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The Umerican Survival Guide

A Gonzo Post-Apocalyptic Campaign Setting and Sourcebook based on the articles of Crawling Under a Broken Moon

Foretold in the ancient calendars, early in the 21st century a rogue object from deep space hurtled near the Earth and struck the Moon. Its impact caused catastrophic destruction around the globe, ripping the very fabric of time and space itself; yet mankind still survived. Centuries later, the planet is reborn... a strange new place of alien wonder and death: a world ruled by savagery, cruel sorcery, and twisted science. Now is the time for the mighty to rise up and take their place in this perilous and untamed land. Will they bring justice or suffering? Only time will tell...

Within this irradiated tome you will find:

  • A dozen new or revised character class options, nine of which are unique to Umerica: Clerics of the Wasteland, The Cyborg, Feral Urchin, Fossiorian, Grays, Mutant, Petrol Head, Robot, Scavenger, Technologist, Wasteland Warrior, Wizard of the Wasteland.
  • New piecemeal armor system that incorporates damage resistance, ablatives, and armor degradation
  • An extensive, revised mutation system usable by all characters and creatures
  • An expanded vehicular creation and combat system for all of your petrolhead needs
  • A pantheon of Umerican Gods and Patrons, old and new
  • A comprehensive section on the Citadel of Scrap, a good campaign starting point for exploring Umerica
  • Dozens of random tables covering aspects of everyday wasteland life, finding salvage, and adventure creation plus much, much more!
  • All fully compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game from Goodman Games.

Please note that the Umerican Survival Guide is available in two different styles of cover, Chase and Delve. The interior book is the same with either cover. To see the other cover, click here.

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Mica F January 23, 2019 3:55 pm UTC
I got the fanzine compilation as a gift, for the holidays. Then, I started running a post-apocalyptic campaign at the local library, here in Baltimore. Now I've collected the bundle, and I have everything I need to run an epic campaign of Crawling Under a Broken Moon! Thanks Judge "Reidzilla," for creating an awesome setting for DCC!
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Reid S January 23, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
Thank you for the kind words! You are welcome!
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Evan L January 09, 2019 11:00 pm UTC
I have the reverse question as Brett above. I *do* own the CUABM compilation, all 18 issues, and am wondering if I will find much in here that is not already present there. Thank you.
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Reid S January 10, 2019 6:17 pm UTC
The Umerican Survival Guide does use some of the content from CUaBM but it is all updated, revised, and expanded. Also, there is a lot of new content as well.
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Michael T April 01, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
If you bought the PDF, can you use that against the price of the book and PDF? thanks!
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Reid S April 01, 2018 9:22 pm UTC
Sorry, the site does not offer that option. :(
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Brian D February 20, 2018 1:59 am UTC
Is this compatible with MCC? Seems very similar on the surface.
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Reid S February 20, 2018 3:58 am UTC
It is mostly compatible with MCC but, not 100%.
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Brett M December 06, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
What steps would need to be taken to make this compatible with MCC? I'm thinking about running a game set in Umerica while using some of the options from MCC (namely, some of the classes)
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Reid S December 06, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Well, all of the Umerica books are based on DCC which uses the "traditional" alignment system and Magic (both clerical and wizardry). Also, the Umerican rules uses a unique mutation system and an alternate armor system. Most of the MCC class abilities will work fine in Umerica with a little tweaking regarding alignment and armor. They MAY be a little under powered compared the the Umerican classes. Many folks use both the Umerican and MCC mutation systems together in their games so that should work without much tweaking. I hope that helps.
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Brian C January 29, 2018 4:20 pm UTC
Do you need to have the DCC core book to use this book?
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Reid S January 29, 2018 4:23 pm UTC
Yes, you do. All DCC RPG compatible products require the DCC core book. It is part of the license agreement.
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Brian C January 29, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
Ok and thanks for the fast reply!
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Brett M November 21, 2017 6:52 pm UTC
Important question time:
I own neither this lovely work nor any of the Crawling Under a Broken Moon zines.

It seems like the Umerican Survival Guide utilizes a lot of the content in the zines, do the zines contain any information that the Survival Guide doesn't? If so, I plan to buy everything. If not, I'd prefer to save money and buy this awesome product
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Reid S November 21, 2017 7:13 pm UTC

While a lot of content for the USG was lovingly culled and improved from the zines, there is still a lot of material that was not duplicated. The following zines were mostly left unplundered: #3, #5, #8, #9, #10, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18.
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Brett M November 22, 2017 4:09 am UTC
Thanks! Can't wait to own everything, then :)
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Derek H October 11, 2017 2:07 pm UTC
When might the POD be released? Or will this have a print run?

Will there be a bestiary follow up?

Does the mutation section include the mineral based powers, defects and changes from CBM?
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Reid S October 11, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
I am hoping to have the POD ready by the end of Oct/early Nov.

The Twisted Menagerie Manual was also part of the Umerican Kickstarter and is currently being written. We are hoping to release it 1st quarter 2018. Check out the Kickstarter campaign and updates for more info:

The mutation section is updated, expanded, and revised from the original one presented in Crawling Under a Broken Moon, issue #2. Yes, the mineral based abilities are there.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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Derek H October 12, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick response. The reason I asked for the mineral based mutations is that as far as I know the only other ones that exist are for Gamma World in an old issue of Polyhedron (57). It is nice to see the idea revived and published.

Can't wait to see the Menagerie and this product in my mitts!
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