I thought that I would ramble a little about where DS is for me.
Firstly, despite the large amount of good stuff in DS, I’m a bit disappointed with some of it too and entirely understand why some of you are quite upset. My experience is very different from yours, so the reasons may differ, and I am seldom if ever entirely happy with things because I’m a bit of perfectionist, but still…
Secondly, as I find time I’m going to add whatever fixes I can for any rules queries. This is often a very time-consuming process that can literally take hours of cross-checking for a single short answer. Not every time, of course, but sometimes, definitely. So bear with me. Remember also that I’ve worked on something like a dozen other games since I last touched DS, so it’s not exactly fresh in my mind.
Over the next few few days I will be dealing with some of the questions on the FAQ page with mostly inline answers rather than a PDF. Partly this is because I am away from my desk, working on a tablet without access to all my original files. Partly this I because I am not familiar with the final version of the rules as printed, and there are some notable differences.
So, if I come up with an answer that doesn’t cover the whole problem, or seems to miss out a reference, please point it out so I can refine it. Once that’s done and I’m back at my desk then I can collate them into a proper PDF FAQ.
In addition to the FAQ there are some articles which might help. I’ll look at this when the building work is finished (did I mention the builders are knocking walls down in the house before we move?) and I’m back at my desk. End of next week? Maybe sooner. The most requested article seems to be something about balancing adventures. A very tricky one, that for a number of reasons. I will have another think though and see if I can come up with anything helpful to expand on what’s in the book already.
As before, please post questions to the FAQ page rather than here so I can find them more easily. Thanks 🙂