I don’t know about the rest of you, but I relish the chance to sit down and play an old-school tabletop RPG. Character sheets, dice, frantically checking the sourcebook to see if my ranged attack managed to hit the monster behind partial cover because I have a feat that lets me spot weak points… good times. It’s no surprise, then, that I’ve spent the last few weeks plugging away at Knights of Pen & Paper, an IGF-nominated mobile RPG about RPGs. Seriously — it’s a game where you create characters who create characters, and then play out what they’re playing out as they sit around the table and criticize the GM.
I’m happy to report, consequently, that TriplePoint client Paradox Interactive is bringing the meta-game to PC, Mac, and Linux in the upcoming +1 Edition — which will presumably also make its way to mobile, if the press release is any indication:
Forming a party (partnership) with Behold Studios, developers of the original mobile title, Paradox will be casting several fortitude and agility buffs to help summon Knights of Pen & Paper onto desktops with +1 Edition, which will include new features, improvements, and content. +1 Edition will also be coming to mobile devices, with the game launching across all platforms in Q2 2013.
I rolled Sense Motive and this seems legit to me. I’m going out and buying some new dice right now.