That is my initial reaction to the Numenera RPG PDF that I received yesterday after supporting the Kickstarter.
Over 400 pages long, its too much for me to digest in PDF. I'll need to await the hardcover's delivery.
The Numenera Player's Guide comes in at under 70 pages, and I might be better suited reading that first. Actually, I've leafed through it (the Core and the Guide), and Numenera gives off a highly revised 3.5e vibe. Needlessly confusing in the way it figures out the DC for certain roles, which I find annoying, but my opinion may change as I read further.
I can't help but wonder how much of Numenera was destined for D&D Next before Monte left the team.
The Minotaur for Old-School Essentials
*Requirements:* Minimum STR 9, Minimum CON 9
*Prime Requisite:* STR and CON
*Hit Dice:* 1d10
*Maximum Level:* 8
*Armor:* Leather, including shield...