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Posts tagged “pen-and-paper RPGs”

Feature: Using a computer to cook a rotten eel

Podcast episode 106: the Rezzed Tabletop RPG special

This week we have an extra special treat for you! It does mean we don't talk about PC games at all, though. Well, we do, but we talk about fake ones that we've made up. Today we're joined by special guests Meg from EGX and ReedPop video producer Dean (of Dicebreaker's Dungeonbreaker fame to for an actual play of our new free tabletop RPG, EGX…

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Feature: The optional final boss is Geoff Keighley

We miss Rezzed so much that we turned it into a free tabletop RPG

Ah, EGX Rezzed. The Shed Of Dreams, they call it. We here at RPS truly love doing that show and having lots of silly fun every year, including an Olympics and our live podcast and playing all the lovely weird indie games. This year, unfortunately, Rezzed couldn't happen because of all the everything (here I gesture at the world, futilely), and while we did do…

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Desperados 3 now has a free tabletop RPG

In case you're somehow already done with the delightful Desperados 3, publishers THQ Nordic have launched an official Desperados tabletop roleplaying game. Together with the pen & paper people at Pegasus, it the rootin' tootin' tactical video game into one of those there imaginary games where you and your squadmates can pash whenever you want. It's out now, and it's free to download - printer…

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Sunless Skies sails out of early access in January, but here’s a free pen and paper RPG

Exploring the world of Sunless Skies with a mouse and keyboard is all well and good, but now you can do it solely with your imagination - and the rulebook to Skyfarer. It's an official pen & paper RPG based on Sunless Skies, released by Failbetter Games for free on Saturday. You might recognise designers Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor, with their impressive tabletop chops.Skyfarer…

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Feature: Pen And Paper Meets Keyboard And Mouse

First Look: Storium – The Online Storytelling Game

Computers suck at stories. We’ve been trying to create AIs that will make writers redundant for decades and it’s just not happening. Even clever, experimental systems like Storybricks are using sophisticated technology to create stories which amount to “There are bandits on the road.” If you want plot twists more complex than “And then I killed the guy”, you're going to need a writer.That’s why…

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