Thursday, June 1, 2017

High Stakes Q'uay-Q'uar Review

High Stakes Q'uay-Q'uar is the newest adventure by +Venger Satanis for his sleazy space porno rpg, Alpha Blue. The evil SDM gave me a copy and asked me to review it so here we go!

The pdf is 18 pages. The cover is interesting. Can't say that I understand it in context to the adventure. It's just sexual and has a sci-fi vibe. Hell, maybe I do understand it. The cover is also nsfw, though it's the only art like that for this product (which surprised me).

After a quick intro to the adventure, we're presented with two character classes. The first is the xenologist. These spacers specialize in studying alien species. They can use this to enhance their animal magnetism, make others feel stupid with their vast amount of alien facts, and make themselves seem useful (despite basically being a walking wikipedia article). The other class is the pickup artist. Now in real life I really hate these dudebros. These are the guys that learn "the game" so that they can get laid. However, they make perfect sense in the oversexed galaxy of Alpha Blue. Sex is (obviously) important in Alpha Blue and we get some other game benefits from it.

The adventure begins with the party standing over a corpse and gives them ample reason to go to the Q'uay-Q'uor tournament (and a random chart if they need more persuasion). What is Q'uay-Quor? It's a stupid, but strangely fun game popular among gamblers and other unsavory folks. The rest of the adventure is details the who, where, and how. I've got to be honest, while all these characters are interesting and funny (especially fallen zedi Quai-Gon Jizz) my favourite inclusion is the tournament director, David "Space" Pumpkins. In classic Alpha Blue (and Venger) style we get several charts to help flesh out the attendees.

The pdf ends with a few campaign sheets for Alpha Blue a nice quick look at pc motivation. This includes some great insight into humanity. While I know Venger's a smart guy, I wasn't expecting something this deep in an Alpha Blue product.

In addition to the adventure you also get the complete Q'uay-Q'uor rules and a full color game board to print. I've not tried it yet, but it seems simple and fun

Should you buy High Stakes Q'uay-Q'uor? Umm, fuck yeah. It's a solid adventure premise that could work just as easy for something like White Star if you don't have Alpha Blue. Then again, why don't you have Alpha Blue yet? Seriously, go buy it. You won't regret it. If you want retro sci-fi sleaze and cheese, then grab this (and Alpha Blue if you don't already have it).

Carpe diem, motherfucker!

1 comment:

  1. Haha, nice review! There's something about David S. Pumpkins that gets me right here (wouldn't you like to know where I'm pointing). Insight into the human condition is usually a Kickstarter stretch goal... but I decided to throw this one in for free. ;)