Explore the Galaxy of Pen & Paper with neither pen nor paper

Published On July 27, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

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I’ve likely mentioned this before, I never played much D&D. I absolutely should have, but at the time I was more into lasers and spaceships than swords and dragons.

What I did play was Star Frontiers. I was a Yazirian. I’d tell you about it, but that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because Behold Games has moved their RPG sim Knights of Pen & Paper into outer space with Galaxy of Pen & Paper, now available for Mac. Sticking with the tongue-in-cheek formula, this “game about a game” challenges players to assemble a crew of intrepid astro-adventurers with the hope that they know what they’re doing.

More specifically, Galaxy of Pen & Paper…

… juxtaposes the world of pen-and-paper RPGs with roleplaying video games. The new game retains the retro look and classic turn-based gameplay of its predecessor, but incorporates a sci-fi theme that lets players man spaceships, explore planets, and battle their way across the stars.

Instead of worry about losing dice (and then stepping on them), role-playing gamers will:

  • Control both the adventurers and the Game Master as you fight, loot, and laugh your way to space.
  • Experience spaceship battles, stories with multiple decisions, sci-fi classes and races, and planet navigation/exploration, all while traveling through space and time.
  • Pick your players, races, and classes while unlocking new content with your blood, sweat, and dice rolls.
  • Customize everything from battle encounters to the Game Master’s table.

Galaxy of Pen & Paper is available now for macOS and iOS. For more information, visit www.galaxyofpenandpaper.com.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.