Hello, dear reader, I hope you’re having a good day. This is an article on Galaxy of Pen and Paper by Behold Studios. I have not beaten it. My advice may change over time. I have videos of Galaxy of Pen and Paper on the Lunar Nebula LLC Gaming YouTube channel if you want to see more of the game. I’m not being paid to write this blog, and it contains information based on my opinions from playing Galaxy of Pen and Paper. Galaxy of Pen and Paper is rated 12+ on the App Store for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence and Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor. It’s got cartoon sci-fi battle effects and nerd references. The game does make nerdy references to franchises like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and more. Some curse words may be present in the game which I haven’t seen or noticed yet. 

  1. Try to min/max your characters- Just like any good turn-based RPG, you want your characters to fulfill specific roles. A damage dealer and healer are usually good starting characters. Just as importantly, this game uses characters attributes to roll dice and determine the probability of your team’s success. I recommend choosing personalities and races which complement the classes you want in your group. If you can’t decide on a race, I highly recommend human for the sweet skill points you start with.
  2. Skill points are slow to grow- Your first few skill points are precious since not every level up will give you skill points. So, you have a choice, wait to spend them on an amazing ability or slowly grow your characters. It hurt me a lot to wait for any healing abilities. I recommend your healer takes one of the universal healing skills, Small Health Pack, and equips it for 2 skill points. I chose a Gadgeteer and waited for the Virus ability instead. It was worth the wait to me for the boss battle potential, but I died early on to a large enemy group and had to depend on healing items more than expected.
  3. Choose skills which synergize- Virus is a great standalone ability. It’s a poisoning skill which also heals the user. The Trooper class has a skill called Meta-Mind which lets the Trooper’s attacks heal itself when attacking a poisoned enemy. It’s a great combo with Virus. You could choose skills which instead cooperate with burn effects. There are a number of paths you can take with your characters and I recommend reading through your options at the beginning of the game in order to have a plan to progress.
  4. Don’t fight multiple enemies at the beginning!- I was used to Knights of Pen and Paper characters who can start with area of effect attack options and higher health pools than Galaxy of Pen and Paper characters. This game appears to be more challenging to noobs (like me). I recommend taking down single enemies until you can get more characters or are higher level than your foes.
  5. Do quests to progress quickly- The starting quests don’t require grinding beyond them in order to make the story continue. You’ll be level 6 with your ship before you know it!

I hope these 5 tips help you out, dear reader! If you want to see my adventure through Galaxy of Pen and Paper, I’ll be posting videos at Lunar Nebula LLC Gaming. Huzzah Nebula Command! Let’s go explore the galaxy.

Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by Behold Studios or anyone else to write these tips. The only money I could make would be through advertising on this site or on YouTube at this point in time.

by Brian Petrilli AKA Jalinon