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There are two endings. The second ending can ONLY be triggered on your NG+. Also, NG+ has new places to visit and the enemies are all stronger and have different drops. (Quick Step, where art thou?)
The game's very short. Finished in in 8 hours. But depending on how lucky you are, it can take a lot more. There's a mandatory, but rare item to progress in the game. Another user here needed hours/days to get that one.
I don't play Tabletop RPGs either, but I had my fair share of fun with Crimson Shroud,
I'm on the second playthrough right now and it definitely adds a lot to the first, I'd pretty much consider it mandatory. I can see myself playing it through more times to see how good the unique items from the bosses can be after melding.
I'm not into tabletop RPGs myself, but I found it pretty entertaining. I think the tabletop influence comes from the fact that a most of the story is narrated to the player rather than told through cutscenes.