Fantastic system and content, well worth the money!
I usually end up getting frustrated by small rules which aren't logical or cumbersome for no real benefit, not so in Talisman and I love that about it!
There are a few minor errata issues and the odd clarity of rules issue, but on a whole for a document of this size and content, it's stella.
Some minor things I think could have been improved on are:
- A basic table providing a "suggested" number of from X to Y for The Realm map, just...something to make the wonderful map more immediately useable to new GM's.
- Maybe include a battlemap for the documented battle scene in the Graveyard instead of an area (outside the Ancient Tomb) which will likely never be used.
- The way armour works (which is very cool!) is described in a less than ideal fashion, I think that's the only part of the book I had to re-read over and over until I got it...and I'm still not sure I do. I think an example here would do wonders as it's quite a unique system.
- It made me sad that no Gnome Follower was listed (though there are a lot listed as well as fantatsic rules to create them) when a listed background choice includes one. :(
As you can see for a 300 page pdf, the is very little to complain about, not an easy task for a game designer.
Anyway, I highly recommend people check it out, especially those, who like me, maybe though it was going to be a gimmiky system cashing in on the Talisman brand.
[5 of 5 Stars!]