The first day of a new job can be a daunting experience. One has to get their bearings, learn their co-workers names, figure out their role, kill or capture escaped prisoners, topple governments or placate an arrogant young dragon who sells his services for gold. If your new job is being the latest Hand of Avadon, medival fantasy's answer to the CIA, that is.
Avadon: The Black Fortress is the latest RPG to come from Jeff Vogel and Spiderweb Software, the unsung heroes of classic RPGs in this age of cinematic spectacle. Like all of Spiderweb's games, Avadon was released first on Mac, way back in February. It eventually found it's way onto PC in May and iPad in June. You could be forgiven for missing it, though. People tend to find out about Vogel's RPGs through word of mouth and even then it's hard to see what the fuss is about. But trust me, the fuss is warranted.