Troika! is a true treasure and a great system for world building and running exciting adventures. The science-fantasy RPG includes old, decadent crystal Spheres; worlds hung across a hump-backed sky and reachable by golden-sailed barge, labyrinths of non-Euclidean geometry, and eldritch portals.
I’m just going to touch on a few of the rules that bring the worlds of Troika! to life for me. These rules enhance the setting and fill in needed details to the implied setting.
Longshot City, the place, is a dangerous town and the players are protecting it. Build your own hero team from a huge selection of Archetypes and Origins, covering almost anything you can think of!
The RPG is a 282-page full-featured core set. It’s about dungeon crawls and heroics with the usual set of six stats but different rules for character generation and skill testing.
Daniel Sell’s Troika! is very popular among those in the know and science-fantasy and is a surreal, weird fantasy.
Daniel Sell’s Troika! is sometimes described as psychedelic fantasy, and the game has been going great guns. It has a permissive third-party license, and people love to write for the game.
I’m still going to Tabletop Gaming Live, a growing RPG and board game expo from Tabletop Gaming Magazine and Warners Group Publications. Due to rail strikes, I was going to struggle through on coach, but now with the death of the Queen, even the roads are chaos.
Daniel Sell has brought Luke Gearing’s Troika adventure The Big Squirm to Kickstarter. If you back for a physical copy in the first 48 hours, then you’ll get a secret dossier.
Last time we talked about new RPGs and how to get players to try them. But how do you even begin to work out what you want to play?
Written by Evey Lockhart and illustrated by Sam Mameli, The Ruinous Palace of the Metegorgos offers up a tightly packed adventure setting that’s easy to drop into your ongoing campaign.