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The Paradox Room

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The Strange is a place where fictional worlds, called recursions, become realities of their own. Recursions are unique but limited worlds with their own laws of science and even magic, seeded into the dark energy network underlying reality called the Strange. Some recursions contain extravagant sorcery, imprisoned devils, and lost gods. Others are populated by creatures th ...more
ebook, 55 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by Monte Cook Games
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Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dos cuentos cortos que funcionan muy bien para introducir al lector en el setting The Strange RPG del sistema Cypher de Monte Cook Games. El primero, escrito por Cook habla de una criatura de leyenda que encuentra su paso al mundo real, y el segundo cuento, escrito por Bruce Cordell, habla de una persona del mundo real que encuentra su paso a un mundo de leyenda. Basicamente nos describen escenarios en donde realidades alternas existen en paralelos y hay personas, seres y organizaciones que sabe ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it liked it
The fiction is decent, not great, and theres at least a little material for those trying to get an intro to The Strange, but Cook's story forces about 7 technical terms into one expository sentence from hell, and Cordell's story is both too brief and also never names the recursion. Its not Ruk for sure. It just seems to set up a system where people randomly fall into random wacky recursions. I feel like this game is basically going to be a MadLib.
Brian Carpenter
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Sadly, I've read better work by both of these authors. A short collection like this is ideal for introducing the reader to the setting. The first story has some shining moments as it subverts the expectations of the reader, and the second story has the beginnings of an interesting character. However, the quality of the writing is lacking.
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The game designer
Monte Cook started working professionally in the game industry in 1988. In the employ of Iron Crown Enterprises, he worked with the Rolemaster and Champions games as an editor, developer, and designer. In 1994, Monte came to TSR, Inc., as a game designer and wrote for the Planescape and core D&D lines. When that company was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved to the