The Robotic Age: Mars
On terraformed Mars technology runs out of control. Find new and expanded rules and build mecha or spacecraft in this RPG supplement.
The Robotic Age is a tabletop RPG that funded last year about androids and cyborgs squaring off with plasma cannons and energy swords in the 22nd century. If you haven't checked it out yet, it is on sale for the duration of the kickstarter.
The Robotic Age: Mars is the first supplement, taking the adventure to the newly terraformed Mars. Major cities and small colonies have sprung up on the red planet with people trying to make their own laws, make themselves a profit, or perhaps just to make themselves disappear. Although oxygen is thin outside of the civilized areas, and corporations control the cities they helped build, people are flocking to Mars in hopes of a better life.
The Robotic Age is a fast pace tabletop rpg full of action where people are able to fully customize the robotic character of their dreams.Will you build a unique weapon that defines you, or perhaps design an exosuit that protects you, or maybe even a support drone to keep an eye out for you?
The game uses percentile dice for skills and dice pools for damage. The rules are fairly simple at first but every upgrade and fighting style added unique rules that apply only to your character.
In the 22nd century androids are sentient and common but have a long way to go for acceptance. As people begin enhancing their bodies with cosmetic cybernetics others gather in secret to discuss bringing back "the good ole days." As transhumans strive for immortality their technology breeds weaponized gangs the world has never seen before.
But surely one can escape that on the new world. On Mars everyone can be equal, everyone can live on their own rules and laws. At least, that's what the ads say. They don't mention how most people become wage slaves to the corporations that supply their food and oxygen. They don't mention the city-states that ignore all crimes that take place outside their walls. They don't mention that less than 25% of Mar's surface is inhabitable.
The Robotic Age: Mars contains new content for both Earth and Mars based games, including:
- Details about life on Mars, common adventure hooks, and various antagonists on the Red Planet.
- New Upgrades and Enhancements usable in any game, like Limited Space Flight, or Lingering weapon effects.
- New Designation: The Genetically Modified Human. Want to be better then you are but without any metal? Then gene mods are the way to go.
- Build your own Vehicles. Want a tank, or maybe a hoverboard?
- Mecha, aka 15 foot tall giant robots you drive. Need I say more?
- Details about your favorite antagonist groups and how Mars fits into their plans.
- Even More!
More coming soon...
More physical goodies for you Robotic Age fans out there. Just add the listed amount to your pledge and I will get the information from you after the campaign has ended.
The Core Book +$30 or +$40
Want the core Robotic Age book while still supporting the suppliment?
Add $30 to your pledge for a Softcover version or $40 for a Hardcover version.
(Outside the US add +$5 for shipping)
Mars Patch +$10
This iron-on patch will only be available through the kickstarter and at conventions.
Mars Poster +$10
This poster of the cover art is 12" x 18"
The Robotic Age Bookmarks +$5
A pair of thick bookmarks for both The Robotic Age and The Robotic Age: Mars.
Add +$20 to your pledge for an additional softcover copy or +$30 for an additional hardcover copy.
Customization Packets are available as add-ons! Customize your game to fit in popular robotic and mecha universes. More info Here
Packets X, T, G, R --- $5 for all four
Packets T2, eXe, TTGL --- $5 each or $10 for all three.
The higher the pledge total goes the more rewards everyone gets!
$4,500- Primary Goal
We hit this and the book gets made!
$5,000 - Industrial Mecha Patch
When we hit this goal a new patch representing one of the major mecha manufacturers will become available as an add on and included free in any ANDROID level pledges.
$5,500 - More Art
The book will have more amazing art added to it, upgrading everyone's copy.
$6,000 - Recreational Mecha Patch
When we hit this goal a new patch representing the other major mecha manufacturer will become available as an add on and included free in any ANDROID level pledges.
$7,000 - Space travel rules
With these expanded rules you will be able to add space travel to your vehicles, mecha, or maybe even yourself. Upgrades everyone's copy
$8,000 - Second Mission
I add a second pre-made mission to the back of the book, expanding on the story from the first mission. Upgrades everyone's copy.
$9,500 - Troubles in Two Worlds
If we hit this goal we jump start the next Robotic Age supplement book: Troubles in Two Worlds.
This book returns to earth to learn more about the world in the 22nd century. Find out how other countries are handling sentient androids, learn about antagonist groups around the world, and how the world has changed in the past 100 years. Will also include more cyberspace information and rules.
This book will be available as an add on in digital, softcover, and hardcover versions if we hit this goal. Estimated delivery August 2015
Risks and challenges
The risks come in the form of delays. I have an artist and editor on board but we are all human and any major emergency could delay the project.
However that will be the only risk because, as it was before, the book is written and playtested.
- (30 days)