10th September 2021
here’s a definite dreamlike quality to playing Lost in Random, and experiencing its world. A place where people used to carry around dice, and the randomness of that drove each and every decision they made. Structurally simple, yet thematically complex. This idea of ‘Embracing randomness’ mixes elements of fate, chaos, structure, and even nihilism. On top of, you know, being a fun board-gamey premise.
With the six regions of Random matching the number of sides on a die, you take on the role of Even and her companion Dicey in a quest to save her sister from the evil Queen. It’s the sort of framework that’s easy to grasp, and one that plays into a lengthy and rewarding tale. An adventure that sees Even travel from the lowliest slum-like villages of Onecroft all the way to the shining beacon in the sky that is Sixtopia.