Many out there probably believe my favourite fantasy rpg of all time is "Powers & Perils". It is not, though i basically concur with the phrase you can read at P&P official website:
"Powers and Perils has been described the most elegant roleplaying game, as well as the most complex game ever developed"
Anyway, today i read this on Acaeum forum (here):
Back to Worst Game System, did anyone here ever try to play Powers and Perils? I don't have a copy anymore but I distinctly remember saying "WTF?" several times while reading through the boxed set.
I want to like this game, I really do. I have a couple of copies on the shelf. I attempted to make a character, got about 75% through the process and could not find one of the charts the next step required. My head 'asploded! There is a blog (mesmerized by sirens blogspot) and the author is a rabid pro P&P / anti-AD&D supporter. Loves the game and supposedly played the heck out of it but I just can't wrap my head around the rules...and that's just character creation!
It is a pity that you (the writer of this) and possibly others couldn't manage to create a character. That it is so difficult a task is a myth, and i want to dispell it.
A new player that recently came to our group said to me that this system is one of the "Three Secrets of Fátima" [...]
Considering all these facts, i want to add today another project to my (already full) list of things to do: Powers & Perils lessons on this blog. First thing could be creating a character. Stay tuned.