This game is really cool! Entertaining and challenging, but easy to pick up, it impressively exceeded expectations.
If you're looking to kill a couple hours with an RPG-Lite Cards & Dice table game, this is the one you want to play!
Hope Inhumanity is a gritty apocalyptic game about a group of survivors trying to reach some destination.
Players can invest as much as they want in story and character, making it a good gateway to new roleplayers.
The game is played out over 5 rounds of randomly drawn Scene cards that present players with difficult situations.
Each player can spend from their limited d6 "Humanity" dice pool to succeed or fail at each scene. You can also pull
from a community pool of "Hope" dice to overcome the odds in the face of danger from killers and thieves...
Failure normally means suffering Hunger or Harm, conditions which act sort of like 'hit points' and also add
difficulty to future scenes. The essence of the game is stri...
Publisher: Micro RPG
Date Added: 10/11/2020 05:23:29
I've played through this fantastic little game about six times now - albeit some sessions lasted longer than others because it is DEADLY! It offers exactly what I hoped it would - an easy to manage, admin light, solo role playing experience. I'm a big fan of the 'Micro Chapbook' line as it scratches an itch I have for ttrpgs which require little set up time and can be easily transported for gaming 'on the road'. The card game version captures the essence of the core rules very well but makes the whole experience even more streamlined. I absolutely love the b/w artwork which adds to the game's OSR feel. I purchased the pnp version so do be prepared for some production time as you'll need to cut out and fold the cards. Once all that is done it's very easy to get up and running with a game as the rule book is coherant and easy to follow.
One word of warning: be prepared to die and die often! This game will suit you, if like me, you're a &...
Lovely deck, with beautiful packaging - nice cardstock, with a good shuffle feel, and a box that's designed to prevent foxing.
The deck itself is gorgeous, with evocative artwork and generous symbolism. Very useful for interpretive readings, and a wonderful art piece, as well.
Lovely lovely deck of cards that can be used for many different games, although I've found it's much more fun to try and come up with wildly complex games that attempt to use every card. With so many different types of notation on each individual card, these bad boys can be used to play any feasible card game imaginable. Simply add and remove cards from the deck as needed!
The real standout here is the art - rather than going with a generic "fantasy" theme as so many decks do; these are more of a minimalistic science fiction type deal, with each suit representing a key aspect of Earth/the universe. The "0" card is the Big Bang and the "Ω" card is the apocalypse, and each suit has completely different art on the face/12/A/Ω cards as well!
Fantastic work on these!
Soon 10-player 8-card Gigapoker will take over the world!! *evil laugh*...
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 09/23/2020 22:31:59
*(Deleted my original review after reading another that helped partially resolve a major issue I'd had on my order! Thank you to Van W.!)*
**Card quality:** Very good. Sturdy.
**Art quality:** Exceedingly good. Exceeds expectations. Evokes the Rider-Waite Tarot aesthetic while still putting a Mage spin on things.
**Tuck box: **Good. A teeny bit flimsy, but it's still quite lovely.
The product page says it comes with instructions though, which I thought meant I'd get an actual physical instructional book to help me with my readings and storytelling for chronicles. It didn't, though, but I did find the instructions in the Storyteller's Vault as a pdf. Was saddened at lack of a physical copy though; that was something that I'd factored into whether or not I wanted to purchase. So just be aware that while the product page says it comes with a book, it actually doesn't; you'll have to find the pdf in the Vault. I knocked off a star for that, as I f...
I find this game well worth the money. I would recommend getting a physical product as the cards are very well made. That being said, printing your own cards allows you to take them anywhere without worrying about them being damaged or lost. I have used this set to play at work and camping.
I would not recommend this for a primary rpg system and that is not what this system attempts to do, but I would recommend for a oneshot or something for a night of "beer and pretzels" fun in between your more serious games.
It requires very little prep and the way the cards work allows for a lot of improv. When all is said and done, it can help you tell a great story.
My one complaint is that it doesn't seem to have a website or anything any more.
In summary, worth it for a secondary, fun, and easy to set up game....