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5e x 5 Future Mecha

This third expansion book following the Future and Modern Equipment books and requires the basic core found in the 5e x 5 (Fantasy) system which is a d20 converted to d100 system. It adds piloted modern and futuristic mecha robots. It is converted from MSRD.

Against dragons, don't raise an army. Jump into your mecha and fight it with missiles, lasers, and machine guns.

This book has no illustrations nor artwork. It's main feature is mixed double and single-column text to help reduce the page count. It has a table of contents with a simple page number in the upper right corner. The cover is a simple black cover.

A 5e x 5 Character book is required to create player characters. The 5e x 5 Combat & Conditions is needed for combat prodeedures however there are some notes on how to use the gun feats in combat because guns are not found in the C&C book. The 5e x 5 Monsters book is used for the modern creatures and fantastic monsters. It contains animals, vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, and other NPC stats that the gamemaster can change by swapping out the fantasy/medieval gear for future gear and changing the names to modern equivalents.

A future campaign may be doable without using either of the 5e x 5 Spells or the 5e x 5 Equipment and Treasures books. The future mecha technology, guns, and armor, computers, and gear found in this book may take those two book's place, unless your campaign has magic.


These future equipment use a flexible Purchase DC income and expenditure system same as the 5e x 5 Modern which is abstract, instead of fantasy gold and silver. I show a chart with US $ amounts. However, any currency such as the Euro €, Pound £, Frank ƒ, or even Yen ¥ monetary systems can be used instead just by making your own monetary table using the Purchase DC values..

Recommended Required Companion Books

If you need the animals, zombies, vampires, ghosts, werewolves and other mythical beasts or to reskin as alien creatures. Also in near the back are some fantasy NPCs that with a little effort can be turned into modern NPCs. For example, changing a fighter based NPC into an alien soldier or cyber double agent.

Until a Future Characters book is published you can alter the fantasy classes somewhat.  A section at the front of the Future Equipment book has a few of my suggestions.

You may want 5e x 5 Modern Equipment or Future Equipment depending on your technology level of campaign


Core Books (two column versions available)

Spells has a background scroll version.

Characters has some border background graphics.

These current versions do not have any other images.

A. Two-column

This version was our first upgrade which uses a combination of narrower margins and two-columns to compact the text significantly. There are neither illustrations nor artwork.

B. Commercially available art

This version uses commercially available art Peter found from several sources. Because of this, you may see art pieces found in other works. It uses creative commons, clip art, and public domain art.

C. Co-author Art version

It has all the features of the previous version with art found by Peter and also includes art by Ken of monsters that were not chosen or available with the commercially available art. Those pieces make this product a more unique version of the monster book.


Feature Chart

Feature

Two- Column ($1)

Commercially available art ($5)

Co-author Art ($6)

Single column

Standard margins

Double column, more compact

X

X

X

Narrow margins

X

X

X

Headers

X

60+ CC-SA, Public Domain, Clip Art

X

X

10+ Co-author Art

X

Art may expand

X

The d20 into d100 conversion project

In this project, we sought to increase the available d100 OGL content. This converts an alternative core that can be used by those that like rolling two ten sided dice for their RPG gaming.

Our method was to change SRDv5.1, a few d20 OGL sources, some PRD, and a little SRDv3.5 from ability scores, skills, and saves that are d20 based (from values 1 to 30 into values 1 to 150), bonuses that are d20 based (from values -5 to +10 into values -25 to +50), and while preserving the multiple sided damage and hit points system. thousands of numbers were converted.

Companion Books

5e x 5 Modern Backgrounds 5e x 5 Modern Races 5e x 5 Future Characters 5e x 5 Fantasy Weapons & Armor II

Additional writings and articles for 5ex5

5e x 5 Ezine #1

 
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ken W March 12, 2017 7:52 pm UTC
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Don't forget, I posted the discount and early access for this product back in Feb 13th. See the discussion in the 5e x 5 SRDhttp://www.rpgnow.com/product/193127/5e-x-5-OGL-SRD for details for those that qualified at that time for the discount and the code.
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