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Flatpack: Fix the Future


Have you heard anyone say that the future's not so bright, and thought, "But I have lightbulbs?" If so, Flatpack is the game for you! Until someone tells us otherwise, we're saying that Flatpack: Fix the Future is the first game in the smash Hyperoptimistic Postapocalyptic genre of gaming. Flatpack is a game about building a new society using pre-apocalypse technology that you don't always trust or understand, and solving terrible problems creatively. 

*Flatpack uses simple resolution mechanics made to be playable for anyone that can read. 

*Think IKEA, meets Civilization, meets Actraiser, meets Earthbound, in pen and paper game form! 

*Cooperative and tongue-in-cheek gameplay focused on puzzles, brainteasers, and play achievements.

You'll Need: A printout of the Conflict Cards (included). A printout of the Catalog (included). Enough character sheets (included) and pencils for each player, some way to read this booklet, one four sided die (d4,) two six sided dice (d6) and one eight sided die (d8.)

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Grant T December 13, 2023 1:55 am UTC
Can this be played solitaire?
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jason M June 15, 2022 1:10 pm UTC
I like the concept and the background and the stats being WRENCH.
What I don't like is that you have to get a success higher than the dice you use to roll. I think it is difficulty 8 one d6 with very few mods. I have been thinking of reskinning using a PBTA outcome engine would work and then the flatpack mods could help later or unlock new books or skill sets. As it is hard to find anything from the creators this would work.
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Micah W December 29, 2017 4:42 am UTC
Has the PDF version of this been edited? I am reading the physical copy I got from the original Kickstarter and it is full of errors. Usually you can make out what was meant, but not always. Things like this sentence: "In an ideal situation, that setup shouldn't be"... That's it. That's the entire sentence that ends the Exposition section. Even with the context of just reading the entire section I have no idea what that is supposed to say.
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Cynthia C April 24, 2017 10:50 pm UTC
This seems like it would be a perfect game for kids in every other way ... but what is up with that character creation?

There's a "quiz" that seems to be some kind of inside joke but is cringey, not funny, and then an "alternate" way of generating WRENCH attributes that doesn't make sense. If that section was reworked completely I could recommend this wholeheartedly.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 26, 2012.