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The final sprint
Sometimes you may stumble upon hidden gems, even if it's almost too late. This is the case with Role Quest, which is live on Kickstarter until August 9, 2018 23:30 CEST. Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to play it myself, but the rulebook and first comments on BGG point to a refreshingly relaxed game. Especially for fans of role-playing and improvisation, with a sense of humor, Role Quest seems to be a treat - and for a fair £ 15!
What is Role Quest about?
Role Quest is a social roleplaying game in a fantasy setting where each player takes on a character (Knight, Necromancer ...) and visits different locations with their meeple. If they meet another player in one of these locations, a verbal exchange takes place. An uninvolved player creates the scene, for example "the Innkeeper enters the town hall to complain to the Mayor about excessive taxes". Before the role play, the two players must choose a Roleplay Card (e.g. sarcastic, bossy, corrupt...). At the same time, any player may decide to jump in and put a curse on one of the two players (or both…) with a Curse Card (e.g. loud voice, excessive gestures, speaking in the third person).
Now the two players have 60 seconds to roleplay the scene, based on the set up. The goal is to guess what personality trait the two players played in that round. Were they vain? Arrogant? Friendly? The ones who guess correctly win goblin heads (victory points). If a player does not act according to their a curse, they lose goblin heads.
With the right group
I guess it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to picture that with the right group of people, who enjoy to slip in roles and are creative in the design of the scenes, this game can create real fireworks of fun. Surely, Role Quest is not for everyone, but no matter how you look at it, it's always fresh and fun. It’s for 3 to 6 players and the whole game lasts 20 - 30 minutes, so it is great for the whole evening or for a warm-up.
Christian Redakteur | Brettspieler | Fleischpöppel https://brettundpad.de