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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Kickstarter - The Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet - 77 Worlds RPG James M Ward


The Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet - 77 Worlds RPG by James M Ward. Or is it The Blasted Earth: The Ultimate Apocalyptic Planet? What about the Lost 77 Worlds? I'm confused already.

First, look at the art / splash above. Personally, I think it looks like shit. It tells me nothing about the game and is depressing as hell. Sigh. We are not off to a good start.

Second, James M. Ward on the tin is both a blessing and a curse. Mr. Ward certainly has cred, but then one remembers the recent fiasco known as the Metamorphosis Alpha KS with Jamie Chambers. The less said about that, the better.

Third, they are selling the digital as if it is a selling point on its own. If you want PDFs with your printed book, you need to add the full price of the PDFs in question to your pledge. Decidedly NOT cool.

Fourth, the few comments in the comments section are about the confusing support levels and project description:

Fifth, its great that the rules are written. Maybe give us a hint at the type of rules they are. What is the resolution system? Inquiring minds want to know.

Sixth, sadly, this inquiring mind does not want to know. There needs to be a focused description of this project, not something that rambles and bounces around and contradicts itself. I don't have the patience to track down the answers to my questions and in truth, I don't think the answers matter much. The only answer I need is that this project isn't for me.

Edit - Fuck me, I looked deeper. It uses a deck of cards for game system. Definitely not for me...

6 comments:

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  2. Yep. If was Metamorphosis Alpha (ie Gamma World convertible) related, I would have looked at it. Not interesting from what I have seen to just buy even the PDFs and the prices I saw.

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  3. ive made several ultimate apocalypse planets, someone give me a job

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  4. I read an interview about this a while back and actually thought it looked kinda cool(at least storywise) :-)

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  5. Nope, not for me. A deck of cards? No thanks.

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  6. Fast Forward Entertainment to the Future!

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