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This product is part of the “DrivethruRPG Priorities Sale!” 

As demonstrated by the defense of abhorrent material designed to offend victims of sexual assault, DrivethruRPG has taken a firm stance that the status quo which makes victims out to be attackers, and staunchly defends “free speech” so long as it’s comfortable for them. We’ve been asked to discuss a release before publication, because it might hurt the delicate sensitivities of a hate group. So this defense doesn’t go both ways. 

It’s important to note when priorities favor abusers over victims. Victims might be allowed speaking, but so long as their speech is shut down and framed as abuse, it might as well not even be speech. 

Typically, we try our best to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable with our work. But, in light of DrivethruRPG’s statement, we felt we would price ourselves beyond reasonable access. If we remove our titles, the only thing that happens is, we disappear. That’s what they want. So with this DrivethruRPG Priorities Sale, you can be aware that our speech exists, without actually hearing what we’re saying.

The ghosts hate intruders

You are an intruder

They hate you

You can watch the game's trailer here. 

The year is 2110. In 2105, over a tenth of the world's population died when a number of space stations orbiting Earth went dead. The radiation that killed them had an unexpected side effect: The victims now haunt the halls, possessing machinery and threatening anyone that dares travel inside. 

Maschine Zeit is a science fiction/horror RPG from Machine Age Productions. The game's mechanics focus on movie logic, encouraging dramatic behavior and offering players control over most of the narrative. The game emulates the conventions of such genre works as Alien, Pandorum, Event Horizon and Dead Space. The setting information is all presented in-character, in the form of blogs, newspapers and other pieces of biased text, leaving the truth to fill in at the table. The system uses a d100, and can be learned or taught in minutes, but offers strategic players a shockingly vicious resource gambling mechanism. 

The game comes with a ZIP file, which includes an HTML version (HTML5 compliant,) for ease of use and rapid loading on your netbook, iPad or other device. 

Maschine Zeit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution/NonCommercial/ShareAlike Unported license. This means you own the product you've purchased. You can share it as you'd like, remix it and play with it however you'd like, so long as you're not making money off it.

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August 18th, 2011
It's doesn't happen often enough, finding a game that is designed to get out of the way and let the story happen. But Maschine Zeit is one of them. The game is designed to let each player set a goal and gives them each their moment in the spot light. T [...]
February 1st, 2011
I just finished reading Maschine Zeit a horror / scifi rpg by machine age produciton. I'll give a brief review of what I liked (a lot!) and what I didn't like (very little). Pros: First off, the writing and production quality are top notch. This is [...]
July 31st, 2010
Maschine Zeit is awesome, not only is it easy to read and comprehend for beginning gamers, it's also a fun system to toy around with as it was intended! I would recommend this to anyone who's a fan of survival horror, even to those who are looking for [...]
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