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Feb 13, 2018
The 2nd Edition of the 132 page Wreck Age rule book gives you everything that you need to get started playing. Welcome to The Resurgence. Welcome to the Wreck Age.
Wreck Age is a dystopian, post-Exodus adventure game, where struggling communities vie for resources on a post-collapse Earth.
Wreck Age comes complete with rules for campaign play, as well as a variety of encounters that you can jump right into.
Wreck Age also has a line of 28mm scale miniatures, terrain, RPG adventures, and short stories set in the Wreck Age universe.
Wreck Age 2nd Edition is now available at DriveThruRPG.com, published through a creative commons licence!
In the 23rd century, the Earth verged on total annihilation. Rapid climate shifts, caused by centuries of industrial pollution and nuclear waste, had brought the planet to the brink of an ecological meltdown. Countless reparative efforts had failed; each solution was too little and far too late. Left with no alternative, world leaders collaborated on a last-ditch effort to save humankind: the Exodus. It was a bold plan involving several waves of evacuations, with the end goal of colonizing new planets. The Exodus promised survival for everyone. It was an escape from a decaying planet.
It was hope. It was a lie.
The brilliant, the rich, and the powerful gathered their families, their valuables, and their resources for the first wave. They left Earth in a flotilla of arks, scientific vessels, and seed ships. Within a few days, however, it became clear that there would be no second wave. Hope mutated into rage as the ill-fated masses realized they had been left behind to rot. Governments fell apart and economies crumbled; the world collapsed into anarchy.
As society collapsed, so too did the Earth itself. The oceans rose, natural disasters ravaged the coasts, and chemical rain scorched the arable land. Countless species vanished, either slaughtered outright or dying en masse, unable to adapt to the perilous new environment. As catastrophes crashed down one after another in a crescendo of failure, humanity itself came dangerously close to extinction.
Since the Exodus, uncounted generations have eked out a harrowing, threadbare existence with what little remained. Now a new world is emerging from the ashes. Every storm eventually passes; every desolate winter eventually melts into a fragile spring. Yet the scars of suffering and chaos remain. Recovery will be slow and painful. Few grand cities remain, and even fewer great leaders. There is no centralized structure. The powerful fight over the scraps of the old world, while the weak struggle just to make it through another day.
The Wreck Age rule book contains:
- Gorgeous color artwork.
- Everything you need to get started (except dice and miniatures) – with rules for campaign play, and a variety of encounters that you can jump right into.
- Quick character generation – using Archetypes and a simple system called Resource Units to both create and advance your Characters, you can get your group scavenging The Wilds in a matter of minutes.
- History and background information – explore the Merikan Wilds to their fullest. From the Washed Coast to the Glades, from the skeletal towers of Man Hadden to the colorful and chaotic sprawl of Esperanza, the fledgling towns and crumbling cities make up the character of the world.
- Campaign rules – allowing you to develop your crew into hard-shelled heroes (or villains) of The Wilds.
- Community Creation and Structures – build your own community, quite literally. Playable Structures interact with characters on the tabletop, allowing you to expand your campaigns in directions never before seen in a tabletop miniature game.
- 8 playable factions – and if you decide to go faction-less, and set off on your own, you can do that too!
- Wreck Age also has a line of 28mm scale miniatures, terrain, RPG adventures, and short stories set in the universe.
- Quick character generation – using Archetypes and a simple system called Resource Units to both create and advance your Characters,you can get your group scavenging The Wilds in a matter of minutes.
- 4 Training levels to choose from, from mass amounts of Green Characters, to Trained, Veteran, or even Elite members of your crew. Build the type of force that you desire, led by your Player Character.
- More than 30 Archetypes to allow you to create: Caravaneers, Soldiers, Doctors, Mechanics, Wastrels, Miners, Merchants, Scavengers, many more! We even added some extras in the back of the book, since we wanted to cram so many in!
- Utilize a host of companions, from pack animals, to mindless automatons, to attack boars packed with explosive rigs!
