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A jam submission

Our Last HopeView project page

A Sci-Fi Tabletop Micro-RPG
Submitted by CS Dev — 17 hours, 30 minutes before the deadline

Play A Micro-RPG

Our Last Hope's itch.io page

Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Story (or Starting Scenario)#383.2733.273
Use of Theme#563.0003.000
Setting (or Location)#582.9092.909
Overall#652.9322.932
Mechanics#772.5452.545

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

It looks fun. Sounds like a disaster if you ask celebrities and politicians to fly a starship. What happens if you have more than 4 players? Do the extra players get left out and have no systems to control?

Developer (1 edit)

You just keep looping around until you've assigned a role to each player, so once you hit the last category listed you loop back around until everyone has been assigned one of the three categories of people. There'll only ever be four systems on the ship though, that's where the debates and conflicts in the game are supposed to arise from as everyone argues over what they should control for that round. I should've probably made it more clear but I was rationing words by that point! 

Thanks for the feedback though, I'll be sure to make it more clear in the revision released after the jam!

Submitted(+1)

This sounds exactly like I'm watching people from the B-Arc in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy try to operate the ship with their limited knowledge of hairstyles or bureaucratic methods. None of them will understand a user's manual, and the scientist is outnumbered two-to-one every five people involved. And of course there will be a "democratic" vote on decisions. Haha! This will play out so poorly for those saps. Oh, man! I love it. Even the complete randomness; it's like they're just flipping switches in hopes of getting something working properly. This is hilarious! Great job!

Looking again, what happened to the trained crew!? Oh noes!

Developer(+1)

Thanks for the kinds words nikomaru! The setup was indeed crafted to elicit the kind of chaos you're describing, and it's exactly what I'd expect to unfurl from such varied personalities being left in charge of something so complicated and important!