I am a fan of all the products by this design team from Burning Wheel, through Torchbearer.
In Torchbearer I see all the familiar elements from the earlier games, and the mindset is very evocative of games I played in the late 70's and early 80's. The layout of the book, and chapter designations made it easy to read and I liked the choices in art style. The variation in the random charts design was excellent and made it feel like you were using the older game's books, without having to use anything other than a D6. The dice notation shorthand is smooth and keeps the math manageable so that you can focus on in game action without breaking character. I know the motif was emulating the more basic versions of its inspiration, I hope to see more supplements to expand on the options available as characters progress.
Reading this book made me want to pull out all my old campaign notebooks and run everything I wrote in the 80's and 90's all over again.
Excellent and well worth the price point...
David W Henley
[5 of 5 Stars!]