My earliest memories of Talislanta were the ads in Dragon magazine with the tagline "No Elves!" Which is true, there aren't any elves in the book. There are, however, numerous races and archetypes. More than I care to count.
Judging from the pristine binding of this 320+ page rulebook, I can safely say I never made an attempt to run this, let alone read it to anything that resembled completion.
|This HAS to be One of the WORST|
Back Covers of an RPG Ever!
I Can't Even Make Out the Writing in the Original
If you want to play along at home with this posting, you can grab just about everything published for Talislanta for free at the Talislanta website. Heck, the rules are even released under the Creative Commons license (or so says wikipedia).