from the designer's website:
What For Gold & Glory Is: FG&G is a near perfect adaption of the 2nd Edition rules. It contains all information culled from the three “core” rulebooks, with the exception of optional rules, into a single product. The intention is to preserve a source that’s long out of print. The 2E books were, in some cases, poorly organized and ill suited for quick reference. Although most books can be purchased cheaply, my goal is that you will turn to this product, quickly reference what you’re searching for, and return to your game without having to scour several documents or heavy books.
What For Gold & Glory Isn’t: A remake, rewrite, modern adaption, or any other buzzwords you may wish to attach. I’m not a game designer and my intention isn’t to change what has been created by professionals with twice as much experience as I. 2nd Edition has 21 years worth of home spun content; it’s my belief that if anyone wanted a slightly altered derivative product product they would have done so by now. If you have to alter or update any rule between FG&G and officially published books, I have failed in my mission.