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Roleplaying Games I Might Someday Try 3: Atomic Robo by Brian Clevinger, Mike Olson, and Scott Wegener

5 Jul, 2021


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This is the roleplaying game of Action Science! Which is like Science! but with added Action! Based on Brian Clevinger and artist Scott Wegener’s Atomic Robo comic book, whose title character is an autonomous robot created by Nikola Tesla. If the game is true to the comic, adventures should involved misguided science, zany schemes, snappy banter, explosions, and the triumph of good over evil. Or at least over Dr. Dinosaur.

This would be an example of the source material winning out over the game mechanics. I’m just not a big Fate fan, perhaps because my tastes crystalized decades before Fate grew out of Fudge. I am quite fond of Atomic Robo, though, and maybe that’s enough.