Angela got me a copy of Nobilis for my birthday.
I don’t know what to make of it. The book is pretty, yes. It is written by Rebecca Borgstrom, which – to me – means that the fiction will be good, the game text will read like fiction, and the game mechanics will likely be frustratingly unclear. This is, however, speculation. I hope I find it to be more playable than that… and I have some reason to believe I will. I know several people who have played it who I have always identified as fairly straightforward gamers.
I’ll take a close look at it and report back with my impressions. In the meantime, I’m fully satisfied with admiring it as an artifact.