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Publisher's blurb:

What is Microscope?

Humanity spreads to the stars and forges a galactic civilization...

Fledgling nations arise from the ruins of the empire...

An ancient line of dragon-kings dies out as magic fades from the realm...

These are all examples of Microscope games. Want to explore an epic history of your own creation, hundreds or thousands of years long, all in an afternoon? That's Microscope.

You won't play the game in chronological order. You can defy the limits of time and space, jumping backward or forward to explore the parts of the history that interest you. Want to leap a thousand years into the future and see how an institution shaped society? Want to jump back to the childhood of the king you just saw assassinated and find out what made him such a hated ruler? That’s normal in Microscope.

You have vast power to create... and to destroy. Build beautiful, tranquil jewels of civilization and then consume them with nuclear fire. Zoom out to watch the majestic tide of history wash across empires, then zoom in and explore the lives of the people who endured it.

  • Mock chronological order.
  • Defy time and space.
  • Build worlds and destroy them.

A role-playing game for two to four players. No GM. No prep.

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mb - Microscope fan microbadge

Recommended group size
Blurb on the rear cover says "for two to four players. No GM." Page 8 reads: "for two to five players, but three or four are best."

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RPG Rank: 17
Num Ratings: 95
Average Rating: 7.73
Standard Deviation: 1.84
Num Views: 15981
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.9
Fans: 29
Personal Comments: 15
Users Owning: 148
Users Wanting: 3
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