Tabletop localization company LionWing has taken a new one under its liony wings..Picaresque Roman (full title Picaresque Roman: A Requiem for Rogues). They’ve announced not only the acquisition, but a late August date for a crowdfunding campaign.
Picaresque Roman takes place in a futuristic and very corrupt metropolis simply called The City. Four or five players assume identities like Yakuza, Info Broker, Swindler, Heartbreaker, and Gambler, then get to work gaining influence and power. Each of you will obtain secret information, and must decide whether to partner up with other crooks to become twice as powerful, or keep it for yourself. Your goal is to topple the “VIP,” or the central character of the story who is controlled by the GM.
Thanks to Among Us, you are no doubt familiar by now with the gaming concept of one player being a secret traitor who’s sabotaging the others. This one throws in a little twist…the traitor is the player secretly working for the VIP (aka the GM). If no one susses out the VIP’s cohort, that person will win the game.
Picaresque Roman was created by Japanese design studio Group SGR and is now in its fifth edition back East. This will be its first American localization, but it can’t happen without you. Tabletop enthusiasts will get the chance to support the Kickstarter when it launches next month.
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