I've been playing for almost a year and think Oly is great! It's one
of the best medium-complexity games of its type (strategy/fantasy).
New players can do well if they work together to share information and
resources, or are willing to join one of the larger alliances, several
of which take on "apprentices". Last turn had about 180 players.
For an advanced-complexity game try Odyssey. It's a brand new game
system and looks like it will be excellent. Their Web page is:
and you can ftp all the necessary info directly from:
file://ftp.den.com/pub/den/odyssey/hq.zip (Hero's Quest module)
file://ftp.den.com/pub/den/odyssey/rules.zip (Odyssey rules)
file://ftp.den.com/pub/den/odyssey/sample.zip (sample turns)