About this project
The Video below walks through the basic edition of the Lost 77 Worlds RPG. This kickstarter is funding the first expansion (AS3) and the campaign source book for Earth Prime which details the Blasted Earth, James M. Ward's Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet.
From the Creator of the first science fiction RPG (Metamorphosis Alpha) and the first post-apocalyptic science fantasy RPG (Gamma World) comes a new game. James M. Ward and Stephen A. Lee have created a unique science fiction role-playing game, The Lost 77 Worlds RPG. The basic set included a theme park on Luna and now we are releasing a game expansion for Earth Prime. The Blasted Earth is the Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet.
On the Blasted Earth
The war between five alien races and humanity once raged in space. Now 300 years after fleets of starships have been destroyed, the war continues on a transformed earth. However, the winning forces seem to be the new-comers to this scenic Apocalyptic Planet, the Mutants. James M. Ward's Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet, 77 Worlds AS3 Earth Prime "The Blasted Earth"
James M. Ward's Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet. Where did all this start? There is much to tell in this story so we shall skip much, exclude some, and give you a quick summary. Like many of you, I loved Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World back in the day. Having met James M. Ward at the home of Gary Gygax in 2004 (I think), I took note of events in his life. So in 2013, We talked about life and I told him of my Post Apocalyptic game. He happened to be looking for a project and loved the concept so we began working on The Lost 77 Worlds RPG which made it to market in the fall of 2014. We have worked around much hardship to bring out adventures, source books, and anthologies. Now we get to the real fun. James M. Ward has re-imagined a Post-Apocalyptic Earth after a massive Alien attack. The Blasted Earth is intended to be the Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet. This creation details Earth Prime and expands the rules to include Alien Encounters, Human Mutations, Mutant Plants and Animals, and Alien terrains from xeno-forming attempts gone awry.
The good news is, the writing is done. I have this wonderful manuscript in hand and this kick starter will help us cover expenses for Art, Printing, and expansion of the content. James is already hard at work on a 16 page Bio chip expansion in anticipation that we shall reach that goal in this kick starter. I have included Doom of the Blasted Earth Adventure in the loot boxes. This adventure adds 30 new encounters from robotic death machines, to mutated animals, to alien creatures not of this Earth... well they are now.
More Good News! We are producing everything in Digital and Multiple Physical Forms. You can get a softback AS3 Earth Prime: The Blasted Earth book for just $35. This is the special kickstarter edition not the retail edition. The kickstarter Edition is only available through this kickstarter and will include all the extra content we get as we reach higher funding goals. So this book will grow as we hit higher funding goals.
The Lost 77 Worlds Post Apocalyptic Role Playing Game website http://77worlds.com
Tell Me More about the Game http://thelost77worlds.com
Tell Me more about the Blasted Earth http://thelost77worlds.com
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Notice: As we hit higher stretch Goals both the Hardback and the Softback editions will expand in content and loot boxes will contain more interesting surprises.The softback edition stated above as more than 60 pages is already at nearly 90 pages of content. The softback and hardback editions will have the same content when the kickstarter funds. Retail editions after the kickstarter will not have some of the encounters as we plan to publish an Encounter Guide with 200+ encounters in it.
Please Note: Shipping will be determined after the kickstarter funds. Actual shipping plus container cost will be charged if you want us to ship your rewards. If you do not pay shipping no rewards will be shipped to you and your rewards will be held for 30 days for pickup.
Friends of James M. Ward & Fans of the Lost 77 Worlds RPG
Show your support and help out James. The more we raise the more he will be able to develop and write for this great game.
The Future is Digital
Three levels of e-book rewards. At $15 you get the AS1 core rule book PDF and our newsletter to help get you started. At $30 you also get Doom of the Blasted Earth adventure, The Bio-Chip booklet, and the Illustration booklet all in PDF or flipbook formats. You may want to addon a softback edition of the Blasted Earth book. At $50 we give you a digital version of the kickstarter edition of the Blasted Earth book. Super Digital at $250 gives you everything we produce in 2017 in PDFor flipbook format. This includes the Blasted Earth book, Encounter Encyclopedia, Blasted Earth Adventure series, Anthologies, and much more. I did say EVERYTHING, right?
The Blasted Earth Level I - Physical Book
I just want the physical book. No Problem at $35 you get the kickstarter exclusive edition of Earth Prime: The Blasted Earth. This details the Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet designed by James M. Ward and all the extra content based on the funding goals we hit.
