I am a fan of the From the Ashes too. But not knowing S&S is a bit strange for an RPG fan. I do admit that our friend Ruinexplorer is a bit harsh on our friend Chaosmancer. Both have some valid points though. But he does not have to read thousands of books. A novel with Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser should be more than enough to get an idea of the setting.Is he, though? I have been following this as a GH fan (though I am a fan of the "wrong" GH, i.e. From the Ashes), and it seems more like he's asking what makes the setting distinct and special to warrant a big product from WotC. That should be easy to answer without asking the prospective consumer to read a bunch of 40+ year old books, shouldn't it?