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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,198 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 18, 2013

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Includes 5 items: Magicka, The Showdown Effect, Dungeonland, Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Teleglitch: Die More Edition

 

Recommended By Curators

"A unique RPG that has many twists and turns, hilarious story, and 90's references. It is a mobile port, but a very good mobile port."

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe 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”

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

PC
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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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
All the 90's references can't make up for Knights of Pen and Paper's grinding, mobile roots.

Pros: Graphics, Sounds, Controls
Cons: Gameplay, Story, Bugs

For fans of pixel graphics, Knights of Pen and Paper will not disappoint, although it may be a waste of most computers' potential. The sounds and music fit well, although they may begin to grate after a few hours. Control with the mouse and the smallish menus are perfect.

Unfortunately, the grindy, repetitive gameplay is where Knights of Pen and Paper shows its mobile roots. The story isn't terrible, but lacks the great moments often had whilst playing true tabletop RPGs. For achievement hounds, the Deluxe Edition is a must, as it provides a slightly better grinding area. A number of achievement bugs ensure that the grind lasts many hours longer than it should.

Knights of Pen and Paper is a throwback game in many ways, but a number of flaws mar it severly.

5/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition is a decently entertaining turn-based RPG, which likely fares much better on it's original mobile Platform. As it is, the repetetive nature of combat and grinding make the game somewhat tedious during longer sittings on PC, thus making it all too easy to lose interest in the game sooner than it likely deserves.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Overall, a pretty fun game, but a very lazy port. Under Linux, all "Deluxe" features are missing (if that's the version you bought) and in both Linux and Windows, achievements are spotty at best.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
First game I've ever bought on Steam where I've not actually gotten what I paid for. Sure sometimes a game will have bugs, and sometimes there may be un-noticed system requirements/limitations which are my fault for missing. But here, it's not even the right product. Advertised as win/mac/linux, but buying the deluxe version, none of that extra content shows up for linux. No response from the publisher/devs on their own steam forum linux-specific discussion. First time I've ever felt truly cheated on Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
What a nothing game. No depth, no mechanics, no plot... even 25 cents is too much for this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
The premise of the game might be funny at first, but dulls down to pure boredom as you progress through this repetetive grind fest of an RPG...The Leveling as well as the Fight mechanics are, well boring, as well as the whole presentation of the game, you just see your group of people sitting at the table doing next to nothing as you read text boxes...
I know this is all intended but still, the narration just lacks the humour or tension or just anything to make up for all the downsides...
I played for 10h, I had fun for 1 at most...the other 9 were just hope it could get better, but ah well, it did not...

I would not recommend this game to anyone. Seriously, do not buy it, its repetetive poorly presentated garbage.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
A funny casual game with many references to P&P RPGs. Its origins as a mobile game are still noticeable, but it is fun nonetheless.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Lots of fun, easy to sit down and play during a coffee break. An interesting take on the turn based RPG with some good humor sprinkled throughout.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
If you are a linux user beware of the +1 edition. Save your money because the extra content does not work and so far the developers have not even posted a reply on the forums stating they are aware of the problem or care. Works well on my Windows machine, all extra content loaded with no fuss, and is a fun little game, but since I run both systems, the best I will give it is 0/10 for lack of support.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I recommend this game. Just accept the fact I know what might be correct and play this on your down time if you enjoy life. Great game that I recommend. Twice.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great indie game for the dungeon and dragons/rpg/indie enthusiasts. This game time after time, quest after quest, not only pokes fun at itself, but of all games of its type; and games in general! This game can make you laugh and entirely too excited at the same time while still having a storyline that is compelling enough to continue playing. in my opinion, there isnt much replayability except if youre a completionist, but being that its 3 dollars right now for many hours of fun, id say it was a steal.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I got this game when it was on sale, and right off the bat I was laughing and honestly I haven't played it much but I can tell I will like it. This game is great for gamers that enjoy a comedy RPG game, which there is not a lot of, and I like the graphical design a lot. It also has many refrences to things such as Doctor Who.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
simply put a very fun rouge-like that offers hours of gameplay and will for many hours more and somewhat decent replay value
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
funny as hell
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I love this game. Everything is turn based, letting you go afk without worries. It's like Dragon Warrior on NES and the old Bard's Tale games. A game about playing RPGs in the classic tabletop manner. An homage and satire of it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Do you love 8 bit Graphic Games ?
You will like this for sure. An Old School RPG which tell us how the RPG when Video Games not yet developed
Combined Board Game and Battle Final Fantasy's like (Turn Based)

Simply, You become the game master and game player in this game.
Control the player to move to another town or dungeon and have some battle or upgrades
As Game Master you choose you can summon the Monster wherever the player is.

Pretty fun, Before it came out in Steam,
I already played a lot in my iPad and the addictiveness is so challenging
Feel what I feel, buy it guys :)
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
One of the best games I've EVER played.
Fun, addictive and easy to play!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Super cool little boardgame style roleplaying video game. The artwork is super cool with the pixels and little animations with the characters that sometimes move. It gets to be pretty challenging around level 40 or whenever you get to "Steam" island. Its like, everything is a reference and some I don't recognize but the ones that I do give me a chuckle. I'd reccomend this game to anyone who wants it for their phone. Yes, this is a game for your phone, and the touch screen controls are actually pretty good.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Knights of Pen and Paper is a tongue-in-cheek look at table top RPGs. The characters are silly, the "microtransactions" even sillier, and the references to other video games and people in the industry is, quite frankly, horrible (but in a silly way).

The entire game has your characters sitting at a table in various places such as a village, a cave, an arcade, and so on, while a DM (Dungeon Master, for those of you who are unfamiliar with pen and paper RPG terminology) guides them through their quests.

The graphics are simple, but fit well with the game. The music is repetitive, but catchy. And there's loads of replay value.

I definitely recommend getting this game.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I do have the game but i never actually bothered myself on playin it for some reason.
But from what i´ve seen from alot of gameplays, the game is really good, despite the hate comments i see below.
This game was made for people who used to play board games such as Dungeons and Dragons among others (that i seem to have forgotten) back wen there was no computers.
Of course people from this generation will hate it, they got no taste in videogames anymore, for them its all about graphics, guns, sex and drugs.
I am from this generation though, although somehow i like these retro/indie games (dont ask why).
So, i do recommend this game to anyone (especially to old gamers) , and if you grew playing Turn Based Fantasy RPG games such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Cross. Phantasy Star etc etc and i know there are alot here on steam, then buy it, it will be worth it and money well spent.
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