Pinnacle releases Stone and a Hard Place for Deadlands Reloaded, S.O.R.S. – Kind of like Papers, Please but with doctors, The Dirty Nil – Cinnamon
Stone and a Hard Place Released for Deadlands: Reloaded
Pinnacle Entertainment Group has announced the release of Stone and a Hard Place, a new supplement requiring both Savage Worlds core rules and Deadlands Reloaded. Stone and a Hard Place expands the Deadlands: Reloaded setting into the American Southwest and includes setting information, new Edges, new setting rules and a Plot Point Campaign. The PDF is available now for $14.99 and a hardback (which also includes a PDF now) looks to be coming soon for $29.99. The book was Kickstarter just a couple of months ago and is the third Plot Point campaign for Deadlands: Reloaded.
I have trouble getting past the fact that this game appears to be named “sores”. I mean, I get that it’s a medical game but yck. Beyond that, though, and I really like the general feel and idea behind S.O.R.S., having spent some quality time with the game’s demo. S.O.R.S. is a Papers, Please – inspired game where you play a doctor that is new in a facility, but it turns out something is not quite right. As described on the game’s itch.io page “The game is set in the near future, where the earth’s population has grown to the point where mankind has expanded upwards, living in ever-growing skyscrapers, and criminals are sent to live on floating solar-powered ships in the sky.” From what I’ve played, there is a fair amount of trying to scan people to get good readings to give each patient the correct diagnosis and then returning to your email screen at the end of each day, with six different endings promised depending on the player’s choices. The demo, as well as the full game, are available over on the aforementioned itch.io page. It’s a very different sort of game, and I definitely feel the Papers, Please influence. The demo is pretty lengthy and shows how the game opens up over time.
The Dirty Nil – Cinnamon