Dec 1, 2013

Pockets Full of Adventure, Dimensional Pants Hopping

Review #18 – Free Pen and Paper RPG

Pockets Full of Adventure, Dimensional Pants Hopping

What’s not to love here? The setting is great and straightforward, but the cool mechanics is where this game really shines.

You take on the role of… someone, tasked by Keeton the Scientist to travel to other dimensions through his pocket-portals and retrieve his stuff.
To crate your character, you grab a book and play a mad limb kind of game. You choose some words from a page at random to complete this sentence: “You can think of your PC as (Adjective) (Noun) with and (Item) who can (Verb)”. The result is crazy and fun, trust me.

And the conflict resolution system has a nice twist in it. You play cards to take actions, and discard them when hurt. Face cards can interrupt another character’s action. It’s simple and fast, making action dynamic and keeping the game moving.

Right now I should say that, on the “counter” thing, we made a house rule as soon as we started playing. Following the written rules, to counter an action you have to play a card of the same suit as the action card. We didn’t do that. NPCs didn’t have normal skills (to much bookkeeping) and if you could only counter with one suit, it limited your defenses. Instead, we forgot that rule. The GM could play any card she wanted as an action, and one could counter with a face of any suit. It worked great for us.

So, final “rating”: solid, fast and exiting game. You should definitely give it a try.

- The Storeman

External Links Ahead!

This game was an entry to the “Harder than Granite” 24 hour game contest. I might talk about some other submitted games. Check the rest out!

Disclaimer: I didn’t upload any of the content in the following link. I have downloaded and checked it as I always do. I have even executed it in my own computer and did not experience any kind of problems. But I can’t ensure that it is free of virus and/or malware that my anti-virus programs couldn’t find. That’s the author’s responsibility.

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