Monday, August 15, 2016

Will the Expansion Books Rules by separate or part of the Hub Rules?

In Response to a question on the TME forums by Redworm:: Will the Expansion Books Rules by separate or part of the Hub Rules?

Hello from the wastes,

 Been on a road trip, and seem to have endured back to back expeditions for months now.

As far as the Expansion Rules and the Hub Rules go, no, they will not be combined into one book. This is a great question!
The Expansion Rules is going to have a larger page count than the hub rules, although might have the same density of content only because I want to ensure that the font is bigger. Plus, there will of course be tons of art, and I wanted to make much of it larger, too.

I am really impressed with the community growing here on the forum and am amazed at the content you all are creating. Also, want to thank all of you more experienced players for answering questions for new arrivals to the wasteland. I am often unable to get on here, but aim to spend more time commenting and adding art in September when I am back in civilization more often. We camp a lot, and often there is no web access. Rest assured I am drawing and even inking around the campfire, and crafting rules and adventures on my ipad and laptop whenever possible. Today, taking a ferry from Vancouver Island to the mainland, I drew another take on the gross and mysterious Parasite character type.

Working hard in the hinterlands,
Thanks for the support and enthusiasm you've all shown, and welcome to new members!
Will

Saturday, July 16, 2016

One Day Digs 7: The Ascent for The Mutant Epoch RPG is here!


Hello Mutant Epoch Blog Followers,
As many of you know, I am working feverishly on the first series of Mutant Epoch novels, on which the game is based. The first cycle is nearly completed and by September should be ready for the editor(s). Once they are off, I will be devoting 90% of my creative time to the Expansion Rules, which is also well under way. In the meantime, we will be putting out smaller products such as this great new One Day Dig.... 
Enjoy
Mutant Lord


You've survived the crash. Now what?
What horrors face a team of lunar cadets who crash land amid the ruins of the old ones? Can they work together to ascend the mega tower and call for evac, or will they perish in the attempt?
In this unique one day dig, written by Timothy Berriault and illustrated by William McAusland.
Players take on the roles of trainees who are forced to cope in the toxic, mutant infested and treacherous world of The Mutant Epoch. Will their training and advanced technology be enough to see them safely home, or will the perils, opportunistic predators and wily inhabitants of the old city bring about their doom?



This is our 7th One Day Dig and is a Pay What You Want adventure suitable for both new and experienced players. It includes 3 maps, 13 illustrations, and is 15 pages in length. Stay tuned for more Post-apocalyptic gaming goodness coming soon!
Get your copy right here! 
The Price? Whatever you want


Friday, April 15, 2016

An Update

An Update from our coming soon page on our site...

April 14th 2016:  While on the customer side of all things Mutant Epoch, its been quiet. On the creative side, however, there has been a ton of progress on Expansion Rules Book, a quick start free version of the hub rules (with a One Day Dig called Muddy Mayhem), and our next One Day Dig called The Ascension. For the most part I have been working obsessively on the Mutant Epoch Novel series.
    This game, you should know, is based on these mature novels and basically what we are doing is a re-write with added scenes and updating to reflect more of the world as seen in the role-playing game. Once the final draft is completed the whole series will be shipped to the editor(s) (and first readers). It might be a year before the edits come back and are inserted, in that time, while I am waiting for the manuscripts to be returned I will be doing the art for the Expansion Rules book and other TME goodies we have on the go.
Kindest Regards,
 W. McAusland

Saturday, October 31, 2015

One Day 6:: Hunt in the Dark just released

 Hi Blog followers,

We just released a 15 page one day dig for The Mutant Epoch RPG. This one was written by an Italian author named Giulio Iannarella. You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/azure_admiral
This is a lively little ruin crawl that could easily be expanded upon. Right now it moved from the 19th top seller at rpgnow to the 9th spot. That's pretty good  for a Pay What You Want product.  Check it out and feel free to throw a few coins in the tip jar!
WM

 Hunt inthe Dark cover

Dirty Rotten Rats!
Weary and thirsty, your dig team arrives in the tiny village of Rust Haven just in time to save the day! Beasts have attacked the village and while the militia chases them off, Black Scavenger, an ambitious bipedal rat mercenary, has escaped from the jail. He and with his thugs fled into the ruins beneath the community! With Rust Haven’s best fighters out in the wastes, the people of the settlement need you to go into the ancient depths and bring the villain, Black Scavenger, to justice, dead or alive.
            What horrors, curiosities and artifacts your team will find below the earth are unknown, but this is what you live for. You are excavators and post-apocalyptic heroes.