The Blasted Earth Level II - Hardback
A collectors kickstarter edition in hardback form of the Blasted Earth is yours for just $45. As with the Physical book level this will include all the extra content based on the funding goals we hit.
We have a wide variety of options for you here. These boxes contain ever increasing content based on your backer level and surprise content announced as we hit higher funding goals. Most higher level loot boxes contain all the items in the lower level boxes except as noted.
The Basic Loot box - $80
- AS3 The Blasted Earth Softback Book
- Bio Chip Book - Knowledge (Brain Chips), Enhanced Abilities, etc.
- The 2017 Digital Core Rule Book PDF
- Doom of the Blasted Earth Adventure
- Two blasted earth adventures from the 2017 BEA Series
- One Anthology of your choice
- Illustration Book 16+ pages
- 77 Worlds Card Deck
- One Mini Poster of your choice
- 77 Worlds Keychain
- Digital Edition 7 Issue Newsletter for 2017
The Blasted Earth Hard Back Loot Box - $100
- Basic Loot Box Plus
- AS3 The Blasted Earth upgraded to the Hardback Edition
- PDF of the Encounter Encyclopedia
- Three PDF Blasted Earth Adventures
- Anthology of your choice
- Blasted Earth Card Deck
- 77 Worlds Lanyard
Loot box 125 - $125
- Basic Loot Box with softcover Blasted Earth Plus
- PDF of the Encounter Encyclopedia
- Four Adventures in PDF form
- Blasted Earth Card Deck
- Physical 2017 core rules
Loot box 150 - $150 adds the following
- Loot Box 100 with Blasted Earth Hardback plus
- Physical copy of 2017 core rules
- upgrade to Three Blasted Earth Adventure Subscription
- Two Anthologies of your choice
- 77 Worlds Card Deck (In addition to the Blasted Earth Card Deck)
- PDF version of the Encounter Encyclopedia
- PDF version of Six Adventures
Loot box 200 - $200 adds the following
- Loot Box 150 with Blasted Earth Hardback plus
- Softcover Blasted Earth book for game day use
- upgrade to Six Blasted Earth Adventure Subscription
- Four Anthologies of your choice
- Kickstart Exclusive 77 Worlds Lapel Pin
- All Five Mini-Posters
Loot box 300 - pLeather Edition - $300 adds the following
- Loot Box 200 with Blasted Earth Hardback and softback plus
- upgraded hardback to pLeather Edition of Blasted Earth
- Physical copy of the Encounter Encylopedia
- upgrade to Ten Blasted Earth Adventure Subscription
- All Anthologies published in or prior to 2017. Currently 5
- Multi Tool Carabiner
- You get to name a Major Artificial Intelligence with credit to you
PATRON Level - Loot box 500 - $500 adds the following
- Loot Box 300 with Blasted Earth Hardback and softback plus
- pLeather, Hardback, and Softback copies of the Blasted Earth
- All Twelve of the 2017 Blasted Earth Adventures (BEAS)
- PDF Version of every product we produce in 2017
- Name a major Encounter with credit in book
- Pitch your Adventure idea to James M. Ward
PATRON II - Loot box 750 - $750 adds the following
- Loot Box 500 plus
- Develop a custom character type with James M. Ward
System Lord - $1000 adds the following
- Loot Box 500 plus
- Develop a custom character type with James M. Ward
- Every book we make in PDF form for two years (2017 & 2018)
Star Lord - $5000 adds the following
- System Lord rewards plus
- Your character illustrated and custom adventure designed by you and James M. Ward
- Every book we make in PDF form for Five Years (until 2021)
*All development and creations for publication are subject to editing by FSC for content and tone.
Optional ADD-ON's are listed below
One Exclusive Kickstarter only special item is a booklet "Adventure Writing Teniques from the desk of James M. Ward . . .over 43 years in the hobby industry writing science fiction and fantasy adventures." I like to call this 'How to write interesting adventures' and I think you will enjoy reading it.
CUSTOM CARD DECKS
The Earth prime cards will now feature Blasted Earth illustrations on the card faces. You can also add on these Decks.
