October 16, 2004

Game Dream 18: Mock Review

Doc's Game Dream (yeah, yeah, I'm behind on these) this time around is a
"Mock Review":


Do a mock review of a game that doesn't exist, but you think really ought to. Readers are encouraged to let the author of the review know if this game exists in another form somewhere.

The Kohan

By Borgesian Press

Based on the popular Strategy Computer Games.

Players take on the role of a Kohan, a powerful race of immortals who once ruled the world, but were devastated by a series of massive cataclysms. As an immortal you have reawakened to a new world, unlike the one you once knew. Now you must come to grips with your past, your present, and your future.

Enter Khaldun, a breathtaking world of magical splendor, rife with wonders both frightening and fantastic. A world where you will encounter terrifying beasts, discover forgotten ruins left by ancient cultures, cast awe-inspiring magical spells, and ultimately, lead your people to their salvation. But salvation will not come easily. Every land that you journey through shelters both danger and hope. Your enemies lay in wait, watching you, ready to pounce at the moment of your greatest weakness.

The struggle, long and arduous.

The rewards, beyond compare.

The whole of Khaldun is counting on your strength to bring the world back from the brink of eternal chaos...or are you part of the Ceyah, and the Shadow, and you are one of those dark ones who have been corrupted, seeking to plunge the world into a dark realm of your own making and whim?

I loved this game. It reminded me a bit of Fireborn, of Amber, and most especially, Exalted. The rules for both diceless and D20 rules were a nice touch, and it will make the game appeal across a large base.

Highly Recommended

Posted by Jvstin at October 16, 2004 8:39 AM