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Dive into post-apocalyptic adventure with the Mutant Epoch Quick Start Rules!

Gritty, gonzo and fast-paced, The Mutant Epoch RPG uses the Outland System to give life to a vibrant, well-supported game! Jump into a twisted, freak infested world.

Welcome to the year 2364 AD.

See a 9 page PDF DEMO here!

These Quick Start Rules include everything you need to test drive the game mechanic and explore the universe of The Mutant Epoch. 

This is it, the long overdue introductory kit to TME RPG. Everything you need to start playing is now available in a free PDF, including a 42 page, low-rank adventure called Muddy Mayhem. This free PDF offers 20 mutations, 10 skills, and 10 cybernetic implants, along with 3 character types: Pure stocks, mutants and cyborgs, plus 10 creatures, 10 relics and easy to learn, trimmed down rules. Also included are two rules only versions of this QSR book for your players; a fully linked color PDF for use on a tablet or computer, and a printer-friendly grayscale version. Contained in the download are the handy reference sheets, character sheet, player handouts, Maps, and eight pre-gen QSR crafted player characters.

The print version of this 120 page book will be made available here in a month or so.

This is our 10th major release for this independent, lavishly illustrated and growing game and setting. It precedes the coming release of The Mutant Epoch Expansion Rules.

Here's a glimpse of some of the art and resources included in the zip file.....

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Curious about the full version of The Mutant Epoch RPG?

See it here!

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William M December 12, 2018 4:20 am UTC
Hi Noah,
The Print version is mainly for those who, like me, prefer a physical book at the game table. Also, for those who already have the TME hub rules, getting this book to use the 42 page included adventure is often worthwhile. Yes, you can play using just this book for all the adventures (although the page numbers called for in the adventures will direct you to the hub rules book and a few relics and mutations might not be fully stat blocked). Besides the included adventure in this book, there is all the pay what you want One Day Digs and creatures of the Apocalypse found on this website. These quick start rules allow you to play either a mutant, cyborg or pure stock human character type.
Hope that answers your questions.
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Noah P December 12, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Thanks, William. Yes, I'm the sort of person who prefers a physical book as well. I was just hoping that if I dropped 25 dollars on getting the hard copy that it would sustain me playing it either in a group or solo for a good long while before I make the plunge for the full length edition (It's all a matter of money, as always). I enjoy the idea of simpler shorter rules to learn a system and get into it.
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Noah P December 11, 2018 11:45 pm UTC
What is the benefit of buying a print version of this? Will it sustain me playing the game for a good long while without having to get the full core book as well? Can I use it to run a group for a while? Can I use this to play adventure books such as Mall of Doom? Can players actually make their own characters with this?
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William M May 09, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
Print version in both softcover and hardcover are now available.
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Robert O October 04, 2017 11:30 am UTC
When will the Print on demand option be ready?
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William M May 09, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Print versions now available.
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Chad K February 06, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Make it available in print.
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William M February 26, 2017 3:07 am UTC
Yes, I will make it so.,.. here at Onebookshelf venues. Been Issues with their grayscale images.
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William M May 09, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Print versions at rpgnow and drivethrurpg up now for The Mutant Epoch Quick Start Rules
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