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On terraformed Mars technology runs out of control. Find new and expanded rules and build mecha or spacecraft in this RPG supplement.
On terraformed Mars technology runs out of control. Find new and expanded rules and build mecha or spacecraft in this RPG supplement.
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The Robotic Age is a tabletop RPG inspired by Mega Man, RoboCop, and Ghost In the Shell. Play as an android, cyborg, or human in the 22nd century where weapons technology has run out of control and androids struggle for human rights. Pick your fighting style, build your custom weapons, and ready your upgrades for an action packed game. 


 If you haven't checked it out yet you can find the core book at DriveThruRPG.

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 paced tabletop rpg 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 adds 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 habitable.

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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.
  • 4 New Fighting Styles for those who want to specialize in unarmed combat, support unit armies, or just destroying everything in your path. 
  • Over 20 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 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 supplement? 
Add $30 to your pledge for a Softcover version or $40 for a Hardcover version.
(Outside the US add +$5 for shipping)

   Emet-Met Patch  +$10

Show your support for the robot uprising with this iron-on patch that 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. 

  Additional Books

Add +$20 to your pledge for an additional softcover copy or +$30 for an additional hardcover copy.

These packets of rules allow you to customize your Robotic Age game to better fit in your favorite robot or mecha themed universes. 

The Originals, Packets X, T, G, R --- $5 for all four

These packets were stretch goals for the original Robotic Age kickstarter. These allow you to fight for everlasting peace (X), fight a war as transforming robot aliens (T), be a teenager in a mecha (G), or be a multicolor super team fighting a new monster every week (R). 

The New Batch, Packets T2, eXe, TTGL ---  $5 each or $10 for all three. 

These new packets include expanded rules for your alien robot civil war (T2), fight hackers in cyberspace with your avatar support unit (eXe), and fight for freedom as you pierce the heavens with your drill (TTGL).

 The higher the pledge total goes the more rewards everyone gets!

---achieved--- $2,000- Primary Goal

We hit this and the book gets made!

---achieved--- $3,000 - More Art 

The book will have more amazing art added to it.

$4,000 - Martian Adventure

When we hit this there will be an adventure included in the Mars book, as your group gets tied up with the criminal underworld of the red planet.

$5,000 - Even More Art

Pretty self explanatory. 

$6,000 - Mecha Manufacturer patches

When we hit this goal two new patches representing the  major mecha manufacturers will become available as an add on and included free in any ANDROID level pledges.

$7,000 - 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  January 2016

Risks and challenges

The project could be delayed if the art takes too long or printing errors happen.

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