Justice Playthrough #8: Prismot!: A Troikawave Zine, Issue 1

It’s a zine! About … a game? I think?

Page 30, Game 18: Prismot!: A Troikawave Zine, Issue 1, by Jared Sinclair

CONTEXT IS FOR COWARDS.

This is a zine. It is for a game. I think. The layout is done as a kind of tribute to 80’s tech. Whoever designed this appears to be quite good at graphic layout, and has devoted all their skills to making this feel awful yet somehow perfectly readable. It is offends the senses, but conveys its information cleanly. You have to be very good at what you do to be this deliberately bad at it.

The first six pages are all playable character options, I think. Living Marble Statue! Glitch Priest! Schoolgirl! Flamingo Man! Poolboy! Sexy Android!

How, precisely, are these character archetypes linked to one another such that they all deserve to be in the same zine? How do they fit within the world of this presumed game?

THESE THINGS ARE IRRELEVANT. CONTEXT IS FOR COWARDS.

There are 3-D glasses as a magic item. (Be careful not to get them wet.) The background art physically hurts. There is a d66 chart of things you find either in the trash or on the body. There are some spells, allowing you to create off-brand La Croix, or magic arrows, or snoop on what some electrons have been up to.

There are NPC/monsters — Monitor Golem and Pool Grannies. And there are 3-D glasses for you to print and cut out as a prop for use in your games!

And that’s it. That’s your zine. Just some stuff to toss into your game, or not.

YOU WANTED SOME SORT OF CONTEXT TO PUT THESE IN? SOME OBVIOUS THEME TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHER? LICK MY BALLSACK. CONTEXT IS FOR COWARDS.

A quick Google search reveals Troika is indeed an RPG. I’m guessing it’s made out of pure distilled madness, like some sort of Principia Discorida LARP.

I am the wrong person to run this game. But if I had certain friends running it, I’m thinking I want in.

I’ve been meaning to try shrooms.

Hey, is it part of the bundle?!

Nope.

Damn.

Okay. Let’s drop some dice, random.org:

Page 27, Game 28: HOT GAY BRO DRAGONS, by Riverhouse Games

“A game about telling your boyfriend (who is a dragon) about how much you love him.”

Why the hell not.