I continue to tinker with the Dragon Age setting and AGE ruleset. I'm enjoying the process and like the system. of course I won't know exactly how much I like it or not like it until it gets played. I'm using the box sets in this case, primarily the first one. When the big book becomes available I'll snag a copy. (although I heard they used a crappy binding and that makes me nervous for such a big book!)
I've read through the first box set a few times. I'm trying to get a better grasp on the setting of Dragon Age, Thedas. I don't think I've ever used a ready made setting before. I like the setting, lots of cultures clashing, political intrigue, class/race wars and a big enemy, the darkspawn. That's a good start. It's a dense setting, meaning you can get a lot of play out of a small area. So you don't need to be an expert about the whole setting.
I'm focusing my adventure in the Red Cliffe Village. A simple enough adventure with what I hope interesting encounters and a twist or two. The first short adventure is called, "The Day Butter Died". I won't explain the title or adventure until after I've playtested it.
There will be a few rule changes. I'll list the changes in a later post.
The one thing that has been challenging and this is from a layout point of view, is formatting the stat blocks is difficult and they take up a lot of room. Usually I'll do my own version, but I haven't found a way to format them differently and providing the same information.
But those are the challenges I love to have. I know a few of you have posted that you've played in the Dragon Age game I was curious if there were any problems that you ran into?