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Strain Basic

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Strain basic is an extremely challenging 2-page RPG used for playing dark scenarios in which you struggle against Stress, Insanity, and Doom. This is not an easy game, your survival here must be earned.

The game plays like a race against death. You choose how many dice to roll, increasing your chance to succeed by rolling more, but at a greater risk of gaining Stress and Doom. The threat of death is ever-present, as you must roll above your rising Doom score whenever your continued existence is in question. If you manage to advance your abilities through dice rolls, your chance of success is increased, but you will still have to be careful with how many dice you roll, since your Stress score determines your chance of failure. Even resting to recover Stress must be cautiously considered, as the situation can become much worse while your back is turned.

Designed as a survival-horror system at its core, Strain basic creates an intense experience for your group as you play in alien-infested space stations, otherworldly hellscapes, gritty wilderness situations, or deadly dungeon crawls.

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Arto S October 29, 2017 6:54 am UTC
Please add quick preview
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James V October 29, 2017 1:45 pm UTC
The quick preview should be working now, albeit with the landscape layout being compressed to portrait. I'd prefer PDF preview but apparently that is not working. Anyway, thank you for the suggestion.
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October 27, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on September 22, 2017.
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Atramentis Games
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