The Arduin Grimoire: The Coolest RPG Ever
Great look at an old classic I like to think of as "proto-Rifts" sometimes (though that hardly does Mr. Hargrave's work justice). See if this excerpt can be applied to any other game we might know:
Arduin's appeal isn't in its elegance, its comprehensiveness, its game balance, or its presentation. It's the author's enthusiasm that counts. Hargrave loved running his Arduin campaign, and the books read like the campaign notes of a manic DM. He often refers to his own campaign and how he makes rulings, runs combat, handles treasure, etc. Hargrave's enthusiasm is contagious.Hmm...
I also love this:
page 65 - 66: DinosaursYou know it.
Ankylosaurus has the best AC, as it should be.