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Wastoid is a gonzo, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi RPG, inspired by games like Fallout, Mutant Crawl Classics, and Gamma World. (Especially Fallout! But not so much that Microsoft should sue me.) 

THIS IS A PREVIEW of the rules and character creation chapters, updated August 2022. The full version, to be released soon, features....

  • Rules built on Knave, loosely compatible with content for OSR games like  Mutant Future and Scientific Barbarian
  • Quickly character creation from random rolls or "starter packages" (like robot, test subject, and scavver), or create your own custom build
  • 70 "tricks" — 10 for each ability — plus 20 mutations and 20 robotic modifications
  • Wasteland generator tables with regional factions, adventure hooks, traveling companions, and various other denizens of the wastes

Recommended for 1 GM and 1 or more additional players.

Updated 11 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(21)
AuthorJason Tocci
GenreRole Playing
Tagsfallout, gonzo, knave, OSR, Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi

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Wastoid preview 3.pdf 22 MB

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Pretty cool! But a 200-ish MB file for a 40-ish page PDF is pretty extreme. Any chance of some optimization?

Yeah, that sounds like I messed up. This isn’t the final version, though, just a work in progress preview. 

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Phew, 22 MB now—thanks for the heads up!

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Update: It worked!

Great layout, pretty good read so far.


Is anyone having trouble downloading this title?

I changed the setting and still cant get a download.

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Very nice layout. Crispy. ❤
I'd love to give feedback on a VERY minor thing, if you like it: in the Unique Items, there's a chopper. I suggest you to change the name F-92 into UH-92. While probably you don't want to be realistic with this game, it's still cool that you use a sort of "convincing tag". UH means (military) Utility Helicopter, the family of the famous Hueys or Black Hawks, the kind of chopper you are describing. F is used for (military) aircrafts designated to Fighter role.

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Thanks! I actually meant to change it to some letter that is not used in real life at all, and I forgot!

😁 It's actually pretty difficult to avoid already used letters... Check out page 23 of this PDF, it can be a sort of primer about it:
https://irp.fas.org/doddir/army/ar70-50.pdf

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Thanks! 

This is really well put together, I love it. The game fits very well for what I'd like from a fallout ttrpg; being a fan of 2 with all the wacky easter eggs, themes, and jokes. I was just wondering on when you think a full version may be completed?

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Thanks! I had hoped to finish it this month, but I got covid, and recovery has been slow. I hope to upload another draft soon, at least, with some more GM tools, and sample adventures to follow. 

Hello, is there any hope that this might somehow be offered in a print version? Thanks.

Yes! I plan to speak to a publisher, but if nobody picks it up, it’ll eventually be available as print on demand. 

Thank you for responding and that is excellent news. I don't use pdf's so much, but I would buy and run this in a physical copy. Please do think about going the print on demand route, it would allow it to stay in print for a longer time, rather than instantly selling out in one printing. Thank you again.

I hope you recover well!

Thanks!

Loving this! What is the status on the full version?

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Thanks! The text is close to done (still working on some GM tools for wasteland site generation), but I have a bunch more art and layout work ahead of me. I shifted attention to another project for a bit so I can come back to this one with fresh eyes. Still near the top of the to-do list!

Thanks for the quick reply! Sounds promising, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the final version.

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Great game. Love the flavour it has, very strong theme and reads fun to play. Looking forward to the full release!

Thanks!