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METAL WORLD: The Rough Cut

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Welcome to METAL WORLD! Have you ever wanted to adventure in a land where it doesn’t have to make sense as long as it’s awesome? Yes? Good! That’s METAL WORLD.

Ferra is a world beyond your wildest dreams. Riding the Howling Plains on his rocket-powered Robot Horse is the Fire Marshal, the demon-possessed lawman who dispenses justice with his 666-shooters. Sailing the seas is the Skeleton Ship, an undead sailing vessel that attacks the ships of the living and adds the slain to itself. Rising from the landscape of Prismatica is Mount Fafnir, a.k.a. the Dracano— a volcano made of dragons that shoots lava and more dragons when it erupts! Then, of course, there’s Hell, which exists as a continent you can casually visit. If you’re lucky, you can go on a tour guided by the MegaDevil himself!

Powered by its own original d12-based system designed to streamline gameplay to focus on the exploits of the characters within, METAL WORLD takes the aesthetic of the breadth of heavy metal in the same vein as works like Brütal Legend, Metalocalypse, and many parts of both the publication and movie Heavy Metal and throws it all into one experience. Serving as a love letter to metal, METAL WORLD also keeps from taking itself too seriously, providing an enjoyable experience for both reading and playing it!

IMPORTANT NOTES: This is a preview/playtest edition, although the rules in it are sufficient to play the game and get a feel for the setting. NONE of the visual presentation— artwork, page borders, etc.— in it is final. Since I put this up, I've made numerous edits after getting player feedback during playtests and realizing I needed to expand some things. I'll update this file before I re-launch the Kickstarter (date TBD) despite it having— as if by diving provenance— ended up at 6.66 MB. Additionally, the main file contains some Adobe Acrobat internal notes. These may or may not be viewable on mobile platforms depending on the viewing app.

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April 16th, 2020
Tons of style here, and some really neat concepts, but the mechanics are as noted a bit rough yet. I'll be very interested to see what a more polished version of this game looks like! [...]
February 26th, 2019
As a rough start guide before the upcoming Kickstarter, this by itself is all you need at the moment to go ahead and start playing. While rules for character creation are a little nebulous at first glance, a good read through or two will easily strengt [...]
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