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This is an unusual one. Part tool, part RPG, this game is certainly unique and might be my favourite one-shot to put on the table. What is Microscope? Simply put, Microscope is about building a timeline… no, wait! Don’t leave! I swear this isn’t a trick to get you to do your history homework. Microscope is a game about building a fictional timeline. Any genre or tone can be accommodated in your attempts to remake history in your image. Or you would if it wasn’t for those meddling friends, why did you invite those guys anyway?

After the break: how alternate history building can be fun in and by itself. Sort of.