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Treasure or Terror?

You caught the glint of metal underneath the dirt and the damp, so you started digging. With a little effort, and one eye on any challengers to your claim, you held your prize.

An artifact of the Ancient Makers!

But now your wariness increases to an almost audible pitch, as you begin the most dangerous of all tasks — you examine its mysterious surfaces, studs, and touchplates. Your fellow rovers, wise to the ways of the Before Time, all begin to back up to a respectable distance, lest they be caught in any mishaps at your hands and your sweating fingertips. Now comes the time for both luck and determination. Can you unlock and master the secrets of this device of ancient imperishable power?

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Clocking in at 60 pages and crammed with content, Check This Artifact contains 30 brand-new artifacts of the Ancient Makers, plus a full write up of a new godlike AI and its neural programs, all for use in any d20-based post-apocalyptic role playing game. Penned by the creator of Mutant Crawl Classics RPG and published by Mudpuppy Games, these powerful technological treasures are more than mere artifacts, because each item in this book is a plot hook and a potential mini-adventure in the making.

Check This Artifact presents artifacts for your players to attempt to track down, tame, and temper — including weapons, armor, robots, AIs, and those extra-special items that are the sole purview of far-future fiction. The PDF edition also includes a prinatble full-color world setting map for Omega-Terra!

Digital version of this book includes a printable full-color world map of Omega-Terra!

Created and produced by: Jim Wampler
Edited by: Tim Kask
Cover art: Brian Cargile of TwoHornsUnited Creations
Interior art: David Marcus Coppoletti, Cory “Shonuff” Gelnett, Dan Smith, Jim Wampler, James V. West



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Derek H July 25, 2021 11:53 am UTC
The patron taint for the new AI is terrible. It was designed to assist soldiers in the field and yet all the forms of taint weaken the caster. Fortunately for those with the DCC Annual there are two patrons that could be used instead- The Horned King (for the AI that considers the world a hunting ground) and Nhool (for the AI that wants to win the Final Wars centuries after the cataclysm). A few minor modifications and both tables work just fine.

Otherwise this is a great toolbox of stuff.
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Henry F June 28, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
I don't get it. I found a used copy of this book on eBay. It says it's system neutral, but the stat formatting is exactly as Mutant Crawl Classics, just with the serial numbers filed off. Was the author not able to get a 3rd party license for the very game he wrote? AI patrons, artifact checks and wetware result tables. They're all here, just with the name slightly altered. You even need the funky dice for some of the rolls, which is not standard in any RPG except DCC/MCC.
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Matt L March 15, 2020 1:21 pm UTC
Any chance of a print on demand option?
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Mamading C August 23, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
I'm gutted that I missed the KS for this.

Definitely want the PoD option as I can think of three campaigns I can use this for without even trying!
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Derek H May 26, 2019 11:59 am UTC
For some reason this is not appearing in searches. I have tried a few different ways and the one that should pick it up the fastest (the title) doesn't work. Nor does searching for "artifacts" and search by date. The publisher should contact OBS and ask why.
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Lee S May 25, 2019 6:02 am UTC
Preview and Table of Contents please. Thank you.
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Daniel B May 24, 2019 10:06 pm UTC
The PDF is excellent. Hopefully, there will be a print-on-demand version soon!
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