the_Cava
 member, 107 posts
 Drapetomaniac
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 14:30
Cryptomancer
I stumbled upon this exceptional game a few days ago: Cryptomancer, and I was checking if there's interest in playing it.

I'm completely hooked.
jshaffstall
 member, 135 posts
Tue 9 Jan 2018
at 17:28
Cryptomancer
I don't have the game, but read through the website's description, and it sounds intriguing.
Raiu
 member, 45 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 03:27
Cryptomancer
The tag line instantly grabbed me, if only because one of my life goals is to become a certified Ethical Hacker.
the_Cava
 member, 108 posts
 Drapetomaniac
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 14:33
Cryptomancer
Well, if I gather enough interest, I plan to start a game here.

I have to warn you, though, the game revolves around an "irreversible death spiral" concept, that many may not find agreeable.
CaesarCV
 member, 285 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 14:40
Cryptomancer
An Irreversible death spiral? Mind explaining what that entails a little more? Unless it involves spoilers for the game itself of course.
the_Cava
 member, 109 posts
 Drapetomaniac
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 15:10
Cryptomancer
I'll try to explain without spoiling the game, but I can say that, by their own admission, the game designers chose to make Cryptomancer like that.

The party, during the game, accumulates Risk with bad choices and, in some instances, bad rolls. There is no way to decrease Risk and, as the game proceeds, it makes things more difficult until it escalates in an "all hope is lost" situation for the characters.

I can tell you that it makes perfect sense with the setting, and, even though a little nihilistic, gives the game the right mood.

If I've been to vague PM me and I'll explain it better.
jshaffstall
 member, 136 posts
Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 15:46
Cryptomancer
I'd be interested in giving it a try.
the_Cava
 member, 111 posts
 Drapetomaniac
Thu 11 Jan 2018
at 20:39
Cryptomancer
Ad posted in the Wanted - Players forum, check it out!

Let's see if it gathers enough interest in the next few days.