Quick update on PPE
Hi folks! Someone on Facebook asked for an update on Paranoia Perfect Edition, so why not post that here as well?
PPE is on schedule! We will run a Kickstarter as before, and it should launch around August-ish. I'll definitely let y'all know when that date firms up! The corebook and a companion book are finished; they still need editing, but I'll get that done in a few weeks. Currently, we are writing missions and supplements that will either get used as stretch goals and/or fill out the product line.
Now, for a mini FAQ:
IS IT TERRORISTS OR COMMUNISTS: Both, but leaning towards Commies. Personally, I'm with RCE in that "terrorist" works better than "communist" these days. That said, Commies as a term has such a rich history with this game. We'll still use both interchangeably, but the classic "Commie Mutant Traitor" is back in full effect.
WHAT'S UP WITH CARDS: Cards are now optional. PPE will not be creating any new cards, partially because there are so many out there already, so new products will not come with new cards. That said, I don't see anything in the new rules that interferes with using the cards, so groups that love 'em can still use 'em.
WILL RCE STUFF WORK WITH PPE: The new edition is more of a revision than a full reboot, so RCE content will be easy to run in PPE even on the fly. We are also including conversions for 1st Ed., 2nd Ed, XP and 25th Anniversary content. It's not like GMs can't wing it with their old game books, but some prefer more direction than that.
WHAT WILL THE ART BE LIKE: Unknown at this point. I don't even know who the artist(s) will be. That's typical for me since I'm a freelancer for text, not layout or artwork. I've asked Mongoose to send over a sample when one is ready, but I'm unsure when that will happen.
WILL THERE BE A QUICKSTART VERSION: Not that I know of. That said, we have created two cheat sheets (one for the rules, another for the setting) that fit on the front & back of one sheet of paper. This way, GMs can print copies and hand them out to players at cons, one-shots with the group, or for anyone new to Paranoia.
Feel free to ask any question here or to me directly. I may not be able to share everything right now, but I can try. Cheers!
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