Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Wailing Jhonny is here


 rpgnow link


When you hear their shriek, you know you’re being hunted….

Using echolocation, the enormous, bear sized Wailing Jhonny haunts the twisted woodlands and tangled wastes of the new era. People forced to live near these creatures know well enough to stay the hell out of the woods at night, and lock up their families and livestock. Prowling alone or in packs, these mutated bat-like creatures are voracious omnivores which appear in both a standard and wildly mutated variety.

The Wailing Jhonny was written and illustrated by industry newcomer Camille Robertson. This is our 10th FREE creature of the Apocalypse PDF. It’s a 7 pager and comes with a full page player handout of the cover art. 

Here's the link:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/146693/Wailing-Jhonny-Creatures-of-the-Apocalypse-10

 rpgnow link

Okay, so for a change, I didn't do the art or writing for this supplement. It was all crafted by Camille Robertson, an artist I've know for well over a half decade now but until this point haven't had a chance to collaborate with on anything.  You can find her website here: http://realdealcamille.com/




Saturday, March 14, 2015

All NEW Mutant Epoch Mail Order Bundles

Hi all, 

I spent much of last week doing photography and a ton of Photoshop work, web design and other tasks relating to getting these mail order bundles ready for the fans. Now, to clean up. The garage is full of lights, props and screens... and the studio doesn't have a single flat surface not covered in boxes or shipping material. Got to get the firearms back to my hunter friends, too.
 WM

So, here we go...

 The long awaited updated Mutant Epoch Mail order bundles are here! www.outlandarts.com/TME-bundles-zone.htm

Here's the list:

The Backup Bundle for those of you who already bought the old megaton mail order bundle

The Lean & Mean Bundle is just the current 7 books in softcover

The Overwatch Bundle is the deluxe package, with lots of loot including a camo dice bag and the hardcover version of the TME hub Rules.

Here are the pictures of each:

 overwatch

 backup bundle

Lean & Mean




Monday, February 2, 2015

Beneath The Spire and Tunnels & Skulls released tonight!

One Day Digs 3 & 4 are here! Written by Brandon Goeringer and illustrated by yours  truly, this wicked, 18 page double feature is perfect for a one shot game, demo at a convention or store, or starting point for a home campaign.

 Here's the cover to the double feature..
 ODD 3-4 cover

And here is the accompanying text...


Back for more adventure?


Return to a world of post-apocalyptic gonzo adventure with One Day Digs Double Feature 3 & 4! This evening’s first flick is irresistible, especially to those cyborgs in your team! Beneath the Spire will electrify your PCs, then, after a short intermission, dim the lights for Tunnels & Skulls, a post-apocalyptic random sewer generator!

Designed for introductory games at conventions, game stores, and private home tables, One Day Digs are the brain child of author Brandon Goeringer and illustrated by Will McAusland. They are crafted to showcase a bit of The Mutant Epoch setting and flavor, introduce some creatures and relics, as well as offer an example of how the Outland System game mechanic works. For the most part, these adventures are for 4 to 6 new PCs of first rank. Not using the Mutant Epoch rules? No sweat, GM’s can easily convert the stats found in these mini-adventures to some other mechanic. 

Beneath the Spire is best suited to character parties with one or two cyborgs, and involves the investigation of a mysterious tower in the wastes, as well as the soothing promises to those of flesh and chrome, bone and steel. This adventure includes a full page map and new robotic nightmare to challenge your players.  

Tunnels & Skulls involves an assortment of adventure hooks, a random sewer tunnel generator, two gird sheets for your own sewer network maps, a random encounter table, d100 treasure table plus an all new creature (pictured on the cover).
The price for these fast paced missions fits your budget, too! You can pay whatever you want, including nothing at all. But if you like what you see, please throw a buck or two in the tip jar, and leave a review someplace. Brandon and I sure would appreciate it! 


Although a small product, they both have a full color cover image. I must say, after doing all the grayscale paintings for the bestiary, it was so much fun to do some color work again. Had a blast on these two very different scenes. 


 



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hello Mutant Epoch Blog followers,

So, as this blog is supposed to be more of a game designer's journal, I thought I'd share a bit of the behind the scenes look at the release of a new free creature. This one was designed and written by Danny Seedhouse and was published about an hour ago. Here's the cover and blurb and then scroll down where I'll talk a bit about the process....
WM


A nightmare weapon from the old wars has returned!

From the ancient conflicts that caused the final collapse of human civilization, these bear sized military bio-weapons continue to wreak havoc into the new era. Encountered as wild predators or armored sentinels for high tech enclaves, Spikers are murderous foes and a serious challenge to any excavation team.

Designed and written by Danny Seedhouse, the Spiker is our 9th free Creature of the Apocalypse. This brute comes in both a wild and armored variant with the wild specimen often exhibiting extra mutations, while the armored version comes equipped with a rich assortment of randomly determined back-mounted relic firepower.
            Crafted to confront mid to high rank characters, these freaky, unpredictable monsters bring some serious firepower to the table, and can dish out the sort of ranged attack abilities that normally only player characters enjoy.

