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Ultramodern5 REDUX (5th Edition)

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THE KICKSTARTER SUCCESS IS NOW AVAILABLE!

THE DEFINITIVE 5E RESOURCE FOR MODERN & SCIENCE FICTION RULES!

NOW, DOUBLE THE SIZE AND IN FULL-COLOR!

 

The original Ultramodern5 was the most successful non-fantasy ruleset for 5th Edition. This revised sourcebook doubles the content of the original, with revised rules and brand-new mechanics to customize any game.

Ultramodern5 presents races, classes, archetypes, gear, monsters, and scenarios that can be inserted into any campaign. This includes…

Cyberpunk

Espionage

Modern Warfare

Mecha

Space Opera

Steampunk

Techno-fantasy

Wild West

Create a pure science fiction setting or insert any combination of rules into your own fantasy world.

The only limit is your imagination.

THIS SOURCEBOOK INCLUDES

  • 10 new races, including aliens, robots, and mutants.
  • A new lifepath system incorporating backgrounds into an adjustable character history.
  • A revised “ladder” system, offering more customization with character creation.
  • 12 new classes, including infiltrator, medic, and sniper.
  • 26 archetypes.
  • Over 130 different firearms from pistols to plasma artillery.
  • Sci-fi inspired melee weapons.
  • New armor (over 40 new options), including exoskeletons and mechs
  • Rules for portable force fields to mimic popular video games.
  • New gear, including cybernetics (30+), vehicles (35+), and aircraft (14).
  • A complete universal giant robot/mecha construction system (25 pages).
  • A techno-magic spell system with enchanted technology, a new class, and a revised spell list.
  • Over 70 monsters, including aliens, robots, and customizable adversaries.
  • New treasure tables, including loot & shoot rules.
  • Six location maps with action scenes to include in any adventure.
  • A spacecraft combat system.
  • A customizable sci-fi dungeon map system with 30 different rooms.
  • Two new adventures—the cyberpunk/superhero Necropolis and the space horror Threshold
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

Designer Note: This 2nd Edition of Ultramodern5 includes revised rules from the original and adds races, one new ladder, two new classes, many more weapons and armors, revised vehicles, new monsters, and an entirely new set of rules for spellcasting (techno-magic) and mecha construction. Additionally, the two original adventures (Invasion Proxy and Biohazard) have been replaced with two new adventures, Necropolis and Threshold. The original maps have returned along with a brand new set of sci-fi themed dungeon tiles. The page count includes these maps—the content of the game puts the page count at just under 400 pages. The purchase also includes a zipped file of all the maps in high resolution.

ALL RULES ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH BASE 5TH EDITION

Insert any rules from Ultramodern5 into any existing game of any genre, including fantasy!

 

 

 


 
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jonathan L February 22, 2020 9:23 pm UTC
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is there a character sheet for download somewhere that has a spot for vigor, vessel, the additional skills, ect?
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Chris D February 22, 2020 10:21 pm UTC
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We have a patch being released next week that will include a traditional character sheet. Magic and mecha sheets will be released in March.
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Patrick S February 21, 2020 7:07 am UTC
DEM quickly became my favourite D&D5E third party producer.
After finding Amethyst: Quintessence 2 weeks ago, i am in love with your writing, art, motivated responses and overall quality. Can't wait till this one goes into PoD.
Good Job.
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Chris D February 21, 2020 7:11 am UTC
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Aww, thanks! We're hoping to get that POD ready ASAP.
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Edward J February 20, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
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Hi Mr Dias, pleased with the book so far, a substantial upgrade from the older edition, my only issue so far being a small typo here and there but I'm sure the next update will fix the obvious ones, amd the artwork is so great, I'll post a review when I've actually finished the book!
Is there a correct place to ask for rule clarifications? Two things that come to mind that remain from the older book are the Sniper's Battle Conditions - in the level progression chart, the number of Conditions is different to the text of the feature, which should be followed?
Also, when considering auto and auto-heavy fire, is the higher ammo amount just used to reflect the higher damage potential? I assume so because of action economy, but I keep butting my head against the Techie's Increased Rate of Fire feature. Is the idea that ammo is never rare enough for that to become an issue?
Sorry for the nitpicky questions, please let me know if there is a better forum for such queries. Regardless, congrats on the successful...See more
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Chris D February 20, 2020 7:50 pm UTC
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Yup, the Sniper will be fixed next update (the table is correct). The Techie's Increased rate of fire adds increased damage and increased save DC at the cost of more ammo, which may result in more clip reloads. Heavy Auto inflicts more damage than Auto and some class features gain additional benefits with them, but it does not add any other benefits on its own. It does use more ammo, and ammo rarity is dependant on the specifics of the setting.

