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Apocalyptia v2.0

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This is the second edition of Apocalyptia, an open-source tabletop roleplaying game about The End. The setting is our world in the not-too-distant future. The game includes outlines for 12 Apocalyptic Scenarios, each with their own unique challenge and feel.

Character development is not so much about leveling up stats as it is about the dynamic changes in response to experiences as time goes on. Characters get better at some things while getting rusty in others. They struggle for survival and sanity as friends and loved ones die all around them.

Individual prowess is never as important as the support of your Team, your Faction, and your Settlement. Ultimately, the game is about overcoming those things that have divided humanity for so long, and coming together to build a better world out of the rubble of the old.

The only die you need to play Apocalyptia is a d6. The game is designed to be a military-style simulation with the intention of balancing system crunchiness with fast-paced play. The core mechanics are very simple while simultaneously offering a great deal of detail and customization.

The book is written with a lot of system abbreviations to pack as much game content into this small package as possible. For best results, the Game Narrator should be experienced with common roleplaying game concepts and become comfortable with the rules since the majority of the work of running the game is placed on the Narrator. Character creation usually takes 20 minutes or less, which is good since the mortality rate can be rather high in the Wasteland.

Game Features:

  • Easy random Area and Encounter generation procedures
  • Detailed equipment, modifications, and vehicles for those who love to Scavenge for Loot
  • Over 100 unique non-player characters and creatures
  • Realistic tactical combat and survival methods based on real-world techniques
  • Faction Bases and inter-Faction relations, including Faction Warfare
  • Rules for building Team Bases and entire Settlements


Apocalyptic Scenarios:

  • Alien Invasion
  • Asteroid Impact
  • Cosmic Armageddon
  • Dystopian Megacity
  • Environmental Collapse
  • Global Pandemic
  • Mutagenic Outbreak
  • Nuclear Winter
  • Peak Oil
  • Robot Rebellion
  • Solar Flare
  • Undead Rising

In this second edition of the game, the rules have been cleaned up, balanced, and expanded to allow as many options as Players and Game Narrators can imagine. Additional artwork, game mechanics, and setting content gives greater detail and increased possibilities for your Apocalyptic adventures.

This PDF is formatted to make printing easy. Each page is 8.5" x 5.5" so that two pages can be printed on each side of a standard sheet of printer paper, allowing the easy printing of Apocalyptia manuals with common printer booklet settings.

For the quick-start rules, check out Apocalyptia: Basic Training.

 
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Gareth L July 10, 2017 6:12 am UTC
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Really impressive for such a simple 1d6 game.

There are a couple of area that are unclear though:

Fast Actions: "... may make a number of fast..." I suspect that this should be "... may make any number of fast..."?

Auto: this seems insanely powerful? The only balancing factor seems to be lack of ammo. It has a massive attack bonus (good for hitting at range and boosting damage) and penetrating armour (one big hit instead of several smaller ones)?

Defences: Unclear about how the reflex defence comes into play? Does it set a "minimum roll" for defence?

Specialisations: Don't really get a full explanation - do they work like regular skills? Do they add onto skills when they apply? Are they capped like skills? Etc

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Gareth L July 10, 2017 7:06 am UTC
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FWIW, it's common in other games to refer to the type of die roll used for tables like those on pg. 5 & 6 as d66 and d666 respectively.

Asking for rolls of 2d6 or 3d6 can be confusing as this nomenclature usually requires the rolls to be added together.
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Gareth L July 10, 2017 4:15 pm UTC
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Making ammo: pg. 28 gives a #9 to make ammo. Pg. 18 that means each bullet takes d6+9 parts (parts = # + d6),

That seems high? And should maybe include some chemicals? Is this maybe for a batch of ammo?
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Jordan F July 10, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
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Hi Gareth, first of all thank you very much for your support. Let me see if I can give some clarity on the topics you mentioned.

Fast Actions: You can make a number of Fast Actions each round equal to your Agility score. Take note that active Defense rolls (Block and Dodge) count as Fast Actions. I wanted to curb the abuse I've seen of "Free Actions" and also to incentivize players to spend points on Agility as part of a much larger effort to equally balance all 4 Traits.

Auto: Yes automatic weapons are very deadly in Apocalyptia, as in real life. You are right that the main counterbalance is ammo scarcity, which is a pretty serious limitation in this system. I have revised this particular rule many times and it will probably be tweaked again in the next update. The rule change I am currently favoring is keeping the concentrated burst option but making the multiple targets option take some kind of cumulative penalty similar to Block and Dodge. This rule would likewise alter...See more
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July 03, 2017 11:24 pm UTC
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Outstanding, gritty game system. Very flexible and very versatile. Character generation is fast but detailed. I hope this author produces more--especially for this system.
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