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The Tome of Tridlins is a supliment for Nuclear Renaissance.
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Tridlins are a collection of small items. The Tome of Tridlins is an expansion for Nuclear Renaissance. The book is over 100 pages. It adds lots of new features to Nuclear Renaissance, including a full campaign system for developing your gangs over several games. The book also contains rules for new gangs, including zombies, mutants, beasts and military forces of the wasteland. To support the current figures range there are new rules for tunneling machines, fliers and loads more vehicle upgrades. The book adds heaps of equipment and abilities for making really fun characters with.

The Nuclear Renaissance core rules were launched back in 2007. Since then we have put hundreds of hours of game testing into the expansion of the game. The Tome of Tridlins is the result. It adds loads of new options for gang design along with the new gangs and campaign system.

Nuclear Renaissance is a post apocalyptic table top game. Ramshackle Games already has a large range to go with the game and we have been adding more models to support The Tome of Tridlins. The game is available to download free from the Ramshackle Games web site, or can be bought in printed form from our shop.

Nuclear Renaissance is a unique game for tabletop player in that it was built around club or social play. The main premise was to make a game that included rules for multiple players to participate without bogging down. 5 players can get through a game in 2 or 3 hours. The core mechanics are simple. What makes the game come to life is the gang creation rules. In the core rules these are a solid set of upgrades and abilities that are applied to the basic character or vehicle profiles.

Players are free to build the gang they want to play with. In normal games of Nuclear Renaisance players might field a band of hardened heroes, taking a few super warriors, armed to the teeth. They could instead choose a huge hordes of shambling goons, each no threat individually but with huge bonuses in numbers. The Tome of Tridlins adds loads of extra options for making your gang your way. The book introduces amongst other things rules for mutants, beasts, zombies and military forces, making the scope for individual gangs enormous.

Players are free to build their own choice of mechanical conveyance too, with the integration of vehicles being part of the core game. How can you have post-apocalyptic gaming without solid vehicle rules? Rides come in all types, from super fast but lightly armoured bikes right through to ultra tough walking tanks. The Tome of Tridlins not only adds a whole host of new upgrades, it also lets player put robot systems into their vehicles, making them partially or totally autonomous.

The Tome of Tridlins isn't just about the rules. There are over 20 full page colour   illustrations, plus more in black and white. Along with the images are pages great background stories. Contributors include the great author Andy Hoare, who has written for Warhammer 40,000 and Beyond the gates of Antares.

£1200 STRETCH GOAL: REPRINT THE RULE BOOK

The project has met is funding goal! Thanks to all the contributors so far. The most popular reward level has been the double book combo of the rules and the expansions. I have just added another 10 of this. However, I'm limited in the amount I can offer due to printed stock level. To be able to offer more I need to reprint the core rule book. 

£750 STRETCH GOAL: DUNGER FAMILY

Dungers are beasts in Nuclear Renaissance. Large, hariy and ill tempered! They are a popular line in the Ramshackle Games range and I would like to add more. These are some already available:

What I would like to add is a family set, with baby Dungers, an old gnarled Dunger, and two females. These will be made available for sale through the web shop one I get them made.

There is a new reward up. After comments from backers and from forums, I was asked to add a deal to get a starter set. I think the best way to do this is to combine some vehicles and figures. The reward also comes with a pdf of the new "Tome of Tridlins" book, as this Kickstarter is about getting people playing as well as funding the printing.

What Im offering is a selection of two vehicles from our £13 range, plus a five figure "mix and match" set. The figures can be chosen from our large range of resin models, which can be seen by clicking here. I'm also happy to offer other small figures, such as Dungers, as part of this five model set.

The vehicles can be chosen from these:

Some backers have asked to get multiple rewards by adding more funding. To do this, backers can simply increase their pledge level by the amount needed to get the reward they want.

When the campaign ends, I will send out a questionnaire asking what reward you want.

Risks and challenges

The book is nearly complete. This Kickstarter will fund the printing costs. That means the risks on this project are very low. There may be delays with the printers, so this could push back delivery.

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    Digital Artwork.
    The book contains over 20 full colour pictures, plus some black and white ones. This pledge level will get you a digital file containing all the images at A4 size, 300dpi

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    2 Figures.
    This is any two figures from our current range of resin models. The restriction on this are the same as for our "5 models mix and match" sets.

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    PDF of The Tome of Tridlins. This will be a digital version of the Tome of Tridlins book. It will be an optimised version for quick use on computer. However, I will try to get a good balance between file size and image quality. I will be happy to supply high resolution versions of the pictures on request to backers who pledge at this level. Remember, you can already download the full Core Rules from our website.

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    The Tome of Tridlins.
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    Rulebook and Tridlins combo.
    Get a copy of the Nuclear Renaissance core rule book along with a copy of The Tome of Tridlins.

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    Starter Set. Backers will recieve 2 vehicle models from out £13 range, plus a 5 figure "mix and match" set. Also included in this pledge level is a pdf version of the Tome of Tridlins.

    I have set the delivery date on this reward in June, but they will probably ship before this.

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    Sculpt of your design.
    For this reward I will sculpt a figure the way you want it. This can be a likeness of you as a post-apocalyptic wastelander or something else you have in mind.

    Some restrictions apply to pose and costume for technical reasons. I will not make copies of existing characters.

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