Sunday, March 20, 2011

Review: Smallville Role Playing Game

Smallville Role Playing GameSmallville Role Playing Game by Josh Roby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A big departure from previous games using the Cortex system, this game has some very interesting concepts that center the story around the relationships between the characters rather than the powers and abilities of the characters. This better reflects the nature of the show and opens up some interesting possibilities for gameplay.

Unfortunately, the book is in dire need of an index. The lack of an index is only partly mitigated by a decent table of contents. The book could also use a good glossary. We ran a character generation session and had a hard time determining the difference between different terms, requiring much page flipping.

Overall though, I'm looking forward to giving this game a try, something I didn't expect to be saying of a game based on Smallville.

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1 comment:

Fulminata said...

I should point out that one of the authors of the book commented on my Goodread's review that they will soon be releasing an index of the book for free download, and that it's apparently already part of the PDF version of the book.

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