasy books.
That was kinda rambly, but check out the downloads if you can---they're worth your time.
"He was one hundred seventy days dying and not yet dead."
I have to agree with Kesher. I played DW extensively in the mid-80's and I always thought that the monsters and the setting were amazing. The setting was the world of the Dark Ages the way that the people living in the world at the time THOUGHT it was. Which is inherantly as cool if not cooler than any fully fabricated fantasy world. I have known about the Mongoose edition for some time now and I'm psyched to have all the DW books reprinted into a single volume with new stuff added. I'm already looking for my old charcter sheet of Quaine the Mystic in preparation.