Mortality: A roleplaying game
Mortality: A roleplaying game
A post apocalypse role-playing game where humanity struggles to survive amidst a hostile new world. Mutants, blood, mayhem.
A post apocalypse role-playing game where humanity struggles to survive amidst a hostile new world. Mutants, blood, mayhem. Read more
About this project
The year is 2099 the earth has been hit by a freak meteor storm lasting just over 3 days. The vast majority of our civilization is now eradicated. Those few lucky enough to survive now bare witness to the devastation that the storm has wrought. Strange new elements found within the meteors have had bizarre effects on those who have survived. Once passive animals have now turned into ferocious monstrosities. Remaining survivors of the human race fell upon each other, with some killing for sport, while others trying to band together to survive the wastelands. These new elements found within the meteors have peculiar affects on humans. Some gaining the ability to transform their flesh into weapons. Giving some the ability to harvest the raw energy of the elements. While most dying straight out from exposure.
Welcome to Mortality.
The System: Mortality uses a D100 system designed specifically for the game allowing fast, smooth, and easy gaming.
Free character progression: Characters have a huge selection of options available to them. In Mortality characters have no set ability path, this allows players to diversify and be unique.
Character Creation: Creating a character in Mortality is simple. There are no races to choose from instead everyone is human. During character creation you'll be able to choose 3 traits (300+ to choose from!) that define who are and what you stand for.
Classes: The next step in character creation is choosing your class. Mortality offers 8 unique classes to choose from.
- The Crusader who has dedicated himself to hunting feral mutants.
- The Enginarch who can rig up just about anything mechanical.
- The Evoker who can manipulate the elements.
- The Warlock who can manipulate the minds and bodies of others.
- The Ranger who is skilled in all aspects of combat.
- The Scoundrel who can go undetected and assassinate enemies.
- The Mutilator who can turn his body into a living weapon.
- The Morpher who can alter his body to his needs on the fly.
Leveling up: Mortality uses experience points to level up but not in the traditional way. At the end of each session you'll earn a number of experience points, which is used to buy new abilities, stats, skills, etc...
Abilities: The longer you survive in the wastes the stronger you'll become. One of the main things you'll be spending experience points on are abilities. each class has 5 separate ability trees you can choose from, with each tree having 15 unique abilities with 3 upgrades to each ability. That's 75 abilities and 225 upgrades per class.
Realistic Combat: Combat in Mortality is fast, simple, and deadly. Everything poses a threat to you no matter the enemy. Even the most inexperienced survivor can take down a grizzled veteran if they're not careful. Don't forget to take cover!
Custom Tech: Survivors of the apocalypse take personal pride in their scavenged gear and equipment. Every weapon, armor, and piece of tech is fully modifiable! There's also a crafting system for building it from scratch.
Every stat is important!: Every attribute is important, influencing all aspects of your character, this effectively removes the "Dump Stat". Regardless of class every character can benefit from every stat.
Build your own custom vehicle: The world is a dangerous place! Grab yourself a set of wheels and make life a bit easier. Whether it's buying a pre-made vehicle or making your own from the frame up. Speed machine to armored tank, you decide.
Questions: Check out our facebook page for any other information and feel free to message us about any questions you may have!
Playtesting: We have and will continue to throughly playtest the game to ensure the game is balanced and is the best it can be.
- $5 - Signed Book I will sign your copy of the Core Rule Book.
- $20 - Custom Dice Set 7 custom dice for Mortality including, 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 2d10, 1d12, and 1d20. Made by q-workshop, they make awesome dice!
- $30 - GM Screen Tons of reference charts, and awesome artwork!
- $40 - Extra Wasteland Dossier Add another physical copy of the Wasteland Dossier to your pledge.
- $60 - Extra Core Rule Book Add another physical copy of the Core Rule Book to your pledge.
How do i purchase one or more add-ons?
1) Click the blue 'Manage your pledge' button to the right.2) Increase your pledge by the amount required for the add-ons you want. 3 )Follow the prompts and you're finished!
How will you know what add-ons I want?
At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we will email you and ask you which add-ons you'd like.
PDF: Once the project is complete you will receive the PDF copy's you are eligible for.
KS exclusive adventure "Hell's Maw": In this 20+ page adventure explore the decrepit ruins of Silver Spring metro station. Rumors of a group of survivors, who were once living within mysteriously vanishing over night. A great adventure for an introduction into Mortality.
Reference PDF: A quick reference PDF with Traits, Equipment, Conditions, Etc..
Physical Copy (Core): This beautiful, hardcover book will feature 350+ pages in full color. Inside you'll also find a magnificent layout that's easy to read, as well as LOADS of amazing art, tons of stories, setting information, and a chapter for the game-master.
Physical Copy (Wasteland Dossier): You'll find over 200 unique monsters in this 220+ page dossier of beasts in full color, with tons of gorgeous art.
KS exclusive wallpaper: A full set of high resolution wallpapers! These will remain exclusive to all of our kickstarter backers.
Design an item: Work with us to create any type of item that will go into the Core Rule Book, complete with its own flavor text and image.
Design a monster: Work with us to create a unique monster that will get a full page in the wasteland dossier as well as a full color art piece for it.
Creator: Design a monster and design an item packed in one! (see above)
$40k: Upgrade "Hell's Maw" Adventure! We will double the page count for the adventure making it twice as long.
$50k: More Art! We will add another 50 full color art pieces for the Core and Wasteland Dossier books.
$60k: More Monsters! We will add another 50 monsters to the Wasteland Dossier.
$70k: Another Class! We will add another class, shrouded in mystery until this goal is unlocked.
$80k: A Community Website! We will create a community website with forums and game info.
Risks and challenges
Why Kickstarter? We're using Kickstarter so that we can get the game out there for the public to enjoy. We also have the highest expectations for the quality of the game and with your help we can make it the best it can be. That being said we will be commissioning multiple professional illustrators for amazing art for mortality.
The rules for the game are mostly finished, leaving just a few remaining to be written. Once that is complete we just have to finish some writing and the book layout and it'll be good to go. The biggest challenge will be for us to meet the completion date of December 2016 as we have the highest expectations for the game. We will not release a product that we feel isn't the best it can be.
Also please take into consideration that shipping to different parts of the world will take different amounts of time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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