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what do you do when the machine that makes sure the king is perfect breaks down? what to do now that now the monarch is the wrong king? the worst king?

you, a simple hard-working ape, now in a new world with a leader you can’t trust, are just trying to get by, to keep on doing the good things you do: run rescue operations in the tumbledowns, secure ancient artifacts for posterity, and help the needy. but the king is always obstructing, sewing dissent and suspicion, poisoning your communities. well, what can you do?

you can hide. you can endure. you can fight.

or you can fix the king machine.

The King Machine is the first in a series of stand-alone but interlinked Soft Horizon games, built on a house system that is designed to reduce referee stress and play slickly online.

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Pierre S October 01, 2018 2:16 am UTC
...also the full-size preview doesn't work, neither in Chrome nor in Internet Explorer. I wanted to know what the rules basis is.
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Brad M October 01, 2018 10:54 am UTC
Sorry, Pierre, I can't help you with technical problems with this site -- I just supply some content!

The rules are a light house system that borrows from Apocalypse World and is intended to properly support online play as well as table play. All rolls are from the players -- the GM never rolls dice -- and all conflicts that deserve a roll also come with a risk that will push the narrative forward to another story development. There are no subsystems, so no privileging of combat over other resolution methods. Character capabilities are all stated in terms of what dice they can contribute to resolve a conflict.
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Kirt D October 01, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Yes, it should be sowing dissent, not sewing.

The preview link is working for me. My guess is it was a temporary site glitch. Re-load the page and try again.

(I am not connected to the site or Brad, just interested in the game.)
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Pierre S October 01, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
The Full-Size Preview is still not working for me. In Google Chrome it just pops up a blank square. In Internet Explorer it says I need an app to load this "httpss", which suggests that a link was misspelled.
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Pierre S October 01, 2018 2:10 am UTC
SOWing dissent.
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