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Microscope Oracle: Capes & Justice

“fall of league of supervillains creates world war” “outlawing of experimental drug unleashes social inequality” “rise of psi talents unites terrorists” The special bonus superhero Oracle from the Microscope Explorer kickstarter is ready to go! You can use the PDF and roll the dice or use the oracle online. There a lot of societal issues, […]

Ben Robbins | September 11th, 2016 | ,

Microscope Seeds: Secrets & Squirrels

Two more history seeds for you! These were created as part of the Microscope Explorer kickstarter, based on ideas requested by generous backers, but they are provided as free downloads for all Microscope players to enjoy. In the War of Secrets seed, a world-shaking truth lurks, guarded by some and sought by others: Aliens hide […]

Ben Robbins | July 14th, 2016 | ,

Microscope Seed: Brave New World

“Colonists set foot on a new planet and strive to make it home. Can it grow into a flourishing, civilized world or will the colony fail and be forgotten?” Brave New World is one of the new, improved seeds in Microscope Explorer, but I wanted to make it available for all those Microscope players who […]

Ben Robbins | May 29th, 2016 | ,

Oracles for Everyone

Don’t you hate it when you sit down to play Microscope and then fumble about trying to pick a topic for your history? So many possibilities. Not quite infinite but really really big. And each minute of brainstorming and discussion is one less minute of play. As I’ve said many times, you don’t need need […]

Ben Robbins | April 6th, 2016 | ,

Microscope Seeds: To the Stars…

These quickstart seeds are addictive. Time for some science fiction: What category should I do next? Fantasy seems like the obvious choice. The Dark Lord stretching his hand across the free lands, etc.

Ben Robbins | March 11th, 2013 |

Microscope Seeds: Who Watches the Watchmen?

In honor of Emerald City Comic Con I whipped up some Microscope quickstart history seeds with a superhero theme. Quick seeds are ideal for cons or any time you need to sit down and get playing in a hurry. Now put on your cape and go punch history in the face.

Ben Robbins | March 2nd, 2013 | | 9 comments

Microscope On Your iPhone

Don’t you hate it when you’re sitting on a bus with your friends and you’re trying to play some Microscope but every time you sit the cards on your lap the bus hits the breaks and -blooey- your epic history flies down the aisle? Yeah, that sucks. Technology to the rescue! Trey Marshall has developed […]

Ben Robbins | March 22nd, 2012 | | 10 comments

Push Concede

Sometimes in Microscope someone Pushes to change one of your ideas, but instead of disagreeing you think “hey, I do like that more, let’s do it!” By the rules you have to go through the finger-vote and find out what everyone else thinks, but sometimes that’s unnecessary work. Here’s a faster option you can use. […]

Ben Robbins | January 11th, 2012 | , | 2 comments