PbtA, "Powered by the Apocalypse," is a genre of tabletop roleplaying games. It was launched by our game Apocalypse World, and it continues to grow.
Like a literary or musical genre, PbtA has a mainstream, a cutting edge, a number of fringes, conservative games and expansive ones, and even a subgenre or three.
This suite of games is about exploring the fringes of the genre, about taking the expansive... [click here for more]
The year is SC 0245.
Humanity has spread through the Milky way, using interstellar transit gate technology to colonize the galaxy. Mobile frames are the hard-working, hard-fighting combat- and labor mecha they’ve brought with them.
You are romantic ace mobile frame pilots, caught up in an undeclared war for the future of the Bantral system.... [click here for more]
Something's wrong with the world and I don't know what it is.
It used to be better, of course it did. In the golden age of legend, when there was enough to eat and enough hope, when there was one nation under god and people could lift their eyes and see beyond the horizon, beyond the day. Children were born happy and grew up rich.
Now that's not what we've got. Now we've got this.... [click here for more]
Apocalypse World: Burned Over is a pretty deep redesign of Apocalypse World, suitable for play across wider age groups and more general audiences. No sex moves, a more reigned-in take on violence, less adult horror in the grotesquerie. In many ways, if we were to create Apocalypse World today, Burned Over is the game we’d create.
It’s not yet a stand-alone game (although it may become... [click here for more]
Apocalypse World has always had this orbiting body of playbooks, originally called "limited ed," now called "extended," that aren't in the book. They expand Apocalypse World in various ways in various directions, some pretty dramatic. The Extended Refbook is a set of these extended playbooks with expanded explanations and helpful text. It includes some old familiar playbooks like the Quarantine and... [click here for more]