I have my copy.
Yeah, I think it's pretty good, but I'm biased
It makes the Commonlands, Freeport, Ro, and Ocean of Tears into something more for a pnp game.
There are maps that fit together better than the zones really do.
There are stats for the major personalities of the area.
It is mostly "fluff" (as opposed to crunch stuff) but it does have some crunchy stuff in it.
Some monsters that haven't been converted to eqrpg yet.
There are some feats for learning at various places, like the arcane school in Freeport.
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If I would shed my skin, the layers left,
But not the lessons learned
It would not undo what I have done
Or grant forgiveness in some better days to come
They are good books. Even for non-tabletop players, they are a good read. They have wealths of information about the areas and even several specific NPCs. They make the world really come to life, but they are by no means a necessity to run a good campaign.
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Just remember this is information adapted for the P&P game; don't expect some / most / all of the information to be good for online play - information in previous books (Monsters of Norrath and the Game Masters Guide) are known to be inconsistent and just plain contradictory to lore within the game.