I truly like this game. I liked it so much that it has prompted me to write my first review ever here at Drivethrurpg after being a member for several years. Additionally, it makes me what to RUN it, as opposed to play, which is something I have rarely done.
This game is grim and gritty in the fashion of the classic pulp swords and sorcery tales of yesteryear.
Combat is deadly and magic is ritualistic and dangerous. It is devoid of the Tolkien influenced standards and is a human-centric such as the tales of R.E Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and Lieber.
It is also rules lite which I definitely prefer.
My criticisms are few and minor.
I think the work suffers from sub-par cover art. Not to deride the artist, but I the cover art would have been better as an interior piece.
The ritual Lady's Mercy seems a tad underpowered as it seems no better than the heal skill. Maybe increasing the return to 2 or 3.
Finally, maybe a fate point mechanic. As, the heroes in the tales of the authors mentioned above seemed to recover faster, and make it through against the odds.
So, a big thanks to Mr. Davis and Mr. Butler for a great game.