Troika! is one of a handful of modern roleplaying games that turns our wonderful hobby into a true collaborative art form. Not a sentence is wasted nor a brushstroke made idly in the text and imagery of this game. The game mechanics (based essentially on a hack of the Fighting Fantasy RPG) are largely incidental to the great depth of roleplaying inspiration that lies in the description of the 36 character archetypes - the bedrock of the game world that is intimated throughout the text. In the same manner of Robin D Laws’ ‘100 words’ method of character generation in HeroQuest Glorantha, the spirit of the game world dwells in each phrase, each Dalian quip, within the descriptions of characters such as The Journeyman of the Guild of Sharp Corners. The game is pure genius, and fuel for any GM in any game system who is willing to have their imagination hypnotised and seduced by Troika!’s delirious maelstrom of roleplaying game jewels. A delight!
Name: Cris Watkins
Location: Caldicot, Wales