Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition Announced
Roleplaying games like Baldur’s Gate and Knights of the Old Republic have their roots in pen and paper RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons. These games generally involve a Dungeon Master, several players, some dice, character sheets, a campaign module, and a whole lot of snacks.
To that end, Behold Studios created a game called Knights of Pen & Paper, which relives the experience of playing a pen and paper RPG in a computer game—it’s all very meta.
It’s an RPG-playing RPG, where players control players in-game at the dungeon master’s table – going on adventures with other tablemates and spending their gains to boost their warriors and mages while simultaneously improving the quality of their snacks, gaming table, and sourcebooks. Full campaigns will take the player-character-characters through an assortment of monsters and quests, rendered in retro-styled pixel art, while their in-game party squabbles with the DM about random encounters.
The studio has since teamed up with Paradox to publish a new version of the game on both the Mac, Linux and PC. The updated version of the game, titled Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, will include a host of improvements, content, and features.
“When we first saw Knights of Pen & Paper, the game scored a natural 20 on its Charm Person roll,” said Shams Jorjani, VP at Paradox Interactive. “We knew it was the kind of title that was right up our alley, and we’re glad to be able to keep supporting the Brazilian developer community with new partners like Behold Studios.”
It’ll be out in Q2 2013.