Wow, you guys must really be old..... Either that, or I must really be impatient - I've been known to play games with only a few pages of preliminary drafts or hints mentioned in a forum post.
I hark back to the days when the guy that "wrote" the rules handed you a page of tables ans said "I'll explain the rest as we go along."
And I had to buy a book the other day - because it doesn't exist in ebook - only to realize that I had to turn the lights on to read it at night. Whoa!
BTW, I always make a QRS so I do have all the essential tables in my hand. Easier to refer to. By reducing them 50% I can put 4 pages on each side of an 8.5x11 sheet. Usually all of Ed's essential tables plus other useful stuff. Speeds up play.
4 pages on an 8.5 x 11? I couldn’t tell if it was print or just spots on the paper
On the contrary, because of THW's clear and consistent formatting, everything is quite easy to read, and the QRS is only a reminder of what every player has already read multiple times. The body text is typically 6 point type when reduced. I have no trouble reading it and my 77-year-old eyes are not even correctible to 20/20. You might want to at least see an example before dismissing it as useless.
I would be happy to post a pdf of a single side, but the page files are all greater than 1MB.