Okay, it may not be on purpose, but he's done it none the less.
Ptolus intimidates the hell out of me. Seriously. I know it's not much larger than two regular-sized core books, but damn it's big. Every time I go to pick it up, hoping to get started reading it, I just put it down and pick up something else. I know I have to read it, heck I want to read it, and soon, but it frightens me.
The damn thing is staring at me, I can feel it.
Okay, so that's a bit dramatic, but it is certainly big, dense, and thorough. I can't imagine how the average person retains all of that knowledge.
So, in case you haven't guessed yet, I got my box from White Wolf today. As I pointed out elsewhere, those guys know how to protect a book. The books were well staked inside a box filled to the brim with packing peanuts. That box was then placed inside a larger box, likewise overflowing with little foam Guardians of Shipping.
I'll add the list of books to the left, but there are quite a few, and unfortunately I've barely glanced at them. Promethean is there, as is Scion, and a couple Exalted books (no Lunars, but it does include Dragonblooded). There's also a nifty looking card game for the new Regalia category.
I have some small experience with Scion, but I'm really excited to dig into that book. Our group had a blast with it, and it seems to be the kind of system that's right up my alley.
I already owned copies of all the Exalted books they sent, so that'll make those ones a bit easier to review. I still haven't played with the rules yet, so that'll have to be added to my to-do list.
All in all it's an excellent showing. I can't wait to get them read.
Even you Ptolus... Even you...