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#1 Peacekeeper_b

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:15 PM

How is the setting for Android? Im more of a Role Playing Gamer then anything and always looking for a good setting.



#2 Keggy

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:56 AM

Now that I think about it, the Android setting could make a pretty good RPG...



#3 Treguard

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:45 AM

The funny thing is that, to me at least (another fellow roleplayer), the game Android certainly caters to those who embrace the characters and add their own narrative to their game session, almost to a fault as I'll explain in a bit. The story in Android is what you make of it. The game oozes ample opportunity to roleplay your investigator living out their day-to-day lives, whilst hot on the heels on a fresh case.

I think it was the intention of the game to have a specific disconnect in what your investigator does, and what you do as a player so as to encourage more narrative for the former. Evidence, for example, is purely conceptual, broken down into physical, document and testimonial tokens. What your investigator finds, who it implicates and what it means for the overall story is entirely left up to you. The light/dark cards are less of an attack on an investigator and more a player-to-player interaction that affects the fate of your investgator. Their lives taking turns for the better and, more commonly, the worse. The relationships between these investigators is never explained after all and, again, up to the player's to fill in the blanks.

Unfortunately, as great as that sounds to someone ready to embrace the grim setting where nothing is truely on the level (even the detectives yourselves, if you want to play it that way) it feels like you have to actively be in that "mindset" to fully appreciate the game, which means additional effort from players to grasp the mood in addition to just playing by the rules.
 



#4 JosephCurwen

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

Great cyberpunk setting, check out a couple of the other Android forums here on FF games, I think there are a couple other roleplaying threads pushing for an rpg. Maybe Netrunner or one of the boardgames forums.



#5 Sketchpad

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

Count me in for a copy of an Android RPG, especially if it uses rules along the lines of Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. :)






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