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2017 Stand Outs

This year has been crazy for me. I got married back in January, and now we’re expecting a kid sometime after our anniversary. One of those crazy situations where the world at large seems to be on fire, yet on a personal level I have so much to celebrate.

Needless to say — between married life, school, parent prepping and other real life shenanigans, I’ve been pretty quiet on the gaming front. I just realized it’s been 5 months to today since I last posted! Which is a shame, since my big take-aways from this year happened over the last few months.

My New Favorites of 2017

Note that A) These aren’t listed in any order and B) Some are 2016 titles that I didn’t pick up until this year.

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The Plant Hack: Mutant Plants for The Rad Hack

The Mutant class in The Rad Hack is pretty flexible — you can easily be a mutant animal, plant, or some other strange humanoid. Still, I’ve had friends, followers, and even my spouse talk about how they wished the “Mutant Plant” was a class on its own. I decided to homebrew my own variant Plant class by re-skinning powers that already existed in the game. Enjoy!

Blossom — a living fire-flower with a mushroom cap shield.

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GUTTERPUNK SESSION 2: “Come to Zom Zom’s — a Place to Eat!”

This is a play report for Gutterpunk Sprawl-Crawl, a play-by-post campaign using The Rad Hack. This setting entails violence, drug use, and depraved morals — consider this your NSFW warning. 

When we left off last session, Leper Prawn and Absolvo had made it out alive from the radioactive sewers and have emerged about a block away from Zom Zom’s, a notorious restaurant that is a hub for all sorts of mutants, nomads, and biker gangs.

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Gutterpunk Sprawl Crawl: Setting Stuff

Warning: Harsh NSFW Language Ahead

I recently began work on an obscene sandbox that primarily uses The Rad Hack but also borrows from other titles like Cyber Hacked, Augmented Reality, Vornheim, Other Dust and any thematically appropriate stuff I find in the OSR community.

I’ve actually begun running it as a Play-by-Post via a private Facebook Group. This format actually works well because it means I can troll Google Images for inspirational artwork to every scene and character, and we also keep an “Out of Character” chat open in messenger for “table talk” moments.

This is a pretty messed up game. It takes inspiration from Judge Dredd, Borderlands, Transmetropolitan, Freejack, Repo Man, and a bunch of other trashy sci-fi titles.

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