Hot on the heels of SIGMATA, I’ve taken some time to look through the new game from Evil Hat Productions: Uprising. I’ve actually had this one for a little bit (I was one of the Kickstarter backers) but the actual street date for its release is today so I’ve been waiting to review. Uprising is a darkly-themed game of resistance, betrayal, and hardship, set in the same universe as The Resistance, Coup, and Coup: Rebellion, collectively called the “Dystopian Universe” which really doesn’t seem like a term you can claim as your own thing. Regardless, it’s a very attractive-looking book but does it live up to that potential? Read on and see.
The game SIGMATA popped up on my radar a while back and the tagline caught my eye: “This Signal Kills Facists.” Maybe it’s the news, but the idea of a game about a determined Resistance fighting against a totalitarian vision of America really struck a chord with me. The game was headed up by Chad Walker, writer of Cryptomancer, and before entering a book I thought this could be some amazingly cathartic roleplaying or a hollow mess of punching “Nazis” in the face with little substance. Which did it end up being? Read on and find out.