Yeah, I had thought of that too but the chaosium forums are also intimidating. Nothing is better than going to the source though, I guess.
I accidentally skewed the responses I am getting on reddit though. Everyone was talking about the setting and looking at my post (the same one I used here), I realize I accidentally made it sound like I was asking specifically about the setting.
However, I am okay with the setting. Going in, I decided to ignore the 40+ years of setting material from previous products. The only setting material I care about was the material in the core set which is all pretty easy to digest and really interesting. In fact, the setting is pretty awesome and I see why a lot of people are fans of it.
The place where I am getting stuck is… Well, the core mechanics are easy as I mentioned but there is so much crunch layered on top of it. The basic core of the game is d100, simple enough, but there are hundreds of tables and rules in addition to that. There is so much to it, I am not seeing an easy way into the game.
Since I posted this, I have been pointed to a Quickstart I overlooked on the Chaosium website and have suggestions for beginning adventures to check out as well. I’ve got my reading assignments for tonight.