"Mortiston, USA" is a game world for any zombie RPG setting, with stats for Outbreak: Undead, Savage Worlds, Traveller, and Modern OGL. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 9, 2011.
About this project
What is Mortiston, USA?
Mortiston, USA is a universal zombie apocalypse setting for multiple licensed RPG’s. All game stats are included for use with any of the licensed systems: Outbreak: Undead, Savage Worlds, Mongoose Traveller and OGL Modern.
Mortiston, USA tells a sad story of 111 days of death and decay at the hands of the walking dead. All of the changes to the characters and locations during those 111 days are annotated in the individual entries so that each character and location is modified by the changes that occur during the story. This is done using a combination of maps, timeline, and relationship charts detailing both the physical changes and its effects on the remaining population. So, Mortiston, USA is a RPG supplement that not only details people, places and things, but also how time affects them. Mortiston needs heroes and if those heroes can’t step up, then in 111 days only the dead and the damned will walk the streets.
What’s in the whole package?
The full Mortiston package includes a 72 page soft-cover book, a “gas station” style 24”x30” full color map of Mortiston, a tourist brochure detailing the historical district and some local businesses, a ripped out section of the local phone book listing the local businesses, and a set of “Welcome to Mortiston” postcards. The props are intended as “real world” links to the Mortiston landscape and locations.
What is in the book?
Inside the book, you will find 29 detailed locations of interest with people to meet, equipment and supply lists for scavenging and the living dead that might inhabit them. There are also 19 living characters to go with those locations, detailed with motivations, desires, back story, equipment and statistics given for all four systems. These characters are not just survivors, but they are also the major players in the 8 factions vying for control of the shattered town.
As for the maps and extra props, they are totally “system agnostic” with the intent of being able to used for any game system that the GM is running.
How can I use it?
Mortiston, USA can be used as an overall campaign setting for any game system. Individual locations or characters can be used to add to your own campaign setting. The story and the timeline of Mortiston, USA also provides ample scenario ideas for one-time games as well.
Who's doing all this?
The project is the first major publication for Mark "ZED365" Cookman, with art being done by the Scrying Eye Games member James Miller.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
CITIZEN: A big "THANK YOU" and a listing in the Mortison Community Phone Directory.Estimated delivery:
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Listing in the Mortison Community Phone Directory, and the basic PDF package.Estimated delivery:
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SURVIVOR: A copy of the full retail package: a 72 page softcover book detailing the Mortiston campain setting, 2 Mortison postcards, one "Welcome to Mortistion, USA!" tourist brochure, and a listing in the Mortison Community Phone Directory.Estimated delivery:
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GAITEN COUNTRY CLUB MEMBER:
As the SURVIVOR package, and includes the basic PDF package and the Mortiston Community Phone Directory listing gets upgraded to a "surviving area" address.Estimated delivery:
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As above, but with two autographed copies of the full product and a limted edition Tshirt, and a print of Domino Frost, --OR-- a single autographed Limited Edition Hardcopy of the book and the advanced PDF set, and a print of Domino Frost, the leader of the Crhome Demons.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $90 or more
MORTISON STORE OWNER:
(Game store owners only. Special deal for retail game stores only. Copy of your State Tax ID required!)
Put "Mortiston, USA" products on your shelves early with this special pre-release package. You get six copies of the full retail product autographed by both creators, 2 copies of the limited release Equipment Cards, 2 extra 24" x 30" maps for in-store use, an autographed print of Domino Frost, and a listing of your store in the product.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
As above, but with one full copy of the product, one Limited Edition Hardcopy of the book, one Tshirt, an advanced PDF set of all the props, extra maps, characters and locations in Mortiston, and an extra autographed print of Domino Frost.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
VFW LIFE MEMBER:
As with CHROME DEMON level, with books upgraded to Limited Edition Hardcopies, a pack of Mortiston postcards, and a set Limited Edition Equipment Cards.
You also get your name (or your character's name) listed in the main text with the faction of your choice.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
MASTER OF THE BARRENS:
As above, and a custom autographed binder filled with all the props and extra characters and locations, and the PDF's all come on a special USB thumbdrive.
Your entry gets upgraded to a Signature Character or Location of your choice. This is a full page entry, but must fit within the Mortiston campaign setting.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
LORD OF THE BURN:
You are the lord of all the wastes! You get everything listed above, copies of every Roads-2-Nowhere map product that Scrying Eye Games has aand will every produce (two so far), and a PRIVATE GAME PARTY!
The private game will be run by both the creators Mark Cookman and James Miller at a major gaming event or your choice: MegaCon 2012 (Orlando, FL), Origins 2012 (Columbus, OH), or GenCon 2012 (Indianapolis, IN). (Other game conventions may be possible, but please inquire first!) Up to five more guests will receive a Limited Edition Hardcopy packages, personally autographed to them at the party, and one-of-a-kind Mortiston Dice Bags, You choose the game system: Outbreak: Undead, Savage Worlds, Mongoose Traveller, or OGL Modern. We'll even throw in all the pizza and soda!Estimated delivery:
- (43 days)