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Age of Steel

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It is an age of innovation and advancement,
an age of chaos and conspiracy,
an age in which heroes must be as hard as steel!

Age of Steel is a dieselpunk roleplaying game set in the world of Neres; a world not unlike our own in the first few decades of the 20th century. Neres has just emerged from its first global conflict; the ‘Great War’ in which hundreds of thousands of men and women died in the mud and horror of the trenches.

Technology in Neres has taken a slightly different route to our own world; personal mecha powered by diesel engines are used for numerous applications from war to common labour; huge airships ply the airways; bipedal automata act as servants for the rich and gadgeteer inventors construct homemade ray-guns in their basement laboratories.

In the wake of the Great War, Neres is a hotbed of political scheming and economic growth. Industry and commerce have come to rule the world which, thanks to the airship, aeroplane and radio is rapidly becoming smaller.

Little do the majority of people know but an ancient evil is at the heart of the conflict in their world. Eldritch monstrosities from before the dawn of time seek to unmake reality, aided by cults of insane worshipers.

Into this world come the heroes -the players- who are the only thing standing between the cosmic evil and all that they hold dear.

Age of Steel is a 123-page action-adventure RPG intended to capture the feel of pulp adventures such as Indiana Jones, or the Rocketeer. It is a complete, self-contained roleplaying game; everything you need to run or play the game is contained in this book.

In this book you will find:

  • Create your character as you see fit, with a classless system that lets you pick any stats, skills and knacks you want.
  • A simple core mechanic in which characters can attempt any skill check; your stats determine how many d6 you roll, and your skill level determines the number you must roll on each die to succeed.
  • Rules for spending Moxie points to allow characters to perform normally impossible feats of skill and luck
  • Rules for guns, gadgets, cars, rocketpacks, and a variety of airships and bipedal mechs
  • Rules for crafting weapons, armour, vehicles and anything else your adventurer can cook up
  • A guide to the five Great Nations of Neres and their people, as well as several groups that are involved in the deadly Silent War

 All you need beside this book is a handful of 6-sided dice, some friends and an imagination.

 
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Phil W September 11, 2018 11:24 pm UTC
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Is the PDF bookmarked?
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Rob L October 08, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
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I'm afraid not.
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Phil W October 11, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
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Thanks for the response even if it wasn't what I was wanting to hear.

FWIW, the free version of PDF-Xchange Viewer would allow you to add bookmarks with little effort on your part.

I'm having a hard time justifying $16 when it isn't even bookmarked. Let me know when it is bookmarked (or the price drops to $9.95) and I'll be happy to buy it instead of using my GM's copy.
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Patrick S May 25, 2018 6:13 am UTC
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So, after further editing, a good game good better.
Would love to see a gazetteer next.
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Mark S March 04, 2018 9:35 am UTC
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Great game - excellent setting
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Mark S February 01, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
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Great game - really enjoyed reading it and looking forward to playing it with others. BUY IT
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Patrick S January 23, 2018 11:59 am UTC
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Looks really interesting, PoD would be very nice.
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Rob L January 23, 2018 9:57 pm UTC
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Thanks, PoD is coming soon!
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stephen G January 16, 2018 5:35 am UTC
This sounds very interesting. How does combat work?
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Rob L January 16, 2018 9:53 am UTC
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I will update the preview PDF to include some of the rules chapters. As a brief overview combat works as follows: defender and attacker roll skill checks (attacker's firearms vs defenders dodge for example); if the attacker equals or exceeds the defender's roll they hit. Damage is rolled as a number of d6s which are added together, with damage reduced by the defender's armour. Some weapons have qualities that increase the number of dice rolled to hit under certain situations.
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Dani J January 15, 2018 5:50 pm UTC
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Page?
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Rob L January 15, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
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Can you explain what you mean?
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Ben N January 16, 2018 1:26 am UTC
I'm imagining that he means "How many pages?"
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Dani J January 16, 2018 3:20 am UTC
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Exactly!
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Rob L January 16, 2018 9:51 am UTC
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I understand now! It's 123 pages. I will add this to the description.
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Dani J January 17, 2018 7:59 am UTC
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Gorgeous!
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