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The world has gone to hell after nuclear war. It's up to the Drones to protect and enable their humans in rebuilding civilization. Read more

Kyle, TX Tabletop Games
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This project was successfully funded on June 6, 2012.

The world has gone to hell after nuclear war. It's up to the Drones to protect and enable their humans in rebuilding civilization.

Kyle, TX Tabletop Games
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Stretch Goal: $3,000

If we reach $3,000 by the end, product-receiving backers will gain:

  • Digital($12 backers and up): 12-pack of one-shot, single-page adventure hooks.
  • Physical($24 backers and up): A 60-count notepad of character sheets. (All backers will have digital access to the character sheet already)

Three Laws of a Drone 

(Modified by Disaster Emergency Protocols)

1.       A drone may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

     1.1.    Humans mutated through prolonged exposure to radiation and mutated breeding are no longer classified as humans.

     1.2.    Despite overt danger, humans willing to leave the Stay-Tech Automated Facility (STAF) are permitted to do so when there is no clear and present danger other than ambient radiation.

2.       A drone must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

     2.1.    Orders from humans designated to a drone’s STAF are never to be countermanded by any other humans.

     2.2.     Protection of humans designated to a drone’s STAF authorizes redefinition of “injure” to exclude nonlethal force.

3.       A drone must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

     3.1.     The STAF is part of the drone’s existence and must be protected accordingly.

     3.2.     Protection of the STAF authorizes redefinition of “injure” to exclude nonlethal force.

It began with the lamentation of the d12.  

The middle child in the dice family, beloved only to great-axe-wielding barbarians, the most devious of Hucksters, and a handful of animated toys.

"There should be a game," they said, "that utilizes the d12 more!"

I agreed, and thought upon it.  If you were going to use the d12 to its fullest, I figured, you ought to build a system around the number 12.  So I did, and then began to wonder what kind of a system it should be.  I like post-apocalyptic, who doesn't, right?  But something different this time.  Not just the same old trope over and over, how do I change it up?

Then it hits me.  d12.  Dodecahedron...  DodecaheDRONE.  Robots.  Perfect.

In DodecaheDRONE, you play one of twelve types of robots (each with unique abilities) that have to brave the dangers of the outside world in order to keep their clone facility running while accommodating for the  humans that wake up and helping them rebuild a society. 

So here we are, a rules system full of "after the bomb" robots far in the future seeking to help humanity rebuild.  It's Fallout, Mad Max, A Boy and His Dog, and Thundarr the Barbarian.  It's Short Circuit, I, Robot, and the Geth.  All of these wonderful sources distilled into a fight to rebuild what was lost as the creations protect their creators from what they had wrought.

The writing is ongoing and it will happen, but I want this product to be enjoyable and really pop.  To do that, we need artwork.  I want to pay artists a fair price and that's where this comes in.  I could finish writing this up all plain and boring, but this is the chance to get some great art into the game's pages and support other small-time creators like myself.

  • Do it because you love art.
  • Do it because you love robots.
  • Do it because you love the dodecahedron.

International Backers

Sadly, shipping things further away costs more money.  If you back at a tier that gets you physical products in the mail, please add the $6 for backers in Canada and $12 for backers in all other non-US locations to cover the extra cost.  Thank you.

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    Canteen

    Our undying thanks. All backers will be listed on a thank-you page in the book.

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    31 backers

    Lexicon

    A digital copy of the game and special kickstarter adventure e-mailed to you.

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    23 backers

    Piston

    A signed paperback copy of the game, digital copy, and special adventure. Digital items will be e-mailed.

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    7 backers

    Shield

    A signed paperback copy of the game, digital copy, special adventure, and a custom dice bag. Digital items will be e-mailed.

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    Tractor

    A signed hardbound edition of the game, digital copy, special adventure, and custom dice bag. Digital items will be e-mailed.

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    14 backers

    Wrench

    A signed hardbound edition of the game, signed paperback edition, digital copy, special adventure, and custom dice bag set (12d12 included). Digital items will be on a USB drive.

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    1 backer Limited (11 left of 12)

    Weld

    One signed hardbound edition of the game, two signed paperback editions, digital copy, special adventure, and custom dice bag set. Digital items will be on a USB drive.

    Plus: All backers at this level and higher will get a digital "making of" document with commentary that shows some of the in-progress art revisions.

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    5 backers Limited (7 left of 12)

    Devise

    Two signed hardbound editions of the game, one signed paperback edition, digital copy, special adventure, and custom dice bag set. Digital items will be on a USB drive.

    1 physical piece of original artwork (signed by the artist) depicting 1 of the 12 iconic characters. Art choice is first come, first serve.
    {NOTE: $24 of this will go directly to the artist whose piece you pick, this is in addition to the general funds raised to pay the artists}

    Plus: Tools of the Trade. Help design a weapon, vehicle, or some other interesting object to include in the game.

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    0 backers Limited (12 left of 12)

    Astute

    12 signed paperback copies and up to 12 digital copies of the game and adventure.
    2 dice bag sets.
    Two sets of digital items will be on a USB drive for you, extra copies will be e-mailed.

    Plus: Beasts of the Land and Sky. Help design a major mutant creature to include in the game.

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    Pledge $240 or more

    0 backers Limited (12 left of 12)

    Axe

    12 signed hardback copies and 6 dice bag sets.
    Up to 12 digital copies of the game and adventure.
    Six sets of digital items will be on a USB drive for you, extra copies will be e-mailed.

    Plus: Tribes of Man. Help design one of the 12 major sets of tribal humans that will be included in the game.

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    0 backers Limited (12 left of 12)

    Scalpel

    12 signed hardback copies of the book, 12 digital copies/adventures on USB drive, and 12 dice bag sets for you and 11 friends.

    Plus: System Upgrade. Work with us to create a new power for characters to access in game.

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    Pledge $1,200 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Journal

    I will get on a plane and come to your house (or drive if you're close enough) or to a convention of your choice, bringing 12 signed hardback copies of the book, 12 digital copies/adventures on USB drive, and 12 dice bag sets for you and 11 friends.

    I'll run two games (6 players per game, minimum 6 hours per session) over two days and then go away.
    [You provide the pepperoni pizza and Coca~Cola]

    Cost-prohibitive nature requires this to be continental US only.

    PLUS: Your own Stay-Tech Automated Facility. We will work with you to establish your own STAF, complete with 12 drones and 2 humans, in a location of your choosing. This STAF will be included in the setting canon and be the location for the kickstarter adventure.

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Funding period

- (36 days)