As for additional questions, we do have a FaceBook and are working on a Discord channel.
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Rion S February 20, 2020 8:32 pm UTC
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Sounds like you will be keeping the PDF updated? Where should we send errata findings to?
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Chris D February 20, 2020 8:33 pm UTC
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Email me, or PM me on FB. If you use Kickstarter, you can PM me there as well.
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Chris D February 20, 2020 10:07 pm UTC
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https://discord.gg/pV9DR4
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Edward J February 20, 2020 10:34 pm UTC
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Thanks so much for the quick and helpful reply! Exciting to know the PDF will be updated too.
Thank you Sir.
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Angelo C February 19, 2020 7:54 pm UTC
Will this be useable with the current version of Apex? or will there be an update for that book coming in the future?
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Chris D February 19, 2020 9:05 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
No update required, it's fully compatible with both NeuroSpasta and Apex.
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Rion S February 19, 2020 3:01 am UTC
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This book is great! The artwork is absolutely fantastic and will definitely provide a lot of inspiration for games from that alone - especially if you like alien or monstrous critters (or tech) along with high tech and guns. The book is an excellent trove of any number of ideas. If you don't find something you like, you will find something close enough. It has a few settings in the back of the book to give you some pre-made worlds to try out as well.

When the prior edition came out, I started a game about Space Marines using that rules set. I now have even more I can add in for flavor. I especially like some of the race ideas and options.

If anything, you will probably find you may have to leave certain options out, if only because there are so dang many! Though if you like Pathfinder, this book has a ton of crunch options in it. If you want a simpler feel like D&D, use less of them. If you want crunchier, use all of them!

There's also the Ultramax rule section...See more
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Chris D February 19, 2020 5:07 am UTC
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That's fantastic, thanks for your comments. That being said, you should probably post this in the review section as I think it will be seen more there. ;) :)
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Rion S February 19, 2020 9:28 pm UTC
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As soon as the site lets me. It's got a post-purchase timer, apparently. :)
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Jerry S February 18, 2020 5:35 pm UTC
If I were to buy a pdf now and a POD version at a later point would you be willing to give a discount towards said purchase ?
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Chris D February 19, 2020 5:06 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Willing? That was always our policy and will continue to offer that. :) :)
Once we have a POD cleared, everyone that purchased the PDF will receive a coupon that will allow them to purchase the POS as if the bought a combo option (meaning a deep discount on the print edition).
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jonathan L February 18, 2020 2:08 am UTC
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The gunslingers converging fire ability gives a +1 bonus to attack rolls against targets within 5ft. The 5e rules give disadvantage for ranged attacks in this range. unless i am missing something, he has nothing to negate the disadvantage. So he makes his attack with a +1 and disadvantage. Is this the correct intent?
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Todd M February 18, 2020 6:47 pm UTC
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If you look under the equipment section One handed small arms have the following property: You do not have disadvantage on attack rolls if you are within 5 feet of a hostile creature who can see you and who isn’t incapacitated.

