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Circus Supremus

Series: Grampa Barmo's Discount Game Magazine
Contained In: Grampa Barmo's Discount Game Magazine #3 (Magazine)
Translated From: Circus supremus (Italian)
Illustrator: Carrasco, Jode
Translators: Angiolino, Andrea
Katz, Demian (editing)
Release Date: February 11, 2002
Length:8 pages (pp. 5-12; 65 sections)
Number of Endings:13
User Summary: You are a charioteer racing for the entertainment of the Emperor. If you win, you'll be rewarded; if you lose, it's off to the quartz mines!
Demian's Thoughts: This adventure was originally published in issue 12 of the Italian gaming magazine Kaos. Since I helped to edit the English translation, I'll refrain from commenting on the writing style. I will say that I find the design quite impressive -- it balances luck with skill by allowing you to cheat on the dice a certain number of times, it has a very high replay value since you can always try to beat your previous record, and it makes excellent use of space by re-using certain sections to simulate multiple laps around the track. This would have made an excellent mini-game within a larger story, but it also manages to stand alone quite well.

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Errata:There should be temples on the character sheet, but they were accidentally omitted.
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