Utopian Island of Plenty

The CCCP settlement of Pyramiden, on an archipelago belonging to the Norwegians, provided a utopian lifestyle of work and plenty as an example to the people back home. However, when the Communist might of Russia collapsed, the people steadily abandoned the dream rather than struggle in the face of insurmountable hardship. I daresay this subsidised paradise in the chilly north could easily form the backdrop for some modern day PARANOIA or perhaps some spin on the The Prisoner, with happy

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Finding the ‘Point

I have been mulling over using a new set of rules to run a PARANOIA adventure, transplanting the setting on to a new system. I have been quietly impressed by the potential of Hollowpoint (a violent game of action, ammo and adrenaline – briefly reviewed on my other blog) as the basis for game about capable characters facing potentially overwhelming odds in pursuit of a shifting objective. Yes, capable people – but, not necessarily well-informed or in complete control. Hollowpoint boils down to

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