Monday, November 22, 2010

Sheer force of Will:: New release date for The Mutant Epoch RPG

Sheer force of will can fuel a person to work insane hours, draw upon reserves of enthusiasm, optimism and creativity, summon self discipline beyond anything he or she has known before, and get one very, very close to realizing goals which fall short by only a matter of weeks or months. I’m talking about getting The Mutant Epoch released, of course. It has been a challenge like no other in my creative life, and has been one of those things that sheer force of will has propelled along for over seven years now.

The last edits are being interwoven into the Hub Rules book day and night. The coffee flows and I sit alone here night after night getting ever closer to a final, polished, game of extreme post-apocalyptic mayhem and adventure. In fact, I am taking a break from the last edits to update some of the Outland Arts social media venues ahead of next week’s advertising campaign. We have an ad going out in the upcoming issue of so anticipate some traffic from that.

The anticipated release date back in late September 2010 was to have the game out late October, and as that month came and went in a blur of activity, art, gaming, and writing of the free material for the web site, we now find ourselves in mid November. We’ve decided to provide news on the impending release and showcase artwork here on The Mutant Epoch blog to show a little more of what you can expect in the book right up to the release date.

Currently, we are being more conservative in our launch date, taking into account the few challenges still ahead and feeling lousy about failing to have it on the market already. We are now confident that the book will be available sometime in December and before Christmas and available in PDF and print on demand through,, and, to name just a few sales venues

Thanks to all of you for the help with getting the word out and the encouragement. Knowing people are out there eagerly anticipating The Mutant Epoch’s release, not to mention the pre-sales I’ve heard about from the local game stores and individuals, has been extra fuel and motivation to see this game done, and done right.

In the meantime, here is the new release notification ad. Look for artwork here on the blog over the next weeks as we head down the home stretch.

Best regards,

Will McAusland

Creative Director



  1. Awesome! Im definitely buying it. Will only the main Rules be released in December, or will other books also be available?

  2. Hello Anonymous,

    Thanks for leaving a comment here. The only book coming out alongside the TME Hub Rules is a free adventure called The Crevice, although there will be tons of other free material in the Society of Excavators member's only area. Membership is free with purchase of the TME Hub Rules book. In January we will be starting to release the monthly magazine Excavator Monthly in PDF and POD format. The Pitford Gateway to the The ruins is the next large book in the pipeline; just needs interior artwork done.

    Thanks again for posting and asking about the other books.

    I really appreciate it!

  3. Will this be ready by Christmas? (or before the New Year)
    I posted links on a few game sites I frequent to get the word out.

  4. When will this see print?

  5. Hi Anonymous,

    I've posted a whole blog entry to help answer your question, as I get it asked everywhere I go and in numerous emails these days, which is great. As I say in the blog entry, all is going according to plan, but not to schedule. The last group of edits just arrived last week and I have about 60 pages to go through, and setting up two technical aspects to the website, but everything else is done and ready to go, including a ton of free content for the website.

    I really appreciate your interest in The Mutant Epoch. We are working full time on it and extremely excited about the next few weeks. Every time we state a fixed deadline, something comes out of left field to delay things a few days or a few weeks, so we are just going to press on. I can say it is only a matter of days before I send the final draft for a test print, and then once that is approved, we can release the books for POD and PDF sale. We will have printed books in our office in early January 2011, but sales through and will be a week or two before that, and hopefully before new years eve!

    Have a great Holiday Season,