Kingdom by Ben Robbins – A storytelling game where you follow a community, the people that live in it, and how they change over time from the designer of Microscope
Microscope by Ben Robbins is one of those roleplaying game systems (storytelling games? history building game? I don’t know, but you get the point) that I’ve wanted to try out for quite a while. Those that play it seem to rave about it and its unique setup of creating a history of world instead of playing characters always sounded fascinating. Now Robbins is Kickstarting Kingdom, his new system which simulates the growth and change of a community (any community). You create characters which you then tie to your ‘Kingdom’ (the aforementioned community). You then follow how the kingdom changes over time and how that affects the characters (maybe even over generations, as you can play the game over multiple sessions). Also neat, is that if you back at the $35 level you get a copy of Robbins’ next project, which is apparently called Perspective. Through the Kickstarter, a PDF of KIngdom is $10, a copy including Microscope is $19, and a hardcopy is $25. The Kickstarter video is embedded above if you want to hear Robbins explain it way better than I did.