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Offworlders
by David D. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 03/11/2019 11:09:43

Rrules light scifi RPG married to a narrative storytelling system. Offworlders has a good concept, and a tight focus on what it wants to accomplish but the ruleset is sadly just a bit too narrative and immersion breaking to be an effective RPG. if you like FATE and other storytelling games then it might be for you, but for those seeking immersion, and a consistent setting with versamilitude it's likely a pass.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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Offworlders
by James S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/08/2019 07:36:36

TLDR: A free Sci-Fi rule light game! Awesome! Play it!

The game plays like a PbtA game but without all the moves defined, which is really great in play. I had some seasoned players and a relative newcomer and everyone could grasp the play style immediately even though all of us were new to this type of game.

Character generation was a snap and the players made some really interesting characters while avoiding niche overlap. Character and ship options are all interesting and meaningful. The simple inventory system with this game makes perfect sense for a rules light game.

Adventure prep was easy. I had a starting scenario, 3 events and 4 questions. The collaborative play took care of the rest. I trusted the rules as written and the game took on a life of its own immediately.

When we reached the end of the job/adventure we decided this one-shot should be a few more sessions because a) the characters and setting were so fun, and b) the game was so much fun to play.

I think one of the most memorable moments was when the player’s situation with a pirate attack frigate just kept snowballing with one failed roll and partial success over another. In the end a critical success resolved things with the player’s ship leaving nothing but wreckage behind. Fun stuff!

This game was easy to prep for, and a blast to play. I think this is my new go-to game for one-shot sci-fi games or those going for a few sessions. The players certainly want more.

And it has a fun art style that I found inspiring.

So in Offworlders RPG you get a sci-fi rules like game that checks all the main boxes of the genre. And with a price tag of free? Yeah, this gets a 5 star rating.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Offworlders
by Gabby B. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/06/2019 12:57:24

There was a Luxury Quarter, Drugs, and a Hugging Pox. I ran a game of this last night and it took a turn for the weird. This is a system that I was able to prepare in a day for a one shot game for my group of friends. Loved the simplicity of the game that gave the players a wide array of choices for their characters, but not too many choices to cause analysis paralysis. I'm a GM that loves when my players are having fun and not taking things too seriously. This system made it more about the story telling rather than having to crunch numbers and that's my jam. Everyone left asking when the next game is.

The only reason I gave it 4/5 stars is that I really would love more supplement to the system. Or more tables to roll from.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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