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A roleplaying game of workers and students in an industrialized and technological society, based on Will McLean's original cartoon.
A roleplaying game of workers and students in an industrialized and technological society, based on Will McLean's original cartoon.
361 backers pledged AU$ 6,814 to help bring this project to life.

Early draft available! Artwork! More rewards!


Loyal staff and customers!

Early Draft Available!

My inner project manager is screaming at me for being 18 days late, and demand a draft release whether I am ready or not.

So please find, at this wondrous github account, a *very* rough draft of Papers & Paychecks.

Did you note the utterly astounding art by Dan 'Smif' Smith?

Note that even on raw word-count there is still another 30,000 words to go. But that's primarily the equipment list, the NPCs, The Boss book, and conversion work on the sample campaign.

A Post-Kickstarter reward?

In the spirit of release early, release often, seek feedback, and engage in continuous improvement, and because we really like our, loyal staff and customers, a post-Kickstarter reward is offered to all those who have contributed; free updates on rules changes and PDFs of new editions.

There will be new editions.

Let our motto be: "Les choses sont contre nous"!

Lev Lafayette, for the RPG Review Cooperative, Inc.

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    1. Brent Millis on April 22, 2017

      What's the word? Best.

    2. Grandpa Chet Cox on March 20, 2017

      Matthew, the word "vermissildtude" is a different word from "verisimilitude." Instead of referring to a self-consistent fictional reality, vermissildtude refers a male ("dude") who operates or programd the missile defense system of the country of Vermillion, and to the thermodynamic geopolitical implications of that dude's attitude.

      It's a common error, but one that frequently comes up in discussions of office politics rolegames. (See the unpublished Dilbert RPG for Middle Managers.)

    3. Lev Lafayette Creator on March 20, 2017

      Thanks Matthew, there will be lots of spelling mistakes at this stage, no spell checking has been conducted yet. Feedback like yours is graciously received!

    4. Matthew on March 19, 2017

      I've found a few spelling mistakes (very reasonable at this stage of course) are you looking for feedback in that regard? No worries if it's not helpful yet :)
      (The one that made me ask was was "vermissildtude" instead of "verisimilitude")

    5. Lev Lafayette Creator on March 19, 2017

      Yes, as a work-in-progress document it is in Markdown (which can be exported to other formats ( The final version will be a PDF of course.

      Grandpa is correct of course about some of the more 'adult' language and they will be replaced with something more family friendly as well.

    6. Grandpa Chet Cox on March 18, 2017

      Once signed in, I found a download option. It's strictly in an ASCII type format, so I'm reformatting into doc format and replacing the obscenities so I can share with my grandkids and GM... If they were surprised when they learned there were more rpg genres than fantasy (and they were) they're going to be shocked by this one. ("No super powers? No lasers?!")

    7. Sniderman
      on March 18, 2017

      I had the same question as well. Can this be downloaded in any format for offline perusal?

    8. Grandpa Chet Cox on March 18, 2017

      Can this be downloaded to read offline? I see no option on the site to do that, though this could just mean I'm an idiot.