Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience.
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Mostly Positive (32 reviews) - 78% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 18, 2013

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Deluxier Edition

The Deluxier Edition of Knights of Pen & Paper includes the following bonus items:

  • Special Guest Character – A Yellow Wizard with passive MP +20
  • Farm Village Map – A new location that will allow players to farm experience efficiently. Also includes the exclusive Scarecrow monster!
  • Sci-fi Pack for Bedroom – This gives players 4 exclusive items to customize their “in-game, real-world room”
  • The Haunted Fall expansion!

About This Game

Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based, retro style, pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's. Take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session in the ultimate meta roleplaying experience.


As both the playing characters AND the game master, players can choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight and your efforts will be equally rewarded!


Choose from multiple classes, such as knights and mages, pick your characters to control those classes, like grandma or kid brother, and take on the loads of quests, monsters, items and equipment littered throughout Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. Blacksmiths, enchanters, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a whole lot more await, giving players a lot of room to personalize their gameplay experience.


Don’t wait any longer, the Pen & Paper world needs you!

Key Features


  • The ultimate pen and paper RPG simulation experience
  • Put together your own role-playing group complete with the game master, the role-players and their respective classes
  • Fight and explore your way through a perilous fantasy world to defeat the dark mage
  • Level up and get your hands on more gold to unlock epic items and gear for your party
  • As the game master, you can set up the fights yourself and choose how many monsters to battle
The +1 Edition includes these all new features:

  • New dungeons to explore with monsters, traps, treasures, and powerful bosses
  • The Tavern, a place to stash heroes and switch out party members
  • More options for characters to implement during battles, adding more depth and variation to fights
  • Extended campaign filled with lots of new content

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:2000 MHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:640x480 minimum resolution (Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.4 or later
    • Processor:2000 MHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:640x480 minimum resolution (Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB)
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 10 or later
    • Processor:2000 MHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:640x480 minimum resolution (Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB)
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
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Katt
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I wish we could play DnD with my friends like this....errrm, maybe except dying.
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Barkie_Mailman
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Love this game!
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ScoobyDoobyDon't
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Another fun, old school feel type of game, kinda reminds me of the old fighting fantasy books I got into as a kid, back in the early 80's. lol. A lot of silly and fun quips from the players, nothing serious, very basic graphics, yet, fun all the same.
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Dovacraash
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
I woke up one day and this game was gone from my library. 0/10

Good game overall, though.
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yano =DD
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I bought it for like less than 2 euro - worth it.
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mcantelon
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Retro RPG in look and feel. Not amazing, but has personality. The pros are gorgeous old-school pixel graphics and quirky humor. The big con is it gets very repetitive, so beware (but that's true of old RPGs as well).

I would have liked it to have move quicker as it seems long-ish. Worth playing for awhile, though, if you're in the mood for some mindless, time killing.
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pdalberg
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I liked it at first then i got tired of it then it was annoying so I refunded it
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dylan.bilyea
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Simple, yet entertaining.
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Tomato
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
too repetitive for my taste
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xSqueaky
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Has popups to by the DLC in the menus and in the game itself...
boring monotonous gameplay, not rewarding at all, terrible balance/progression curve
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Nihilist
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Its an okay game. Buy it if you need smtng to spend some hours.See how i said 'spend' instead of 'enjoy'.
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anonymous
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
I hate mindlessly grindy games but then I loved this.Wish it had more humor to it though.
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kotngotn
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
At first, Knights of Pen and Paper was VERY fun. I enjoyed the little jabs the GM gave, I felt like I was being challenged fairly, it felt like I was playing a fun little tabletop. I even bought the Halloween DLC because I was having such a good time with it.

But then the challenges became SO exhausting. Toward the end it feels like you're just stuck in mud and can't progress no matter how high you level up. It stopped being fun and became a chore. If you enjoy grinding this game could be for you.

Personally, not a big fan.
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Ю́рий Алексе́еви
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
This is nothing combined to the amount of time I played on my phone which is ~80 hours.
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Lennu11
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
♥♥♥♥
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Raunien1
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Great game. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but it's really fun and keeps pulling me back in.
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Super Shark Face
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
First of all, there was an update that killed save files, which is a big problem for an RPG of this length. I wasn't interested in replaying the first ten hours of the game, so I've never played it since then. I'm not really sure what the developers were thinking. It was an old game when the patch came out, so the loss of save files was definitely unexpected.

