Microscope Explorer

Microscope Explorer

$24.99
  • Description

    Microscope  Explorer  is  a  supplement  for  Microscope,  the  award-winning  role-playing  game  of  epic  histories.

     

    The  new  book  is  loaded  with  tools  and  strategies  to  get  the  most  out  of  your  Microscope  games.  One  of  the  biggest  challenges  is  picking  an  idea  for  your  history:  the  possibilities  are  nearly  infinite  but  game  time  is  not.  Microscope  Explorer  includes  new  step-by-step  SEEDS  to  get  you  started  playing  more  quickly.  Want  something  novel  to  spark  your  imagination?  Roll  on  an  ORACLE  to  generate  a  random  seed  instead.

     

    Explorer  also  lets  you  use  Microscope  in  entirely  new  ways.  It  includes  three  spin-off  games,  each  based  on  the  core  principles  of  Microscope  but  with  careful  adjustments  to  create  different  experiences:

     

    UNION  transforms  the  normal  Microscope  history  into  a  family  tree.  You  go  back  and  fill  in  the  blanks  to  explore  the  lives  of  the  ancestors  whose  unions  brought  each  new  generation  into  existence.

     

    CHRONICLE  focuses  and  streamlines  Microscope,  narrowing  the  history  to  the  story  of  a  single  thing,  such  as  a  building,  a  city  or  a  ring  of  power.  It  also  brings  individuals  to  the  forefront  of  the  story  with  anchor  characters  whose  lives  are  intertwined  with  each  chapter  of  the  history.  It's  a  simpler,  more  personal,  Microscope.

     

    ECHO  lets  you  muck  around  with  alternate  history  and  cause-and-effect.  Travel  back  in  time  and  change  a  single  moment  and  see  how  that  change  would  echo  forward,  reshaping  your  history  or  utterly  destroying  it.

     

    There  are  also  techniques  for  using  Microscope  for  WORLD-BUILDING,  rules  EXPERIMENTS  and  more.

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