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You groggily come back to consciousness after a long cryosleep. Your ship’s warning system is telling you the ship has entered the atmosphere of a planet and is about to crash land under autopilot. Crawling to a seat, you buckle in, joining your fellow astronauts as you quickly check instrument readings.

Through the cockpit window you see a barren, desolate landscape flashing by. The ship skims a large lake before coming to a stop just off the pebble shore. The computer indicates that there is a breathable atmosphere, and after gathering survival packs the crew exits the ship.

“Where are we?” you ask each other, as everyone wades to the shore seeing a wasteland with little vegetation.

“Which planet is this? We must have gone off course on our return from Alpha Centauri.”

Then there is the sound of hoof beats, adding to the disorientation. Hoof beats? Are we on Earth?

Around an embankment comes several riders bearing rifles. As they approach, the sun glares in your eyes and a shot fires; a companion to your left falls to the ground holding his stomach. A large rider stops in front of you, momentarily blocking the sun and providing a clear look at his face.

“An ape! We’re on a planet ruled by apes!”

Apes Victorious is a roleplaying game in which you take the role of an astronaut from the 1970’s who finds himself marooned on a future Earth ruled by intelligent apes. Players may also take the role of an ape, a degenerated human, or a psi-active underdweller. Fight to survive in this post-apocalyptic future ruled by four species of apes. Or play apes who hunt humans for sport. For a different kind of campaign, play highly intelligent but insane underdwellers who have advanced technology and powerful psi powers.

This book contains:

  • A complete game
  • A post-nuclear apocalyptic setting in which apes have become the dominant species
  • Seven player classes
  • Animals and creatures of the post-nuclear future
  • Campaign advice
  • A complete introductory adventure
  • Conversion notes for compatible games including: Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, Starships & Spacemen
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Michael H February 25, 2022 5:24 am UTC
How is this different from the earlier version which I own?

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Neal J November 07, 2016 5:21 am UTC
How hard would it be to add in humans who are more like the ones features in the POTA TV Series?
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Tim S November 07, 2016 6:36 pm UTC
Not hard at all, as they're discussed on page 88 under "Intelligent Humanoids". The box on that page discusses subservient and serf-like humans as seen on the show, in fact!
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Neal J November 08, 2016 4:53 am UTC
Thanks for the quick reply. I have been DVRing the TV Series on MeTV as I lost my box set some time ago. Purchasing the PDF now and I will get a print copy when available.
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Agustin M. R November 05, 2016 7:38 pm UTC
Hows the POD status, any ETA?
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November 07, 2016 7:59 pm UTC
There was some technical glitch and the files were not sent to be verified until today, but they are with the printer and I should be able to order proof copies within the next few days.
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Bill E October 24, 2016 9:38 pm UTC
No preview???
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October 24, 2016 9:43 pm UTC
Sorry about that I thought I had one set up but it won't work with zip files, so I will fix that ASAP.
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Jay W October 21, 2016 6:48 pm UTC
Found some more errors:

On the Male Names chart in the Ape names section the name Drusus is given for both 32 & 33.

Name 82 is guven as Theron. Not sure if that is an error given the Theron/Therun error in the Ape Settlements section in the description of the Sample Map.

In the Random Envounter Checks section it refers to the Dangerous Encounters section when it ought to refer to the Dangerous Evolution section for encounter tables and that section has no encounter tables in it.

Also, a quick question, Where is the final anagram word in the book?
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October 21, 2016 11:38 pm UTC
Thanks Jay I'll make sure all these are fixed in the print version. Will also update the PDF soon.
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Chad K October 20, 2016 3:43 pm UTC
I will buy this in print! But I'll take the PDF for now, because i want to support all the AWESOME Goblinoid Games.
Cheers! Blood Axe
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Chad K October 20, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Fun stuff, I wish there was more art though.
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Jay W October 19, 2016 4:32 pm UTC
Noticed an error in the book. I mentioned this on the Goblinoid Forms, but figured i'd mention it here too.

Sample Map Error - Theron or Therun

This ape settlement is spelled Theron in the text but Therun on the hex map. What is the correct name for the settlemen? I'm suspecting it is Therun which is an anagram for Hunter., a reference to actress Kim Hunter.,

Also, for those who are wondering what is up with this anagram stuff:

Shairron = Harrison (actress Linda Melson Harrison) - Nova/Woman in cart in 2001 remake
Seaton = Heston
Letonrach = Charleton (actor Charton Heston) - Taylor/Zaius in 2001 remake
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October 19, 2016 6:46 pm UTC
Yep, that is a typo, should be Therun thanks for pointing that out.
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Jonathan M October 19, 2016 2:16 am UTC
If you buy the PDF now, will there be a discount for the POD later?
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October 19, 2016 11:52 am UTC
No because I price both low to begin with.
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Nicholas B October 18, 2016 6:06 am UTC
Obligatory "when will there be a print option" question....
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October 18, 2016 4:11 pm UTC
In a few weeks
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Curt M October 17, 2016 11:19 pm UTC
Is this closer to Mutant Future or Starships and Spacemen? ...big MF fan,
not so much S&S.
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Brandon G October 18, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Hi, the game uses the same roll low d20 system as S&S. It also has the same Saving Throws as S&S. It doesn't have the same skill system based on class as S&S. There are conversions for mutant future and S&S and are very simple. There should be a no art version of the game to download up on the Goblinoid Games website in the near future so you can give it a glance before purchasing.
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Jay W October 18, 2016 6:06 pm UTC
The now art version can be downloaded. I read the full version last night and it does work very well with Mutant Future. I do recommend that you have Mutant Future along with it as it didn't cove some stuff that is in Mutant Future book that your going to want rules, etc. for to use in it.

Adventure wise it does Return To The Planet of the Apes type games very well. (If you haven't see that El Rey Network is currently showing the episodes of the series every Saturday morning.)

Compared to the other 2 RPGs that had rules for Planet of the Apes type games it is the easiest to play and get players into.

The other RPGs if your wondering that did cover Planet of the Apes games were FGU's Aftermath! and Eden Studios 'Terra Primate. All 3 handle some Planet of the Apes stuff a bit better than the others if your trying to emulate a specific time period of the Planet of the Apes or a particular film, comic, etc.

I'll try and do a full review in the future and point...See more
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October 19, 2016 2:37 pm UTC
Thanks for the comments!
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Chad K October 20, 2016 3:50 pm UTC
Thanks Jay! Now Im looking to pick up the old movies & TV series for some adventure ideas.
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