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  • Summary: Knights of Pen&Paper is an indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG. Inspired by the great titles of the 90's, play this game feels like you are playing a traditional pen and paper RPG.The player gets to control the playing characters AND the dungeon master, and you choose what battles toKnights of Pen&Paper is an indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG. Inspired by the great titles of the 90's, play this game feels like you are playing a traditional pen and paper RPG.The player gets to control the playing characters AND the dungeon master, and you choose what battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make it a challenging fight and your rewards will be equally great! With 12 different classes (6 unlockables) and 17 characters (5 unlockables) to choose from, more than 100 quests, 50 monsters, 100 items and equipment, blacksmith, enchanter, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a lot more. Knights of Pen&Paper gives the player lots of room to personalize your gameplay experience.Launching with 2 whole campaigns and many more are coming up! Each time a new game is created you can choose a different campaign and have a brand new game experience. Don’t wait any longer! The Pen&Paper World needs you!- Turn Based battles- Retro Pixel Art- Pen & Paper RPG references- Simple to play, very rich gameplay experience- Challenging quests and monsters- Entertaining story line Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    100
    Journey to the age of Monster Manuals and D20s with Knights of Pen & Paper, a loving spoof of classic, 8-bit RPGs.
  2. Nov 9, 2012
    90
    As Martha Stewart might say if she was into D&D in her younger days, that's a good thing dungeon master.
  3. Jan 25, 2013
    90
    If you're an RPG fan of any kind, you'll love Knights of Pen & Paper. It's one of those rare cases where an offbeat premise is executed with such winning aplomb you can't help but get sucked in.
  4. Jan 17, 2013
    83
    The world map is vast, if loaded with the occasional grindy quest. [Feb 2013, p.93]
  5. Jul 4, 2013
    80
    Knights of Pen & Paper is a tribute to pen & paper role-playing.
  6. Dec 11, 2012
    80
    Knights of Pen & Paper is a lovely tribute to D&D and RuneQuest, with a nice sense of humour and good pixel art. Its IAP system doesn't spoil the balance of the game, though it requires a little bit of grinding.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    45
    Knights of Pen and Paper is being praised as a pocket sized Dungeons & Dragons-simulator. Because of the indie-spirit, many geeky references and addicting gameplay you might actually start to believe it. But then you’d be fooling yourself and you’re missing the essence of role playing games. This is a grinding simulator, not a night of D&D.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jun 25, 2013
    9
    Very fun game, only 2 pound and i can see myself getting another 5 hours out of it, but the PC version is 7 pound!, worth getting it on iOSVery fun game, only 2 pound and i can see myself getting another 5 hours out of it, but the PC version is 7 pound!, worth getting it on iOS because it runs the same but is 5 pound cheaper Expand
  2. Jun 25, 2013
    8
    Knights of Pen and Paper is an easy game to get into and could be a pretty large time sink if you want it to be. You play the role of a groupKnights of Pen and Paper is an easy game to get into and could be a pretty large time sink if you want it to be. You play the role of a group of D&D players on a quest for adventure. During the adventure, the game tends to take on real world aspects and affects the players directly, not just their characters. The mechanics are simple, easy and can get tiring after a while due to a lack of variety. But you unlock classes as you play, which can give you a little more variety. But they start at level 1, so you'll have to work to get them up where the rest of your characters are.
    I played the PC version, and I greatly enjoyed it. It was a bit more expensive, But I'd say it was fun enough to distract me for a while. There are plenty of references to many other games (not just RPGs or Table-top, but gaming in general). You'll have a few good chuckles at some of it, to be sure.
    Overall, the game is fun and has a lot of unique ideas behind it. But it's a tad simpler than what I would have liked and things tend to become pointlessly repetitive once you've leveled a team high enough and found out what combination of attacks and abilities deal out the most effective amounts of damage.
    It's a solid B-game and if you have a little extra spending money and some time to kill, it's worth a look. Otherwise, maybe wait til a Steam sale.
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  3. Aug 5, 2013
    8
    This is up there with angry birds and Plants vs. zombies. Knights of Pnp is basically one of the best DnD games you could buy for your cellThis is up there with angry birds and Plants vs. zombies. Knights of Pnp is basically one of the best DnD games you could buy for your cell phone. The game is all in 16 -bit and the songs are very old school compared to the two games I referenced earlier. The gameplay is really good and if you hate rpgs don't even bother trying this game. You have the choice of five or so characters that you can give a class to. There are many different classes like the mage and a warrior but there are also some secret classes like bard and other random classes that are just as fun to use. There are four main attacks in which you can use there experience points to increase there damage points and other cool abilities. The game is very long and I have only beating the main story line. If your looking for a new rpg and are looking for a great time killer this it the game made for for. Also just as a little of an incentive to play this game, there are a lot of game references in it and if you buy the +1 pack you get an after story and bonus quest that will take you hours to complete. Collapse

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