Gen7: A New Frontier For Plaid Hat Games

July 31, 2018 by cassn

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Fans of Dead of Winter will be ecstatic to hear that Plaid Hat Games have released a new Crossroads format game, and it's out of this world.

Gen7 Game Box

Gen7 (like it's predecessor) provides players with the opportunity to pit their moral compass against optimal conditions for success. However, instead of zombies, Gen7's narrative is set beyond the stars;

"An international colony ship has left an exhausted Earth, headed for a distant planet in the Epsilon Eridani system. Thirteen generations will be born on this vessel before it reaches its destination, each generation a steward of the hopes and ideals of the human species."

Of course, all is not what it seems, and soon the crew discover a mystery which threatens to derail their mission.  As a follow-up to Dead of Winter, Gen7 keeps a lot of the features which made their zombie survival campaign so successful, while also deviating and diversifying the mechanics of play for standard legacy games.

Gen7 Game Contents

There are seven "episodes" within the campaign, and the narrative of each is defined by the semi-cooperation of the players involved. The rulebook states that the game is "not won or lost until the story’s conclusion", and the conditions for victory are also fluid, influenced heavily by player input.

It is this narrative freedom which allows Gen7 to be repeatable without succumbing to campaign rot, unlike other games in the genre.  It's currently available for pre-order on Plaid Hat's website, and we've already got our copy booked.

What do you think? Is space the next or the final frontier for Plaid Hat Games?

"As a follow-up to Dead of Winter, Gen7 keeps a lot of the features which made their zombie survival campaign so successful..."

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