- 50 total traits and feats to flesh out and customize your characters, giving them plenty of room to grow and advance.
Each Archetype brings something new to the Wreck Age roleplaying game:
- Scriveners, are the warrior scribes of the technology obsessed Reclaimers.
- Outriders, are the eyes and ears of a Staker community. They are post-collapse rangers with an aptitude for survival.
- Administrators, wield a variety of advanced medical technology, often to harvest the body parts of their “patients”.
- Locusts, are the un-tested warriors of the Drifter tribes, descending upon their enemy in a seemingly endless swarm.
- Wagon Bosses lead their caravans across The Wilds, searching out salvage and trade wherever they can find it.
Campaign rules – allowing you to explore the Merikan Wilds to their fullest. From the Washed Coast to the Glades, from the skeletal towers of Man Hadden to the colorful and chaotic sprawl of Esperanza, the towns and cities that make up the small pockets of humanity make up the character of the world.
9 playable factions – and if you decide to go faction-less, and set off on your own, you can do that too!
Drifters are nomadic warbands descended from criminal gangs that had been freed during the Exodus and subsequent collapse. They value strength and live by a strict hierarchical code of violence and plunder. They believe that anything and everything should be earned through force, and that the world is theirs for the taking.
Almost immediately after the Exodus, the resilient, the far-sighted, the idealistic, and the indolent banded together to form the closest approximation of long-term stability they could imagine. Those that still remain are known as Staker communities, the modest and hopeful amidst a world of cruel opportunism.
The Reclaimers are the world’s foremost authority on scavenging. The e-wastes of North America and the rest of the world hold a veritable trove of disjointed information and oddly situated technology. With single-minded zealotry, they aim to collect and to re-assemble the pieces of this grand technological mystery, to learn about the mistakes of the past, and how technology might someday lead the diligent back toward humanity’s rightful place.
During the Exodus, a ship carrying specialized medical personnel crash-landed before exiting atmosphere. The carnage was horrific, but the ill-fated flight had been loaded with skilled experts in the field of life-longevity and advanced medicine. To extend their lives, they needed a supply of organs, and soon set out in small bands in order to carve, quite literally, a place for themselves in the harsh environment of Merika. Some of these hapless few are rumored to exist to this day… and are known as Stitchers.
The ARHK are a conglomerate of corporate entities that skipped the Exodus under the ominous notion that it would be better to reign on Earth’s shell, than serve on other planets.
The Church of Fun are unapologetic hedonists who spread mayhem and callous merriment – a riot fueled by mind-bending chemicals. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now.
Unicephalon: is a secretive society that keeps close watch on the remains of planet Earth. Once a mega-corp, Unicephalon stood by and watched as billions perished. Now, from secret locations, they send agents back into the world to shape events in accordance with their secret directives.
No Ghosts are a part of the Fringes, and are cast-outs from Drifter tribes. They find solace where they can, and often sell their services as wasteland mercenaries. rom Drifter tribes. They find solace where they can, and often sell their services as wasteland mercenaries
Jan 7, 2018
The popular Old School Tactical series returns for its second edition with Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45. This iteration of the quick to learn, challenging to master, tactical game introduces the Americans to the series.
Fight across the European countryside with M-10 tank destroyers and Sherman Easy Eight tanks. Pile your powerful rifle squads into venerable M5 halftracks or nail an onrushing armored car with a bazooka. Find your enemy, fix them, flank them, and finish them. If it works on the battlefield it works in Old School Tactical, and it works with minimal fuss and muss.
New units in Old School Tactical Volume II: West Front 1944-45 include (but sure as heck aren’t limited to):
PzKpfw IV H
PaK 40 75mmATG
German 2nd Line Infantry
M16 halftrack (4x.50cal)
M4A3e8 (Easy Eight)
M4A3 Sherman (105)
Rifle and Engineer units
Leaders and Snipers
Dec 29, 2017
The latest version of the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Rules Reference is now online!
