A downloadable Weirdhope crawl
ECO-MOFOS!! is a mid-future ecopunk ruin-delving survival game, as player characters (PCs or Punks) seek a safe homestead to start a new community, Weirdhope not Grimdark.
Around two hundred years ago, everything went to shit. The wealthy, who created this mess, fucked off to Mars while the lucky ones hid in vast underground bunkers. We were left to fend for ourselves on the surface, eeking out an existence in the broken world they left behind, searching for remnants of a past world to help us survive, searching for a place to call home.
Play a group of misfits who have found each other in the wastes and ruins of the fallen world. The past is just a hazy legend, the story scattered over thousands of usb sticks and servers, but the future is there to be written.
RULES LITE GAMEPLAY based on Into the Odd and Cairn, a tried and tested system perfect for rulings-driven OSR/NSR/FKR gameplay. The text is entirely CC-BY-4.0, so remix and hack to make your own game. I'd love to hear about anything you create.
LIFE PATHS will your punk die during creation, or will they wrangle some handy skills? Don't push your luck! A fun mini-game, and a great start to an adventure.
NO-PREP ADVENTURES so you can concentrate on following the story at the table, discovering the world together. Uses randomised maps and tables to create dynamic scenarios as you play.
BURDENS Rather than gaining Fatigue, Punks gain burdens, filling their inventory with emotional baggage that has specific requirements to be removed, leading to all sorts of new scenarios and high-jinx.
ADAPTATIONS There's no levels, just adaptations, body altering substances and devices that trigger new potentials. Search for Key Items like Orbs and implants, and revel in the visions brought forth as they meld with your character's self.
LOOT There's so much of it- a massive d666 table of it for random bits and bobs, with more tables branching off that, sorted into sections so certain areas can have certain kinds of stuff. Who knows what they'll find?
VIBE Not Grimdark but Weirdhope, channeling weird and alternative scifi like 1980s 2000AD (Rogue Trooper, ABC Warriors, the wastes outside the Megacities), Star Wars: A New Hope, Ubik, Dhalgren, Stalker, Rogue Trader, Parable of the Sower, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Door into Ocean, The Night Land and The Dispossessed.
BETA VERSION as the game develops, your support will give you access to the pdf of every new version, including the final game with full art etc.
Help us make ECO-MOFOS!! all it can be by supporting the Itchfunding. We need to pay the artists to make more great work, and an editor to smash my words into shape.
Art - Daniel Locke is an illustrator, comic artist and zine maker with several internationally published works (Out of Nothing, Two Heads) who loves TTRPGs and creating weird worlds. Dan has been working with David on all sorts since they met at art school 20 years ago.
Art - Aaron Cattoir is an artist, anti-capitalist and Ttrpg zine-maker who makes awesome stuff for awesome systems.
Editor- IKO is a writer and editor who publishes tabletop role-playing zines at The Lost Bay Studio and hosts a podcast about and with indie role playing game designers.
We're running a jam for adventures and modules in this weird future world, so why not join in by creating a deep bunker delve, finding remnants of our present, or some strange evolved landscape, with treasures to discover. Or just create some cool critters or an odd faction. Let's make a new future.
Chris McDowall is the original creator of Into the Odd
With Elements from Bastards. Micah Anderson, Mausritter Isaac Williams, DURF Emiel Boven, Cairn Yochai Gal, Meteor David Lombardo, Weird North Jim Parkin, Mythic Bastionland Chris McDowall, 24XX Jason Tocci, Notes Nakade, Bite sized Dungeons blog Marcia B.
|Updated||2 days ago|
|Published||28 days ago|
|Tags||cairn, ecopunk, fkr, Itch Funding, OSR, rules-lite, Sci-fi, solarpunk, Solo RPG, Tabletop role-playing game|
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- Travel and maps procedure clarified3 days ago
- Character Sheet added, and a Jam!20 days ago
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It's really really good!
Your game looks really fun and has awesome vibes.
I do have a question regarding ranged combat.
The section on attacking says “Ranged weapons roll damage in melee, but only hit if the dice shows a maximum.”
Does this mean that if an opponent gets within melee range, hitting them with a melee weapon instead would make the hit an automatic success?
And if a ranged weapon deals 2d10, for example, would the dice rolls need to show two 10’s in order to hit an opponent in melee range?
(Lastly, are we rolling for damage regardless of range to allow for the possibility of rolling a 1 and gaining Wear?)
I appreciate your time and applaud the effort put into this work, I can’t wait to run it.
hey, thanks for your support and looking so deeply into the game! Ok, so this system is based on Into the Odd, and in all games of this type you don’t roll to hit, you hit automatically and just roll damage. However, that damage is reduced by Armour, so roll low and it may all be absorbed. Whenever something has additional dice, you roll both and take the higher number. It’s a way of having higher average damage for particular weapons. For ranged weapons in melee, they mostly miss, but if they do hit, ouch! So yes, in the example you give, the ranged weapon attacker in melee would roll 2d10, and if the higher number was 10, then it hits for that damage. Double 1 and it would gain wear (so unlikely, but possible)
Hope that helps! I’d love to hear how your sessions go.
it’s a Jam!! An adventure Jam!!Make something cool https://itch.io/jam/eco-mofos-jam
This is rad, love the vibe and the art. Mechanics are from fun systems and look solid. I'm in the middle of running a kickstarter but I'm defintely going to try and run this in the next few weeks.
thanks! I’d love to hear about your sessions. And good luck with the KS!
This is so cool!! Overflowing with style and tables.
thank you! Tables are my one true love. And art I guess
My interview with Logar the Barbarian on Wobblies and Wizards, talking about ECO-MOFOS!!