I have bought 100s of games from Drivethrurpg. I think that being able to produce games and have them reach the market without having to do a "press run" may have saved the table top rpg.
Most of the games that I have downloaded that were free or were trial versions, I try to write a review for them. I feel that if they put it out like that, the least I can do is write a review.
I had been searching for exactly what TME is...well for most of my life...but at drivethru for 2 years now. If I am going to buy something, unless its just an impulse or I am buying it for collecting reasons, I research before I buy it. Unfortunately, I now have a really nice collection of PA rpgs that were not the game I wanted to play.
Thank you for making the one that I do want to play!
But when I bought TME it was between it another "stab in the dark". I am so glad I went with this choice! From setting to system, It is exactly what I want.
But, since this is the "what direction are we going part", I would like to mention to areas that I really would like to see the game expand.
1st) I really feel that you should have an entry for the game on Wikipedia. I know in a way that you might be thinking that you don't need to go all there. But so many "flash in the pan' video games from 20 years ago have an entry, I think that TME and Mr. McAusland and team really need and deserve an entry. In fact, the PA game I bought before this one won out on my purchase because I read a review of it on Wikipedia besides the reviews at Drivethru.
I don't look at the Wikipedia entry as advertising, although it does do that; but I feel that someone doing research for whatever reason, should know to look here. They may not be a gamer just someone trying to understand a PA world idea and this game definitely adds to ones understanding of "What if..."
2) The other thing that I would like to see would be maybe a system for finically supporting the game by your fans...like ME! I don't want anything special...I want as many people to see as much of this as possible. But I am paying for 6 or 7 accounts for online games that I lay when I can't actually get to role play.
I would love to be paying5 or 10 bucks a month to keep the game going. I know development and programmers and etc. cost and want to be part of making that happen.
3) Ok...I guess I am being demanding. I love doing miniatures, even if they are not required by the system. If we could get a "scale" to be working on it would be fantastic! One of the best features of the D&D 3.0 was the fact they committed to 1'= 5 feet. Which meant that I could commit to building terrain, buildings etc. even if their was no plan for them to make miniatures in their future.
I am alpha and beta testing on the Conan RPG and minis games. But honestly, its only to get the Conan miniatures. Your system is WAY better than what they are trying to pass off as games. In fact, I loved to of your NPCs because it made mention of space, time, dimensional, etc travel. In the Howard stories, Conan meets at least one alien.
Again thank you for the fantastic work!
I believe that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!