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Never Tell Me the Odds Sci-Fi RPG Up On Kickstarter

I'm sure many of you, when reading the name of the RPG there, have a very specific scene in pop culture in mind. And that's the whole point. Never Tell Me the Odds is a sci-fi RPG about space scoundrels gambling it all. Sometimes they win. Sometimes they don't. It's all about what they're willing to risk in order to retrieve what they care about most. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Never Tell Me the Odds (NTMO) is a fast-playing sci-fi adventure story, full of desperate and hilarious risks and rewards. Think of Han Solo relying on a hyperdrive that keeps shorting out, Starbuck going all in when she really shouldn’t, or Mal Reynold’s last-ditch gambits never quite paying off. NTMO is filled with laughter and pathos as your scoundrels make bigger and bigger bets, going up against higher and higher stakes, all in pursuit of saving whatever matters most to them.

In NTMO, you don’t assign any numbers to your scoundrel when you’re creating them. You don’t add traits or apply abilities to affect your ability to succeed. Instead, your scoundrel is built on what matters most to them, and you decide what it is you’re willing to risk when you come up against a check. The odds are always 50/50—NTMO can be played with a coin flip instead of dice. Ready to risk a lot? Your outcome might improve—or you might lose something that really matters to your character. You can always choose to play it safe, of course… but fortune favors the bold. Just remember: It’s not about whether you succeed or fail, it’s what you risk along the way.

The campaign's making its way to 9x funded, but there's only 6 days left to get in on it.