The book does a great chance of providing both Storytellers and Players a tool box to tell a unique story. By emulating the fiction rather than the reality, by leaning into the tropes and allowing them to codified the game avoids being a comedy game and instead challengesw the players to lean into the tropes and the fiction challenging them to think less about what they know (hard skilling) and more about what the story needs.
This version of the Storypath system is familiar to anyone who has played any World of Darkness or Scion game but the meta powers are where the game comes into its own.
You will like this if:
- Your group likes horror but isn't afraid to have a giggle.
- You see your game as a moive or tv show (with the camera panning and cutting away to X).
- You enjoy in running a idealised version of the real world (or historical periods).
- You want to se what happens when a trope has a mechanical backiong to it.
- You like d10 dice pools systems
Art does a great job of capturing the feeling of the game without distracting. The Bestiary is expansive (including creatures from beneath the sea, aleins, cyborgs and my personal favorite the COMMUNISTS!)
I sprang for the Preium colour version and it holds up to the retail version of other Onyx path books. The card decks are interesting and there are online rollers for if you want to use them without printing them out.
[5 of 5 Stars!]