Review by Lisa Goins, Dwarven Tavern Cyberzine
Company: Basement Games Unlimited, LLC
Product: Out of Chaos tm
GPA (Game Publishers Association) Member
Distributed USA/ Canada
Price: $19.95 US
Book, color cover, 202 b/w page with art
This product contains the basics you need to get started. You will find a player's guide, referee's guide, combat, magic, and monster sections, sample sheets, and stat sheets for copying.
The foundation for this game is a generic world called Juravia where the theology has influences of the book of Genesis and Greek/Roman mythology upon where you'll find your good and evil gods to govern you character's life. A brief description of the "Great Wars" establishing human and humanoid races containing your basic stats; strength, stamina, intellect, insight, dexterity, awareness, speed, power (magic ability), and my favorite-LUCK. You have several choices of races; humans, elves, and dwarves are among the listed. 1-2-3 kill the referee! Ah the referee, better known as the GM and still better known to the players as GOD! Out of Forge lists the Referee as a Bad Guy. What about when "GOD" let's you live? What's this about using a towel to muffle dice rolls? What about the anxiety you can thrust upon your players as you roll dice just to kill the dull moments and force them to hurry up and get moving or they are going to die soon? A towel? What about a mouse pad? It is the late 90's.
But, those of you familiar with role playing games could easily switch game formats. If you use limited lighting or mood lighting you will find dark backgrounds on the tables hard to read. Novices to roll playing might find the brevity of the book nice but will be frustrated if they are deficient in creative skills.