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Ultramodern5 REDUX (5th Edition)

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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
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The file size listed to the right is not the size of the PDF. When you purchase this product, you'll receive the PDF in standard and low-ink variations as well as hundreds of MB of maps.

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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Benjamin N August 29, 2022 2:32 pm UTC
I'd love to own this on paper, however, I can't rationalize spending $85. What other options are there to get this in print?
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Chris D August 29, 2022 3:16 pm UTC
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We are looking at adding other print options. However, REDUX is available through Noble Knight Games with a second print run on the way.
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Benjamin N August 29, 2022 4:02 pm UTC
Perfect, I'll buy through Noble Knight. Cheers!

If I purchase through them and present a receipt can y'all give a code for the PDF here on DTRPG?
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Chris D August 29, 2022 4:06 pm UTC
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We don't offer that, unfortunately, especially considering NK sells the game for half as much as the POD, but REDUX opts in for all applicable DTRPG sales.
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Benjamin N August 29, 2022 5:32 pm UTC
Understood, thank you for the quick responses and guidance on where to secure a physical copy, much appreciated.
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Kieran M July 21, 2022 12:53 pm UTC
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Is there a reason the Vigor stat is missing from the Redux version of the character sheet?
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Kieran M July 21, 2022 11:10 am UTC
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Is there a character sheet for the Redux version of UM5? Looking around and all I can find is for the old version of it.
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Kieran M July 21, 2022 12:05 pm UTC
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Nevermind just found the download link within the actual pdf download.
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Brandon C July 02, 2022 10:36 pm UTC
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Hey again, out of curiosity what is the die used for hustle pool? Is it just a pool of rerolls I can use, or is it a bonus added to my d20 roll?
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Brandon C July 09, 2022 8:39 pm UTC
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Nevermind! Took me a couple of times but I got it.
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Chris D July 10, 2022 1:00 am UTC
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Sorry for the delay. Was out on a business trip.
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Aaron L June 21, 2022 8:29 pm UTC
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The book looks great, haven't had a chance to play to use it yet, but looking forward to!
I have a couple of questions:
For the Tuner race, their Psykar feature mentions "the magi class" but I can't find a magi class, is it referring to the magus class?
In various Mech tables it uses "1/size" does this mean these features will be cheaper the larger the Mech is?
For Mech's Ranged Weapons does it assume you pick up a weapon and tinker with it to determine what kind of weapon you have, or does which modifier table you use determine what kind of weapon you have?
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Chris D June 21, 2022 8:32 pm UTC
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Yes
Yes
Yes to the first part, not the second.
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Aaron L June 21, 2022 9:02 pm UTC
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Thank you for such a quick reply!
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Aaron L July 02, 2022 10:28 pm UTC
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Hi, for the Path of Technology spells, some of them refer to a SOL, is it assumed that the caster always has access to a SOL or would they have to acquire one to use/not use it on a planet without a SOL?
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Franz J June 20, 2022 2:21 pm UTC
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For the artillery talent: overwatch, on page 72 for the heavy class;
When you use a reaction to force an enemy that enters the area to make a Dex
Save or take weapon damage on a failed save..
Is it intended to specifically target a single creature that enters the overwatch area when you use a reaction, or potentially any & all enemies that enter the area?
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Chris D June 20, 2022 3:26 pm UTC
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It can only affect the creature you select that enters the area. If a creature enters that area, you can use your reaction to have it make the save. As it is one creature, and you only have one reaction, you can only do this once outside of your turn.
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Elmer D June 11, 2022 10:09 pm UTC
Question: Why doesn't the Machine of War, Militarist and Selfless Protector Archetypes have Proficiencies? Was this intentional or an error? If it was an error, what are their proficiencies?
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Chris D June 13, 2022 5:45 am UTC
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Sorry for the delay in answering: I was at a convention all weekend.
The reason why those archetypes lack proficiencies was that IMHO, their abilities don't mandate specific proficiencies. Machine of War is about teamwork. Militarist is about coordination. Selfless Protector is about protecting someone else.
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Jeff S June 06, 2022 3:19 pm UTC
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Great work!
I was wondering about the Drunken Boxing Martial Art Discipline that's part of the Grandmaster Archetype.
It states that you get one additional attack instead of double dice damage when you crit, but later it states that if you pick the discipline three times your get three additional attacks instead of two.
Are you supposed to get one, or two extra attacks in the first instance. Thanks in advance!
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Chris D June 06, 2022 9:58 pm UTC
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It means each time you score a critical hit, no matter from what, you gain an additional attack. And as you are likely to have multiple attacks, you'd have many opportunities to gain these attacks. However, during your turn, you can only gain +2 additional attacks via that ability. If you select that discipline a third time, that increases to +3 attacks. At 20th level, you'd have 4 attacks, but early on, if you use the Circular Attack finishing move, you could potentially have numerous opportunities to stack these effects.
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David F May 11, 2022 1:10 am UTC
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It looks as if the map files included in the download don’t match the ones inside the book.
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Jakub K May 03, 2022 1:08 pm UTC
Do I need to have basic E5 or this can be used as corebook?
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Chris D May 03, 2022 3:41 pm UTC
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You do require the core 5E books (PHB, DMG, MM). At the very least the PHB. That being said, if you have access to the SRD or already know how to play the game, we include everything else you need.
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Jakub K May 03, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
What do I need from it? Races, monster, items?
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Chris D May 03, 2022 7:13 pm UTC
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Really, just the rules. Experience tables. How combat works, most of which you can honestly find online for free. If you are running a game entirely in a non-fantasy setting, we supply the equipment, classes, monsters, maps, etc. We say you need the core books for UM5, but that's really the political answer, as you really only need the basics from the PHB and that's about it.
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Joseph L April 19, 2022 6:44 am UTC
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So i have two questions.
One. On power arms it says that the damage goes 1>1d4>1d6>1d8>1d10>1d12>2d6>2d8>2d10. But then only says that doing both arms makes damage go up by 2. Well how do you go further then 1d10? I figured to get 1d10 you needed to get an extra set of arms. But can you only have one extra set of arms or can you get multiple?
Two. Altered Mutations said a +1 level adjustment can get you 2 more mutations. What's a +1 level adjustment? I've never heard of this.
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Chris D April 19, 2022 7:08 am UTC
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Do you mean the Power Hooks on Page 135? Firstly, getting two power hooks does not increase your unarmed damage by two; it's still only one. Second, it boosts unarmed damage, whatever that may be. The monk starts level 1 at 1d4, and by 17th level, has increased to 1d10. If that monk had power hooks, their damage would be 1d12 at 17th level, and so on. The martial artist in Ultramodern5 also boasts a similar ability. In conclusion, the number of arms does not affect this damage, only your base unarmed damage.

