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100 Oddities for a Wasteland


Welcome to 100 Oddities for a Wasteland, the sixth entry in the “Oddities” series of sourcebooks, each of which brings you 100 imaginative elements, curios, and details to add to your games, in whatever way you like. 

Previous volumes in this series — including 100 Oddities for a Creepy Old House, 100 Oddities for a Graveyard, 100 Oddities for a Thieves’ Guild, 100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Library, and 100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Tower — have tied in primarily with the fantasy and horror genres, and 100 Oddities for a Wasteland is the first to cross over into post-apocalyptic science fiction. It is thus ideal for adding a twist to encounters for Gamma World, Mutant Future, and many other modern, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic games. 

Oddities are intended to aid GM creativity, turning possibly bland areas or gaming episodes into something more, and the goal of this publication is to make things more fun and to take your imagination in directions it might not otherwise have gone. They fill in the corners of a bookshelf, a room, a level, a scenario, with all the sorts of things that add interest but take loads of time to come up with. A good oddity awakens curiosity and creativity, in player and GM alike, adding interest to an encounter, or even making one out of nothing. 

Volumes in this popular and bestselling series include 100 Oddities for a Chaotic Mutation100 Oddities for a Creepy Old House100 Oddities for a Dungeon100 Oddities for a Found Car100 Oddities for an Enchanted Forest100 Oddities for an Egyptian Tomb100 Oddities for a Graveyard100 Oddities for a Pilgrimage Trail100 Oddities for a Sewer100 Oddities for a Thieves’ Guild100 Oddities for a Treasure Horde100 Oddities for a Viking Encounter100 Oddities for a Wasteland100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Library, and 100 Oddities for a Wizard’s Tower

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Michael R November 05, 2016 9:22 pm UTC
It would be helpful if your sample showed at least 1 of the oddities so we could get an idea of the kind of thing that is in the book.
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~ Skirmisher Publishing ~ November 06, 2016 8:39 pm UTC
Michael, the preview we provide for "100 Oddities for a Wasteland" features three sample oddities, along with the entire Introduction and tips on how to use them! You can find the links for both a Flash "Quick Preview" and a PDF "Full-Size Preview" above, under the cover graphic for this title. We make a point of using this tool for all of our releases so that people can get a sense for what they contain. Hope that is helpful to you. You can also find numerous "100 Oddities" posts, including many that have not yet been published in any form, at d-Infinity Online game magazine. This links displays many of them:
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Michael R November 09, 2016 11:26 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply. I now see the second page has a few oddities on it.
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Ellen S March 13, 2021 4:33 am UTC
I don't know how it changed, but the preview is 2 pages long and does not show any examples.
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Marie B November 05, 2016 7:52 pm UTC
From the preview this seems more geared towards futuristic than fantasy settings. Is there a way to make it more clear as to where it will work best?
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~ Skirmisher Publishing ~ November 06, 2016 8:46 pm UTC
Marie, "100 Oddities for a Wasteland" was designed primarily for use with any sort of modern, sci-fi, or post-apocalyptic games, as well as for "science fantasy" RPGs like "Mutant Future" and "Gamma World." Overall this series crosses over into many genres and, in addition to the other five titles mentioned in the description above, you can find several as-yet unpublished "100 Oddities" titles at d-Infinity Online game magazine by searching against appropriate keywords or following this link:
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Clint S November 07, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Marie B.
Although this title is geared more toward futuristic and post-apocalyptic gaming, we have done five other 100 Oddities books, all of which are intended for more traditional fantasy. You can find them at ourt website:
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Marie B November 15, 2016 4:35 am UTC
I own all the other Oddity titles and find them a lot of fun. Because the rest are fantasy based I thought it might be helpful to let people know this one is meant for a different genre.
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Brandon M November 05, 2016 1:40 am UTC
Are you aware this is listed as 100 Oddities for a Wizard's tower?
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~ Skirmisher Publishing ~ November 05, 2016 3:57 am UTC
Yeah, it was for about 10 minutes, as part of a caching error with DriveThruRPG! Thanks. We will just write it off as a Meta-Oddity.
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