Today, I had the opportunity to play an interesting game called Sci-Fi Beta Kappa. Yes, you read that right and it sure sounds like a frat house party game. If that was your initial thought after reading the title you’d be partly right. Sci-Fi Beta Kappa is an interesting game.
Is a light-hearted role-playing game about delinquent aliens sent to 22C Terra under the terms of a treaty that enables us to receive the benefits of powerful Galactic Federation technology in exchange for taking in its low-level miscreants. The characters in the game are denizens of a frat house in Weber College, in New New England, where they get up to all kinds of mischief and are constantly under the watchful eye of the Dean, who hates aliens and is always looking for an excuse to close down Alien House.
Now, keep in mind the above summary, imagine a group of five misfit aliens who still had very little understanding of the human race and their varied cultural practices. These five misfits were living out what might be construed as the party scene of the movie Animal House. Well, that’s the way approached it. The GM gave us the parameters of the story and we ran with it. I am not sure how to describe the mechanics of the game other than they are rather simple and work very solidly. The designers of this game have a solid little game here. I encourage you to watch the actual play video of our antics, is this absolutely fun game! I explained to my 12 year old son about the antics and the chaos of the game, he immediately wanted to try the game!
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