Just published a review of this game at https://perplexingruins.blogspot.com/
Hope it works
A hack of Electric Bastionland and Into the Odd inspired by Roadside Picnic and Annihilation.
The Guard wants to control it.
The Lab wants to understand it.
The Underground wants to profit off it.
You need to survive it.
Welcome to the Quarantine Zone.
Currently marked down to $5 during the completion of playtesting and revisions. If you get a chance to play it, please leave a comment or get in touch at pretendo.games!
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This is so kind! Thank you!
You're welcome! Is this still planned for edited POD? ETA? Or should I look to local printing.
Working plan is POD in 2021 (on the early side I hope), after I have a chance to make updates from playtests. The good news is that revisions should be way faster than they have been for Agents of the ODD, as I don’t feel the need to “fix” the graphic design on this one. 😅
On p52 there looks to be a word or so missing from:
Amazing hack - can't wait to get it to the table!
During character creation, I'm not 100% clear on the following phrasing (for example):
Does this mean to take three skillsets, one to three of which are from the relevant Scientist/Soldier list, and the remainder of which are drawn from the table on p16?
Or does it mean to take one to three skillsets and one to two contacts?
I'm pretty sure it means the latter, but the "at least 1 must be a scientist/soldier skillset is slightly throwing me, since there are only two other (contact) boxes anyway, so checking three without one of them being a skillset would be impossible.
The slight difference in phrasing (three/3), (times/boxes) and also (skillset/scientist skillset/team role/soldier skillset) also slightly threw me at first, although that's a minor gripe.
Thanks for the kind words and for the question—I had a feeling this might be confusing the way I phrased it, so I'll definitely adjust for the revised version. You're correct that the intended meaning was that every scientist has to specialize in some kind of science; if you get to check two boxes, you shouldn't just take two contacts. It occurs to me now that this restriction might not even be necessary, though. Hey, maybe if you play a scientist and take two contacts, but no specialty, you're a grad student or something, and haven't picked a specialty yet. And maybe you should get to pick from page 16, considering that plenty of scientists and soldiers have had other jobs too.
I guess the short answer is that intended it the latter way you phrased it, but I welcome you to interpret it either way and let me know how it goes. 🙂
Thanks for the reply!
In retrospect, I quite like the skillset speciality limitation paired with allowing a pick from p16 (if they can pick 2 or more).
Is it intended to be possible to pick more than one speciality skillset?
HYPE, I'm very excited to read this through!
I was expecting this since I heard about it on Twitter and boy oh boy was it worth the wait! I haven't read through all of it yet, but just by skimming through it you can see it's a fantastic game and/or toolbox. The layout is really good, easy to read and navigate. The art is extremely evocative and sets the mood perfectly! Highly recommended!
Will come back with more comments once I read through the book, but...
YOU GOT BEEPLE's ART?! Why are you not advertising on here that you've got freaking BEEPLE's ART?
Because everything I used is creative commons licensed, so anybody can use Beeple's art!
Boy, this is kinda laser-targeted at me, huh?