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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 expansion Here Be Dragons announced, adds lots of everything

Paradox's low-fi turn-based RPG Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is to be getting an expansion, titled Here Be Dragons, introducing, among other things, dragons. Try not to be too shocked. They'll appear as part of a high-level quest designed to challenge experienced players, but they're not the only thing available in the expansion.

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Here's everything that's coming in the expansion, which should launch some time next month:

  • New Locations and Quests: Guide a high-level party on an epic quest to return to their roots and undertake the ultimate in classic RPG objectives: Dragon-slaying.
  • New Class: The Knight – Now more than just a word in the game title.
  • New Player Type: Let the fastidious Bookworm join your game table and make use of her obsessive in-game research.
  • The Bestiary: Discover details about the assorted baffling creatures of Paperos.

Plenty of content for new and veteran players alike then. No pricing details were released, though the game is only £8/$10/€10 on Steam so chances are it won't be more than the cost of the sausage supper I just devoured.

Despite being The Sort Of Thing I'm Well Into, as the genre is officially know, I've never managed to pick up either version of Knight of Pen & Paper. Steam reviews seem generally very happy, but there aren't a lot of them so it's hard to judge. Any of you fine reading folk had hands-on time with it?

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2 Years ago

I noticed the first one come out but never picked it up, as I read it was a little light in the depth that I really like in my RPGs. When I heard of the 2nd one some reviews came with the mentioning of a bigger and better story with more detail. With that I couldn't keep my hands off it, for the lovely low price that it is. It was an absolute bargain. The writing is witty and hilariously apt for the tabletop genre, lots of nods, smiles and lighthearted chuckes to be had.

Perhaps a spoiler here, so avoid or read for a little extra info. One strange and awkward crossroad is how the game progresses. The main story is told and naturally comes to the conclusion, but then seemingly randomly, there seems to be a whole new story starts up afterwards, even after the credits roll. I'm a little confused by this and haven't played since, as it seems to be backtracking over all the same areas again with the same formula of quests. New storyline at higher levels, but a lack of new locations, humm.

I'll have another shot at it with the news of this expansion.

Either way, for the price, can't go wrong.