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Papers & Paychecks

There's a Kickstarter out for Papers & Paychecks.


"Papers & Paychecks" of course comes from the classic cartoon by Will McLean in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide from 1979. It features a group of fantasy characters speculating that they are in "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society".

I have written the game for a non-profit gaming club (RPG Review Cooperative, Inc.) and all the proceeds will go to that club. However with all Kickstarters, if the target isn't reached no money is paid or received. We should just make it.

Inspired by the cartoon, the game posits a comic of modern working life where what can go wrong, will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. If you like TV series such as 'Drop The Dead Donkey', 'Corner Gas', 'The IT Crowd', 'The Office', 'Utopia', and 'Interns' then this game is for you.

Using a well-known traditional core mechanics, the game system also has a number of novel features from contemporary design, and inverts some
traditional tropes. It is easy to pick up to those new to RPGs and yet
contains intricacies which will delight the experienced gamer.

Yes, we do have permission from WotC to use the McLean cartoon in our advertising material.

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