The PDF version of Machinations of the Space Princess is out and the backer print versions are in the process of heading to their future owners. Meanwhile, I’m starting to get reports from the wild of people ‘doing stuff’ with Machinations of the Space Princess.
Which is rad.
Here’s some of that radness.
This lovely chap is running a really cool soviet-themed game and writes up their sessions as a comic strip. Bonus points for using Dust Tactics figures!
Chuck Thorin spews wisdom about how awesome the game is HERE.
Dorkland did a playtest, leading up to release. Some of their feedback I actually used! You can see/read that HERE.
Flattering comparisons to a comic book HERE.
Pulpwood has been doing some Mass Effect conversions HERE.
There’s a rather in depth video review HERE which I enjoyed listening to!
We’ve also had some rather nice review type comments like this one:
Hi James, and Satine –
I just picked up a copy of Machinations today. It’s a masterpiece! I love everything about it.There’s too many delightful things to list, but it has everything – style, flavor, tight mechanics, rampant character options. It’s the first game I’ve seen that could handle something as pulpy as Flash Gordon, as scary as Aliens, as political as Dune, and as operative as Star Wars, all with aplomb.It’s definitely the best RPG I’ve purchased in the last year. I hope it’s a smashing success for you all!Cheers,Alex
I was curious about how the author would approach the mechanics of old school D&D and still apply it to a modern, futuristic sensibility and I was pleasantly surprised to see it was very well done and looked very playable. Cheeky and light-hearted at its core, the game looks like fun to run and even more fun to play. Specifically the alien character creation is brilliant. There is enough detail to make it interesting and it’s simple enough that you won’t be upset rolling up a new character once yours has been sucked out another airlock. The spaceship rules look great! I can’t wait to jump in and build a few ships. Psionics looks like a lot of fun as well. There is also a really well thought out section on running games and playing games that has some really good advice, but without being too preachy or taking itself too seriously.
A sense of humour is a must for this game to be enjoyed.
Hey, glad you liked my review! I was the one with the lengthy rambling review. I just have one question. I can’t find how to regain Psi Points. Where is that? Do you only get that many per level? I can’t believe that. How do they regenerate?
I swear it is, was, in there but I guess we have our first errata 🙂
It should have been 1 per hour of rest or all after 8 hours of rest (sleep). Up to the GM.