So With that being said you would not have disadvantage one 1 handed small arms but would have disadvantage with 2 handed small arms. Just thing of the 2 handed small arms as having a rifle and someone right next to you trying to push it out of the way easier then a pistol. hope tha thelps.
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Chris D February 19, 2020 5:04 am UTC
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Yes, sorry, I was on the road, but Todd is exactly right. One-Handed Small Arms do not suffer disadvantage within 5-feet.
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jonathan L February 20, 2020 1:58 am UTC
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Thank you both for helping clear that up. I'm liking what I see in this book.
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Todd M February 17, 2020 7:07 pm UTC
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Another question. For feats are the only feats available for the game just in the book on new feats section or are there more? or do we use feats from the 5th edition phb?
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Chris D February 18, 2020 1:27 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Players are not only invited but expected to pull feats from core 5E books; that's why we only offered a handful.
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David P February 17, 2020 1:40 pm UTC
Hello, Mr. Diaz. Before I commit myself to purchase this book I have to know if there are any rules for character aging, and if there are any complete rules for martial arts, like martial arts styles, chi/ki powers, etc.
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Chris D February 18, 2020 1:26 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We did not include any rules for aging, though now I regret not making any. However, we DO have rules for a martial artist class with archetypes focusing on wrestling and the various hand-to-hand combat variations found across the world. We don't handle chi because the traditional monk covers that pretty well.
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James S February 17, 2020 12:07 am UTC
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Great book! any chance for a print friendly version?
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Chris D February 18, 2020 1:24 am UTC
PUBLISHER
That's actuallty being planned for the next update.
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Joseph C February 16, 2020 7:20 am UTC
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I was reading over the mech stuff, it is super cool! Are there any sort of plans for creating a like mech sheet?
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Chris D February 16, 2020 9:20 am UTC
PUBLISHER
With hope and a future update.
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Princess S February 15, 2020 10:09 pm UTC
Will there eventually be a POD option?
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Chris D February 16, 2020 3:49 am UTC
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Eventually, yes, but we've decided to hold back until Kickstarter books have reached distribution before activating that option here. Thankfully, we have always in the past send out coupons for people to upgrade their digital order with a physical one, meaning that if you pick up the digital now, you are not paying extra if you want the physical later.
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Darcy D February 15, 2020 1:45 pm UTC
I can the races of other D&D 5e books, or they need some adjustment?
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Chris D February 15, 2020 5:16 pm UTC
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Ultramodern5 is fully compatible with fantasy races and classes from other 5E publications, including official ones.
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Darren W February 15, 2020 1:27 am UTC
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I haven't had a chance to give the book a thorough read (that'll take time as my eyes don't like computer screens very much - looking forward to the physical copy) but I have to say on initial glance the use of color makes this edition of UM5 much easier to read that the B&W edition. The artwork is beautiful and the layout looks very nice -- organized, again makes good use of colour. The different setting concpets detailed in the front of the book are great ideas given just enough meat to give a GM more than just a paragraph or two to work off (Terminals sounds familiar ;-) ). All in all, at first look a very big improvement off of the original UM5 - great work as always Mr. Dias and team!

May just have to use this to run CoD zeta.

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Chris D February 15, 2020 4:03 am UTC
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Thank You!
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Brian G February 14, 2020 7:27 pm UTC
OK, so far I'm impressed with this title which was purchased by our group first and foremost for the Mecha Rules. It hits all the Genre highlights and works well enough to give us great expectations for play.

We got some play testing ahead of us but Mecha construction is a game in and of itself, so I'd like to point out a few minor issues I had and state some thoughts on just that section. I'll break it into two parts: Apparent Errors and My thoughts (my reaction to what was given us).

Apparent Errors:

1. The Option table (page 195) lists Damage Control, but it is not described it in that rule section. What does it do?

2. The Emergency Kit is listed in the rule text as an Option, but does not appear in the Option Table (page 195)

3. There doesn't seem to be a method to create a Mecha version of the Flamethrower, i.e. No range Cone Area of Effect that doesn't do piercing damage. I went with cost modifier of 2 points less than Area Effect Version,...See more
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Chris D February 15, 2020 4:04 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for the feedback. You can PM me on our FB page or shoot me an email at DiasExMachina@gmail.com if you have any other concerns and I'll address them with the first patch. Your feedback is appreciated
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Todd M February 14, 2020 6:58 pm UTC
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Is there another place like a forum or discord server where people can ask questions besides here? I have many to ask. Some about power level and some seem over powered and just want to get some feedback thats all.
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Chris D February 15, 2020 4:04 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Well, we have a Facebook Page. But a Discord is a good idea I'll work on it.
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