“My cossack asks the Leprechaun, ‘Why did you sabotage that aqueduct?'”
The other day Zak was talking about how come nobody seems to use 1985’s “Oriental Adventures” rules, written by David “Zeb” Cook with material from François Marcela-Froideval. I think it’s an interesting effort, and one I’ve always been intrigued by, but (among many other problems) the book suffers from some truly bad organization and editing. If I’m remembering correctly, Cook has said he was bascially handed Marcela-Froideval’s manuscript on Friday and told, “Have this thing ready to publish on Monday.” That’s not the correct deadline, but it’s that type of story, where publication date had been set way in advance of when the manuscript was actually ready. And it shows.
Anyway, what the hell: I spent a long time compiling all the information about the “Oriental Adventures” into a set of charts which hopefully are easier to use than the book itself. I was thinking mainly for use with AD&D 2e but I guess you could port it to whatever you like.