This is a 6 page PDF and includes a full page image of cover art for use as a player handout. 


 spiker sheets

...Okay, so the spiker started off as just the wild version and was called a 'dart runner'. It was first crafted back in 2013 and Mr. Seedhouse wrote it up, adding the more dangerous, but controlled armored version. 
 With the Crossroads Region book, the Handcrafted Dungeon sets and Mutant Bestiary One on the go, the spikers languished on the shelves for long time. 
          Here's the pencil sketch of the wild spiker:

The pencil drawing was scanned at 300dpi and painted in photoshop,  within a scene that included the armored spiker. I made sure to keep the spikers on separate layers so I could easily pull them out of the image to use as stand alone graphics as follows:
       Between the painting and final edits, and layout, it took about 6 days to craft the free PDF. The Pencil art and Danny's text were complete over a year ago. 
        There is something sweet about getting out a gaming supplement in a couple of weeks instead of a couple of years. After the extra six months it took to do all the art for the bestiary, working on small, bite sized projects is a step down as far as stress goes. Still, we released the spiker soon after the Mutant Bestiary One book came out to take advantage of the marketing surrounding that book, and push attention to the 148 page manual of mutant monsters. If you grab the new spiker PDF, you'll see that page 7 is a full ad for the bestiary. We couldn't resit and will report back if we see any sort of spike in sales.
Enjoy
WM

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mutant Bestiary One is here!




What the hell is that?

Mutant Bestiary One is finally here! This much anticipated release is the 7th book for the Mutant Epoch RPG. This collection of freaks will challenge excavators of all ranks, from the blood mole to the earth shaking mobilamortus tree. Included are PC playable races, such as krenth cat-folk, devilkins, dog-boys, anthro-tortoises, bipedal raccoons and pale skinned underfoot.

In this book:

- 173 creatures, from animals like sheep and deer ­- that often exhibit mutations – to predatory plants, bio-weapons, and evolving nightmare freaks.
- Many have their own mutation lists, so making up unique foes is a cinch!
- Encounter tables are divided by terrain and difficulty ratings for low, mid and high rank PCs.
- 167 illustrations
- For SOE members only. The art comes as PDF sheets when you need to declare “This is what you see!”
- Mutant beasts in this collection:
● 16 humanoids
● 68 Animals with off-shoots
● 5 Plants
● 3 Whales
● 11 Insects
● 12 Slugs, snails and mollusks
● 8 Crustaceans
● 7 Cats
● 6 dogs
● 4 Ape variants
● 30 Assorted monsters


Available in both PDF and print or as a ‘Double Barrel‘ Deal whereby if you go direct from us via paypal, you buy the print book and we send you the PDF for free as soon as possible.



PDF 9.99 or print book $22.99

Learn more here: http://www.outlandarts.com/mutantbestiary1.htm

Some art samples from the book


Friday, September 12, 2014

Attack-X 2 in Kamloops this weekend



Do you live in or near Kamloops, British Columbia?

Well, I'll be setting up the Outland Arts booth at a small gaming expo there this weekend during Attack-X .

If you're a local Mutant Epoch fan, want to create a character with me, see some storm troopers from the 501st legion or take part in a wide assortment of tabletop gaming, why not stop by... its free to enter.
 The gaming convention goes from 6pm  (Sept 12th 2014)  tonight until late afternoon on Sunday. The event will take place inside the Campus Activity Center at Thompson Rivers University..
 Here is the link to the expo website http://www.attack-x.com/
Hope to see you there!
Will

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wasteland Treasures 1 just released!

Hello yet again! 

We have another Pay What You Want PDF for you to check out. This one is something I've been working on since the winter, slowly adding bits of loot to three different listings by way of typing on my iPhone, iPad or home computer, compiling, cutting adding and enhancing. Yeah, a lot of work and late nights, yet been really fun. Its's also been one of those chores I had on the back burner while doing the dungeon tiles, something I could work on in 10 minute chunks while waiting for the kids at the bus stop, or having coffee at Starbucks, etc.

Right now as I write this, the Wasteland Treasure tables is the number 1 hottest product at RPGnow.com. Iv'e never been here before and am very exhilarated. The previous by donation product, One Day Digs 1 & 2, got to number 4 on the charts and the author, Brandon, and I were stoked! I think getting to number one is on the back of the 4th place push by the One Day Digs, since many of the people who downloaded the digs were on the list I blasted last night. I hope all this bodes well for the biggie, for the Mutant Bestiary One book coming out in September or October. 

Anyhow, here is the cover followed by the blurb we sent to one mailing list.

Enjoy
Will



No Guts, No Glory!
Your excavators fight hard in the wastelands, ruins and emerging barter villages, why not let ‘em see some reward? Here then, in Wasteland Treasures One, you’ll find plenty to keep them challenged, well paid and keen for the next expedition!

Included are Three d100 Loot tables: a General Ruin Treasure Table, an Old Warzone listing and trophies and curiosities carried by humanoids such as Skullocks, Warmorts, and Moaners.

This is a 19 page Pay What You Want PDF Written and Illustrated by The Mutant Epoch creator, William McAusland



See you in the junk heaps, wastelander!