Knights of Pen & Paper +1

Knights of Pen & Paper +1

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Best selling app in Menzoberranzan
  • Fun and nostalgia galore
  • Smart and no-nonsense gaming
Cons
  • Infrequent UI issues
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Roll a Charisma check, no maluses."

Reviewed by / Oct 23, 2012

A RPG simulator

Welcome to the last RPG and the last simulator game left to be done, a game that combines all the stuff we love best: we have retro graphics, MIDI-like music, multiple saving slots, true RPG chatter and, overall, a free ticket to ride a Delorean and go back to our beloved early nineties, when Larry Elmore drew what Gary Gygax dreamt.

In Knights of Pen & Paper we get control over several hardened roleplayers and their dungeon master, conveniently sat around the dinner table. Following a cliche yet loving storyline, you have to choose the (random) encounters, undertake more than a hundred quests and manage characters' experience and skills. Meanwhile, there are items galore and you can decorate the room where game is actually played to improve players' mood. This includes chips, pizzas, dungeon chains and nerd stuff.

I wouldn't like to overtalk about this game, so let's go straight to the point: I found it critically awesome, an absolute fumblenessless. Not only is nostalgically enjoyable, but also extremely entertaining. Recommended for any former RPG player, for any wannabe RPG player and, in short, for anyone who doesn't think that RPGs are just games about compiling XPs to raise levels and brag online. Gosh, this game's a beautiful homage to roleplaying and roleplayers. And it's fun. Very fun.

...and don't worry about the $2 price. You spend many times that cost only in marble d20s at the time.

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Developer's original description available here
IGF 2013 winner - "Independent Games Festival Student Showcase"

"This is Role-Playing in its purest form." -- Kotaku-US

""An indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG." I love every single one of those adjectives." -- IGN

"It’s clever, charming, customizable, and virtually infinitely replayable." -- 148 apps

Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. This +1 edition features an extended campaign, more dungeons to explore, new attacks to use in combat, and the Tavern – a place to store your adventurers.

Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience. As both the playing characters AND the dungeon master, players can choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight and your efforts will be equally rewarded!

Choose from multiple classes, such as knights and mages, pick your characters to control those classes, like grandma or kid brother, and take on the loads of quests, monsters, items and equipment littered throughout Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. Blacksmiths, enchanters, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a whole lot more await, giving players a lot of room to personalize their gameplay experience.

Don’t wait any longer, the Pen & Paper world needs you!

KEY FEATURES:
•The ultimate pen and paper RPG simulation experience
•Put together your own role-playing group complete with the game master, the role-players and their respective classes
•Fight and explore your way through a perilous fantasy world to defeat the dark mage
•Level up and get your hands on more gold to unlock epic items and gear for your party
•As the game master, you can set up the fights yourself and choose how many monsters to battle

The +1 Edition includes these all new features:
•New dungeons to explore with monsters, traps, treasures, and powerful bosses
•The Tavern, a place to stash heroes and switch out party members
•More options for characters to implement during battles, adding more depth and variation to fights
•Extended campaign filled with lots of new content

Recently changed in this version

v. 2.12
- "back button" usability improvements

v. 2.11
- various small bugfixes
- integrated Google Play leaderboards
- integrated Google Play achievements

v. 2 (+1 Edition)
- New dungeons to explore with monsters, traps, treasures, and powerful bosses
- The Tavern, a place to stash heroes and switch out party members
- More options for characters to implement during battles, adding more depth and variation to fights
- Extended campaign filled with lots of new content


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Comments and ratings for Knights of Pen & Paper +1
  • (74)

    by Daniel Smale on 11/08/2014

    Awesome! A bit dull in the middle of the story but very addictive. Played right through

  • (74)

    by Brian Boyle on 11/08/2014

    The blacksmith. It says 40% chance of success, but 1 in 6 is far from this figure. I realize only 6 tries is not much to go on, but why should I expect more and continue to waste gold? Furthermore, why would I spend real money on this. Everything else is great. But this nearly ruins the whole experience for me.

  • (74)

    by Sean O'Connor on 11/08/2014

    This is perfect for mindless comfort, and the game is built around it. The unique framing device helps.

  • (74)

    by Danny Garcia on 11/08/2014

    Absolutely love this game and the blend it brings to the table. Reminds me of D&D with friends, on the go. This ABSOLUTELY need a cloud save support though. I have over 400 days invested on multiple devices with different quest progress... would love to unify this.

  • (74)

    by TawaIne Hall on 10/08/2014

    This game is great and worth every cent for the amount of entertainment it provides. I dont feel as if Im playing a mobile rpg. I actually feel like Im playing a 16 bit rom of a game I used to love. Great job Devs keep up the work!!!!

  • (74)

    by Espen Hjertø on 09/08/2014

    Keeps crashing in shops and on map

  • (74)

    by Edward Rodriguez on 09/08/2014

    I love this game. Its a great "retro" style RPG game. And with the kitchen table style makes it quite it more fun, given it a feel of its own. Any table top gamer should give it try you won't be sorry or disappointed. Also the game is updated fairly often and the development crew are always helpful.