Suggested By:sebastian sohn
S. John Ross wrote the Ring of Thieves gamebook to show the power, flexibility, and simplicity of the Risus: The Anything RPG system. Ring of Thieves is 27 pages and can be played in less than half an hour.
Ring of Thieves is well written; I felt more connected to the characters than I have reading other gamebooks. The author drew me in and readily imparted the urgency and importance of the quest. I felt that Lucas, the main character, had to rescue his love -- no matter what the odds were.
Ross designed the Risus RPG as a modern "light" tabletop RPG system: simple, yet robust enough to be used in any setting; easy to learn and play, yet flexible enough to deal with almost any game situation. What is most amazing is that Risus rules are about only six pages. The combat system is also innovative because when you take damage, your attacking power decreases proportionally.
The browser playable version of the Ring of Thieves was developed by Brandon Barnes.