Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Post-Apocalyptic Plethora Of Products And Playthings!

Although I listed some of these in the recently compiled Master List of Mutant Future Products,  I'd neglected to post a true "announcement" of sorts about the availability of several post-apocalyptic RPG supplements, as well as an interesting comic you may be interested in. 

The Meat Lover's Guide To The Post Apocalypse:  Released by Fishwife Games, this supplement answers the questions, "So just how much meat can you harvest from a slain spider-goat anyway? What's the nutritional value?" The Meat Lover's Guide gives the players and the GM of a post-apocalyptic RPG setting a general set of rules for harvesting meat from slain animals and monstrous creatures. This book takes real world information, concepts, and methods of hunting and meat preparation and places it squarely in the Blasted Lands. Now, when your PCs announce they'll harvest the meat from that atomicow, you'll know how much they can get, and whether it will even sustain them while they travel. The Meat Lover's Guide is $3.00. Fishwife Games also has a host of other post-apocalyptic RPG materials for sale at RPG Now.

Ware of the Brain Lashers: Thaumiel Nerub at Cradle of Rabies has created a sequel of sorts to "Mine of the Brain Lashers", the introductory adventure found in the Mutant Future rulebook! When the PCs step through the open dimensional portal in the Mine, where do they wind up? The answers are found in the Ware of the Brain Lashers! The adventure is a free download available at Thaumiel's blog.

Falloutifying Mutant Future: Thaumiel has also been working on converting the gameplay, tropes, and system from the game "Fallout" over to the Mutant Future universe. If you'd like to try your hand at something a bit more gritty, then try surviving in the ruins of Washington DC in the world of Fallout 3. He has two posts at Cradle of Rabies discussing the conversions here and here.

American Barbarian: Holy hell, how have I not encountered this before? Thanks to a blog post over at Vargold: The Wolf-Time, I have now discovered Tom Scioli's online comic book American Barbarian. Take one part Kamandi, one part Mighty Samson, one part Thundarr the Barbarian, and an art style reminiscent of Jack Kirby and you have this amazing comic. American Barbarian pits its Kirbyeseque hero, the red-white-and-blue-haired warrior Rick Yoosamon, against the villainous giant Two-Tank Omen in a post-apocalyptic U.S. All seven volumes of the comic are posted on Scioli's website, and you can even purchase a hardbound dead tree version. I'll be grabbing this as soon as I have the funds to do so. Great read!


  1. American Barbarian is an AMAZING comic! I bought the hardbound collection at the Small Press Comic Expo last year and it was the best money I spent. The three-page spread of AB fighting his way though the mobile city was worth the price alone.

  2. Tim,
    Thanks a million for mentioning the Meat Lover's Guide! I really appreciate the support.