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Bastion - The Electric Hub of Mankind

The only city that matters. Too big to fall, too complicated to function. A mess of alleyways, legalese and crowds. Aliens, Mockeries and People always in your way and your business.

Everybody’s here. 

Everything is here. 

In Deep Country, the land stretches forever. The long shadow of our embarrassing past. Villages rot away, trees don’t bother to flower anymore, and the potato is eaten cold from the ground. Things were better before. Better before Bastion. 

In the Underground are impossible tunnels beneath time and space. Devious machines release their creations into the corridors. All while the twisting network grows and touches everything. Connects everything. You can get anywhere, but there’s always a challenge. 

You have a failed career and a colossal debt.

Treasure is your only option.

A spark of hope in Electric Bastionland.

Electric Bastionland is a roleplaying game written by Chris McDowall, author of the critically-acclaimed Into The Odd. It uses and expands upon the systems developed in Into The Odd, resulting in a rules-set that’s easy to run as a Referee and even easier to play. It’s not a sourcebook or an expansion - it’s a standalone journey into an unknowable world. 
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Karak U August 29, 2023 7:18 am UTC
Iʼm sorry if my English was not too good yesterday (last comment), but I was tired a little bit. So is it possible to make a second edition and convert it to the Adventurers! rulesystem? Or just an official conversation supplement? The Adventurers is a minimalist (1 page for players and 1 page for GMs) but exhaustive at the same time (in these two pages there are a lot of very simple but complex and interesting rules). I know a lot of people likes the original (Into the Odd) system, but for me it is toooooosimple. But the Bastionland is too exciting to leave and forget. (I love the "Zonesque" stories like Tarkovskyʼs Stalker, and Made in Abyss [anime], Kontroll [itʼs a Hungarian movie], etc.)

Greetings from Hungary! :)
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Karak U August 28, 2023 5:23 pm UTC
Maybe it is not a kind question, but is it a fool question to make this game with the "Adventurers!" system? ( )
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Courtney H April 26, 2023 3:42 pm UTC
No POD. No money.
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Eric G February 18, 2023 10:28 am UTC
Got a PDF with a physical purchase of the book. Please for the love of god add bookmarks.
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Gregg K July 29, 2022 7:59 am UTC
Thoughts on soloing this game?
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Marco E April 16, 2022 3:17 am UTC
Bookmarks please!! Love your work!
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Mark B February 28, 2022 4:31 am UTC
Hi Chris,

I absolutely love your work. Looking forward to Into the Odd remastered when it arrives!

I'm not sure how to contact you - do you still check these discussions? I would like to discuss writing an Into the Odd based game and asking your permission to do so.
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Konstantin S April 19, 2021 7:24 pm UTC
Would love to have Bookmarks.
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Andrew M April 09, 2021 12:01 am UTC
Great work, but NO BOOKMARKS.

Dude, you really can't be charging this much for an e-doc without bookmarks. I bought the physical product + pdf at bastionland press, so I suppose my pdf might for some reason be different, but that's unlikely and doesn't help physical buyers.
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Daniel M January 11, 2021 4:47 pm UTC
I have DriveThruRPG credit that is waiting to be spend on PRINT ON DEMAND product. This is my first choice.
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David G March 25, 2022 10:29 pm UTC
Unfortunately, it's not a simple process for publishers to make their product available as print on demand, so it's probably unlikely you'll ever see a PoD for this one.
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Eric C M December 02, 2020 5:56 am UTC
Once again, I got money here, need PRINT ON DEMAND! I WANT TO GIVE YOU MY MONEY!
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Maria S January 19, 2021 7:12 pm UTC
I second this.
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Roan L March 29, 2021 10:16 am UTC
just order from them directly lol
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David G March 25, 2022 10:31 pm UTC
It really isn't a simple process for a publisher to make their product available as a PoD, so I wouldn't really expect to see this if it's not available at this point.
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Glen H November 13, 2020 8:49 pm UTC
Hi Chris. Was looking around for more games to review on my YouTube channel ( and ran across Questing Beast's reviews of your games. This book looks fantastic butis there a significant mechanical difference from Into the Odd? Just wondering if I should look into Into the Odd first or go straight to this book.
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Jędrzej M October 16, 2020 7:47 am UTC
Love the book, but have just one question. Is the pdf supposed to not have any bookmarks?
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Eric C M September 27, 2020 12:27 am UTC
I have money HERE to spend on a PRINT ON DEMAND VERSION!
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Torbjörn J September 19, 2020 7:05 am UTC
Hi! Just read the artikel in Tabletop Gaming. The game really caught my eye! Seems great. As an old fashion collector I would really like the physical book. Will it be released as a POD here? Really hope so.
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Eric C M August 07, 2020 4:04 pm UTC
I for some reason can't get to the review pages. 5 stars for sure. I loved Into the Odd and this is even better in it's own way. Totally rules light and freeform. The layout and artwork is fantastic and sets a mood (except for all the black). The rules are set up to get playing right away and although I thought this might have been what most game designers do, make another edition and ruin it by adding in every extra rule suggestion and ruing an otherwise simple fun game, the author did not do that. Every page is useful in telling how this new Bastion is and how it all works. Absolutely a masterpiece. The only major problem is all the non-printer friendly black in the layout. It would wipe out years of black toner in one printing. I no longer have access to industrial printers. Can you possibly make low solid black printer friendly version?
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Eric C M September 03, 2023 4:40 pm UTC
I will never buy anything from Bastionland press ever again after years of support. You or your moderators shouldn't treat people badly on you Discord.
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