TimeWatch

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13th century Europe is enslaved, there’s an army of Mongol warriors burning the city of Paris, and the Supreme Khan is alive and well in Mongolia? Someone is changing history again, and it’s up to your team to fix it.

 

Welcome to TimeWatch.

TimeWatch, by Kevin Kulp, is a GUMSHOE game of investigative time travel. You are a defender of history, an elite TimeWatch agent plucked out of your native era and trained to stop saboteurs from ripping history apart. Your training allows you to diagnose disruptions in the time stream and track down the cause, making conclusions that less capable investigators might just guess at. The TimeWatch rules presume that you are a highly competent badass. Who are you to prove them wrong?

If you’ve played other GUMSHOE games like Night’s Black Agents and Trail of Cthulhu, TimeWatch’s mechanics will look familiar. It uses a pared-down ability list (Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, and various engineering abilities are all grouped under the ability “Science!”, whose exclamation point tells you quite a bit about the game’s tone) and can be played in a variety of different styles. You can play it in Pulp style if you want more dinosaurs and aliens, Rebel style if you want to be the people changing history for the better, Cinematic style if you want to emulate your favorite time travel movie, and more. The default is Patrol style, acting as time cops to save the timeline.

 

Status: In development

 

3 Responses to “TimeWatch”

  1. Terry says:

    The humanoid dinosaur is saying, “Mom! Stop embarassing me in front of my friends!”

  2. Just Here says:

    I want a time machine so I can hop forward to the kickstarter starting, then again so I can get my rewards!

    • Terry says:

      One of the KS stretch goals will be to build a time machine to deliver your book before you even pledged for it. I don’t have my copy yet, so I guess they won’t hit that stretch goal.

      Or maybe the chronal instability of so many paradoxes is causing Kickstarter backers to fade out of exi-

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