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The Overlight RPG Reviewed on The Daily Dope for September 6th, 2018

I review the science fantasy roleplaying game Overlight from Renegade Game Studios. Plus news from Capstone Games, Paizo Inc., Wizards of the Coast as well as an unscheduled first look at Dungeons & Dragons Endless Quest: Into the Jungle by Matt Forbeck.

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There's actually quite a bit to like about Overlight (especially the setting and backstory) but unfortunately the entire system really feels undercooked mechanically. The Shards are pretty interesting and full of mystery but too little information is provided for a completely new setting and it seems far too much of the background will be left up to the players and GMs. The art is interesting but uninspiring while the page count is artificially inflated by the unusually large text font. Still, it seems like there could be a cool game to be found here if the system were to undergo a lot more development.
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There's actually quite a bit to like about Overlight (especially the setting and backstory) but unfortunately the entire system really feels undercooked. The Shards are pretty interesting and full of mystery but too little information is provided for newcomers and it seems far too much of the background will be left up to the players and GMs. The art is interesting but uninspiring while the page count is artificially inflated by the unusually large text font. Still, it seems like there's a cool game to be found here if the system were to undergo a lot more development.

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