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Retired: A Storygame About the Ordinary Life of a Former Supervillain

Retired: A Storygame About the Ordinary Life of a Former Supervillain

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You figured that when you got out of the supervillain business your life would go much smoother...

Guess again.

The stakes may have changed when you hung up the costume, closed down the lair, and put away the death rays, but it’s still the same old trouble in Retired: A Storygame About the Ordinary Life of a Former Supervillain. It’s a two-player game, where one player is the Retiree and the other is The Narrator of a world dead-set on annoying a former supervillain trying to enjoy a return to regular life. The game world is built through play, starting off in small sessions set in your home and neighborhood before it expands into the wider world. From nosy neighbors and chores around the house which get out of hand to former rivals and alien invasions, your retirement isn’t going to be just puttering around the garden...

This includes My, Ahem, Former Dark Lord, an add-on to Retired where you are a (former) Dark Lord in a fantasy realm vanquished by the forces of Good and now just trying to get by...

 
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Russell Z February 01, 2020 5:15 pm UTC
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"Retired" works off of a premise that's both clever and kind of adorable, leaning heavily on tropes everyone knows (and many of us love) from the trope-fertile ground of comic books, and that manages to do so in a way that's mechanically smooth and rich in narrative potential. The dice have a meaningful rather than minimal presence, but it's always going to be the player and narrator who are steering things; a simple core mechanic, a few random charts, and a whole lot of talking is gonna be the end result. The add-on with "Dark Lord" is a welcome little addition, and just a neat way to swap genres pretty seamlessly depending on your mood.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 30, 2020.