Limited Edition 77 Worlds Mutant Encounter Deck $20
Limited Edition 77 Worlds Robots and Androids Deck $20
Limited Edition Mutazoids Card Deck (Limit 8) $15
Pulp Science Fiction Deck $15
12 Blasted Earth Adventure Modules
12 Adventure Subscription for the BEAS2017 $132 (A 27% discount)
12 Adventure PDF subscription for BEAS2017 modules $90 ($7.50 each)
Add on any single adventure of your choice for $12 or $9 for the PDF
Lunar Resort Adventure add-on's
Egyptian Tomb Series ET1-3 KS Edition Softbook Book $35
Old Chicago 1 - Birthdays and Tommyguns $15
Arthurian Resort CA1 - Dragon Hunt $15 includes a mini game $15
Arthurian Resort - CA2 - Perilous Quest $15
Lunar Resort Boxed Set - The last 100 copies - $40
A PDF short story by James M. Ward. $10
Because we have a lot of Metamorphosis Alpha Fans here, I am including the CS Bonnie Brown A whole new ship for MA by Craig J. Brain with permission from James M. Ward. This is a new PA Ship which can be used with any version of MA or adapted to your own PA Game.
CS Bonnie Brown - Softback book - $20
Addon Items can be purchased in addition to your pledge levels. Simply pledge at the level you wish and then change your amount to add in the amount of the addon item. When the kickstarter ends, you will receive an email or survey to confirm your purchase and to confirm the addons you want. Shipping Costs along with additional addons must be paid before your rewards can be shipped. You may also add on any item from our catalog or buy those additional items directly at http://77worlds.com
One last minute addon. The Stylus Pen works on a slate/tablet and as a normal ink pen. $5 each. Comes in its own 'Cryo Tube'.
When I wrote the first science fiction role-playing game in Metamorphosis Alpha in the early ‘70s and the first apocalypse role-playing game in Gamma World later in the ‘70s the art of role-playing design was in its infancy at that time. In this day and age experienced consumers expect a great deal more in their games and I believe the Blasted Earth of the Lost 77 Worlds fits that desire handily.
The detailed environment of the Blasted Earth provides unique challenges for the gamer. 315 years ago the Earth was laid waste by alien armadas. The back story hints at many interesting things to explore on that Blasted Earth. Now there are three basic environments: deserts, ancient forests, and volcanic lands. These lands have a whole new ecology of creatures and dangers to deal with and survive. Everywhere in those lands is the lost technology of mankind under collapsed walls and in hidden labs.
The back story also supports lots of interesting quests for the player. Questions that the players need to answer include: What is left of man’s technology on the Blasted Earth? What is the condition of the rest of the solar systems? Is there anything left on the 76 other worlds man settled hundreds of years ago? Are those aliens going to return and finish the job? There are lots of planned products for the Blasted Earth. In the 2017 twelve month program of adventures, the Earth is searched for ancient technology that allows the characters to reach the stars again.
There is also the novelty of a completely new role-playing game system to use. The Blasted Earth doesn’t use dice in its gaming system. Instead, each player gets their own deck of playing cards. In this system, red cards are beneficial to the player. Black cards provide difficult challenges depending on the value of the card. A Two of spades or clubs is not much of a problem for the player. However, Aces of spades and clubs present calamities that must be worked around. It’s all part of a fun new gaming system that adapts to the powers and abilities of the characters as they grow in the game.
Robots mix with mutants and androids as characters survive the many dangers of the Blasted Earth.
Then there is the exploration of the world. The planet teemed with cities that were blasted long ago. What can be found in those ruins? Robot groups are growing and thriving in the forests and deserts of the world; what is their agenda? Android creations are making themselves known and they are looking for something of importance to them. The 77 Worlds basic boxed set allows for visits from the Lunar Resort where humans are looking for rare earth metals to take back to the resort for some strange reason. Ruined alien spaceship can be found all over the Earth and need to be explored for their secrets. Mutant enclaves can be found in every environment and they have their own agendas and are impacting the Blasted Earth.
This apocalyptic game provides new challenges and great rewards for the role-player and it all works with the turn of a card. - James M. Ward
Questions and Answers will appear in updates sent via email as they are asked. firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
The 77 Worlds Earth Prime/Blasted Earth has already been written by James M. Ward and the funds raised here will be used to complete layout and pay for printing. All other items mentioned have been created and await printing. The only real risk would be a major health issue by either creator for expanded content at higher funding levels.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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