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 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.


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!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

One Day Digs Double Feature is here!

Thought I better share this here just in case some of you haven't already been bombarded by the One Day Digs release news. By the way, right now this first set is in the number two hottest items on! Thanks to all our supporters. We sure appreciate it!

 As mentioned on the forum, I want to use this blog as a creative journal, a web log as what blogs were intended to be. Given that, I'd just like to say  that working with Brandon on this experimental project has been a blast. Working on a creative level, as opposed to technical or editorial level, is quite exciting as I get to read the adventures or creature descriptions along as if  were a gamer and it's thrilling not to know what comes next for the poor players. I have  few artist I work with too, and love to see their creations for the Mutant Epoch. I feel like I am part of a team instead of a lonely hermit working in his pajamas in the wilderness... oh wait... some of that is still true.

 So, here is the blurb on this Pay What You Want sets of short adventures. Please comment on what you think of the format and adventures. Is this something you want to see more of? How can we improve them?
Best regards,

Do your characters got what it takes?
Step into a world of post-apocalyptic gonzo adventure and find out! Introducing the One Day Digs Double Feature. Starting off with a bang, our first quest is Blood for Bellridge, followed up after a short intermission by Feast of Freaks!

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.

Blood For Bellridge immerses the characters in the rescue of an old friend, and the survival of an emerging town site. Feast of Freaks tests the characters in the swamps as they investigate the disappearance of boat load of medical supplies and her crew. Both adventures are only a few pages long, with creature stats and a full color cover and map included with each. 
The price for these fast paced missions fits your budget perfectly, too! You can pay whatever you want, including nothing at all. But if you like what you see, please feel free to throw a buck or two in the tip jar, and leave a review someplace. Brandon and I sure would appreciate it! 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Its play time with Quasi!

Hi Wastelanders,

So, you've probably been hammered by the release announcement of the Quasi, as we've posted it everywhere for the last few hours. Still, I thought I'd stop by the blog here and share this free freak:

Try to avoid getting your character mangled by this hunch backed humanoid. It means no harm. It just has to squeeze its beloved pet so tight!

The Quasi, written by James Butler, is so named after the literary character of Quasimodo. The difference here is that this powerful, childishly curious and moody freak has none of the nobility, empathy or wisdom of the hunchback of Notre-Dame. It instead spends its life making traps, harvesting foodstuffs, and obsessing over a pet or object. Woe to any excavator who becomes the focus of its all-consuming attention, as the Quasi is likely to manhandle, toy with and eventually shatter the person, abandoning the broken pet in some filthy hole or ancient room before turning its attention to whatever takes its fancy next.

This, our 8th Free Creature of the Apocalypse, come sin a 5 page PDF with a list of Quasi mutations as well as sampling of random pets and items the humanoid currently obsesses over. Also included is a full page, text free image of cover art for use as a player handout.  

Stay tuned here, however, as I am converting my blog from an updating venue to more of a creative journal, a place to share the behind the scenes process of making The Mutant Epoch..... past, present and future.