A level adjustment is a seldom-employed but still common D&D staple where your effective level when balancing with other characters and when creating combat encounters is increased.
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Joseph L April 19, 2022 7:22 am UTC
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no. Power arms Pg.161. Cybernetics. Boosts unarmed attack damage.
Also thanks for explaining the level adjustment.
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Chris D April 19, 2022 7:24 am UTC
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Ah well, same rules apply then. These increase whatever base damage you may already possess.
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Joseph L April 19, 2022 7:39 am UTC
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All right well thanks again.
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Kyrinn S. E February 25, 2022 12:22 am UTC
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"An updated version of this title is now available"

o Which is the most recent update file? They aren't well differentiated.
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Chris D February 25, 2022 12:50 am UTC
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Usually, we mention what has been updated, but in this case, it was only an updated version of the Desert Power plug in, including a low ink version.
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Zachary M December 21, 2021 4:53 pm UTC
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Does it come with all the material from the first Ed, excepting the different modules?
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Chris D December 21, 2021 4:55 pm UTC
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It was everything that the first UM5 had but yes, like you said, it has different adventures included, plus a bunch of additional content.
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Lee M November 26, 2021 7:11 pm UTC
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Any chance the main document can get updated with the patch/errata notes? Having to double check a separate document is a bit aggravating.
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Chris D November 26, 2021 8:04 pm UTC
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There are certain hurdles we are currently trying to work around given a recent PC crash, but I hope to have an updated core file soon.
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Lee M November 26, 2021 9:46 pm UTC
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Losing a pc sucks, hopefully it won't be to painful to get it going again. Thanks for the update, I appreciate content creators who engage with their supporters. Great work!
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Brandon C November 12, 2021 2:01 am UTC
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If you use a Revolver, can you switch Traditional Ammo damage types from the 1d4?
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Chris D November 12, 2021 6:03 am UTC
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Well, none of the alternate ammunition types allows you to alter the damage of a firearm, though some class abilities will. Realistically, there should be, but it mucked with game balance and characters would always purchase higher damage bullets.
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Cat A October 06, 2021 5:50 am UTC
So, I really want to love this product. I just... Can't. For how dense it is, the formatting is atrocious. It's super easy to not notice where one heading ends and the next begins, because the headings and subheadings use the same font, color, and point as the subheadings, with the only difference being an underline for headings that's absent in subheadings. This would be less of an issue if all headings fit exactly into a set number of pages, but they don't. A new heading often starts in the middle of a whole slew of subheadings on a given page, making skimming a huge chore. It's even worse that there are no footer notes on the pages to indicate what chapter or heading is on that page. Instead the reader is forced to use context clues, remember the page numbers, or worse yet, resort to the table of contents every time they need to locate a section. My biggest formatting gripe, though, comes in what I'm pretty sure was Chapter 5, in the form of placement of the attribute tables for each class. There's no. Consistency....See more
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