Hunt in the Dark is our 6th One Day Dig for The Mutant Epoch RPG and was written by Giulio Iannarella. Why not show your support to this new RPG author by throwing a few coins in the tip jar?  In this 15 page Pay What You Want product is 1 full page player handout and 1 map, 25 illustrations, a mutant sub-species and two new relics.


Also see previous Pay What You Want PDFs:
ODD 5 Lilac Towers http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/155557/One-Day-Digs-5


And some of the art from this short adventure....













Friday, September 18, 2015

Hello Epochians,

We've been attempting to create and upload book overviews for each Mutant Epoch title. Here are the first four....








Best Regards,
Will

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lilac Towers and new Creature of the Apocalypse 13: Talontessa


 Come Experience Lilac Towers, it’s to die for….
Exposed by a recent landslide, the 11th floor entrance into the once luxurious Lilac Towers is now visible. The PC adventurers find the pathway up to the mysterious ruins while tracking hostile skullock and moaners.
            Why would two mutant species who normally hate each other work together? Who rules them? What horrors, and loot, will be found in the buried hotel? Only a closer inspection will reveal the truth.

Lilac Towers is our 5th One Day Dig and was written by Danny Seedhouse. These short, single session adventures are crafted to showcase a bit of The Mutant Epoch setting and flavor, introduce some creatures and relics, as well as offer an example of how the Outland System game mechanic works. While previous ODDs were designed for first rank characters, this one’s a bit more challenging and PCs should at least be of 2nd rank.
            This is a Pay What You Want product. Broke? No worries, grab it for free, or check it out first and pay later, or if you like what you see now, please feel free to throw a buck or two in the tip jar, and leave a review someplace. Danny and I sure would appreciate it!

Contained in this 15 page pay what you want product are 8 maps, 14 illustrations and two creature variants including Moaner Immortals and Tuskers.
 
More One Day Digs are in the works, and don’t forget to check out our free PDF line of Creatures of the Apocalypse http://www.outlandarts.com/TME-cota.htm

Also see previous Pay What You Want PDFs:
ODDs 3 & 4 http://www.rpgnow.com/product/143928/One-Day-Digs-3-and-4-Double-Feature






Also released recently, and not with out some controversy, ahem, was the Talontessa, a new free creature....



The cruel, beautiful and vain race of talontessa… a deadly, feminine touch to the post-apocalyptic wastes

Depending on the region, these all-female creatures are known by different names, including Junk Jezebels, Sickle-Sues, Hook Hussies, Blood Brides, Hook Girrrls and Claw Maidens. 
            They are the mortal enemies of skullocks, ruthless to slavers, prone to robbing travelers and always on the look out for a handsome man to either seduce or ensnare. Tribal, petty and obsessed with their looks and social status in their sisterhood, the talontessa are unpredictable and should only be approached with caution. Yet, regardless of their odd ways, passions, use of poison, traps and moody natures, they can make for great allies and are as likely to help excavators as hinder them.  Unlike any other Creature of the Apocalypse in this line, loners of this race can also be utilized as player characters and this PDF comes with rules for generating such lithe, multi-limbed adventurers.
            This is the 13th, and temporarily the final, free creature of the apocalypse. This special addition is 11 pages long and includes a d20 mutation list, disposition towards travelers table, d100 loot table, as well as rules for creating player character talontessa and a player handout art only sheet. We have more COTA creatures in the works but they will be part of a ‘for purchase’ sourcebook which includes all the previous beasts plus 6 never before seen mutant freaks. Stay tuned for that!

Although crafted for The Mutant Epoch role-playing game, using the Outland System Game Mechanic, a GM can easily modify the stats for the talontessa and use these feisty, velociraptor clawed hunters with another post-apocalyptic game system.