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Gamma World Game Rules (4e)

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A rainbow of flickering colors dances across the night sky. Turning, you shamble off into the jumble of cloud towers amid the glow. With an effort of willpower you float over thegaping chasm of softrock and steel. Your large, webbed feet paddle the air slowly.

Tame the wild frontiers of Gamma Terra in the GAMMA WORLD post-holocaust science-fantasy game!

• Play a pure strain human or a mutated human, animal or plant with wild and unique powers.

• Find and master the artifacts of the ancients.

• Survive encounters with the mutant horrors that stalk the land.

• Revised 4th edition rules emphasize clarity and elegant game mechanics.

• Includes complete campaign background with a color campaign map.

• Features new character classes: enforcers, espers, examiners, and scouts.

This digital edition includes the PDF version of the book, and a ZIP file containing printable JPGs of the campaign map.

 
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Henry L October 22, 2018 10:03 pm UTC
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Got mine in the mail today, really nice copy
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David A August 05, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
The older editions being made available through pod would induce tears of joy.
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Nicholas B August 03, 2018 10:29 pm UTC
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For those interested the POD edition is a nice, clean copy and easy to read.
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Matthew T August 05, 2018 6:12 pm UTC
Excellent, thank you!
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Jasonl C July 19, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
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It would be nice if they made this game line available for fans to create and release material for it through the Dungeon Masters Guild (http://www.dmsguild.com/index.php)
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Peter K July 19, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
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Seconded!
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Dani J July 23, 2018 9:38 am UTC
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Thirded!
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Christophe T August 22, 2018 3:40 pm UTC
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Fourthed (fourthded? ;) )

And, maybe, the rights to adapt this universe to D&D Fifth edition.
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July 19, 2018 2:40 am UTC
Hot Damn! Finally! Thank you WOTC - I will be purchasing soon!
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Peter K July 19, 2018 3:08 am UTC
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Yup. I'd been waiting for and requesting this particular for quite awhile.
Did not expect it to ever happen. Or at least thought they'd publish the previous three editions first again.
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Johnathan W July 18, 2018 7:54 pm UTC
As an old Marvel Super Hero RPGer I sill have a soft place in my heart (and possibly head) for 3rd edition Gamma World, with the Universal Table. I know, I'm weird. And of course that brought us the great Alpha-Epsilon series.
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Peter K July 18, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
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I know it was published for a different edition, but this makes me hopeful we might also see a reprint of The Albuquerque Starport some day.
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July 17, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
Anyone know what the scan quality of the product is?
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James H July 17, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
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Brought both the PDF & Print, will be a while before the print gets to me, but the PDF is pretty good. I don't regret buying it!
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Daniel M July 17, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Is this game a D20 game?
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David L July 18, 2018 12:20 am UTC
Daniel,
Many Gamma World fans have called this edition the true "very first" D20 game.
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July 18, 2018 2:09 am UTC
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The scan is good.

The bummer is that there are no bookmarks. Publishers really need to not secure the PDF if they are not going to put bookmarks in.
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July 18, 2018 2:53 am UTC
You are absolutely correct. That said, a Google search might reveal useful web-based tools.
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Peter K July 18, 2018 3:08 am UTC
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It is not D20. Gamma World 4th Edition is sort of like a weird "missing link" between AD&D 2ed and D&D 3ed:

Skills checks and Attribute checks are treated as different creatures. The roll made is:

Success if: d20 + Difficulty rating ≤ Skill (or Attribute score)

Which is pretty close to the same probability as:
Success if: d20 + Skill (or Attribute score) ≥ Difficulty rating +10

There are other kind of oddball things about it too, but it's a significant step closer to unified mechanics than 2ed was.
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Joshua S July 18, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
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The scan quality is quite good, so much so that I would say WotC needs to go back and have whoever converted this to .pdf go and work on the first 100 pages of the d20 Modern rules that was horribly processed.
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Nicholas B August 03, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
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Scan quality is excellent and the POD version looks great.
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Mark S July 17, 2018 6:47 pm UTC
I don't suppose the First and Second editions of Gamma World will be released to .PDF?
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Thomas S July 19, 2018 10:42 pm UTC
I second this inquiry. Is 1st edition Gamma World out of the question?
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Curt M July 20, 2018 7:29 pm UTC
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As long as there is a market for pdf and pod books, I would imagine that Wizards will continue to put them out because that’s virtually no overhead for them.
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John M July 27, 2018 3:36 am UTC
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Add another hoping for 1st/2nd Edition scans. And it's the 40th Anniversary...
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Rule System(s)
Pages
195
ISBN
1-56076-401-5
Publisher Stock #
TSR 7514
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303.21 MB
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