Microscope Released

Yep, it’s done. You can buy and download the Microscope PDF immediately.

Books are on the way. You can pre-order one now and it will ship to you as soon as it’s in stock. Like magic. Want both? There’s a bundle, so you can get the PDF now and the book later. What we in the industry call a double-xmas.

If you’re in Seattle you’re extra lucky because you can get the book even sooner. The very fastest way to get your hands on it will be to buy it at our very own Gamma Ray Games. When the books arrive, they’re getting a batch hot off the presses. You may literally have to blow on your copy or risk singed fingers (you have been warned). Buy the PDF online now, and then get ready to stampede Gamma Ray and demand a book. I’ll post here when the shipment arrives.

    Ben Robbins | February 23rd, 2011 | | hide comments
  1. […] Robbin’s game Microscope is a collaborative history-building game where people define a timeline’s start and end […]

  2. #14 ben robbins says:

    @ canology: Man, even if it is illegal, I sure hope the Thought Police aren’t spying on you when you read in bed.

    I’m no lawyer, but I don’t believe printing for your own use counts as copyright violation anywhere. If you do it and the Furies swoop down upon you, please let us know.

  3. #13 canology says:

    I just picked up the pdf, looks really interesting. Does printing a copy for personal use (I like reading in bed) violate the “no copy” notice in the front of the book?

  4. #12 Dan says:

    And the review is up now as well, here’s a link for that:


  5. #11 Dan says:

    @ ben robbins: Cool, here’s a link to my facebook page’s notes section with an example of play that wasn’t used in the review, feel free to copy it and use it as you see fit.


  6. #10 ben robbins says:

    @ Dan: Needless to say, I’m pretty eager to see it. If you post actual play from your games, let me know and I’ll put up a link.

  7. #9 Dan says:

    Hey, glad to see it’s out I actually picked up the PDF the day it appeared on Indie Press. Actually already played a couple of games of it since. One of which is the basis for a review I’ve sent in at RPG.net, as soon as it gets approved it should be up, probably within the next week or week and a half if anyone want’s to read it.

  8. I’ve ordered the bundle and I’ve been so impressed I’ll be mentioning the game tonight on my show, Operation BSU. Good times! And good work.

  9. #7 ben robbins says:

    Some good Q&A on the Story Games announce thread, so I must link:

    “Microscope? I’ve heard of you. I heard you were dead.”

  10. #6 Joey says:

    I got the pdf! Very, very cool. Congrats, Ben.

  11. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Tony Dowler, JBMannon and Gamma Ray Games, lamemage. lamemage said: It's done. You can buy and download #microscope #rpg this very moment. No fooling. http://tinyurl.com/5wdey8r […]

  12. #4 d7 says:


  13. #3 ben robbins says:

    @Pat: Not tomorrow, but with some luck they’ll be there by next Thursday. It’ll be close.

  14. #2 Guy Srinivasan says:

    It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the giant picture of the cover was also the link to order. During that time I was thinking “why oh why don’t people just give me a link to preorder?”

    FYI :)

  15. #1 Pat says:

    Congrats! I hope Gamma Ray gets them in by Thursday.

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