The Silver Gauntlets - Jean-Paul Peschard

I have posted a review here:

Here is an excerpt:

Print-and-play PDFs can be very demanding on players, but this one is very demanding even by that standard. It requires players to learn a rich set of rules just to begin playing the game, but doesn’t give the player any reason to be excited about the game before making these demands.

I think these concerns would be less serious if the game were implemented as a piece of software, e.g. in Twine.

Unfortunately, even playing through the game, I couldn’t get excited about it. It has a thin sword-and-sorcery setting and plot. Time spent learning and operating this game is ultimately not very rewarding. The game has a female PC, which is cool, but your reward for winning the game is

to marry the king and become queen

which is not so exciting.