The world has gone to hell and nearly everyone who has lived through it has gone mad. In PunkApocalyptic: The Roleplaying Game, based on the wild and irreverent miniatures game of the same name by Bad Roll Games, you and your friends assume the roles of mercenaries who roam the Wasteland. In this bleak and radioactive land, you fight to survive, explore the ruins of what came before, and trade blood, sweat, and tears for the precious bullets that have become the land's currency. Explore the radioactive ruins, fight battle-crazed mutants, negotiate with bizarre cultists, bargain with junkers and scavengers, and unearth fantastic relics from the past. Brutal and filthy, PunkApocalyptic: The RPG offers thrilling adventures steeped in the carnage of a bleak and devastated future.
As a huge thank you to everyone who has supported so far, all backers of Scavenger and higher get FOUR bonus missions!
PunkApocalyptic: The RPG uses a variant of the Demon Lord Engine, introduced first in the horror-fantasy roleplaying game, Shadow of the Demon Lord. Designed for a short-burst campaign of eleven adventures, with flexible character development, and no-nonsense, streamlined rules, you can bang out a character in no time and get down to the business of kicking ass.
You start the game as a fragile survivor, choosing from a list of eight backgrounds such as Muscle or Face. Once you complete your first mission, you assemble a team, and choose a novice path to guide your character's development. Novice paths include the mutated freaks, killers, and scum. The more missions you complete, the more choices you make, picking up an expert path and eventually a master path.
PunkApocalyptic: The RPG includes some variations on the Demon Lord Engine, such as using eight attributes instead of four, with Grit as a healing resource, along with a few other changes. If you know how to play Shadow of the Demon Lord, you'll have no trouble playing this game. And if you don't yet know Shadow of the Demon Lord, well, it's easy, using familiar dice rolling conventions to make it easier for folks familiar with some of the other well-known roleplaying games currently being played today.
Want to learn more about the Demon Lord Engine? Check out these reviews of Shadow of the Demon Lord:
I’m returning to Kickstarter to ask for funds to publish a 192-page, full-color hardback book jam-packed with everything you need to play the game. The final product should look something like this:
And the guts should look a lot like this:
The game’s been tested and is now ready for editing. I’ve already dropped the quick-start and I’ve also bought a chunk of art for the book too. Yet, printing, editing, art, and layout are all currently out of my financial reach. This is where you come in. Pick one of the pledge levels that feels right to you and your wallet. Once the campaign ends and has funded, your card gets charged and I use the money to pay for the remaining assets and production costs. It’s simple. You’ve done this before. We’ve all done this before.
NOTE: All backers of Scavenger level and higher get a bonus mission. Furthermore, this project is now EU friendly!
Want more stuff? Sure you do! Just increase the amount of your pledge by the price of the tokens you want to add.
PunkApocalyptic The Book! - $35 (includes shipping)
By popular demand, you can now add extra copies of PunkApocalyptic to your pledge. If you are backing at $40 or higher, you can slap on an extra $35 to snag an extra copy of the book for your friends and loved ones!
Shadow of the Demon Lord Turn Token (1) - $12.50 (includes shipping)
This large 50mm token is 4mm thick, and brings real weight to the table. It can be used to track the Fast and Slow combat rounds, and the token features white enamel letters and red enamel sigils and glowing eyes. Not for the faint hearted. Designed by Lee Smith and made by Campaign Coins under license from Schwalb Entertainment.
Shadow of the Demon Lord Fortune Tokens (6) - $12.50 (includes shipping)
These tokens are emblazoned with the word Fortune. The top side features the Demon Lord symbol in magnificent 3D, while the reverse has the design in 2D, making it naturally lie flat on the table. Comes as a pack of 6 tokens. Designed by Lee Smith and made by Campaign Coins under license from Schwalb Entertainment.
Shadow of the Demon Lord Dice Tray (1) - $16.99 (includes shipping)
This deluxe pleather dice tray will keep your dice where you need them during your sessions of PunkApocalyptic. The dice tray packs flat with your rulebook and is easy to snap together for play.
It features the legendary Demon Lord design by Schwalb Entertainment, printed in stark bone white on jet black pleather. The dice tray is vegetarian-approved (Hail Seitan!)
Approximate assembled dimensions: 9.5" (24cm) Length x 6.75" (17cm) Width x 1.5" (3.8cm) Depth
Check out this killer video covering these fine add-ons by my friend Jerry LeNeave!
Character Sheet Pads! +$20 (includes shipping!)
You asked for it, so you can have it! Two pads of 25 sheets perfect for holding all the stuff you need to know about your Wastelander scum!
UPDATE! I've worked out a deal with my friends at Bad Roll Games to make shipping EU Friendly! So, if you wanted the sexy offset printing without paying arms and legs to get it, now you can!
For the rest of you, shipping remains expensive and so you might avail yourself of the Print on Demand option. Depending on how matters go with Brexit, this might be a good choice for UK backers as well. Since, though, we have no idea what the future might hold, you can always switch your pledge to a different level after the campaign closes.
In any event, shipping will be assessed later through Backerkit or whatever pledge manager system I end up using.
All digital content and Print on Demand content is to be fulfilled by DriveThruRPG!
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Risks and challenges
I’ve done this a few times. I’ve not missed a deadline yet and I’ve over-delivered each and every time. However, all sorts of shit can happen. The lady might leave me. One of my million cats might eat me. An artist could spontaneously combust. Hell, I could be struck by an errant can of beets. But I’ve got good people around me, who are more than capable of picking up the pieces if shit goes sideways.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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