During the minimalist one-page RPG buzz last year, I put together a little post-apoc game, called ‘Tempora Mutantur‘. Since then, I’ve added a number of (one-page) supplements and grafted something resembling a campaign setting around it. I’ve migrated my most of my post-apocalyptic efforts to the new gameblog:
Tempora Mutantur uses Simon J. Bull’s “SotU Refired” as a basis, which was itself inspired by Nicolas Dessaux’s original “Searchers of the Unknown”.
This site is now defunct.
In a dark future wasteland, the great cities have risen and fallen. Civilization’s grip on mankind has grown weak and arthritic. Dark forces seek to renew forgotten covenants, and primordial beasts reclaim the wilderness.
One thousand years after the Fall, a strange new world rises from the old…
a world of savagery, super science, and sorcery!
Mutants & Magic is an old-school rules-light fantasy/post-apocalyptic RPG, run via the internet using Skype and Gametable.
Interested players are invited to follow this link:
Comments are welcome.
The old man rolled over in his Ancient bed, a gift from a recent Surface Expedition Team. Although tattered, such items were a luxury, though certainly deserved by one such as Andor. After all, he was the Vault Elder and the first Explorer ever to return to Lau with treasure from the ruined world above.
Andor stroked his long white beard. Often he thought that his long life had been a curse. Due to a strange mutation contracted during his trek into the radioactive world above, he had now reached the age of 156 years of the red sun, outliving even his grandchildren. In those centuries, he had seen the slow decline of Lau and now feared greatly for the community’s future.
But it is not a day to worry about that, he thought, today is special. It is the Day of Hope! Soon the sacred bells would summon the inhabitants of Lau to the field of Champions, where members of the community would compete in tests of strength and bravery. As Vault Elder, Andor would oversee the contests and decide who would journey into the world above as a Scavenger. This year, he hoped, the group would return with the machinery and equipment needed to allow preserve the future of Lau’s citizens.
Moving from the window, Andor donned his ceremonial clothing, thinking about the day’s event. Soon he would recite the history of the Fall to the Lauans as they gathered for the Day of Hope…
Welcome to the future!
The Fall has long since wiped out civilization, leaving the planet’s surface a savage land of radioactive waste crawling with mutant creatures, and forcing the few survivors underground to live as best they could. Your community – called Lau – has endured two long centuries since the Fall, its inhabitants sheltered safely beneath the earth. Until now…
Scavengers they call you. You and the other ‘volunteers’ of the Surface Expedition Team are being sent to the surface to salvage whatever you can from the ashes – and, perhaps, to find a future for your people.
Armed only with your wits and the weapons you find, you must travel through this less-than-inviting real estate to explore the surface world – and maybe even save your community.
Stay alert! Fierce radiation storms can blow up at any time, causing all kinds of nasty mutations. And hordes of marauding monsters – from arthropods to zombies – are roaming around just waiting to make you the snack du jour.
Few have made the journey, and even fewer have survived. Can you?
You can start your adventure by reading the Campaign Background, or by diving straight into Character Creation:
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Go To: Character Creation