Also, it's pretty dumb that if you already have some of the DLC from buying the +1 Edition, you can't just buy the extra DLC you're missing without rebuying it with the base game. Come on now.

As for the game itself, I would rate as so-so. The theme and art is top-notch, but everything else becomes kind of a drag as you keep playing. There's way too many boring encounters. Some of the areas seem really poorly balanced-- I went into a dungeon with a level rating lower than my party's, and was basically insta-killed (had zero problems up to that point). You might like it a little better than I did if you're a big fan of grindy RPGs, because there's a LOT of grinding. What kept me playing was the witty writing, but it wasn't quite strong enough to carry the game on its own.
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jhdavidson83
( 42.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
I love low graphic RPG's and this is one of my favorites. It hit a particular soft spot with me since I play table top dungeons and dragons. Lots of fun, and I ran through the 2nd one too.
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SniperZee
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
The game is good, but I do not reccomend buying it for PC. I would reccomend getting the free version on Amazon Marketplace on Android phones, where the game is completely free and has free in app purchases.
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malpiszon7
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Overall this is a fun game with a few downsides.

Pros:
- graphics
- music
- references and jokes
- this is a long game
- character building (you can respec skills for small amount of gold)
- fights are fun
- game about playing a role-playing game
- insane and fun plot
- DLC is fair and square. It's a long, Halloween themed, series of quests.
- some classes are really powerful

Cons:
- some classes are relatively weak
- repetitive quests - that are fun nonetheless, due to amusing writing
- grinding gold and XP - you really need to grind a lot of gold and XP just to advance further
- upgrading weapons and armors takes too much gold
- some fights take too long to finish
- this game is mainly about fighting enemies
- the plot develops fully only after playing like about 10 hours into the game, before that one point it's mainly a fantasy parody
- you see those Space Invaders and school bullies in trailer? Good, you'll encounter them after about 10 hours of gameplay
- one bad decision during buying stuff or upgrading weapons/armor can result in a need to grind more gold for about half an hour

To be honest - I've had a blast of a time with this game. It was fun, jokes were really good, the plot was absolutely insane.

I can recommend playing this game if you like parody games that have focus on battles. Drop it if you don't like too much fighting and grinding gold/xp on same enemies over and over again.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I liked it at first then i got tired of it then it was annoying so I refunded it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
too repetitive for my taste
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
It's like Dungeons & Dragons, minus the need for friends. One time I was playing this and 5 hours ended up passing before I realized it when I thought I had only been playing for 2 hours. 15/18

But seriously though, it's like DnD, except you control everything that happens, from how many enemies you fight in each encounter (most of the time) to which quests you do to how many characters you have in your party at one time.

It's a pretty meta game, calling upon/calling out various things you'd normally find in a DnD campaign and other tropes relative to table top RPGs, but at the same time it's pretty genre savvy in and of itself, so if you're familiar with these kinds of games, you'll probably get a kick outta the dialogue.

There's also a sequel available too if you like this then be sure to check that one out as well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
First of all, there was an update that killed save files, which is a big problem for an RPG of this length. I wasn't interested in replaying the first ten hours of the game, so I've never played it since then. I'm not really sure what the developers were thinking. It was an old game when the patch came out, so the loss of save files was definitely unexpected.

Also, it's pretty dumb that if you already have some of the DLC from buying the +1 Edition, you can't just buy the extra DLC you're missing without rebuying it with the base game. Come on now.

As for the game itself, I would rate as so-so. The theme and art is top-notch, but everything else becomes kind of a drag as you keep playing. There's way too many boring encounters. Some of the areas seem really poorly balanced-- I went into a dungeon with a level rating lower than my party's, and was basically insta-killed (had zero problems up to that point). You might like it a little better than I did if you're a big fan of grindy RPGs, because there's a LOT of grinding. What kept me playing was the witty writing, but it wasn't quite strong enough to carry the game on its own.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
7.1/10 - An RPG Focused on Battles!

This is an interesting twist to the RPG genre; Battles similar to an RPG maker, but with a little more freedom. There is no exploration, just a map view, battles and quests. You can dictated the number of enemies you face and build a team up to (5) players.

The game is ultra-focused on the combat so I did get bored after a few hours. I personally wouldn't pay full price for this game; but on sale it's worth the pick-up.

