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TinyD6 gets apocalyptic!

The versatile and minimalist TinyD6 ruleset hits the road in this post-apocalyptic sourcebook. Containing new rules for settlements, vehicles, and mutations, Tiny Wastelands is your trust companion in the blasted landscapes of the near-future.

Powered by the TinyD6 engine, with streamlined mechanics that utilize only one to three single six-sided dice on every action, characters that can be written 3x5 notecard, and easy to  understand and teach rules, Tiny Wastelands is here to be your rules-lite waypoint on your lonely apocalyptic road!

Included are over a dozen lightly detailed settings, written by some of the best authors out there. These “micro-settings” are light-weight, open-ended and designed to be inspiriational for your games and provide a fast, easy jumping point for your campaign! Covering a wide selection of post-apocalyptic genres and ideas, there's something for everyone in Tiny Wastelands!

Featuring Micro-Settings by: John Kennedy, Darren Pearce, Scott Smith, Wendelyn Reischl, Paul Weimer, Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Steve Radabaugh, Shawn Carmen, Mari Murdock, Dianna Gunn, Steve Diamond, Elizabeth Chaipraditkul, Marie Brennan, Angus Abranson, Jaym Gates, Tobie Abad

Tiny Wastelands is a complete rulebook, but to fully utilize the scope of the game, a deck of Enclave Cards is required.

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Sean A March 07, 2021 6:55 am UTC
I just bought all the TinyD6 games last week, I had no idea they were going on sale:( Oh well I was thinking about getting the printed books as well. really enjoy the system.
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Grady J November 05, 2020 3:51 pm UTC
Just purchased this. I'm looking to run a Last Kids on Earth campaign for my son and his friends and so far this is a great for that. You mentioned in an interview that Pets rules would be in the guide. A dog companion is non-negotiable for my kid. I find lots about playing as animals but nothing on a player having a pet/companion. Did I miss it?
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Alan B November 05, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
Hey Grady!

Unfortunately, Pet rules did not make the cut into the book (and I can't go back and edit an interview that's no longer accurate sadly!) Tiny Dungeon 2e has Animal Companion rules however, and they are easily compatible.

As an apology, if you email I'll copy you a PDF of the Tiny Dungeon 2e Player's Guide which will have those rules.
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Grady J November 05, 2020 8:15 pm UTC
That's very generous. I understand, things change in the process. Thanks!
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Diego B May 21, 2020 1:54 pm UTC
What about a smaller player's guide, as Tiny Dungeon, without settings' stuff?
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Alan B May 21, 2020 2:18 pm UTC
Hi Diego! That's not currently our plan.
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Michael B September 17, 2018 9:55 pm UTC
I ran a con one-shot last Saturday and we all had a great time. The group of 6 consisted of veteran and first-time players and everyone learned the system in a few minutes. We made characters together and I was mostly happy with the results. One of the veterans immediately noticed some chances to power-game and created a mutant martial artist with bulging muscles and other combat traits/mutations, which seemed a little unbalanced compared to the other characters, but in the end it still worked out pretty well.

For a campaign I'd say the mutation list should be a lot longer, though. With a little creativity you can easily come up with your own, but a more extensive and diverse list would have been appreciated even for the one-shot as the list has a focus on combat mutations.

Anyway, I'm glad I backed this on KS and can recommend it (just like the other Tiny D6 games, btw)!
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Alan B September 17, 2018 9:57 pm UTC

The feedback is appreciated. We'll work on expanding that.
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Jeff M September 08, 2018 6:50 pm UTC
I was currious to see how you would pull of the heritage feature in TW, and the archetype selection makes really sens.

I have two question : first can you use both heritage and archetype ? and do you plan to make archetype list for specific scifi genre as a TF addon, like cyberpunk genre, or a human only type of setting for both TD and TF ?

thanks for your answers.
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Alan B September 09, 2018 12:11 am UTC

Thanks for the kind words.

So Archetypes and Heritages fulfill the same role in the game in a mechanical sense. Our design stance is that in "human"-centric settings, Archetypes define the characters, but in a less human-kind centric world (like Tiny Dungeon), we'll use Heritages.

They're not meant to be stacked.
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Jeff M September 09, 2018 6:36 pm UTC
thanks a lot for your answer Alan
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Jeff M September 14, 2018 7:33 pm UTC
sorry to bother you again, but do you think you ll post archetypes for specific genre in tinyzine (like Dark Fantasy with only human, or Cyberpunk themed setting) ?
and do you have plan to make more capaign setting like Destiny of Tides ? (i love the concept of playing a merfolk)
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Alan B September 14, 2018 9:06 pm UTC

We don't have any specific plans, but we'll look into it as a possibility! Tiny Cyberpunk is an upcoming book, and will be a full book like Tiny Wastelands!
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chris D March 01, 2021 2:43 am UTC
Is there any news news on tiny cyberpunk?
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Alan B March 01, 2021 4:34 pm UTC
At this time, nothing more than "it'll be coming eventually". Other products are ahead of it in the pipeline.
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Dale B August 30, 2018 7:10 pm UTC
The Full-sized Preview PDF is corrupted and can not be opened. Any chance of fixing this?
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Dale B September 01, 2018 4:03 am UTC
Thank You for fixing the Preview PDF.
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Ron B August 30, 2018 4:11 am UTC
Looks like all the page numbers are on the right side...
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Will K August 30, 2018 1:43 am UTC
Print version soon?
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Alan B August 30, 2018 2:33 am UTC
Coming after Kickstarter backers get theirs! Likely October!
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