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Broken Rooms, nominated for Best Game, Best Setting and Game of the Year for the 2013 ENnies

Note: The hardback printed version of Broken Rooms is now available! Get the hardback and PDF and save.

Twelve parallel worlds diverged from ours on the same day.

Twelve worlds dying.

Your life has also diverged from what should have been.

You’re a Nearsider.

Travel the 13 worlds of the Nearside through broken rooms. Discover its secrets and tap into its powers.

But power has a price.

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Alexander R August 01, 2018 5:57 am UTC
This game is more fun that in ought to be. Set in an alternate Earth (well, 13 of them to be precise), characters take on the roles of Nearsiders, superheroes who have suffered loss. The fact that the game takes place in 2007 may not have been impressive when it came out the same year, but a decade later, the game allows for a fun romp through nostalgia-filled playlists and jokes, from Fergie to Staples Easy Buttons and more.

The mechanics are simple, but fun, lending themselves to moments of sheer awesomeness. It's not described as a supers game, but plays more elegantly than most that do. There are lots of potential to tell stories in this world, though the built-in mission explores only a thin vein of them. This is the most fun my table has had in a long time, and I don't see a future (and certainly not 13!) where it doesn't come out again.

Some proofreading and binding issues exist, but those are small blemishes on a great product. The fiction on the website is also immersive.
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Sune N January 18, 2018 7:38 pm UTC
I begin to doubt that the author is reading our questions.
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Sune N March 04, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
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Sune N December 28, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
I've bought the POD book, but would like the pdf as well. Is it really true, that I have to pay extra to get the pdf-version?
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Stephen H April 21, 2023 1:44 pm UTC
You're quite right, you shouidn't have to pay extra for the PDF. We've fixed this. Thank you for mentioning it, and sorry about the delay.
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Andrew B November 23, 2017 2:29 pm UTC
I bought this book once before. Did they update it or something because I dont have the usual 'Download This Book' tab I have for stuff I have purchased before.

Excellent product, in case anyone is concidering it. I didnt do anything with the system, Ive learned enough systems... cant be bothered to figure out another one, but for a catalog of alternate earth ideas, it is badass. Well worth the purchase price.

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