Game: Promised Sands
Publisher: Impressions Advertising & Marketing
Series: Promised Sands
Review Dated: 7th, March 2004
Reviewer’s Rating: 8/10 [ Really good ]
Total Score: 8
Average Score: 8.00
Lawrence of Arabia meets a dark world of fantasy. It is a twisted universe where you bite your teeth to ignore the pain and carry on, or you bite sand.
A very detailed background makes you aware of a dark an mysterious past of this world that molded the inhabitants into exciting new races and colorful cultures. At the edge of the desert a wierd race of humans has recenltly surfaced bringing strange technology.
There are a least 1001 stories in this game. Magic is harvested from special stones, things found refuge in the sand long forgotten together with burried cities (and better left redescovered if you hold your life dearly).
The system can be little heavy at times, and there is enough information for any nerd to choke on. The illustrations diverse giving the reader a scattered view of this world. Some of the races looks like the traditional dwarf/elf/human, but there are also very differnt and exciting kinds of races.
If you want a very different setting, love to dig in lost ruins with your life at risk, like to pick pockets at the bazaar, or have a taste for discovering new cultures and know the dangers of diplomacy this game may be for you.