Publisher: Thomas Manuel
Zoom in, zoom out. Play as a character, then play as a faction, making decisions that could affect the whole map. That’s the idea behind Faction Turn, a 3-page rules-light PbtA game that provides simple mechanics and procedures for playing a sweeping, epic campaign.
What it contains:
– the Risky Move, a single move for when you’re playing as a character
– two moves for when you’re playing as a faction, one for faction versus faction and one for general play.
– capitalized words like Treaty, Resources, Threats, and Time Skips
– no advice for running the game because that’s the fun of rules-light games!
For those who know Legacy 2e: Life Among The Ruins or Free From The Yoke:
I am a big fan of Legacy 2e and it’s sibling games. But I find them very unwieldy as texts and in play so as I mentioned on my newsletter many moons ago, I decided to make a standalone retroclone (just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it). In the same way that World of Dungeons was a tongue-in-cheek retroclone of Dungeon World, this game – Faction Turn – is a retroclone of Legacy 2e. It’s also stripped of most specific genre trappings so you could use it to play fantasy, scifi, whatever!
This work is based on Legacy: Life Among the Ruins (found at https://ufopress.co.uk/ourgames/legacy-lifeamong-ruins/) , product of UFO Press Limited, developed and authored by Minerva McJanda and Douglas Santana Mota, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) .
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