This update contains the usual streamlined rules, clarifications, new questions, and other minor changes that come with refining the rules. In addition, today’s update includes errata and a change to claiming rings with multiple elements that players should ensure they read about. Learn why these changes were made directly from the developers in the paragraphs below, and then download the new Rules Reference to see all the changes for yourself!
Dec 14, 2017
Announcing the second full release for Ironwatch Games, we’re proud to bring you Mawbeast Madness, from the mind of Glenn Allan!
Featuring all the high-adrenaline excitement of racing combined with the temperamental and homicidal Mawbeast nature pitted against the devious cunning of Goblins, Mawbest Madness uses the Dungeon Saga rules as a base to enable you to race your friends and enemies around underground tombs, forgotten lairs, and forsaken ruins! Use hidden passages to zip across shortcuts, pick up items to improve your own odds and impede your opponent, and of course get into good old-fashioned brawls along the way.
Featuring custom cover art from Boris Samec, this short-but-sweet rules supplement is a must-have for those seeking to throw down a checkered flag of challenge at your next tabletop wargame session!
Oct 23, 2017
Malifaux Broken Promises PDF is now available from DriveThruRPG.
After a year of chaos and fighting, the new Governor-General has finally forced the city into an uneasy peace. His predecessor might have stopped there, content with the illusion of control, but Franco Marlow has bigger plans. Under his leadership, the Guild has tightened its iron grip on Malifaux City, and the Masters of the Guild have but one choice: obey his commands or suffer the consequences.
Divided by their own internal conflicts, the other factions of Malifaux have been unable to stop him. Distrust spreads like wildfire through the Arcanists, Nephilim slaughter Nephilim beneath the dark boughs of the forest, and the agents of the Ten Thunders murder each other in the streets.
Everywhere, promises are broken and loyalties are tested, and only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again.
Oct 21, 2017
Galakta Games, known mainly as a publisher of such titles as This War of Mine: The Board Game, published a rulebook for their new game: Wanted: Rich or Dead.
It’s a quick and simple game for 2-5 players about the Old West gunslingers who came to rob the town – each one of his own, so the shootouts can’t be avoided. Each player will play as one of a unique gunslingers with a simple goal – to rob more cash than others and escape the town.
July 9, 2017
The latest version of the Star Wars: Destiny Rules Reference is now online from Fantasy Flight Games!
This update contains the usual streamlined rules, clarifications, new questions, and other minor changes that come with refining the rules. In addition, today’s update includes errata to a couple of cards that players should be sure to read about.
Learn why these changes were made directly from the designers, and then download the new Rules Reference to see all the changes for yourself!
June 8th, 2017
Hind & Seek is a ruleset from Ostfront all about asymmetrical warfare set in the Soviet-Afghan War and is aimed at company to battalion sized games, in 6mm or 3mm scale. Larger scales can be used just as easily, from 10mm and 15mm, up to 1/72 scale.
The goal has been to provide a game where a small, poorly armed force can stand on even terms with a larger, better armed one. Hind & Seek tackles this in two ways: firstly, with a ‘strength’ system. Each faction has a strength value, which can be used to purchase forces on the table, or assets. Assets include recon, weapons caches, roadside mines, pre-prepared firing positions, escape routes, air-drops of anti-personnel mines, air blocking elements, night-time insertions and various other options, tailored to each faction. For example, only the Mujahideen (Afghan resistance fighters) have roadside mines and weapons caches, while only the Soviets have air blocking elements and aerial insertions or mine drops.
In this manner, a small force could have a large number of assets allowing it to stand against a larger force. A small Mujahideen force might have prepared firing positions, weapons caches and escape routes, allowing it to strike and run against a larger Soviet force. Likewise an elite Soviet force might have all the bells and whistles of an extremely detailed and well-planned operation – extensive training, night-time insertions, blocking escape routes with helicopters and so on, to allow a small group of airborne elites to cut off and destroy a larger Mujahideen force. Assets also have a dual purpose where they can counter enemy assets. The Mujahideen keep ambushing from that village? Bulldoze it. The Soviets are using helicopters to block off your escape routes? hit them with anti-air fire to drive them off!