Worth $4-5 if you enjoy RPG fights!

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Ever want to play to play Dungeons and Dragons but find that people are weird, smelly, gross, and always are taking the good loot, fudging their character sheet, or destroying your carefully planned quest line? Do you enjoy pixel styled graphics? Well the good news is this game has got you covered on most of those points. Go adventure and save some people and the world! All without leaving your house, or inviting people to your house to eat all your food, leave your toliet seat up, digust/impress you with their hygine or lack thereof, or interact with any people at all!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
If you enjoy casual gaming, fantasy gaming, ever watched the D&D cartoon when you were a kid, ever played a tabletop book and dice RPG, or played any of the similar console or PC based titles and enjoyed them. Then there is likely no way you will not enjoy this game immensly.
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31 of 58 people (53%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
There's the outline of a good game here maybe, but they didn't bother to fill in the outline, just plugged in generic filler
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Fun in small doses.
The gameplay is kind of charming and casual. But the lack of any useful keyboard controls really makes it painful to play on pc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
I can farm mobs at the "Farming Village." What's not to like?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
this game is incredibly fun and addicting. you can easily get lost in it for hours or pop in for a short session when short on free time, and it's rewarding either way. it has the perfect balance of challenge and ease with just the right amount of silliness thrown in. I love going to new areas and finding all of the pop culture references in the backgrounds
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Recent patch disabled launch window. To open with launch window, hold ctrl while launching. (Only way to currently change resolution).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
This game is literally 8-bit Dnd. it is fantastic! If you like rp'ing or like rpg's or story games, its a lot of fun. or if u like rogue like aspects in games and a good challenge. this game can provide that :) it is a very relaxing game to play since it only requires the mouse to click, you can lay down and play ^_^ very fun game 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 wasn't really the game I was expecting to go through. I thought it was actually worse than it is, and I'm glad I ended up buying this title and playing through it's 9 hour-ish campaign. The basic premise is, you are a group of friends that are playing the much known fantasy tabletop role-playing game, and your adventures are depicted both through pixelated landscapes/characters and from what the D&D players are actually saying, or actually the dungeon master. Much like in the main idea from the movie Inception, you are playing a game in which the characters are playing a game. So, gameception?

KoP&P (Knights of Pen and Paper) is an RPG, and most features you expect from one are available in this title. Leveling up your characters, giving them new items, armor and weapons, upgrading your character's abilities, questing your way through until the very end, or until New Game +, in which your able to replay the whole game, with the same characters, but everything is harder. It didn't really attract me, since the main campaign features a bit of grinding and I didn't want to go through the same. It's useful for completing the achievements, though.

Soundtrack fits the theme of KoP&P, but can actually become boring after a few hours of gameplay. Another interesting feature is the abundance of references to tv shows, movies, etc. You eventually find a character named Nabe Gewell, which lives in Steam Island, which I found amusing. The 4th wall is also broken lots of times.

In conclusion, do yourself a favor, and purchase KoP&P. It entertained me for a couple hours and I'm sure it will do the same for you. Alas, if you actually don't enjoy D&D's concept, steer in the way of another game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
If you enjoy casual gaming, fantasy gaming, ever watched the D&D cartoon when you were a kid, ever played a tabletop book and dice RPG, or played any of the similar console or PC based titles and enjoyed them. Then there is likely no way you will not enjoy this game immensly. I am going to be picking up the DLC shortly. Don't pass on this delightful and light hearted title... You will not likely be disapointed.

I have found no bugs, issues, glitches, or otherwise in this game. A well made, solid title. Enjoy...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Not much too it, to be honest. Got bored quite quickly.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
It's a charming concept that loses its charm fairly quickly. The humor gets old, and the combat system gets boring and repetitive. The story is pretty bland and its execution is poor, drowned in the midst of required jobber battles that the game throws at you in a mockery of typical poor DMing style. It's got the American Nightmare problem in which it acknowledges why what it's parodying is lame, but doesn't actually do anything to fix it. Something that's ironically bad is still, unfortunately, bad.

In all, it feels like a quirky, above-average quickie mobile game that sells itself as an engaging RPG.

If you like that sort of thing, then get it when it's on sale. It's not worth $10.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Get it while it's on sale, the game is incredibly repeatative, even counting in it's roots as a mobile game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
A perfect example of simple game with pixels graphics, which gives more fun than high-budget blockbusters.
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