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Galaxy of Pen & Paper blasts off

How very meta, I'm sure

The scamps behind Knights of Pen & Paper and Chroma Squad are back at it with another RPG where the battles we fight are fictional inside the game world. Galaxy of Pen & Paper [official site] is an RPG about a group of people playing a sci-fi RPG. That's in a similar vein to Knights of Pen & Paper, though this time developers Behold Studios have also boshed in spaceship battles for your scientific satisfaction. Observe:

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It's a turn-based RPG with monsters to fight, items to loot, levels to gain, dice to roll, and spaceships to battle. Only you're playing people who are playing this as a tabletop RPG, which means they gab about the game and have customisation options like your gamesmaster's chair. Behold Studios say:

"Created by the original team behind Knights of Pen & Paper, Galaxy of Pen & Paper is an RPG simulation game that juxtaposes the world of pen-and-paper RPGs with roleplaying video games. The new game retains the retro look and classic turn-based gameplay of its predecessor, but incorporates a sci-fi theme that lets players man spaceships, explore planets, and battle their way across the stars. Experience all the fun of a pen-and-paper RPG without the lost dice!"

Knights publishers Paradox took the series to another studio for its sequel, see, while Behold Studios did their own thing. Behold are self-publishing this one.

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is out now on Windows and Mac, with a Linux version to follow "soon". It's £10.99/14,99€/$14.99 on Steam and a touch cheaper in the Humble Store, which offers a Steam key as well as DRM-free versions.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.
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