I would like for the text go a bit more into detail about combat & stat modifiers. As it is now, I think it’s rather intuitive for most players/readers/gm’s how this works, but if new players get a hold of the book in the future, I think it would be cool if it explained a bit more. Especially as this will get a life without the tutorial book.
For example, in the chapter about combat, the basic ‘making an attack’ is described like this:
“The referee will inform the player what the opponent’s AC is, and the player roll a D20 to determine if his character hits. If the result is equal to or greater than the defender’s AC (including all modifiers), the character inflicts the weapons damage” (page 57)
Including all modifiers? These modifiers are not mentioned or described in the combat section at all. As far as I can tell, they are only mentioned much earlier in the description of stats (on page 2-3) and here only described as:
“Strength modifiers affect the character’s ability to hit in mêlée combat” (affects how?)
And on page 20 (“Record Attack Bonus”), where the different classes basic attack bonus is described and explained a little, there’s no mention of the strength/dexterity modifiers to combat rolls.
So if the combat section just had a box/table with explanation about how you add these up, like the useful ones on the character sheets (the special moves for dwarfs, elves & fighters) or on the back of the book, I think it would be helpful and make the rules easier to grasp.