Erik, I'd like to mention that the author of River of Heaven is John Ossoway who did the well received Cthulhu Rising monograph so has a track record in the D100 space gaming niche.
Okay Erik, I have bought Open Quest 2 on your recommendation, will offer up commentary and contrasting comparisons to other D100 edition fantasy games. Right off the bat I can say that presentation is damned important....and OQ2 is very user friendly. Moreso, based on the last couple hours' reading, than a few of its fellow D100 denizens out there.I think I'll back this KS...we're way past due for a D100 SF variant.
I hope you are planning on an article (or series) comparing OQ2, RG6 and MW (1?) on the Realms blog. If you want, I'll send you a sugar packet with "pretty please" written on the bottom.
Definitely... I think such a comparison is vital to sorting out the relative strengths and weaknesses of each 100 system. I've been curious how OQ2 would stack up against the more well-known competitors, too. So far it's looking good (maybe not the art, but the book is strongly written).
Thanks for the shout out Eric :)