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Hey there, all you boppers! Get ready for slam-bang action and high octane excitement with Spirit of 77 - the 1970’s pop culture RPG that turns up the volume and never slows down! Kung-fu tough guys, good old boy truckers, starry-eyed rockers and hardboiled sleuths, all jam-packed into one funky, easy to learn game system that's Powered by the Apocalypse.

Included products:

  • Spirit of 77 core rulebook
  • Character Role and Story Rap Sheet PDFs
  • Reference Card PDFs
  • Descriptions of The City and its citizens
  • GM Toolkit on building Fronts and So77 adventures

Now put on the turntable, kick it into overdrive and get ready to rock with the glittery power of glam and the gritty edge of the street - It’s Spirit of 77! Can you dig it?

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Brennon T February 25, 2019 7:10 am UTC
Wasn't there a discounted bundle being offered that contained everything? Now that I got a response on my question (below) I was ready to order the print bundle. But I no longer see it. Am I missing it somewhere?
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Brennon T January 10, 2019 7:05 am UTC
Quick question(s): Is the PDFs included with the print bundle? Also is there a PDF version available for Greatest Hits Vol. 1? Last Question: Is there anything else out for Spirit of 77 that I should be aware of? Other than the three products listed here.
While I love and prefer print books, I do love the flexibility of having PDFs when traveling.
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February 06, 2019 2:19 am UTC
Hi Brennon - Yes, PDF's should be included in the print bundle (If not, let us know). We're trying to decide how to do a PDF for GH v.1, once it's available we will update the package for those who purchase it. We are also working on a new Double Feature and combining that into a Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.
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Raymond W December 31, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
Bought for the Columbo references, was not disappointed, I love 70s pop culture and the authors of this game clearly do too. Thank you for this, hoping for a more Columbo derivative supplement before I jump on one of those lol.
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February 06, 2019 2:16 am UTC
Hi Raymond - glad to hear you're a fellow fan of Peter Falk. We consider Columbo as part of the "Sleuth" role, but we are constantly thinking about ways to let them shine. If you do a Columbo adventure, let us know!
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R. W September 16, 2018 5:00 am UTC
Any plans for a hardcover PoD?
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February 06, 2019 2:15 am UTC
We've thought about it, do you think there would be interest?
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R. W February 06, 2019 4:55 am UTC
Absolutely. What I've found is that there is a page count - around 150 - after which paperbacks can be unwieldy to read. 312 certainly qualifies! Just easier to read and holds up better over time - and looks better on the shelf. For digest size as well - witness Blades in the Dark and Forbidden Lands.
Nothing says 1977 is here to stay like hardcover. Can you dig it? I knew you could.
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Mark M May 14, 2018 2:24 pm UTC
This game gave me genuine joy to read, and after some preparation, I gave a spin in my game group. It was a huge hit. The mechanics work well--fast and satisfying. The improvisational nature of the game and the mechanics that makes the players not the DJ, responsible for successes and failures and the lists of optional results, are particularly fun. The genre may take a little training for some groups, and setting the right tone and balance for the campaign are essential, but once you overcome that hurdle and start cranking the 70s hit, the setting and atmosphere are perfect, allowing the players to be goofy and action oriented at the same time without too much or too little of either. I cannot recommend enough.
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Andy B May 29, 2017 11:28 pm UTC
Do you have to have the Apocalypse World Engine main book or something? Or is that covered here?
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Steven S July 18, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
You do not need Apocalypse World or any other book to run a game. All of the rules required are in this core rulebook.
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Andy B July 18, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Yeah I ended up picking it up. Great investment. I loved this setting. I am glad I took a chance on it.

Id like to make a personal request I think would make a great addition to your line. Something along the lines of a 'The Strange Side of 77' where more details and options are placed for hokey sci fi and paranatural options are listed to add as themes for your wonderful system. Kind of like a Kolchak sourcebook.

I entertained the idea of merging some Monsterhearts options with So77, but the systems are different enough to make such options difficult. I always loved the science fiction/supernatural themed shows and movies which came out in that time period. I think such a book would give me everything I would want to whip up a very interesting game.

Thought I would mention my 'brilliant' idea. Theres enough in your game with the x-tech options to make something work, but I think theres enough material here to make an entire book. Id buy it. I promise.
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Andy B July 18, 2017 9:50 pm UTC
Oops. Realized that was a fellow purchaser and not the publisher. Well, I still stand by my comment above.
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November 19, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
Hi Andy - We have been quietly working on something along these lines. Will keep you posted.
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Andy B November 21, 2017 12:44 am UTC
Please do. I love the game line and would love to see more options developed along these lines. Id pick it up as soon as I could. Thanks for the wonderful game line.

Stay cool.
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Richard W April 26, 2017 10:36 pm UTC
Got this the other day and my friends and I have more or less fell in love with the concept, that said we tend to play online due to the fact that we all live far apart. So with that in mind are there editable versions of the PDF character sheets?
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November 19, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Hi Richard - Sorry we weren't getting update notifications from DTR. Do you mean PDF's that allow you to add the character stats directly into the PDF or blank PDF's so you can make your Roles and Stories?
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December 18, 2017 6:02 am UTC
PDFs that allow folks to add stats directly
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Anthony J September 08, 2016 3:19 am UTC
Spirit of '77 sets the bar real high for Apocalypse World games. I'm not crazy about the '70s setting, but I love all the mechanical improvements they made to the Apocalypse World game. It really is a terrific system and they took all the best parts and made some slight tweaks that dramatically improved it. This was the game that introduced me to the Apocalypse World in the first place, and after reading several products, it's still my favorite.
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Benjamin N February 28, 2016 2:33 pm UTC
I read a review on Dungeon World to get a feel for the system. One thing I noticed is that the engine doesn't seem to have a mechanic to deal with injuries. Could you shed some light on how injuries/damage are handled in this game engine?
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April 03, 2016 8:14 pm UTC
Hi Benjamin - With Spirit of 77, there are 8 levels of "Harm". When you get to level 4 and greater, you begin to "Roll With Something Less", meaning you roll three six-sided dice and then take the worst two dice rolls. It continues to worsen afterward if no medical attention is sought. Keep on truckin'!
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Pierre S June 17, 2015 7:02 pm UTC
This game is screaming for a 70s soundtrack, and the company website seemed to have a music-player but it did not work. I hope at least they put music recommendations in the book.
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James D February 02, 2016 3:37 pm UTC
Here's the link right to the playlist through spotify.

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